The Student Scoop- July 21, 2021

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We’ve only got TWO summer programs left, be sure to attend one of them before the school year starts!

Camp K-Day Registration is Open

It’s that time of year again, K-Day registration time!! K-Day Registration is still open, 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


Magical Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by making your own wand, testing your magical knowledge, and relaxing with a cold butterbeer!  Whether you are studying for your O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s or are waiting for your Hogwarts letter, there is enough magic to go around!  Come learn a spell or spruce up your prefect badge.

We will be in the MUB Commons from 1 – 3 PM on Friday, July 30 (the day before Harry Potter’s birthday)! Witches, Wizards, Squibs, and Muggles welcome!  

** Even if you have never read (or watched) Harry Potter, please come join in the fun!!


Help Create the 2021 Parade of Nations’ Scavenger Hunt

Does your organization want to help take the community on a Parade of Nations scavenger hunt?  Do you want to spread the word about your country, your culture, your heritage, your traditions, your place in the community, or other interesting information?  Help celebrate our multicultural heritage by signing up to be a “Hide Team” for the 2021 Parade of Nations. The registration form and guidelines for the clues can be found on the Parade of Nations’ website https://www.mtu.edu/international/events/parade-nations/scavenger-hunt/.    

“Hide Teams” will create clues about a particular country, cultural heritage, or local organization that will be hidden around the community.  On September 7, the Parade of Nations committee will notify the “Hunt Teams” that have signed up to play that the Scavenger Hunt has begun and will give those teams the first clues.  The clues will then be posted later in the day on the Parade of Nations’ website for anyone in the community who would like to participate.

The scavenger hunt will run through Friday, September 17.  “Hunt Teams” must turn in answers by midnight that day.  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Parade on Saturday, September 18.  Clues will be left up until October 1 for those who still wish to complete the Scavenger Hunt.

The deadline for Hide Teams to submit their clues and hiding places is Monday, August 23. 

Questions or comments about the Parade of Nations scavenger hunt can be emailed to paradeofnations@mtu.edu


Husky Hobbies

Fresh and delicious wild berries are a staple of living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! Blueberries and thimbleberries will be in season and ready to pick from this week through mid-August. Follow along on this week’s Husky Hobbies Express with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being to learn about some great spots to find berries and get out and explore! Whether you plan to have a yummy snack or make some delicious recipes with them, fresh berries are always the best!


Volunteers for The Salvation Army are needed

The Salvation Army is asking for students to volunteer an hour of their time to help bag up donations for the Calumet Fire Victims. Any day of the week at any time, they just need your help. Those interested in volunteering, please contact Pete at 906-362-9120



The Student Scoop- July 14, 2021

Join Dr. Fauci for a Student Corps Community Call today!

“We need your help to ensure as many of your peers as possible get vaccinated in July in order to be fully vaccinated when school reopens this fall.

Join Dr. Fauci for a Student Corps Community Call today, July 14 at 5:30 PM to learn more about how as students, you can ensure your community gets vaccinated as we prepare to head back to school.
Sign up for the call here, feel free to forward the link to friends who you think would also want to join. All students and young adults welcome.”

— Hannah Bristol (she/her)
White House Office of Public Engagement


Kindness Rocks

Our Kindness Rocks event is being held TOMORROW! Join the fun and paint some rocks with us at the DHH Patio from 2-4 pm as we spread some kindness. Rocks and paint will be provided. See you there!


Henna Happy Hour

Learn about the origins of Henna, get a Henna tattoo and enjoy some Iced Coffee from Keweenaw Coffee Works!

Three of our International Students will be our Henna artists for this cultural event, come and support them on Monday, July 19 from 11am-1pm!


Magical Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by making your own wand, testing your magical knowledge, and relaxing with a cold butterbeer!  Whether you are studying for your O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s or are waiting for your Hogwarts letter, there is enough magic to go around!  Come learn a spell or spruce up your prefect badge.

We will be in the MUB Commons from 1 – 3 PM on Friday, July 30 (the day before Harry Potter’s birthday)! Witches, Wizards, Squibs, and Muggles welcome!  

** Even if you have never read (or watched) Harry Potter, please come join in the fun!!


The Center for Student Mental Health & Well-Being Presents:

Wanting something to increase your focus that still feels like a short break from schoolwork or your job? Get some plants! They have been shown to increase your concentration and memory, increase your compassion and relationships, and increase your overall health and happiness! This week on Husky Hobbies we will show you which plants can be most easily maintained and soothing for college students! Follow along on our social media pages for more details.


