The Student Scoop – November 18, 2020

Wishing you a safe and happy thanksgiving!

Looking for an awesome summer job? 

For more information and to apply please visit us online!

If you’re a Michigan Tech student looking for a summer position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you at Summer Youth Programs! All student majors and levels are welcome, full and part-time positions available.

We are currently planning our 2021 Summer Youth Programs and will be accepting staff applications now through the end of November and interviewing virtually in early December. For more information and to apply please visit us online and submit your application, resume, and schedule your virtual interview. 


G.R.I.T. Leadership Workshop

Attend this leadership event, G.R.I.T. on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM. This interactive virtual event will help you learn and grow in the areas of values-based leadership, self-motivation, perseverance, and accountability!

Spots are limited, register here to participate. There will be prizes and giveaways available to those who attend!!!


Winter Warm Up


On-Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Michigan Tech, in collaboration with UP Health System – Portage, brings you an on-campus flu shot clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19) in the Rozsa Center Lobby.

A few things to remember for this year’s Flu Shot Clinics:

  • No need to make an appointment—all flu shot clinics are walk-in friendly
  • Be sure to have a valid copy of your insurance card (or a very clear picture of the front and back of the card) with you when you arrive
  • Be sure to fill out the 2020 Influenza Vaccination Authorization Form before you arrive
  • Be Smart, Do Your Part: Michigan Tech’s health and safety guidelines apply to everyone on campus. At all flu shot clinics, practice six feet of physical distancing and wear a face covering. If you don’t feel well, please stay home and plan to attend a future clinic.
  • Flu shots are $40 for those who do not have insurance. Payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Join the UP Regional Flu Shot Challenge! Your results will be added to your institution’s data as we compete against other UP institutions. To log your flu shot (even if you received it off campus), please visit The Center For Rural Health page.

Full details can be found by visiting The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being web page and questions can be directed to Whitney Boroski.


IRHC “Among Us” Whiteboard Decorating Competition


HuskyLead: Step Into Leadership

In the final HuskyLead of the semester, join presenter Beka Horsch, Coordinator of Student Leadership & Involvement for Step Into Leadership. An effective officer transition can set the tone for future organization success! Learn how to effectively run an officer election and facilitate proper knowledge transfer for incoming organizational leaders. Please join us on Zoom on Thursday, December 3 at 6 PM.


Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode


University Senate Ad-Hoc Committee Survey

The University Senate Ad-Hoc Committee to Review Institutional Policy and Procedures for On-Campus Events would like to invite you to take the following survey. Part of our charge as a committee is to fully document the September 27th rally held on and around campus. If you attended, witnessed, or were impacted by the event and would like to share thoughts, pictures, videos, or audio recordings of this event, we’d like to hear from you.

Link: https://forms.gle/bfz4QF2kK5NEi7y99

The survey will remain open/accepting responses through December 4th, and the committee will be reporting on its findings at the January 20th meeting of the University Senate.


Virtual RTC Colloquium

The Department of Humanities will be hosting its first virtual RTC colloquium of the year on Wednesday, November 18th, between 4:00 and 5:30 PM. We will have two cross-disciplinary presentations: Dr Michelle Javie-Eggart (Engineering Fundamentals) will present “Investigating Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies”; Alfred Owusu-Ansah (Humanities) will present “Rhetorically Decoding Computer Programming as a Digital Literacy.” Dr Sarah Bell (Humanities) will be the respondent. All are welcome! Here is the link to the Zoom event: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86408896251


Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate


How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Upcoming Husky Hour Events!

Learn about the in’s and out’s of moving off campus. Get a handle on understanding a lease, where to look, and how to look for the best place for you. Join us on zoom!

Learn all about sustainability at MTU and how you might live a more sustainable lifestyle. Join us on zoom!


Michigan Tech Title IX 2020 Sexual Misconduct Survey Results

Click for the full survey executive summary.

The recent Michigan Tech sexual misconduct climate survey reflects students’ voices and thoughts on the sexual misconduct climate, including information related to incidents of sexual violence, policy, reporting, training, programming, support and resources. In January 2020, the survey invitation was distributed to all enrolled students. Participation was voluntary and responses were anonymous. Approximately 11% responded; 21% were graduate and 77% undergraduate students. 

The results tell us that overall, students agree that faculty and staff are concerned about their welfare and Michigan Tech has a good support system for students going through difficult times. Full details on the survey results can be found on Michigan Tech’s Title IX web page at mtu.edu/title-ix/assessment


SDC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced hours over Thanksgiving Break from Friday, November 20, through Sunday, November 29. The SDC will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. 

SDC Thanksgiving Break Schedule

The Student Scoop – November 11, 2020

To all the veterans out there… thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Winter Warm Up


Campus Store and University Images

Stop by November 11-15 for our Hats Off to Veterans sale. All hats of any style 20% off in-store at the Campus Store and University Images! Everyone welcome. You can also visit us online!


G.R.I.T Leadership Workshop

Check out our new leadership workshop – open to all students!!!

G.R.I.T. stands for Goals, Resilience, Individual, and Teams. This interactive virtual workshop being held on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM is a great mixture of synchronous learning and self-guided content leading up to the day. Come prepared to develop and hone your leadership skills to improve yourself and the areas you are involved in!

Spots are limited, register here to participate! There will be prizes and giveaways available to those who attend! 


The Lode – Student Newspaper

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What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 


Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


HuskyLead: Health and Well-being

How do you encourage your friends and organization members to engage in self-care and well-being? Find ways to recognize the signs of over-involvement and the importance of a well-rounded experience by attending this HuskyLead!

Join us in MUB Ballroom A2 at 6 PM on Thursday, November 12. 


MUB Board: UPCOMING EVENTS!

MUB Board Musical

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Show off your group’s dance moves and favorite song in our music video competition! Please fill out this form to get your song approved: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc7wayU7eSzTa…/viewform

Videos will be due on November 23rd, and voting on Facebook will start the week of November 29th to determine the winners.

First, second, and third place will receive prizes. Prizes include gift cards, Tech gear, and Mont. Ripley Tubing Passes.

Superhero Night!

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Test of your superhero knowledge during a trivia session at 7 PM, followed by a comic drawing class with Will Sliney @ 8 PM! There will be super prizes for those who win in trivia.
Will Sliney is an award-winning comic book artist, writer, and presenter!!! He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland’s best selling comic book), and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics!!!
He presented We Will Draw for RTE’s Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw, and presents Marvel Live’s How to Draw show including launching Marvel’s Twitch Channel.
Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children’s unit, and is the Cork Person of the Month for July 2016. 

