Student Scoop – September 28th, 2022

Black and Gold Never Gets Old! – Homecoming 2022

Team and court registration are closed, but you can still participate in several Homecoming events next week! Join the Tech Traditions Committee for:

T-shirt Swap in collaboration with SAVE, Monday, October 3 at 2:00 PM in the MUB Circle (Donate to the Husky Food Pantry or Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home and receive a free shirt, check out the link for full details)

Trivia Night in collaboration with Residence Education, Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM in the Wads Annex

Cardboard Boats are always worth coming to watch! Friday, October 7 at 4:00 PM at Kestner Waterfront Park

Homecoming Tailgate FREE food and fun from 11 AM -1 PM in Lot 24 near the Kearly Stadium entrance on Saturday, October 8.

-Homecoming Game vs Wayne State University and Court Crowning at 1 PM on Sherman Field on Saturday, October 8. The first 400 spectators will receive free giveaways!


Conflict Resolution Network

Now, more than ever is the time to promote and celebrate peaceful conflict resolution practices. There are a number of faculty and staff at the University who are trained as mediators and/or facilitators to assist individuals with resolving interpersonal conflicts. Faculty, staff, and students can request conflict assistance through the Conflict Resolution Network.

The Conflict Resolution Network provides a variety of conflict resolution options including:

Conflict Coaching
Facilitated Dialogue
Mediation
Restorative Practices
Shuttle Diplomacy

For more information, please email conflict@mtu.edu.


Pride Week

Keweenaw Pride is hosting six events to celebrate LGBTQIA+ pride in the Keweenaw for the week of October 9th-15th! The events, culminating in the 23rd Annual Drag Show on Saturday, October 15th, are open and free for all students to attend. Details of each specific event are listed in the photo to the right.


Intramural Sports

IM Sports registration is open for FALL 2022 activities!

Register your team or as a free agent at www.imleagues.com/mtu

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Pellizzaro at 906-487-3040 or crpelliz@mtu.edu.


MUB Board Presents

Bake NOT Sale!

Stop by and say hi today outside of the library where we are giving away free baked goods starting at 2pm (seriously – there’s no catch. Just free food)! We will have brownies, cookies, lemon bars, chex mix, and cupcakes. Get it while you can! We hope to see you there!


Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being

Fearless Workshop

Fear is great when we are running from a bear, but what about the small daily fears around not being good enough? In this workshop, we will discuss the places fear originates, as well as ways you can work to reduce your fear and lean into your potential.

When: Starts this Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Register on our website!
Contact wellness@mtu.edu for more information.

Building Career Confidence Workshop

Wishing you had a little more confidence in your job search, interviews, future work relationships, and more? This workshop will focus on building confidence, and self-care during the job search, and give you skills to handle your emotions during the job search and beyond.

When: Starts this Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Register on our website! 
Email wellness@mtu.edu for more information. 

Flu Shot Clinics

Mark your calendars! Flu shot clinics will be returning to campus in October! All of the pre-event information is available to students on our website! Bring your Be Well card along and get it stamped!   

When and where:

October 4th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Rozsa

October 11th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa

October 18th, 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM, SDC

October 25th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa

Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 

Let’s Talk With Cookies and Coloring Books

Let’s Talk is coming back to campus! We are kicking this recurring event off with Cookies and Coloring Books. Come by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)  to color and eat cookies with a counselor from our center! We would love to see you there!   

When and where:

September 29th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, CDI

Please contact smwoodru@mtu.edu with any questions. 


Makerspace

Stop by the Alley Makerspace for a free and fun event this Friday, 9/30 from 6-8pm. Make yourself a bookmark from the wood of your choice- including zebrawood, purple heart, padauk, rosewood, and many more. Gain experience with basic woodworking and wood-burning, or just have fun painting with friends!


Harvest Celebration

Join the Western UP Food Systems Collaborative on Sunday, October 2nd for the first annual Harvest Celebration! All are welcome to this free event to celebrate and learn from farmers, gardeners, and local food enthusiasts. You can catch North Harvest CSA doing a fermentation demonstration, Apple Acres Farm giving a talk on the benefits of tinctures, and Tapiola Homestead showing the key to beautifully braided bread. The Harvest Celebration will conclude with a farm tour at the wonderful Mother Farmer in Ewen. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as an opportunity for folks to barter and trade items such as garden abundance, vegetables, seeds, honey, jam, and more.

The event will take place from 1-4 pm EST starting at the Stannard Township Park Pavilion 14190 US 45 Bruce Crossing, MI followed by the farm tour at 4 pm ET at Mother Farmer 23771 Old M28 Ewen, MI.

The facebook event can be found here [https://tinyurl.com/sbhyfr8t].

The Western UP Food Systems Collaborative is a grassroots coalition of food growers and procurers, public health and civic partners, scientists, educators, land and water stewards, students, and all community members.


Husky Innovate: Idea Pitch Competition

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

This event will be hosted in the GLRC from 5:00-7:00 pm on October 4th.  Snacks will be available.

Contact: huskyinnovate@mtu.edu with any questions.  

Whether you are pitching or joining us as an audience member, please register by 10/2. 


Game Night hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is having a game night. It is open to everyone in the Michigan Tech Community and will be held this Saturday, October 1st, over in Fisher 326 and 328 from 4-8pm. Everyone is welcome to join and we will have a variety of games to choose from.


The Week Film Board Presents

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

In this action-packed comedy, Nicolas Cage plays Nick Cage, channeling his iconic characters as he’s caught between a superfan (Pedro Pascal) and a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish).