Want to be in the loop of all our fun upcoming events? Say no more. Here’s a list of what’s coming up. Make some room in your schedules because you won’t want to miss these!

1.Kindness Rocks: July 15, 2-4pm at the DHH Patio
Paint some fun, happy rocks with some of your inspirational quotes. Rocks and Paint provided!
2. Henna Happy Hour: July 19, 11-1pm at the MUB Circle
Henna tattoos and tasty iced coffee drinks for a fun afternoon
3. Magical Celebration: July 30, 1-3 pm at the MUB Commons
Lots of fun wizarding activities to prepare for Harry Potter’s Birthday!
4. Float On!: August 6, 1-3 pm at the MUB Circle
Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with a sweet treat!


The Student Scoop – July 7, 2021


Did you miss your chance to attend one of our previous summer programs? Worry not! We’ve got some really fun ones coming up. Make some room in your calendar because you’re not going to want to miss these!

1.Kindness Rocks: July 15, 2-4pm at the DHH Patio
Paint some fun, happy rocks with some of your inspirational quotes. Rocks and Paint provided!
2. Henna Happy Hour: July 19, 11-1pm at the MUB Circle
Henna tattoos and tasty iced coffee drinks for a fun afternoon
3. Magical Celebration: July 30, 1-3 pm at the MUB Commons
Lots of fun wizarding activities to prepare for Harry Potter’s Birthday!
4. Float On!: August 6, 1-3 pm at the MUB Circle
Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with a sweet treat!


Kindness Rocks!

“One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life.”

Come join us on Thursday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the DHH Patio to paint some rocks and spread kindness.
Rocks and paint will be provided, just bring some creativity with you!

**Please do not leave your rocks in the grass or any area with a “leave no trace” policy


Programming Opportunity!

Get a chance to showcase what your organization has to offer before the semester even starts by hosting an event August 19 – 21! Our international students arrive that Thursday and are excited to learn how to get involved at Michigan Tech!  If you are interested in having an event to welcome students, please email Mayra (msmorgan@mtu.edu) with your student organization name, event idea, preferred date and time, and location. 


Camp K-Day Registration is OPEN!

It’s that time of year again, K-Day registration time!! K-Day Registration is officially open, 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


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents:

Always snacky but never know what to make? We’re here to help! Protein balls can be a great snack as they are packed with tons of ingredients that are good for your body and will keep you feeling energized all day! The best part is, they are so easy and quick to create! Learn how to make some with this week’s Husky Hobbies video! The video can be viewed on any of the social media platforms for the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being.

Husky Hobbies is starting up again through the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being! They will be asynchronous videos that offer students Health and Well-Being ideas and activities throughout the summer! Each new Husky Hobby will be posted on Sunday, and students don’t have to worry about being online or on a Zoom call at any specific time because they are able to access the videos anytime they’d like to jump into a new project or take some time for themselves!

The MTU My SSP app is available for free for all students to download. My SSP gives students 24/7/365 access to mental health support via chat, phone or video. Learn more by visiting: myssp.app or downloading the app in the app store.



The Student Scoop- June 30, 2021

Did you miss your chance to attend one of our previous summer programs? Worry not! We’ve got some really fun ones coming up. Make some room in your calendar because you’re not going to want to miss these!

1.Kindness Rocks: July 15, 2-4pm at the DHH Patio
Paint some fun, happy rocks with some of your inspirational quotes. Rocks and Paint provided!
2. Henna Happy Hour: July 19, 11-1pm at the MUB Circle
Henna tattoos and tasty iced coffee drinks for a fun afternoon
3. Magical Celebration: July 30, 1-3 pm at the MUB Commons
Lots of fun wizarding activities to prepare for Harry Potter’s Birthday!
4. Float On!: August 6, 1-3 pm at the MUB Circle
Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with a sweet treat!


Kindness Rocks!

“One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life.”

Come join us on Thursday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the DHH Patio to paint some rocks and spread kindness.
Rocks and paint will be provided, just bring some creativity with you!

**Please do not leave your rocks in the grass or any area with a “leave no trace” policy


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents:

Husky Hobbies is starting up again through the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being! They will be asynchronous videos that offer students Health and Well-Being ideas and activities throughout the summer! Each new Husky Hobby will be posted on Sunday, and students don’t have to worry about being online or on a Zoom call at any specific time because they are able to access the videos anytime they’d like to jump into a new project or take some time for themselves!