Color and Calm Study Break

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Feeling stressed about school and need a break? We have a solution! MUB Board will be handing out goodie bags full of de-stressing materials such as custom-made coloring pages drawn by one of our members, colored pencils, puzzles, play-dough, tea, and snacks! You can use this kit for the rest of the semester whenever you need a break from homework!  Don’t miss out on Tuesday, November 17 at 6 PM in the MUB Commons.

Want to stay up-to-date with MUB Board events? Or interested in joining? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on all of our events! Or check out our website


Virtual RTC Colloquium

The Department of Humanities will be hosting its first virtual RTC colloquium of the year on Wednesday, November 18th, between 4:00 and 5:30 PM. We will have two cross-disciplinary presentations: Dr Michelle Javie-Eggart (Engineering Fundamentals) will present “Investigating Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies”; Alfred Owusu-Ansah (Humanities) will present “Rhetorically Decoding Computer Programming as a Digital Literacy.” Dr Sarah Bell (Humanities) will be the respondent. All are welcome! Here is the link to the Zoom event: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86408896251


Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate


Advertise on WMTU

Is your student org looking for a way to break out of the mold of poster advertisements and email lists? Are table tents just not cutting it anymore? Want to reach all of campus, all at once? WMTU has you covered! If you or your student org would like to advertise on the radio, it’s fast, easy, and best of all free! Just send an email to wmtu-pr@mtu.edu, and we’ll get to work on boosting YOU with the 91.9 MHz frequency and our live stream. We’ll work with you to tailor the ads to your needs and even record them ourselves as requested. So if you’ve been looking for a new way to say hey, consider giving WMTU a shot! As always, tune in at 91.9 FM, and wmtu.fm – Keep on rockin’!


Grant Writing Seminar

GSG Grant Writing Flyer

As a student or a researcher, a necessary component of your work is applying for a multitude of grants to obtain funding for future projects. Peter Larson, the Director of Research Development at Michigan Tech, will be conducting a seminar on Grant Writing on November 12 from 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom. Peter specializes in creating effective grant and research proposals, particularly in the non-technical proposal sections that researchers often struggle with. Please send any topics or questions you wish to see discussed to gsg-prodev@mtu.edu so we can structure the seminar to better suit your needs. Those who participate in the seminar will get a chance to enter a raffle draw. 

Zoom Link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/92904132886

Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register using the link below!

Event Registration: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/7146638


Virtual Library “Drop-In” Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is piloting a series of virtual “Library Drop-in Hours” for the remainder of the semester. Twice a week (Tuesdays, 4-5p and Wednesdays, 1-2p), we’ll host an open Zoom session on tools, topics, and skills that can streamline your research to save you time. Drop-in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of the topic. Upcoming topics are: 

Citing with APA and IEEE Styles, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Discuss the ins and outs of two of the most commonly used citation styles on campus.
Google Apps, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1:00-2:00pm: Make Google Applications (calendar, docs, sheets, groups, etc.) work for you!

If you would prefer a different topic or are unavailable at the scheduled time, please schedule a consultation. Immediate reference assistance is also available M-F, 9-5 via our Ask Us & FAQ page


iDesign Info Session

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iDesign Panama info session

November 11th, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Attend this virtual info session to learn about the iDesign program — a program that provides a venue to do inspired, international, and integrative community design working with partners in economically disadvantaged locations around the world. A program in Panama is tentatively being planned for August 2021. Engineering majors may enroll for senior design credit (subject to department approval), and other majors can earn elective course credits.


Upcoming Intramural Events!

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Looking to add some more pep to your event?

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Well, then you should invite your local Huskies Pep Band to come and crash your orgs event! To invite along a band just fill out the following form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible. Please give us at least a week’s notice.  https://bit.ly/3lN1n3p


How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Husky Hour Events!

Come learn about proper nutrition practices, why nutrition is important, and tips and tricks to be a healthier person overall at this Husky Hour. Join on Zoom!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Sign up for this workshop here.
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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Biofluids Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Position Open

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

More detailed description of our website can be found HERE.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum (hhatoum@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.



The Student Scoop – November 4, 2020

On-campus Flu Shot Clinic

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Michigan Tech, in collaboration with UP Health System-Portage, will be hosting an on-campus flu shot clinic on Friday, November 6 in the Rozsa Lobby from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information on the Flu Shot Clinic and what you need to do before you arrive, please visit The Flu Shot Clinic site.

Don’t forget to participate in the Yooper U’s Fight The Flu Challenge and log your flu shot. Did you already get your flu shot at an off-campus location? YES! You can still participate in the challenge (it takes about 30 seconds to submit your information). Go Huskies!

Questions? Reach out to Whitney Boroski (wmborosk@mtu.edu).  


The Lode – Student Newspaper

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What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 


Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


MUB Board: UPCOMING EVENTS!

MUB GRUB

MUB GRUB Update
Not quite GRUBHUB, but it’s FREE!

On Tuesday, November 10th, students can find us on Walker Lawn at 6pm in a Food Truck passing out FREE to-go Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes. There will also be a dessert inside and vegetarian boxes available.

MUB Board Musical

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Show off your group’s dance moves and favorite song in our music video competition! Please fill out this form to get your song approved: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc7wayU7eSzTa…/viewform

Videos will be due on November 23rd, and voting on Facebook will start the week of November 29th to determine the winners.

First, second, and third place will receive prizes. Prizes include gift cards, Tech gear, and Mont. Ripley Tubing Passes.

Superhero Night!

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Test of your superhero knowledge during a trivia session at 7 PM, followed by a comic drawing class with Will Sliney @ 8 PM! There will be super prizes for those who win in trivia.
Will Sliney is an award winning comic book artist, writer and presenter!!! He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland’s best selling comic book) and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics.
He presented We Will Draw for RTE’s Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw and presents Marvel Live’s How to Draw show including launching Marvel’s Twitch Channel.
Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children’s unit and is the Cork Person of the Month for July 2016. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events!

Color and Calm Study Break

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Feeling stressed about school and need a break? We have a solution! MUB Board will be handing out goodie bags full of de-stressing materials such as custom-made coloring pages drawn by one of our members, colored pencils, puzzles, play-dough, tea, and snacks! You can use this kit for the rest of the semester whenever you need a break from homework!  Don’t miss out on Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm in the MUB Commons.

Want to stay up-to-date with MUB Board events? Or interested in joining? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on all of our events! Or check out our website


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD & LISTEN TO WHAT OTHER STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY!

The reality is November 4th is going to happen, and someone will be elected President. With this there may be a lot of uncertainty, stress and/or anxiety. Talking circles are a type of restorative practice that allow participants to process their feelings. Restorative practices proactively build community and manage conflicts by focusing on repairing harm and restoring relationships. Come join in the conversation!