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is rated R 

Friday and Saturday at 5:30, 8:30, and 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.


Miles for Music Charity 5K

Mu Beta Psi is putting on a Charity 5k for local school music programs on October 15th at 8 am starting at the MUB. Signing up before Oct. 1st to get a t-shirt with registration. For more information or questions please contact mrclark@mtu.edu

The form to register is here: https://forms.gle/q8httt6sKNoyC4467

Involvement link here: https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/event/8386547


Free Rozsa Events Coming Up

Samantha Ege* — Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 28-30
Presented by the Rozsa and Michigan Tech Music

The culturally unique and diverse music of women and Black Renaissance composers are the focus of Samantha Ege’s residency at the Rozsa. Ege is an internationally recognized concert pianist, renowned public speaker and award-winning researcher. This Wednesday through Friday (Sept. 28-30), Ege will perform, speak and lead a piano workshop for local pianists.

Ege is a leading interpreter and scholar of 20th century composer Florence Price, the first African American woman to have her symphony played by a major American orchestra. Her performance will include two of Price’s works.

View all Samantha Ege events.

New Music Weekend— Oct 6-9

Presented by Michigan Tech Music

Coordinated by New Music at Michigan Tech

The following performances are included in New Music Weekend

New Music in the Mine — Oct 6&7

Judith Shatin Masterclass* – Oct 8

The Music of Judith Shatin*-Oct 8

Stephen Rush in Recital – Oct 8

Lungs of the City – Oct 9

The Jazz Problem — Friday, Sept. 30
Presented by Michigan Tech Music
Performed by the Superior Wind Symphony

Friday evening, the annual outdoor concert on Walker Lawn returns! The Superior Wind Symphony looks back at the Etude Magazine article from 100 years ago titled “The Jazz Problem,” and plays as much music by the doubters and the enthusiasts as they can.

Learn more about The Jazz Problem.

Naila Ansari’s Movement of Joy*† — Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1
Presented by the Rozsa

Wish that you experienced more joy in your life? Naila Ansari and her interdisciplinary artists will be here Friday and Saturday (Sept. 30 and Oct. 1) with that goal in mind. Join in through a Lunch and Learn conversation, free workshop and performance that includes song, spoken word, story and movement.

View all Naila Ansari’s Movement of Joy events.

* This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program, which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the state of Michigan’s King-Chávez-Parks Initiative.

 This activity is supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Student Scoop – September 21, 2022

2022 Annual Fall Career Fair

The 2022 Annual Fall Career Fair will be held Today, Wednesday, September 21, at the Student Development Complex Center. To accommodate the vast number of companies participating in the Career Fair, the Varsity Gym, Multipurpose Room, and Racquetball Courts will be closed all Day on Wednesday, September 21.

We are excited the Career Fair is back in person and for the many opportunities this gives our students. 

Please let us know if you have any questions (recreation@mtu.edu), and we appreciate your cooperation and patience as we support this campus initiative.


Homecoming Registration Closes Tomorrow!

Join us in celebrating 100 years of football here at Michigan Tech! This year’s homecoming celebration will include much of our usual fanfare including a royalty court, team competition, tailgate, and cardboard boat races! Register your team or a court nominee below. All registrations are due September 22nd by noon.

Homecoming Court Registration

Homecoming Team Registration

BLACK and GOLD never gets OLD!


MUB Board proudly presents…

Come out for a nice night on the lawn filled with classic carnival games and fun! Other exciting activities include snacks, prizes, music with WMTU, and even a Henna artist! We hope to see you there!

Date: 09/23/2022

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew!

Join us this weekend in the MUB Ballroom at 9pm for a night filled with laughter as we host LeClerc Andre, a comedian from New York. His quick wit and charm can be seen dazzling clubs and colleges across the country. LeClerc was not only featured last year at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as one of the new faces of comedy, but he debuted on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in October as well. So grab a friend or a roommate and come see the show!

Check him out:
Instagram | LeClerc Andre
Facebook | LeClerc AndreYouTube Dry Comedy | LeClerc Andre

Date: THIS SATURDAY (09/24)

Time: 9pm

Location: MUB Ballroom

Event link: https://fb.me/e/29Bw4yO4V

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew!


Copper Country Color Tour

Come for a ride along the scenic shores of Lake Superior during peak fall colors in the 48th annual Copper Country Color Tour. Riding routes range from 60 km to 210 km, with the longest route going all the way to Copper Harbor, where pasties are provided to the riders. Sign up soon, so you get a free t-shirt designed by Chris Schmidt at Studio 13!

Date: Saturday, 9/24/22

Time: Ride starts at 8 am at the MEEM building

Event linkhttp://cycling.mtu.edu/events/color-tour/


Bracelets for Survivors Event

We hope that you will join us in making bracelets to support survivors in our community. The Registered Student Organization, SAVE, is partnering with Dial Help to host a bracelet-making event on Friday, September 23, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Walker Lawn. The event gives students a chance to give back to their community and earn volunteer hours.

Registration is available on GivePulse.


Make A Difference Day Registration Now Open!


This Week for Husky Innovate

New Venture Creation with Ed Kim

Registration is open for this upcoming innovation talk.  Please join us and please share with this event students and community members who may be interested.   

Ed Kim is a serial tech entrepreneur who has founded, funded, and led several startups as well as having a variety of financial and engineering leadership assignments with Fortune 500 companies.