Starting tomorrow, the MTU My SSP app is available for free for all students to download. My SSP gives students 24/7/365 access to mental health support via chat, phone or video. Learn more by visiting: myssp.app or downloading the app in the app store.



The Student Scoop- June 23, 2021

Did you miss your chance to attend one of our previous summer programs? Worry not! We’ve got some really fun ones coming up. Make some room in your calendar because you’re not going to want to miss these!

1.Kindness Rocks: July 15, 2-4pm at the DHH Patio
Paint some fun, happy rocks with some of your inspirational quotes. Rocks and Paint provided!
2. Henna Happy Hour: July 19, 11-1pm at the MUB Circle
Henna tattoos and tasty iced coffee drinks for a fun afternoon
3. Magical Celebration: July 30, 1-3 pm at the MUB Commons
Lots of fun wizarding activities to prepare for Harry Potter’s Birthday!
4. Float On!: August 6, 1-3 pm at the MUB Circle
Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with a sweet treat!


The Capture Your Adventure program is almost over, and it’s your last week to join in! All you have to do is follow @mtu_wellbeing on social media and start following the prompts! Posting this week using the hashtag will enter you into the drawing for some spectacular prizes such as a tent and sleeping bag, a bike, or an inflatable paddle board! This week’s prompt is landscape, so capture that beautiful photo of your favorite landscape to share and join in the summer fun! Have fun, get outside, and capture your adventure Huskies!!


Turning Care into Action

Givepulse is an online community enabling everyone from non-profit agencies to volunteers to work together and impact the community. Not only is it an opportunity for Students to help in our community, but it’s also an opportunity for non-profit organizations and groups to reach out for help!

Are you a Student looking for volunteer opportunities this year? Well, we have a tab dedicated to ‘service’ in Involvement link! You can find all the local opportunities here, as well as log your service hours!

If you’re part of an organization that would like to use Givepulse to reach out for Volunteers, click here for a step-by-step process on how to get started.

Have any questions? Email huskyhelpers@mtu.edu to find out more!



The Student Scoop- June 16, 2021


Pinterest Party

Join us on Monday, June 21st for a variety of fun crafts and projects- complete with lemonade and iced tea! We will have paracord bracelets and keychains, embroidery kits, birdhouses, and friendship bracelets for you to create.
*while supplies last


Upcoming Volunteering Opportunities

Copper Country’s Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with their build in South Range:

Two volunteers are needed for Thursday, June 17 from 9 AM – 3 PM. Lunch will be provided. They will be working on the Ice n Water shield, porch roof, and hurricane brackets. 

On Saturday, June 19th, 5 volunteers are needed for Drywall nailers, foam board on exterior walls, finish porch roof, shingles.

On June 22 and 23, volunteers are needed to help assist with the construction of the new playground at Chassell Centennial Park. Lunch will be catered for both days. Please respond to this email if you are able to help!

You do not need to have experience in doing any of these tasks, there will be someone there showing you what will need to be done.  For Covid safety standards, Habitat is asking that all volunteers be vaccinated and be two weeks out for the safety of everyone volunteering. Contact Sandy at sandycch4h@gmail.com if you are interested.


The Capture Your Adventure program is underway, but it isn’t too late to join in! All you have to do is follow @mtu_wellbeing on social media and start following the prompts! Each week that you post using the hashtag enters you into the drawing for some spectacular prizes such as a tent and sleeping bag, a bike, or an inflatable paddle board! This week’s prompt is sunrise/sunset, so capture that beautiful photo and join in the summer fun! Have fun, get outside, and capture your adventure Huskies!!



The Student Scoop- June 9, 2021

Nominate your RSO for the Student Org Spotlight! The Spotlight is featured on Student Leadership & Involvement social media and webpage, highlighting your RSO to a large audience. Make sure you include any events coming up in the fall, fun facts about your org, and any accomplishments you’d like to highlight. Questions? Email rso@mtu.edu


The Capture Your Adventure program is underway, but it isn’t too late to join in! All you have to do is follow @mtu_wellbeing on social media and start following the prompts! Each week that you post using the hashtag enters you into the drawing for some spectacular prizes such as a tent and sleeping bag, a bike, or an inflatable paddle board! Have fun, get outside, and capture your adventure Huskies!!



The Student Scoop- June 2, 2021

TODAY! -Camping 101

Summer’s approaching fast! Come join us Wednesday, June 2 at 2 PM on Walker Lawn.
Hear all about the Leave No Trace principles and learn how to set up a tent, what supplies to bring, how to pack a backpack, planning meals, and more!