Post-Election Talking Circles

  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. Douglass Houghton Hall Basement Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. Memorial Union Building Ballroom A2

* Room capacity provides for a maximum of 25 people. Please RSVP by email to rmbishop@mtu.edu or call (906)487-1964.


Virtual Library “Drop-In” Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is piloting a series of virtual “Library Drop-in Hours” for the remainder of the semester. Twice a week (Tuesdays, 4-5p and Wednesdays, 1-2p), we’ll host an open Zoom session on tools, topics, and skills that can streamline your research to save you time. Drop in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of the topic. Upcoming topics are: 

Citing with APA and IEEE Styles, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Discuss the ins and outs of two of the most commonly used citation styles on campus.
Google Apps, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1:00-2:00pm: Make Google Applications (calendar, docs, sheets, groups, etc.) work for you!

If you would prefer a different topic or are unavailable at the scheduled time, please schedule a consultation. Immediate reference assistance is also available M-F, 9-5 via our Ask Us & FAQ page


iDesign Info Session

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iDesign Panama info session

November 11th, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Attend this virtual info session to learn about the iDesign program — a program that provides a venue to do inspired, international, and integrative community design working with partners in economically disadvantaged locations around the world. A program in Panama is tentatively being planned for August 2021. Engineering majors may enroll for senior design credit (subject to department approval), and other majors can earn elective course credits.


Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session

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November 10th, 5:00 pm, Zoom

Where will you go? Ireland? Peru? Greece? Cumbria? Attend this virtual info session to learn where you can study abroad next summer with Michigan Tech students and faculty!


Upcoming Intramural Events!

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Looking to add some more pep to your event?

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Well, then you should invite your local Huskies Pep Band to come and crash your orgs event! To invite along a band just fill out the following form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible. Please give us at least a week’s notice.  https://bit.ly/3lN1n3p


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel

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Register here

How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Biofluids Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Position Open

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

More detailed description of our website can be found HERE.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum (hhatoum@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.


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Join us!! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TItle IX would like to offer one last opportunity for students. SAVE hosted a watch party earlier this week, and now we want to make this video available to all students. Available until November 9

Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD – Creating a Culture of ConsentTitle IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention. 
If you have an hour, considering spendign it with Dr. Edwards as he provides some very concrete steps to take in shifting our culture and eliminating all sexual violence from our campus.
Please direct any questions or comments to titleix@mtu.edu



The Student Scoop – October 28, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS: Halloween Fun!

Take and Make Pumpkin Painting

Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM in the MUB Commons

A festive pumpkin is the best way to decorate your house, apartment, or dorm room! Paint your own pumpkin with this kit you can take home filled with everything you may need to make that pumpkin look extra festive. These kits come complete with a small pumpkin, paint, paintbrushes, and other fun goodies!  (*While supplies last – masks and social distancing required)
Don’t forget to share pictures of your finished pumpkins on social media by using the hashtag #MUBkins or by tagging MUB Board and Panhellenic Council at Michigan Tech.

Trick or Treat Trivia

There’s no better way to get ready for Halloween than some trick or treat trivia! Join MUB board via zoom as we play Kahoot trivia on October 29th from 7pm- 7:30pm. There are 3 categories and if you win the category you get a prize. After trivia, everyone can show off their spooktacular costumes and the top 3 winners get a prize too! Use this link to join in on the Halloween fun: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kclHkqgm43

Zombie Bingo hosted by Dusty Ray Bottoms

Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

Hang out and play bingo with drag artist and performer Dusty Ray Bottoms, known for competing on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!!!

Winners will receive prizes!


What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 

Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


Order Your Caps and Gowns!


Upcoming Intramural Events!


Well-Being Penpal Program


3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. 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 event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

LEAP is Now Hiring for Spring 2021


Husky Hour Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Tenant Applications for the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House are Officially Open!

We are looking for sustainably-minded students who are ready to make a positive impact on our community!

Both undergraduate and graduate students in any major are welcome to apply to be an SDH tenant.  Want to learn more about what it’s like to be an SDH tenant?  Watch our YouTube video!
Interested in touring the house?  Sign-up for a tour on Saturday 10/31 through this link.  Due to COVID, we are only allowing one person into the house at a time for tours.
Download an application and the official SDH program agreement at sdh.mtu.eduApplications are due on Monday, November 9th at noon.


Join us!! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TItle IX would like to offer one last opportunity for students. SAVE hosted a watch party earlier this week, and now we want to make this video available to all students. (Available until November 9) Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD – Creating a Culture of ConsentTitle IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention. 
If you have an hour, considering spendign it with Dr. Edwards as he provides some very concrete steps to take in shifting our culture and eliminating all sexual violence from our campus.
Please direct any questions or comments to titleix@mtu.edu



The Student Scoop- October 21, 2020


Halloweekend Events!

Halloweekend: Virtual Escape Rooms. Friday, October 23rd from 7-9 pm

“Framed” is the theme of this escape room and this is your scenario:
Your friend has been convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend. He was sentenced to Execution by Gas Chamber. In his final hour, he still maintains that he has been framed for the murder but no one will believe him. The person who set him up has planted a bomb to destroy all evidence of his innocence. Time is running out as the bomb is set to explode and the gas released to send your friend to his death. You and his closest friends are his last chance at survival. Do you have what it takes to diffuse the bomb, find a way to break into prison and disable the gas chamber before it activates? You are his last hope! Good Luck.
Grab some friends and see if you have what it takes to escape in time.
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: CyberSleuth Murder Mystery. Friday, October 23rd from 9-10 pm

Can you solve this mystery?
Interact through live chat with fellow players and CyberSleuth’s live moderator while you pour over the QR clues that are regularly pushed to your mobile device. Just remember… TRUST NO ONE in this game, and whatever you do, don’t answer the door! Work to solve the crime, keep your answers to yourself, and there will only be one winner!
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: Summoning Spirits. Saturday, October 24rd from 10-11 pm

Join SLI And MUB Board as we reach beyond the grave with an all-new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a séance-meets-magic show designed to get your adrenaline pumping with help from the other side. Written and performed by Peter Boie, one of the countries top touring college acts. He’s been featured on the hit tv show, “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and is a best selling magic inventor. Summoning Spirits brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight … and fright. Peter combines freaky magic effects with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine-tingling experiences you will ever be a part of! 
Here is the link to attend Summoning Spirits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yfKWk2jtR0&feature=youtu.be

Trick or Treat Trivia

There’s no better way to get ready for Halloween than some trick or treat trivia! Join MUB board via zoom as we play Kahoot trivia on October 29th from 7pm- 7:30pm. There are 3 categories and if you win the category you get a prize. After trivia, everyone can show off their spooktacular costumes and the top 3 winners get a prize too! Use this link to join in on the Halloween fun: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kclHkqgm43

Husky Pride Sale at the Campus Bookstore!