Currently, he manages a grant program for the State of Michigan, funding DeepTech innovations of the Michigan research institutions; and is a Limited Partner at AVG DeepTech Venture Fund.

Join us on Wednesday, September 28th, from 4-5 pm as Ed shares his insights on commercializing innovations and lessons learned as an entrepreneur and an investor. This virtual event (Zoom) is open to the public.

Register here by 9/27. You must register in advance in order to receive the Zoom link.

Maker Space is Now Open!

The Alley Makerspace is NOW OPEN! No reservations required and all supplies and tools are completely free to use for MTU students, staff, and faculty!

Stop by the Makerspace in the MUB Basement from 3:00-9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday for the rest of the fall semester.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Alley or becoming a volunteer coach at the Makerspace, email makerspace@mtu.edu

Idea Pitch Competition

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

This event will be hosted in the GLRC from 5:00-7:00 pm on October 4th.  Snacks will be available.

Contact: huskyinnovate@mtu.edu with any questions.  

Whether you are pitching or joining us as an audience member, please register by 10/2. 


WIBIT

Come make a splash with our new inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT! You can test your individual skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles. Events will be held this fall for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Student/Access ID is required to be presented upon entry into the pool area and a swim test is required before accessing the obstacle. 

WIBIT Wednesdays: 
Wednesday, September 28th, October 26th, November 30th

5pm-7pm SDC Access Pass Holders Only (minimum 1-month Access)

7:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

Saturday Splash!: Saturday, October 22nd, December 10th

12pm-4pm SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) & MTU Students Only


Intramural Sports

IM Sports registration is open for FALL 2022 activities!

Register your team or as a free agent at www.imleagues.com/mtu

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Pellizzaro at 906-487-3040 or crpelliz@mtu.edu.


Karaoke Night

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is having a karaoke night. It is open to everyone in the Michigan Tech Community and will be held this Friday, September 23, over in Fisher 328 from 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome to join and sing their heart out.


The Annual Cooperative Campus Ministry Progressive Dinner Returns

Lutheran Campus Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministries, and the Canterbury House are pleased to announce the return of the annual progressive dinner on Sunday, September 25, 2022.

The schedule for the dinner will be as follows:
4:00 pm   Hors d’ oeuvres   St. Albert the Great University Parish

4:45 pm   Salads   Canterbury House

5:15 pm    Main Course   Portage Lake United Church

6:00 pm   Desserts   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

This is a non-denominational, interfaith gathering for food, fellowship, and fun. All are welcome. Please RSVP rmbishop@mtu.edu if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Bishop via email rmbishop@mtu.edu, or phone (906) 487-1964.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents

Building Career Confidence Workshop

Wishing you had a little more confidence in your job search, interviews, future work relationships, and more? This workshop will focus on building confidence, and self-care during the job search, and give you skills to handle your emotions during the job search and beyond.

When: Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Register on our website! 

Fearless Workshop

Fear is great when we are running from a bear, but what about the small daily fears around not being good enough? In this workshop, we will discuss the places fear originates, as well as ways you can work to reduce your fear and lean into your potential.

When: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       

Register on our website!

Flu Shot Clinics

Mark your calendars! Flu shot clinics will be returning to campus in October! All of the pre-event information is available to students on our website! Bring your Be Well card along and get it stamped!

When and where:

October 4th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Rozsa

October 11th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa

October 18th, 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM, SDC

October 25th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa

Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 


This Week’s Free Rozsa Events

This week, students can attend the following events for free with Student Rush through the Experience Tech Fee or because the event is free for all. 

What is Student Rush? Line up for 1 hour before an event at the Experience Tech entrance with your valid HuskyCard and then tap yourself and up to one other person in for free! Student Rush is made possible by the Experience Tech Fee. Learn more.

The Rozsa Presents

Jay JurdenComedian

Saturday, Sept 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Student Rush

Named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch in 2022,” Jay is making a name for himself in the comedy world. Haven’t heard of him? Watch him on Comedy Central Stand-Up FeaturingThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with James Cordon.

The Rozsa Galleries Present

Arabesque: Art of Clement Yeh and Tomas Co*

Friday, Sept 23-Friday, Nov 4

M-F 8 a.m-8 p.m. | Sa 1-8 p.m.

In the Rozsa Galleries A-Space

Free for all
An immersive meditation on a body’s movement through space. This exhibit features charcoal drawings by Clement Yeh and metal sculptures by Tomas Co.

The Rozsa and Michigan Tech Music Present

Samantha Ege*

Piano Workshop || Sept 28 6 p.m. | Free

Concert || Sept 29 7:30 p.m.  | Student Rush

Speaker Event || Sept 30 2 p.m. | Free

The Rozsa Presents

Naila Ansari’s Movement of Joy* **

Lunch & Learn || Sept 30 noon-1 p.m. | Free lunch with pre-registration

Workshop on Joy || Oct 1 10 a.m. | Free

Performance || Oct 1 7:30 p.m. | Student Rush

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

* This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
** This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Student Scoop – September 14, 2022

Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the Fall Career Fair.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on September 21, 2022, from 2-6 p.m. in the SDC.  

Photos will be taken first come, first served. Each student will take (1) test shot and then will have a limit of (3) posed shots.

Please sign up if you intend to utilize this free service. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.


Career Closet is Back

The Career Closet is a giveaway of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for Career Fair.

The Career Closet will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 1:00pm-5:00pm (with 1:00-3:00pm designated for graduate students and seniors), and Sunday, September 18 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This event will take place in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the Memorial Union Building.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please sign up through GivePulse or email aemarsh1@mtu.edu.