Nominate your RSO for the Student Org Spotlight! The Spotlight is featured on Student Leadership & Involvement social media and webpage, highlighting your RSO to a large audience. Make sure you include any events coming up in the fall, fun facts about your org, and any accomplishments you’d like to highlight. Questions? Email rso@mtu.edu


The Capture Your Adventure program is underway, but it isn’t too late to join in! All you have to do is follow @mtu_wellbeing on social media and start following the prompts! Each week that you post using the hashtag enters you into the drawing for some spectacular prizes such as a tent and sleeping bag, a bike, or an inflatable paddle board! Have fun, get outside, and capture your adventure Huskies!!


S’more than a Feeling

Take a break and enjoy some time around the fire! We will be making s’mores and learning more about the Green Bandanna Project.

June 8th from 2-4 pm (Rain day June 9th from 2-4 pm) at Hillside Fire Ring

Students, faculty, staff, RSO’s, and all Michigan Tech community members and their families are welcome!



The Student Scoop- May 26, 2021

Plant-A-Palooza

Bring a friend (or two!) and join us for our fifth annual Plant-A-Palooza!!

You can plant a succulent and take it home. Wednesday, May 26 at 2 PM on Walker Lawn. We will be featuring a HUGE variety of succulents to choose from!! 

Plants, dirt, and pots will be provided – while supplies last!


Nominate your RSO for the Student Org Spotlight! The Spotlight is featured on Student Leadership & Involvement social media and webpage, highlighting your RSO to a large audience. Make sure you include any events coming up in the fall, fun facts about your org, and any accomplishments you’d like to highlight. Questions? Email rso@mtu.edu


Camping 101

Summer’s approaching fast! Come join us Wednesday, June 2 at 2 PM on Walker Lawn.
Learn how to set up a tent, what supplies to bring, how to pack a backpack, planning meals, and more!


S’more than a feeling

Take a break and enjoy some time around the fire! We will be making s’mores and learning more about the Green Bandanna Project.

June 8th from 2-4 pm (Rain day June 9th from 2-4 pm) at Hillside Fire Ring

Students, faculty, staff, RSO’s, and all Michigan Tech community members and their families are welcome!


Husky Emergency Assistance Fund

The Husky Emergency Assistance Fund was established in 2020 to help members of our campus community who are experiencing financial hardship. All current students, faculty and staff who have incurred emergency or crisis-related expenses and can demonstrate need are welcome to apply.

The fund is supported by donations from Michigan Tech alumni and friends.

To get more information or complete an application for financial assistance, visit the Husky Emergency Assistance Fund website, send an email to heaf@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1567.


The Student Scoop- May 19, 2021

Nominate your RSO for the Student Org Spotlight! The Spotlight is featured on Student Leadership & Involvement social media and webpage, highlighting your RSO to a large audience. Make sure you include any events coming up in the fall, fun facts about your org, and any accomplishments you’d like to highlight. Questions? Email rso@mtu.edu


Plant-A-Palooza!

Bring a friend (or two!) and join us for our fifth annual Plant-A-Palooza!!

You can plant a succulent and take it home. Wednesday, May 26 at 2 PM on Walker Lawn. We will be featuring a HUGE variety of succulents to choose from!! 

Plants, dirt, and pots will be provided – while supplies last!


Turning Care into Action

Givepulse is an online community enabling everyone from non-profit agencies to volunteers to work together and impact the community. Not only is it an opportunity for Students to help in our community, but it’s also an opportunity for non-profit organizations and groups to reach out for help!

Are you a Student looking for volunteer opportunities this year? Well, we have a tab dedicated to ‘service’ in Involvement link! You can find all the local opportunities here, as well as log your service hours!

If you’re part of an organization that would like to use Givepulse to reach out for Volunteers, click here for a step-by-step process on how to get started.

Have any questions? Email huskyhelpers@mtu.edu to find out more!


Michigan STEM Forward

Attention College of Business students! We have exciting news for you! Are you or a fellow classmate looking for an internship this upcoming summer or school year? If so, Michigan Tech has teamed up with STEM Forward to create that opportunity for you. Apply here.

What is the STEM Program?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program allows you to choose one of those specific categories you would be interested in and align you with a company that offers an internship in that category. Students who are interested in this program are able to choose a region in MICHIGAN they want to work in and also have a desire to live in MICHIGAN after graduation. There are both part-time and full-time internship opportunities.

For further questions about the program, please contact ekmackay@mtu.edu