This Friday, all Michigan Tech branded apparel is 25% off in-store and online! Let your Husky Pride show!
Visit us online!

Flu Shot Clinics Postponed!

Due to COVID-19 and the national shortage of the Flu Vaccine, the on-campus flu shot clinics scheduled for today (Oct. 22) and Monday (Oct. 26) have been postponed. Please check the Flu Shot Clinic schedule for updates on upcoming clinics and locations.  

If you have already received your flu shot be sure to log your shot and join the Yooper U’s Fight The Flu Challenge and participate in the challenge now (it only takes a second).

Questions?  Contact Whitney Boroski.


Order Your Caps and Gowns!


Calling All Student Organizations!

The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, is looking to do feature articles on the student organizations of Michigan Tech in the Pulse section of the paper.
Is your group doing something cool and noteworthy that you would like to share with others in the MTU community? Reach out to the Pulse Section Editor at madegnit@mtu.edu to schedule an interview.   

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. 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 event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

Title IX Events

#PurpleThursdayAll day Thursday, Oct. 22 – join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in the annual tradition of wearing purple for #PurpleThursday to to shed light on domestic violence, reduce stigma, advocate for survivors, and work for greater safety and equity. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness. In addition, (SAVE) will be handing out purple ribbons to raise awareness about domestic violence. These purple ribbons are meant to be conversation starters to discuss the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities and lives and to empower us to prevent and end domestic violence.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech – 2 PM to 6 PM Friday, Oct. 23 on the Rozsa sidewalk – The student organizations Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and the Society of African American Men (SAAM) are hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international Men’s Walk to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence and to give men the opportunity to put themselves in “her shoes.” All students are invited to join. The walk will start outside of the Rozsa near the front entrance. Licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.

Zoom with Pavlis Honors College

Do more of what you love through the Pavlis Honors College! Give us an hour and we’ll give you an overview of Study Abroad, Enterprise, and the Honors Pathway Program – and how they can work together. 
Roll up your sleeves and join an Enterprise that will give you real-world industry experience. Explore the world (and get college credit) with Study Abroad. And graduate with honors recognition and a portfolio packed with marketable skills through the Honors Pathway Program. 
Zoom in on Pavlis on Monday, October 26,  from 5-6 p.m. Please register in advance to help us tailor our presentation to your interests. If you have any questions, please email honors@mtu.edu.

Advertise with WMTU!

Is your student org looking for a way to break out of the mold of poster advertisements and email lists? Are table tents just not cutting it anymore? Want to reach all of campus, all at once?
WMTU has you covered! If you or your student org would like to advertise on the radio, it’s fast, easy, and best of all free!
Just send an email to wmtu-pr@mtu.edu, and we’ll get to work on boosting YOU with the 91.9 MHz frequency and our live stream. We’ll work with you to tailor the ads to your needs and even record them ourselves as requested.
So if you’ve been looking for a new way to say hey, consider giving WMTU a shot! As always, tune in at 91.9 FM, and wmtu.fm – Keep on rockin’!

Upcoming Intramural Events!


Well-Being Penpal Program


Sustainable Living Webinar Series

Since we are unable to open the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) to the public this semester, we are bringing our house and all of its sustainable systems to you!  You are invited to join us for a series of webinars centered around various aspects of sustainable living:

Wednesday, October 21st at 6PM: Bite Down on Emissions by Changing Your DietLearn how to save 700 kg of CO2 emissions per year by changing what you eat!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89733696370
Thursday, October 22nd at 6PM: Striving for a Zero-Waste LifestyleLearn practical steps to take to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle while saving $$$!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84239350917

Please see the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar links!  You won’t want to miss out on these talks:View live demos of the MTU SDH sustainable systemsGain access to valuable tools & resourcesLearn practical and efficient ways to reduce your impact right nowPlease email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you there!

Husky Hour Events!

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Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/


The Student Scoop- October 14, 2020

Comedian Maggie Maye

Fall Break event!

Check out Maggie Maye on Friday, October 16th at 10 pm on Zoom. She was highlighted on Gotham Comedy Live and made her late-night debut on Conan. She’s performed at festivals such as Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the All Jane Comedy Festival. She’s opened for Paul Rodriguez, Godfrey, Paul Mooney, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. She’s been featured in the Huffington Post, Variety, The New York Times, and Sidesplitter (who named her one of 2015’s up-and-coming comics). She performs improv comedy with her troupe Damn, Gina! and in various sketch and improv shows around Austin. Her comedy is described in the same way she is: sassy, charming, and smart. Also, a 6-year-old once told her she was the funniest person ever. And kids rarely lie.  


Halloweekend Events!

Halloweekend: Virtual Escape Rooms. Friday, October 23rd from 7-9 pm

“Framed” is the theme of this escape room and this is your scenario:
Your friend has been convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend. He was sentenced to Execution by Gas Chamber. In his final hour, he still maintains that he has been framed for the murder but no one will believe him. The person who set him up has planted a bomb to destroy all evidence of his innocence. Time is running out as the bomb is set to explode and the gas released to send your friend to his death. You and his closest friends are his last chance at survival. Do you have what it takes to diffuse the bomb, find a way to break into prison and disable the gas chamber before it activates? You are his last hope! Good Luck.
Grab some friends and see if you have what it takes to escape in time.
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: CyberSleuth Murder Mystery. Friday, October 23rd from 9-10 pm

Can you solve this mystery?
Interact through live chat with fellow players and CyberSleuth’s live moderator while you pour over the QR clues that are regularly pushed to your mobile device. Just remember… TRUST NO ONE in this game, and whatever you do, don’t answer the door! Work to solve the crime, keep your answers to yourself, and there will only be one winner!
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: Summoning Spirits. Saturday, October 24rd from 10-11 pm

Join SLI And MUB Board as we reach beyond the grave with an all-new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a séance-meets-magic show designed to get your adrenaline pumping with help from the other side. Written and performed by Peter Boie, one of the countries top touring college acts. He’s been featured on the hit tv show, “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and is a best selling magic inventor. Summoning Spirits brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight … and fright. Peter combines freaky magic effects with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine-tingling experiences you will ever be a part of! 
Here is the link to attend Summoning Spirits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yfKWk2jtR0&feature=youtu.be

Homecoming Winners!

Congratulations to all of our teams that participated in Homecoming this year!