Homecoming Registration Now Open!

Join us in celebrating 100 years of football here at Michigan Tech! This year’s homecoming celebration will include much of our usual fanfare including a royalty court, team competition, tailgate, and cardboard boat races! Register your team or a court nominee below. All registrations are due September 22nd by noon.

Homecoming Court Registration

Homecoming Team Registration

BLACK and GOLD never gets OLD!


This week on GivePulse…

Need service hours or looking for ways to support our community? Check out the volunteer opportunities below!

Parade of Nations

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw through the Parade of Nations and the Multicultural Festival that follows. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022.

Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.

September 17th between 9 AM and 3 PM.

Sign up here!

Career Closet

The Career Closet is a giveaway of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for the Career Fair. The event will be held on Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18. We will need a lot of volunteers to make it a successful event!

Sign up here!

Usher at the Rozsa

As a Volunteer Usher, you play a critical role in creating a joyful experience at arts events. Led by Rozsa staff, you and other Ushers work together to greet guests, admit folks into the theater, assist with seating and wayfinding, connect guests to venue accommodations, and support effective crowd flow and emergency procedures. Usher roles will be decided as a team at the beginning of the volunteer shift.

September 19th at 6:30 PM

Sign up here!


Makerspace is open!

The Alley Makerspace is now open to all MTU students, staff, and faculty. No reservations required and all supplies and tools are completely free to use! Stop by the Makerspace in the MUB Basement from 3-9pm, Monday through Thursday for the rest of the fall semester.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Alley or becoming a volunteer coach at the Makerspace, email makerspace@mtu.edu.


Attention All Student Orgs!!

Athletics is looking for student organizations to help collect parking fees during home Women’s and Men’s Basketball games. 75% of the collected fees go to the org.

Fee collection begins 75 minutes prior to game start and until either the start of the second half of a single game or the beginning of the second game of a doubleheader. Safety vests and hand warmers are provided however, students should dress appropriately for the weather. Eight people are needed per shift.

If you have any questions or are interested, email Joel Isaacson jdisaacs@mtu.edu.


Film Board Presents: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

When the manic Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend, Tails, are all that stand in their way.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is rated PG.

Friday (9/16): 5:30*, 8:30, and 11:30

Saturday (9/17): 5:30*, 8:30, and 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!


MUB Board Presents

Come out for a nice night on the lawn filled with classic carnival games and fun! Other exciting activities include snacks, prizes, music with WMTU, and even a Henna artist! We hope to see you there!

Date: 09/23/2022

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew!


GEAR UP Seeking Volunteers

GEAR UP at Michigan Tech, a program dedicated to preparing local high school students for post-secondary success, will host Gearing Up Tomorrow’s Talent on Tuesday, 9/27 from 8am-3pm for local 9th-grade students. This Career Fair-esque event will feature workshops on career preparation as well as giving students a chance to speak with local companies to both practice skills they learn that day and learn about job opportunities.

We are currently seeking volunteers to aid in setup, teardown, and directing the flow of student and presenter traffic through the MUB. Volunteers may sign up for 1hr slots and need not stay all day. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Sign up to help with this event through this form!

Date: Tuesday, 9/27

Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Rowing Club’s Dine-and-Donate Event

The flyer says it all! Come on out to Soumi’s and help the Rowing Club at Michigan Tech fundraise with a classic Soumi meal! If you can’t make it from 12-2, you can still drop by at a different time as a portion of the profit for the entire day will be donated to the club. Just make sure to mention us when you order!


National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is September 20th. Need to register? Don’t worry! There will be tables throughout campus where you can register between 10am and 3pm.


Student Scoop – September 7, 2022


MUB Board Presents…

Bubble Soccer

Join MUB Board for Bubble Soccer! Come enjoy some soccer along with being thrown around inside an inflatable, and blow off some steam from these first few weeks. 
Date: 09/10/2022
Time: 12 – 3 pm

Yoga with Blizzard

Join us on the lawn outside Rekhi Hall at 6pm for a night to unwind and relax with Blizzard. All levels are welcome to join, just don’t forget your yoga mat and water! Some mats will be provided, but supplies are limited.
Date: 09/15/2022
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Event linkhttps://fb.me/e/5iYyJcmv8

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew! 


Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the Fall Career Fair.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on September 21, 2022, from 2-6 p.m. in the SDC.  

Photos will be taken first come, first served. Each student will take (1) test shot and then will have a limit of (3) posed shots.

Please sign up if you intend to utilize this free service. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.


How Diversity Supports Innovation with Dr. Wayne Gersie

Supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility leads to more innovative outcomes.  Whether you’re working on a school assignment, starting your first job, or leading a team, helping people to feel included and willing to share their perspectives will increase the innovativeness of your team’s solutions.  Join Dr. Wayne Gersie, Michigan Tech’s inaugural Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences as he shares insights from his research as well as examples from industry.  

Please join us on September 15th from 4-5 pm in Fisher 325 for this impactful and informative talk.  

Register here by 9/13


Intramural Sports


Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice


Women’s Golf Club RSO at Michigan Tech

Interested in learning the game of golf without the pressure? The Women’s Golf Club is a RSO created for women to learn and play the game of golf with an emphasis on simply having fun!

Our first sit-down interest meeting will be on September 15th, at 6pm in Fisher 130. Typically we play nine holes or enjoy the driving range once a month. Club membership is non-stringent and welcoming of all skill levels. Equipment is provided.