Here are the final results:

Class A

1st Place – Phi Kappa Tau

2nd Place – Sigma Phi Epsilon

3rd Place – Triangle Fraternity

Class B

1st Place – Alpha Gamma Delta

2nd Place – Daddy’s Girls

3rd Place – Theta Chi Epsilon

Class C

1st Place – Beta Sigma Theta and Delta Phi Epsilon

2nd Place – MUB Board

3rd Place – La Maison

Overall Winner: Phi Kappa Tau

Honorable Mentions: Sigma Tau Gamma for fastest City Solve U time, Straight Vegetables for most on theme photos at City Solve U, and The Has Beens and Never Were for still showing up and completing City Solve U even when the rest of the team bailed.

I hope you all had a Happy Little Homecoming


Flu Shot Clinics!

Michigan Tech and UP Health System Portage are partnering together to bring Flu Shot Clinics to Michigan Tech’s campus community this fall semester.  Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please visit https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/events/.  Questions? 

Reach out to Whitney Boroski at wmborosk@mtu.edu


Calling All Student Organizations!

The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, is looking to do feature articles on the student organizations of Michigan Tech in the Pulse section of the paper.
Is your group doing something cool and noteworthy that you would like to share with others in the MTU community? Reach out to the Pulse Section Editor at madegnit@mtu.edu to schedule an interview.   

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. 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 event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

General Meeting with MTSEA

Systems Engineering Association is a newly formed social and professional club for Tech students to learn and become more involved in the systems engineering discipline. We strive to connect people from different engineering disciplines and backgrounds. Additionally, we are currently in the process of becoming a student division of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

For our first general meeting on October 20th at 7pm, we will be having a conversation with Dr. Robert Wirthlin about how systems engineering is changing automotive industries, the military, and academics. You don’t have to be a Systems Engineer to join us!

Check out our website: https://sites.google.com/mtu.edu/mtsea/home
Tune in for our first meeting: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/82197730824
Let us know if you have questions: zjfriebe@mtu.edu

Enterprise Day- October 19, 2020

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

Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Teams will meet in-person, spread out across various rooms in Fisher Hall, starting at 6pm, October 19, 2020. Teams will also have Zoom links available so interested students may join virtually.

Find more information on Enterprise Day and each team here: https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/enterprise-day/. For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu.

Advertise with WMTU!

Is your student org looking for a way to break out of the mold of poster advertisements and email lists? Are table tents just not cutting it anymore? Want to reach all of campus, all at once?
WMTU has you covered! If you or your student org would like to advertise on the radio, it’s fast, easy, and best of all free!
Just send an email to wmtu-pr@mtu.edu, and we’ll get to work on boosting YOU with the 91.9 MHz frequency and our live stream. We’ll work with you to tailor the ads to your needs and even record them ourselves as requested.
So if you’ve been looking for a new way to say hey, consider giving WMTU a shot! As always, tune in at 91.9 FM, and wmtu.fm – Keep on rockin’!

Meet the Candidates for MI House District 110, Oct. 17

USG’s Political Affairs Committee wants to introduce you to the local people on the ballot. 2 of the 3 candidates for MI House District 110 want to talk to YOU on October 17 at the following times:
– Janet Metsa (D), 12:00-1:00 PM, Fisher 135
– Rick Sauermilch (G), 2:00-3:00 PM, Fisher 135
Come get to know the people who could be representing you! See the attached flyer for more info.
(USG and the Political Affairs Committee affirm free speech and pluralism. All candidates for MI House District 110 have been invited to speak at this event).

MDOS Town Hall, Voter Education Webinar, Oct. 15

The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) is doing a virtual tour of colleges and universities in Michigan to speak on and answer questions about voter registration, absentee ballots, and other important parts of making your voice heard in this upcoming election. 
Speakers from the MDOS are visiting MTU over Zoom on Oct. 15 from 4-5 PM. You can attend by going to: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86813354551 

Hope to see you there! For many, this is the last chance to talk to experts before the online voter registration deadline of October 19, so right now is the time that really counts! Check out the attached flyer for more info.

And the scavenger hunt beings NOW!!

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There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  
We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list. 

Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.
Want more entries into our prize drawing? 

Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!

Please follow this link for the list of items, official rules, and the photo submission process.  We wish you the best of luck!!

Upcoming Intramural Events!


Sustainable Living Webinar Series

Since we are unable to open the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) to the public this semester, we are bringing our house and all of its sustainable systems to you!  You are invited to join us for a series of webinars centered around various aspects of sustainable living:
Tuesday, October 20th at 6PM: Harnessing Solar Energy for Your Home & VehicleLearn how to size a solar array for your home!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/81873803467
Wednesday, October 21st at 6PM: Bite Down on Emissions by Changing Your DietLearn how to save 700 kg of CO2 emissions per year by changing what you eat!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89733696370
Thursday, October 22nd at 6PM: Striving for a Zero-Waste LifestyleLearn practical steps to take to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle while saving $$$!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84239350917

Please see the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar links!  You won’t want to miss out on these talks:View live demos of the MTU SDH sustainable systemsGain access to valuable tools & resourcesLearn practical and efficient ways to reduce your impact right nowPlease email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you there!

Husky Hour Events!

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Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/


The Student Scoop- October 7, 2020

Homecoming Continues!

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The theme for homecoming this year is a Happy Little Homecoming (Bob Ross Theme)!

If you missed out on the Homecoming Shirt Swap, that’s okay!  We still have shirts available!  Stop by Student Leadership & Involvement (MUB 112) with your donation and you can get a shirt! (while supplies last). Donate an item from the list or a minimum of $5 and get a 2020 Homecoming Shirt. The theme this year is A Happy Little Homecoming (Bob Ross theme).  You will want one of these amazing shirts in your collection.
All donations go to the Husky FAN Pantry.

The full schedule and rulebook can be found on our website and Involvement Link page.

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


Halloweekend Events!

Halloweekend: Virtual Escape Rooms. Friday, October 23rd from 7-9 pm

“Framed” is the theme of this escape room and this is your scenario:
Your friend has been convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend. He was sentenced to Execution by Gas Chamber. In his final hour, he still maintains that he has been framed for the murder but no one will believe him. The person who set him up has planted a bomb to destroy all evidence of his innocence. Time is running out as the bomb is set to explode and the gas released to send your friend to his death. You and his closest friends are his last chance at survival. Do you have what it takes to diffuse the bomb, find a way to break into prison and disable the gas chamber before it activates? You are his last hope! Good Luck.
Grab some friends and see if you have what it takes to escape in time.
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: CyberSleuth Murder Mystery. Friday, October 23rd from 9-10 pm

Can you solve this mystery?
Interact through live chat with fellow players and CyberSleuth’s live moderator while you pour over the QR clues that are regularly pushed to your mobile device. Just remember… TRUST NO ONE in this game, and whatever you do, don’t answer the door! Work to solve the crime, keep your answers to yourself, and there will only be one winner!
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: Summoning Spirits. Saturday, October 24rd from 10-11 pm

Join SLI And MUB Board as we reach beyond the grave with an all-new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a séance-meets-magic show designed to get your adrenaline pumping with help from the other side. Written and performed by Peter Boie, one of the countries top touring college acts. He’s been featured on the hit tv show, “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and is a best selling magic inventor. Summoning Spirits brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight … and fright. Peter combines freaky magic effects with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine-tingling experiences you will ever be a part of! 
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. 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 event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

Enterprise Day – October 19, 2020 – 6-8 pm

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

Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Teams will meet in-person, spread out across various rooms in Fisher Hall, starting at 6pm, October 19, 2020. Teams will also have Zoom links available so interested students may join virtually.

Find more information on Enterprise Day and each team here: https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/enterprise-day/. For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu.

Calling All Student Organizations!

Student Scoop Submission – activities@mtu.edu – Michigan Technological University Mail

The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, is looking to do feature articles on the student organizations of Michigan Tech in the Pulse section of the paper.
Is your group doing something cool and noteworthy that you would like to share with others in the MTU community? Reach out to the Pulse Section Editor at madegnit@mtu.edu to schedule an interview.   

Upcoming Intramural Events!


“Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.”

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Are you a part of a student organization which has an idea that promotes student involvement on campus? The Alumni Board of Directors can help! The Student Initiative Support Program (SISP), financially supports initiatives that positively impact all students and support the alumni mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections”. Check out https://www.mtu.edu/alumni/connect/contact/board/sponsorship/ for more information, and to apply. 

24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future

Watch this video to learn more:  https://youtu.be/8bUQiP9CDgc

We are the newly-formed Climate Reality Campus Corps: Michigan Tech Chapter. The Climate Reality Project has branches on every continent except Antarctica, over 150 community chapters in cities and towns across the U.S. and over 30 campus corps chapters on college campuses. We are an official Campus Corps Chapter through Climate Reality and are working on becoming a registered student organization through Michigan Tech. We strive to educate the MTU community on the climate crisis and have a long-term goal of urging Michigan Tech to commit to 100% renewable electricity in addition to other campaigns related to climate action.  
In an event called 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future, hundreds of Climate Reality Leaders around the world will be giving presentations on the climate crisis between 4 pm Eastern time on Saturday, October 10th and 4 pm on Sunday, October 11th. Kendra Lachcik, a trained Climate Reality leader will be giving an hour-long virtual presentation over Zoom here at Michigan Tech on Saturday, October 10th at 6 pm. She will explain the science behind climate change, its impacts, the solutions, and how Michigan Tech fits into the bigger picture. The presentation is open to all Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff as well as community members.

Here are several other important links:
Zoom link for presentation – https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86012494204
Campus Corps interest form – tinyurl.com/mtucampuscorps 
More information about The Climate Reality Project – https://www.climaterealityproject.org/ 
More information about 24 Hours of Reality – https://www.24hoursofreality.org/ 

Husky Hour Events!

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Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

The Student Scoop- September 30, 2020


HuskyLead: How to have Experiences Employers Look For

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What are companies looking for? Learn about what kind of involvement opportunities, extracurriculars, and leadership experience can benefit you during your job search. Attend this HuskyLead October 6th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

Homecoming Registration closes TODAY at NOON!

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Homecoming Registration closes TODAY (Sept. 30) at NOON! Register HERE

The theme for homecoming this year is a Happy Little Homecoming (Bob Ross Theme)!

There is a mix of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events so all can take part. In-person events will require masks and social distancing.  The mandatory Team Captain meeting that must be attended by one member of your team is today, Wednesday, September 30 at 7 PM on Zoom.  Whoever registered your team will be sent a calendar invite. 

The full schedule and rulebook can be found on our website and Involvement Link page.

If you don’t have a team and still want to participate, check out these events: Shirt SwapTake and Paint, Trivia Night, and City Solve U!

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


RSO Re-registration and Training are due THIS FRIDAY!

RSO re-registration & training are due Friday, October 2nd at 5pm. This year, the process has been integrated into Involvement Link and you can find helpful instructions for locating and navigating your training here

Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, and Advisors of all Registered Student Organizations are required to participate in training. Additionally, Presidents are required to submit a re-registration in order to maintain their RSO’s active status. Instructions for completing re-registration can be found here

Please reach out to rso@mtuledu with any questions or visit the RSO Help Desk.


Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

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Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.


MUB- Minute to Win it

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MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.

Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.

Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY3JhfVCUc36opEq9q4bVC2E–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

DIY Garden Globes

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Come pick up a make-and-take kit with an air plant and globe from the MUB Commons on October 1st from 6 – 8 pm!
Grab a bag and take all the materials home with you to make your DIY garden.
*While supplies last*

And the scavenger hunt beings NOW!!

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There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  
We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list. 

Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.
Want more entries into our prize drawing? 

Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!

Please follow this link for the list of items, official rules, and the photo submission process.  We wish you the best of luck!!

The Importance of Community Discovery and Obligation: Strategies for Successful Project, Service Learning and Global Experiences

The Global and Community Engagement Conference (formerly D80) is a dialogue and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. Traditionally, it’s a one-day conference featuring multiple in-person panels. This year, the conference will be delivered in multiple formats, including a lecture series, a Rozsa gallery exhibit, a walking tour, and a series of online interviews with changemakers around the Michigan Tech community.

This year’s theme is “The Pursuit of Social Equality and Representation,” and features keynote speaker Dr. Meghan L.E. Kirkwood. Kirkwood is an assistant professor of Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches photography. Kirkwood’s photography interests concentrate on landscape photography and the ways artistic representations of land help generate and sustain values and attitudes toward the natural environment. In tandem with her studio practice.

Student session: “The Importance of Community Discovery & Obligation: Strategies for Successful Project, Service Learning and Global Experiences,” to be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.

When do you immerse yourself fully into a service learning project or global experience? When do you maintain a respectful distance? How do you respect the culture of the community you’re engaging with? This session is designed for student leaders who want to learn strategies to understanding their roles and thoughtfully prepare for engagement opportunities.   

Campus Lunch and Learn: “The Pursuit of Social Equity & Representation: Impacting Classroom and Student Engagement,” to be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from noon-1 p.m.

During a time of national and global uncertainty, it’s important to explore how our interactions with students impact their Michigan Tech experiences. Dr. Kirkwood will discuss the value of presenting diverse narratives while remaining mindful of the unique viewpoints of our students.
Learn more about the conference, or register for sessions with keynote Dr. Meghan Kirkwood
We hope to see you there,

The Global and Community Engagement Conference team

In collaboration with Visual and Performing Arts and the Pavlis Honors College/ D80 Conference, 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.