Interested? Scan the QR code or follow us on Instagram for more information @mtuwomensgolfclub


Red and Gold Together Philanthropy Event

Beta Sigma Theta is parenting with the American Cancer Society to raise money to stop the fight against Pediatric Cancer. Join the brother on September 24th from 12-6 PM at Chutes and Ladders for their Red & Gold Together Philanthropy Event. For more information please contact Jake McDowell – jwmcdowe@mtu.edu


The Library and Center for Diversity and Inclusion Host Student Study Hours

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library (VPOL) are working together this semester to promote academic excellence. The library will hold open library research help hours every other Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2-5 pm starting on September 6th in Library 244. Librarians will be available during these study sessions and look forward to helping students make the most of the library’s resources.

All students are encouraged to attend to build community, support one another academically, and achieve academic success.

For more information please contact cdi@mtu.edu or library@mtu.edu.


This Week with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Groups and Workshops

We host a variety of groups and workshops for students every semester. Workshops are held intermittently throughout the semester, while groups meet every week starting next week! Visit our webpage to learn more and sign up for the groups and workshops that interest you! 
The Stress Less workshop begins on Thursday, September 15th. That’s next week! Visit our website, fill out the registration form, and mark your calendars! You can expect to learn about managing stress and the role that stress plays in our lives while forming connections with other students and counselors at MTU! Please contact (counseling@mtu.edu ) with any questions. 


Health Hut

The Well-Being Advocates are hosting the first Health Hut of the semester! Stop by their table in the library for resources, tips, and a chance to chat with students who are passionate about well-being and health. Bring your Be Well card and get it stamped!      
When: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 1st Wednesday of each month     
Where: Library Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor 
Please contact Jillian Cyrus (jmcyrus@mtu.edu) with any questions. 

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Do you like free tacos and fun conversations? Come join us at “Let’s Taco ‘Bout It” on Thursday, September 13th. Come hang out in the MUB Commons from 6-7 PM. Bring your Be Well card along, or pick one up and get it stamped during the event!      
When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of each month     
Where: The MUB CommonsPlease contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 

Flu Shot Clinic

Mark your calendars! Flu shot clinics will be returning to campus in October! More information and a registration portal are available to students on our website. Bring your Be Well card along and get it stamped!     
When and where:     
October 4th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Rozsa     
October 11th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa     
October 18th, 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM, SDC     
October 25th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa
Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions.

Student Scoop – August 31, 2022

Help save a life!

So far our university community has only filled 88 of 213 available blood donation appointments tomorrow. We know we can do better because Huskies Give Back! If you are willing and able, please sign up for an appointment now!


Intro to Design Thinking

Get your creative energy flowing and join us for a design thinking event in which student teams practice innovation skills.  Design thinking is a human-centered design process used to solve challenging problems.  This interactive workshop will be held in the Alley Makerspace (MUB basement).   To accommodate schedules we will host this workshop twice.  

September 7, 2022 (Wednesday), 4- 6 pm, The Alley Makerspace

September 13, 2022 (Tuesday), 4-6 pm, The Alley Makerspace 

All are welcome.  Register here by 9/6


Welcome Week Continues through Saturday!

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium


Calling All Huskies to the U[Pizza]

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Student Leadership and Involvement have teamed up to host the Calling All Huskies to the U[Pizza] event. It will be a showcase of the many identity-based student organizations on campus as well as a chance to eat some FREE Ambassador pizza. 

It will be located on the CDI lawn this Friday, Sept. 2nd from 2-4 PM. If it rains, it will be moved to the DHH ballroom. We hope to see you all there!


Student Organization Re-Registration is Live!

It’s time to re-register!

Every Registered Student Organization must complete re-registration in order to remain an active RSO at Michigan Tech and receive funding from the Student Activity Fee. Instructions were sent via email to all e-board members as listed on Involvement Link.

Haven’t received the email? Forgot to update your e-board? Email us at rso@mtu.edu for assistance!

The deadline to complete the required RSO training and other steps for re-registration without the loss of funds is September 28th, 2022.


This Week FilmBoard Presents:

Ghostbusters (1984)

Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.

Ghostbusters is rated PG 

Friday and Saturdays at 5:30, 8:30, and 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!

Labor Day Film: The Wobblies

FREE Movie Showing brought to you by the Keweenaw Socialists @ MTU and Filmboard.

As the labor movement continues to see a renaissance in the United States with notable strikes, including John Deere, Kellogg’s, and Warrior Met Coal, and groundbreaking unionization efforts at Starbucks, Amazon, and many other companies, we take a look at the history of one of the most influential labor unions in history, the Industrial Workers of the World or IWW.

Monday, September 5th at 3:00pm in Fisher 135


Engineering Ambassadors Information Session


Husky Tae Kwon Do


This Week with the Center For Student Mental Health & Well-being…

Flu Shot Clinic

Mark your calendars! Flu shot clinics will be returning to campus in October! More information and a sign-up portal will be available to students on the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being website by the end of the week. Bring your Be Well card along and get it stamped!   

When and where:     

October 4th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Rozsa     October 11th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa     October 18th, 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM, SDC     October 25th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa

Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Do you like free tacos and fun conversations? Come join us at “Let’s Taco ‘Bout It” on September, October 13th! Come hang out in the MUB Commons from 6-7 PM. Bring your Be Well card along, or pick one up and get it stamped during the event!    