Cyprus Info Session

Calling all Pre-Med students! Attend this virtual session to learn about University of Nicosia: Global Semesters Pre-Health study abroad programs in Cyprus. Registration required.
Thursday, October 1st, 4:00 pm EST, Zoom registration

“Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.”

Are you a part of a student organization which has an idea that promotes student involvement on campus? The Alumni Board of Directors can help! The Student Initiative Support Program (SISP), financially supports initiatives that positively impact all students and support the alumni mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections”. Check out https://www.mtu.edu/alumni/connect/contact/board/sponsorship/ for more information, and to apply. 

Husky Hour Events!

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Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

The Student Scoop- September 23, 2020

HuskyLead: Keep it Going

Overcome challenges in your organization and discover your “why” as a leader. Learn how to empower your members and become a confident leader. Join us for this HuskyLead September 26th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

HuskyLead: How to have Experiences Employers Look For

What are companies looking for? Learn about what kind of involvement opportunities, extracurriculars, and leadership experience can benefit you during your job search. Attend this HuskyLead October 6th at 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A2.

Homecoming Registration is now open!

The theme for homecoming this year is a Happy Little Homecoming (Bob Ross Theme)!

There is a mix of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events so all can take part. In-person events will require masks and social distancing. 

Homecoming Team Registration: Register HERE

Registration closes September 30 at NOON. Even if your team only wants to participate in one event, you still need to register. 

There is a mandatory Team Captain meeting that must be attended by one member of your team on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 PM on Zoom.  Whoever registered your team will be sent a calendar invite. 

 The full schedule and rulebook can be found on our website and Involvement Link page.

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


It’s time for RSO Re-registration and Training!

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From now until October 2nd at 5 pm, each Registered Student Organization must re-register in order to maintain active status. The president of each organization is required to complete the re-registration steps listed in Involvement Link and all officers and MTU advisors are required to participate in mandatory training. Instruction for completing your training can be found here and all questions may be directed to rso@mtu.edu.


Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

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Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.


K-DAY 2020

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You have crossed over into the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech. This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year you can attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The final in-person K-Days is: Tuesday, September 29 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to raspence@mtu.edu.


MUB- Minute to Win it

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MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.
Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.
Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY3JhfVCUc36opEq9q4bVC2E–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

DIY Garden Globes

Come pick up a make-and-take kit with an air plant and globe from the MUB Commons on October 1st from 6 – 8 pm! Grab a bag and take all the materials home with you to make your DIY garden. *While supplies last*

SALE at Campus Store & University Images!


And the scavenger hunt beings NOW!!

There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  
We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list.  Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.
Want more entries into our prize drawing?  Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!
Please follow this link for the list of items, official rules, and the photo submission process.  We wish you the best of luck!!

RSO Room Reservation Information

Due to the current Health & Safety level on campus and the ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, many of our buildings have adjusted their options for room reservations this semester.

Memorial Union Building

  • Reservations are for the fall semester only
    • reserved on a first-come, first-served basis 
    • reservation requests for the spring semester will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2020
  • Ballroom is available after 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends during normal operating hours
    • offered up for student use as a quasi-classroom, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for the fall semester when classes are in session
    • Weekdays – walls up separating Ballrooms A1, A2, and B with classroom seating only
    • Weekends – walls can be removed for use of the entire Ballroom with classroom seating only
  • Alumni Lounge will be offline for the fall semester to be utilized as a University testing site
  • Room capacities will be determined using approved capacity guidance
    • Capacities will vary depending on what is allowable for your event/activity type and the meeting room setup you require
    • Existing reservations will be assessed every week for reservations within 30 days, confirming that reservations are still in line with COVID-19 protocols
    • Any additional service staff that are part of your meeting (i.e. Catering or IT) will count toward your overall capacity
  • Rooms will be sanitized between scheduled events and in-room self-sanitizing stations will be available to users
  • Submit a room request here at least 72 hours (3 days) before your event.  If you need to request a room less than 72 hours ahead of time, please contact the Memorial Union at 906-487-2543 or reservations-l@mtu.edu.  
  • Room Setups – View standard setups for each room here. Custom setups are not available at this time.

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

  • Classroom reservations for evenings and weekends are maintained in the Registrar’s Office.  You may submit your request using the online room reservation system.  
  • Room reservation requests must be submitted at least one day in advance to ensure Public Safety and Police Services and Energy Management are notified.
  • Registered Student Organizations must adhere to guidelines found here.
  • For all group meetings, the group size of 10 is in effect. Even though your room may hold more, your group must adhere to the size of 10. An option if you have more is to reserve another room or meet outside.
  • Reminder: Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for the locking of all University buildings. If you need after hours access to a building or room, or lock yourself out of your office, please call 487-2216.
  • Information: If you need to reserve equipment or need assistance in a classroom, please contact Information Technology-User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or call 487-1111. Any questions, call the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319.
  • Classrooms are cleaned daily, except weekends. Sanitize the areas where you sit and touch before and after use. Groups must maintain at least six feet of distance. Face coverings must be worn. Close windows, turn off lights, clean up, return room to order, and close the door when leaving. Be smart, do your part, and be responsible for your own safety.

Update on SDC Reservations for RSOs!

The SDC will resume reservations for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the 2020-21 academic year on September 21. 

Updated guidelines on the SDC reservation process, requirements and procedures during COVID-19 will be released early next week. Michigan Tech is adhering to state and federal guidelines related to event size, public gatherings and health and safety protocols. Face coverings are required during athletic RSO practices and competitions.

Please note that in addition to the SDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, your plan must also meet the Student Leadership & Involvement Office’s RSO Consideration for Physical Activities and Club Sports During COVID-19.

All RSO reservations that have already been submitted to the SDC are being held. There is no need to submit another form at this time. We thank you for your patience and look forward to getting your group back to the SDC! 

Please hold your questions until you receive the guidelines next week. 

ResEd Spotlight Board Program

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We at ResEd have created the Spotlight Board Program which is designed to have student organizations come into the residence hall and decorate a bulletin board to introduce a learning opportunity. The board should be decorated with a given theme and content of your choosing as well as some information about your organization and how other students can get involved. Content can be anything from history/heritage month, awareness month, or any topic that your organization wants to spotlight.

If a student organization submits an idea, the residence hall councils will choose what they want to see in their environment. Submitting an idea does not guarantee your board will be picked for a certain month. For more information about this process you read up on the policy here: Spotlight Board Policy

To submit a idea to create a Spotlight Board Please fill out the following form (add form link here)  by Sept. 20th and if you need an example of a complete form here is one: Spotlight Board Form Example

Let’s Talk Times

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Need more information? Please reference our website, as the Zoom links are also available online. https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/letstalk/

Husky Hour Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

The Student Scoop- September 16, 2020

It’s time for RSO Re-registration and Training!

From now until October 2nd at 5 pm, each Registered Student Organization must re-register in order to maintain active status. The president of each organization is required to complete the re-registration steps listed in Involvement Link and all officers and MTU advisors are required to participate in mandatory training. Instruction for completing your training can be found here and all questions may be directed to rso@mtu.edu.


Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.


Sorority Recruitment!

It’s your last chance to sign up for Sorority Recruitment! Join Michigan Tech Sorority Life for a completely virtual recruitment process. Kick off is September 17th, so be sure to sign up beforehand. To sign up, use this link: https://mtu.mycampusdirector2.com/landing/


K-DAY 2020

You have crossed over into the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech. This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year you can attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The final three in-person K-Days are: Thursday, September 17 1-3PM, Monday, September 21 1-3PM, and Tuesday, September 29 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to raspence@mtu.edu.


SWE’s Evening with Industry

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EWI is an annual event hosted by the Michigan Tech Society of Women Engineers the day before the Fall Career Fair. EWI provides a relaxed environment where students and corporate representatives can interact before the career fair.

The event is open to all Michigan Tech University students, who will have the opportunity to network with company representatives while learning about numerous and diverse companies and the internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities they offer. These employers target Michigan Tech in their recruiting efforts and are eager to meet and interact with top talented students.


MUB- Minute to Win it

MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.
Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.
Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY3JhfVCUc36opEq9q4bVC2E–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

Upcoming Intramural Events!

Download

Register your team at – www.imleagues.com/MTU

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


RSO Room Reservation Information

Due to the current Health & Safety level on campus and the ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, many of our buildings have adjusted their options for room reservations this semester.

Memorial Union Building

  • Reservations are for the fall semester only
    • reserved on a first-come, first-served basis 
    • reservation requests for the spring semester will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2020
  • Ballroom is available after 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends during normal operating hours
    • offered up for student use as a quasi-classroom, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for the fall semester when classes are in session
    • Weekdays – walls up separating Ballrooms A1, A2, and B with classroom seating only
    • Weekends – walls can be removed for use of the entire Ballroom with classroom seating only
  • Alumni Lounge will be offline for the fall semester to be utilized as a University testing site
  • Room capacities will be determined using approved capacity guidance
    • Capacities will vary depending on what is allowable for your event/activity type and the meeting room setup you require
    • Existing reservations will be assessed every week for reservations within 30 days, confirming that reservations are still in line with COVID-19 protocols
    • Any additional service staff that are part of your meeting (i.e. Catering or IT) will count toward your overall capacity
  • Rooms will be sanitized between scheduled events and in-room self-sanitizing stations will be available to users
  • Submit a room request here at least 72 hours (3 days) before your event.  If you need to request a room less than 72 hours ahead of time, please contact the Memorial Union at 906-487-2543 or reservations-l@mtu.edu.  
  • Room Setups – View standard setups for each room here. Custom setups are not available at this time.

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

  • Classroom reservations for evenings and weekends are maintained in the Registrar’s Office.  You may submit your request using the online room reservation system.  
  • Room reservation requests must be submitted at least one day in advance to ensure Public Safety and Police Services and Energy Management are notified.
  • Registered Student Organizations must adhere to guidelines found here.
  • For all group meetings, the group size of 10 is in effect. Even though your room may hold more, your group must adhere to the size of 10. An option if you have more is to reserve another room or meet outside.
  • Reminder: Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for the locking of all University buildings. If you need after hours access to a building or room, or lock yourself out of your office, please call 487-2216.
  • Information: If you need to reserve equipment or need assistance in a classroom, please contact Information Technology-User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or call 487-1111. Any questions, call the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319.
  • Classrooms are cleaned daily, except weekends. Sanitize the areas where you sit and touch before and after use. Groups must maintain at least six feet of distance. Face coverings must be worn. Close windows, turn off lights, clean up, return room to order, and close the door when leaving. Be smart, do your part, and be responsible for your own safety.

Please Take Care of Breakers

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The North Canal Township Park is what we call “Breakers.” Breakers is unique in that the beach was partly formed due to the result of local mining and is made up largely of stamp sand. Breakers is very popular for students at Michigan Tech – the drive out is nice and it seems like there’s always some group having a bonfire. But we must also be good stewards of the park. Here are a few tips to help us all continue to enjoy Breakers…

  • Pack it in, pack it out
  • Leave it better than you found it
  • Let the wildlife be
  • Be prepared
  • Think about your impact
  • Be courteous to others

Update on SDC Reservations for RSOs!

The SDC will resume reservations for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the 2020-21 academic year on September 21. 

Updated guidelines on the SDC reservation process, requirements and procedures during COVID-19 will be released early next week. Michigan Tech is adhering to state and federal guidelines related to event size, public gatherings and health and safety protocols. Face coverings are required during athletic RSO practices and competitions.

Please note that in addition to the SDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, your plan must also meet the Student Leadership & Involvement Office’s RSO Consideration for Physical Activities and Club Sports During COVID-19.

All RSO reservations that have already been submitted to the SDC are being held. There is no need to submit another form at this time. We thank you for your patience and look forward to getting your group back to the SDC! 

Please hold your questions until you receive the guidelines next week. 

ResEd Spotlight Board Program

We at ResEd have created the Spotlight Board Program which is designed to have student organizations come into the residence hall and decorate a bulletin board to introduce a learning opportunity. The board should be decorated with a given theme and content of your choosing as well as some information about your organization and how other students can get involved. Content can be anything from history/heritage month, awareness month, or any topic that your organization wants to spotlight.

If a student organization submits an idea, the residence hall councils will choose what they want to see in their environment. Submitting an idea does not guarantee your board will be picked for a certain month. For more information about this process you read up on the policy here: Spotlight Board Policy

To submit a idea to create a Spotlight Board Please fill out the following form (add form link here)  by Sept. 20th and if you need an example of a complete form here is one: Spotlight Board Form Example

Let’s Talk Times

Need more information? Please reference our website, as the Zoom links are also available online. https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/letstalk/

Husky Hour Events!

Link to Events Calendar for 9/16: https://events.mtu.edu/event/husky_hour-_exploring_the_keweenaw#.X2DOD2hKjcs 

Link to Events Calendar for 9/22: https://events.mtu.edu/event/husky_hour-_health_skills#.X2DOOmhKjcs 

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/