When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of each month     

Where: The MUB Commons

Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 

Health Hut
The Well-Being Advocates are hosting the first Health Hut of the semester! Stop by their table in the library for resources, tips, and a chance to chat with students who are passionate about well-being and health.    

When: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 1st Wednesday of each month

Where: Library Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor 

Please contact Jillian Cyrus (jmcyrus@mtu.edu) with any questions. 


Catalyst Leadership Workshop

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of. A catalyst starts something. It provokes change or action. You can be a catalyst. Join other student leaders who also want to start something extraordinary for small-group discussion, large-group interaction, and personal reflection.

All participants will receive free workshop materials, lunch, and a participation gift. 

RSVPs must be received by noon on Wednesday, September 7th to ensure adequate program supplies.


MSGC Funding Opportunities

by Graduate School

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) aims to foster awareness of, education in, and research on space and Earth-related science and technology in Michigan.

Funding opportunities are available in the following categories:

Undergraduate fellowship, graduate fellowship, pre-college education, public outreach, teacher training, and research seed grants.

Deadlines:

  • November 9, 2022, by Noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals.
  • October 19, 2022, by  Noon — All other submissions.
  • November 16, 2022, by 5 pm — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant.

Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit the Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

For more information, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at miaw@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2326.


SDC Fall 2022 Building Hours

SDC Fall 2022 building hours will run from August 29 – December 15 with limited hours during the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov 18 – 27).

Check out our website for more information: https://michigantechrecreation.com/landing/index


Society of Women Engineers: Evening with Industry

SWE would like to welcome ALL students to attend our largest networking event of the year, Evening with Industry (EWI). EWI is a free networking event where MTU students have the opportunity to connect with company recruiters the night before career fair. This event is sponsored by companies, includes a free meal, and is open to all MTU students regardless of gender or major!

Student Scoop – August 24, 2022

Alex Ahn Concert with MUB Board

Join MUB Board for their kickoff concert, now at their rain location in the Wood Gym at the SDC.

Our performer this year is Alex Ahn, an award-winning electric violinist. “He has transitioned from the strict structure of classical violin to his own free-flowing style stemming from the culture of Atlanta. While studying at Emory University abroad in Korea, Alex Ahn discovered his love for performing and upon returning to the States he began playing shows all over the U.S. Time and time again, Alex Ahn shows the violin can be whatever you want it to be.” Join us tonight at 9pm!


Spend An Afternoon on the Town!

Explore what our local community has to offer at our community resource and business fair on Saturday, August 27th from 11 AM – 3 PM! Starting on campus, down the south side of College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area, there will be music, refreshments, and giveaways for student participants. Students will also be entered to win prizes after tapping their IDs at BOTH tapper locations on the route. The first tap-in station and the start of the route will be located on the north side of the Memorial Union Building. The second tap location will be downtown on the south side of Shelden Avenue in front of the Quality Inn and Suites. We have an incredible assortment of prizes up for grabs this year! Check out the list on our website. With over 70 prizes with a combined value of over $3000 to giveaway, you or someone you know is bound to be a winner!

Due to construction along College Avenue, students will be asked to return to campus utilizing the lakefront trail. Check out a map of the route and participating groups online today!


One Week Left to Register your Student Organization for K-Day!

Registration for this year’s K-Day will close next Friday, September 2nd, but we are already close to capacity! Register your student organization today to guarantee your space! Registration is available on the homepage of Involvement Link.


Welcome Week 2022

Come have a ROARING good time at Welcome Week! Try out a wide variety of activities from Broomball to Rock Hunting with our dedicated Student Organizations. Join SLI for free binders, free snacks, and free pizza in collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Watch our own Michigan Tech Huskies take on their early opponents in football or soccer. Check out our late-night options as well – from Comedian Tommy Ryman to dancing the night away with the Black Student Association. These events are going to be DINO-mite!

We hope to see you there! (I’m SAUR-ee I came up with these half-baked pun. I feel PTERO-BILL.) The full schedule is below.

Saturday, August 27
An Afternoon on the Town – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Downtown
Welcome Week Broomball – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Ice Arena
Party on the Patio with DHHC – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, DHH Patio
Comedian Tommy Ryman – 10:00 PM, Rozsa

Sunday, August 28
Volleyball Tournament with Club Volleyball 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sand Volleyball Courts
Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech and Superior Ma’s 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Soccer Fields

Monday, August 29
Back to School Binders – 11:00 AM, MUB Circle
Intro to Rock Hunting in the Keweenaw with the Geology Club – 6:00 PM, Rock Garden

Tuesday, August 30
Ice Cream with MUB Board – 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 7:00 PM, Fisher 129

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium


Become a Makerspace Coach!

Do you enjoy making things? Do you want access to free tools? Could you use some great experience for your resume? Consider becoming a coach at the Alley Makerspace! The Alley is a student-led makerspace in the Memorial Union Building. Sponsored by Husky Innovate and Pavlis Honors College, the space was made to be a completely free resource for everyone at MTU to create and innovate. The Alley depends on volunteer coaches to help run the space, train and guide makers, and host fun events for students to learn more about creating. In exchange for dedicating a few hours a week to the space, coaches receive tap access to enter the Alley when it might be closed to other students. The tools in the space that coaches are trained to use include 3-D printers, an electronics/soldering station, sewing machines, a Cricut, a CNC, and woodworking equipment such as a table saw, miter saw, scroll saw, drill press, jigsaw, and basic hand tools. If you’re interested in joining the team, please fill out this Google form! If you have any questions about the coach role or the Alley in general, contact marotole@mtu.edu
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesvJOTP0T_Axk7Al-rIWaQhIvAgJIkAI0Vkdc0RNS22fwlGA/viewform?usp=sf_link 


This Week on GivePulse…

Welcome Week Binder Stuffing

Welcome Week Binders are back but we need your help to make them a reality! We have 1200 binders that will be distributed to students on the first day of classes with a wealth of information from our partners around campus. Come hang out with us to snap that information into place!

Friday, August 26th, 2022, 10:30 AM-Noon in MUB 106

House Construction with Habitat for Humanity

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is in the process of building its next home for someone in need. They have started to clear lot 26 on Green Acres road, in Houghton and will continue work on the property throughout the fall. Volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 9-3 and on Saturdays from 9-3. Lunch will be provided. Any skill level is welcome to come and volunteer, there will be someone to show the volunteers how and what they can do to help during their shift volunteering.

Husky FAN Pantry Volunteers

HuskyFAN is a food access network for people in the Michigan Tech community in need of resources such as food and personal hygiene products. The Husky FAN Food Pantry is located in the alcove near Fisher 135.

During their shift, volunteers will package orders, interact with clients, and do general pantry upkeep such as labeling or updating forms. All volunteers must be trained before their first shift.


Film Board Presents…

Shrek 1 & 2

Join us this Thursday 8/25 on Walker lawn for a special double showing of the amazing films Shrek 1 & 2

The Show Starts at 9 pm

Tickets are free for this event!

Shrek 1 & 2 are rated pg for mild language and crude humor


Welcome Week Blood Drive – Schedule your appointment today!

Student Scoop – August 17, 2022

Move-In Comedian – Eric O’Shea

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

This show gets randomly wild! Yes, including the voice of Elmo – Eric O’Shea’s unique, high-energy show is unlike anything you’ve ever heard…including his world-famous “Songs for Commercials” that was performed at the Creative Emmy Awards in L.A. on the E! Network! (Eric also hugged Betty White – awww!).  Eric’s new comedy special on Dry Bar Comedy has had millions of views as well and is taking the comedy world by storm!


Spend An Afternoon on the Town!

Explore what our local community has to offer at this community resource and business fair on Saturday, August 27th from 11 AM – 3 PM! Starting on campus, down the south side of College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area there will be music, refreshments, and giveaways for student participants. Students will also be entered to win prizes after tapping their IDs at BOTH tapper locations on the route. The first tap-in station and the start of the route will be located on the north side of the Memorial Union Building. The second tap location will be downtown on the south side of Shelden Avenue in front of the Quality Inn and Suites. We have an incredible assortment of prizes up for grabs this year! Check out the list on our website. With well over 60 prizes to giveaway, you or someone you know is bound to be a winner!

Due to construction along College Avenue, students will be asked to return to campus utilizing the lakefront trail.


Welcome Week 2022

Start the year off strong by joining the campus community in celebrating Welcome Week! Try out a wide variety of activities from Broomball to Rock Hunting with our dedicated Student Organizations. Join SLI for free binders, free snacks, and free pizza in collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Watch our own Michigan Tech Huskies take on their early opponents in football or soccer. Check out our late-night options as well – from Comedian Tommy Ryman to dancing the night away with the Black Student Association.

We hope to see you there! The full schedule is below.

Saturday, August 27
An Afternoon on the Town – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Downtown
Welcome Week Broomball – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Ice Arena
Party on the Patio with DHHC – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, DHH Patio
Comedian Tommy Ryman – 10:00 PM, Rozsa

Sunday, August 28
Volleyball Tournament with Club Volleyball 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sand Volleyball Courts
Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech and Superior Ma’s 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Soccer Fields

Monday, August 29
Back to School Binders – 11:00 AM, MUB Circle
Intro to Rock Hunting in the Keweenaw with the Geology Club – 6:00 PM, Rock Garden

Tuesday, August 30
Ice Cream with MUB Board – 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 7:00 PM, Fisher 129

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium


Welcome Week Blood Drive – Schedule your appointment today!


Fall 2022 Intramural Sports


Music, sun, and lots of fun! That’s right, get ready to embrace sand and summer with this beach vibes-themed student organization fair. Mark your calendars for September 9th from Noon – 4 PM. You don’t want to miss the bus to the beach at Chassell Centennial Park!

Student Organization table registrations are due by September 2nd. Complete the form on your Involvement Link homepage today if your group would like to participate.


Registration is now open for the Parade of Nations!

The Parade of Nations planning committee is excited to announce registration for the 33rd annual Parade of Nations is now open!

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition on September 17th! This year’s parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock, crosses the Portage Lift Bridge, and ends at the Dee Stadium. This amazing celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community, and we hope you will consider participating!

Any individual is invited to request a flag of any country that they wish to represent by completing the Flag Request Form. One flag and one sign will be provided per nation. Everyone is welcome to walk in the Parade of Nations with any of the represented countries.

Groups are invited to apply to enter a float, and our contest returns this year! Every registered float has the chance to win prize money ($300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 1st place). All floats must be designed according to this year’s Parade of Nations theme: The World is One. A float can be a decorated vehicle, a vehicle pulling a decorated trailer, or other motorized or non-motorized conveyance that serves as a platform for a decorated display, exhibit, and/or performance. Complete the Float Application to sign up!

Grants are available to support Student Organizations in purchasing supplies for their float. The grant application is included as part of the float application process. Organizations are eligible for up to $100 in funding.

You do not have to be a multicultural organization to sign up! Consider how your club, organization, or group is influenced by diverse cultures. For example, how do sports connect people across the globe? How does community service benefit our global society? How does climate change impact all nations? You are invited to explore how your group’s purpose is influenced by our global society and share that through a float entry.

Need service hours? Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set-up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and sign up for the one that best fits your interests.

For more information, please visit the Parade of Nations website or contact the Parade of Nations committee at paradeofnations@mtu.edu.


Leadership doesn’t just happen – become a CATALYST


Student Scoop – August 10, 2022

Move-In and Orientation need your help!

When I think back to move-in my freshman year of college, I remember the slew of volunteers who greeted me, welcomed me, and helped carry my stuff! You could be someone’s positive memory of their first day at Tech. Join us in welcoming the newest class of Huskies!

Residence Education and Housing Services and the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success are still seeking volunteers to assist with this important task! Sign up today for one (or more) of the available shifts on GivePulse, our volunteer management website. (Select single sign-on, indicate Michigan Technological University as your login provider, and then login with your MTU credentials)

Assistance is needed for:

Orientation Set-Up (Thursday, August 18th 2-5 PM)

New Student Move-In (Friday & Saturday, August 19th & 20th throughout the day)

Orientation Tear Down (Saturday, August 20th at 2:30 PM)

A Taste of Tech Traditions (Friday, August 26th 1-5 PM)


Registration is now open for the Parade of Nations!

The Parade of Nations planning committee is excited to announce registration for the 33rd annual Parade of Nations is now open!

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition on September 17th! This year’s parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock, crosses the Portage Lift Bridge, and ends at the Dee Stadium. This amazing celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community, and we hope you will consider participating!

Any individual is invited to request a flag of any country that they wish to represent by completing the Flag Request Form. One flag and one sign will be provided per nation. Everyone is welcome to walk in the Parade of Nations with any of the represented countries.

Groups are invited to apply to enter a float, and our contest returns this year! Every registered float has the chance to win prize money ($300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 1st place). All floats must be designed according to this year’s Parade of Nations theme: The World is One. A float can be a decorated vehicle, a vehicle pulling a decorated trailer, or other motorized or non-motorized conveyance that serves as a platform for a decorated display, exhibit, and/or performance. Complete the Float Application to sign up!

Grants are available to support Student Organizations in purchasing supplies for their float. The grant application is included as part of the float application process. Organizations are eligible for up to $100 in funding.

You do not have to be a multicultural organization to sign up! Consider how your club, organization, or group is influenced by diverse cultures. For example, how do sports connect people across the globe? How does community service benefit our global society? How does climate change impact all nations? You are invited to explore how your group’s purpose is influenced by our global society and share that through a float entry.


Need service hours? Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set-up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and sign up for the one that best fits your interests.

For more information, please visit the Parade of Nations website or contact the Parade of Nations committee at paradeofnations@mtu.edu.


Coming up on GivePulse… Sign up to volunteer today!

Welcome Week Binder Stuffing

Welcome Week Binders are back but we need your help to make them a reality! We have 1200 binders that will be distributed to students on the first day of classes with a wealth of information from our partners around campus. Come hang out with us to snap that information into place!

Shifts are available on Thursday, August 18th, 2-4 PM and Tuesday, August 23rd, 3-5 PM.

Parade of Nations 2022

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw through the Parade of Nations and the Multicultural Festival that follows. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022.

This year’s theme is The World is One and we need your help to make it a reality! Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.

Shifts are available throughout the day on September 17th.

Student Scoop – August 4, 2022

National Root Beer Float Day!

We’re celebrating National Root Beer Float Day early this year!

Join Student Leadership and Involvement and a dedicated crew of volunteers from Residence Education, TODAY, August 4th from 1-3 PM in the MUB Circle for your annual treat!

Floats are free while supplies last!

We hope to see you there!


GSG Donation Drive

GSG is looking for donations for new graduate students as they arrive on campus. These donations will be provided as a free resource for students, allowing them to focus on other aspects of settling into campus life. We hope by facilitating this resource not only will our students benefit, but it will also create a sustainable option for graduate students to obtain household items they need during their time at Michigan Tech.


Student Scoop – July 27, 2022

Register Today for the Verna Mize Triathlon

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 8am
Ray Kestner Park, Houghton, MI

MAIN MIZE = ½ mile swim, 8 mile bike, 4 mile run
Mini Mize = ¼ mile swim, 4 mile bike, 2 mile run

All races open to all ages
Team and individual categories
Entry Fee = $5.00 (t-shirts sold on site)

MUST PRE-REGISTER
Go to vernamizetriathlon.com

Copy and bring your form and money to race day
Call/text to enter or with questions 906-482-2422

beach@up.net

Wondering who Verna Mize is?

Verna Mize was a pioneer for Lake Superior in the environmental movement back in 1967. The standard at the time was to dump the shavings of iron ore pellets into the lake with the proposal being, “the solution to pollution is dilution.” She refused this reply and convinced the Federal Government and the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to bring a lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit was settled in favor of the people and the companies are now dumping on land effectively saving Lake Superior from certain destruction.


Join SLI for Root Beer Floats!

We’re celebrating National Root Beer Float Day early this year!

Join Student Leadership and Involvement and a dedicated crew of volunteers from Residence Education, next Thursday, August 4th from 1-3 PM in the MUB Circle for your annual treat!

Floats are free while supplies last!

We hope to see you there!