Day: December 2, 2016

Michigan Tech Lode & Student News Briefs, 12/2/2016


Featured Stories:

  • Page 2: Community peace walk
  • Page 7: Discover your inner elf
  • Page 10: Should students be assigned homework over break?
  • Page 13: Huskies sweep Alaska



15253468_10153443563592325_7049775097219862400_nTonight, 12/2, Escape Rooms Event

Do you ever watch films where the leads are in a sticky situation they need to get themselves out of and think to yourself, “I could totally do that.” Why not prove it? Stop by the MUB Ballroom this Friday from 6-10 p.m. for “Escape the MUB!” Solve puzzles with your friends to try and break out of a room within an hour.

Come as a walk-in or sign up early here:

Co-Sponsored by the MUB Board and Late Night.

Film Board Presents The Magnificent Seven

Friday, Dec. 2 @2:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Dec. 3 @2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Dec. 4 @2:30, 5:30

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

The Magnificent Seven is rated PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, historical smoking, some language and suggestive material.

Khana Khazana Asian ComboKhana Khazana Serving Asian Combo Meal

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Asia.

The menu features:

  • Chicken Teriyaki (Japan) (For Non-Vegetarian)
  • Hot & Spicy Tofu (China) (For Vegetarian)
  • Mon Tod (Thailand)
  • Payasam (India)

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage.

15319110_10153449483982325_2230428478819385206_nStudy Break Hosted by MUB Board

The semester is coming to a close and if you’re like most other students on campus, you’re probably drowning in the stress of exams, essays, projects, and maybe a quiz or two. In order to relieve your pain in this trying time, we offer our holiday-themed Study Break!

Stop by MUB Ballroom A on Thursday, December 8 from 7-9 p.m. They will be providing snacks, crafts, and a holiday movie showing.

Rozsa Presents Tuba Christmas! A Free Holiday Community Concert

Holiday festivities at the Rozsa have commenced! The Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a concert by Michigan Tech students, faculty, and local musicians in Houghton’s very own Tuba Christmas, an evening of music by and for Tuba and Euphonium. Tubists (and euphoniums and baritones) gather annually to honor the first “world-class tubist” Bill Bell, who was born on Christmas day.

Admission is free, and the concert will take place in the Rozsa Lobby this Sunday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m..

Relaxation Wellness Event Hosted by Alpha Delta Alpha

The sisters of Alpha Delta Alpha will be hosting a Wellness Event to de-stress before finals.
Please join us in an evening of relaxation.
Activities may include:
Yoga, Calming Music, Facial Masks, etc.

When: Thursday, December 8 @ 5 p.m.
Where: 810 E. South Ave. Houghton, MI

Rides will be available from Wadsworth Hall lobby (outside the dinging hall), leaving at 4:55 p.m.



HuskyLEAD Session – StrengthsQuest 12/6

Join us on Tuesday, December 6 from 6-7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge as we talk about the renowned StrengthsQuest tool. Attendees will be introduced to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, recognize the unique, but different talents of others, and evaluate their own understanding about what they do best. The Undergraduate Student Government will also share how they’ve used the assessment to help make their executive board more efficient.

For more information please contact Jonathan Davey at

ASEM Meeting Announcement DEC 5thAmerican Society for Engineering Management Meeting

If you are interested in Engineering Management, please join ASEM on December 5 at 5:00 p.m. in Chem Sci  104A for their monthly meeting and Holiday Party.

For more information please contact Bryce Richard at

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

SURF is a research fellowship program that offers undergraduate students a $4000 stipend to work for 10 weeks on research on campus in the summer. Applications are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. This workshop will be led by Will Cantrell.

Workshop will take place on Monday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Fisher 132.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


Interested in Becoming an RA?

Housing and Residential Life is looking for new staff to join our team in 2017-18! We are hiring Resident Assistants. As a resident assistant, you will be seen a leader within the community, you will  help to build a strong, diverse, and inclusive community,  and you will promote learning inside and outside of the classroom.

For a more detailed description of the job, please visit the Housing and Residential Life hiring webpage.

New applicants are required to attend one short information session before receiving their link to apply. Those sessions are being held:  December 2 at 6:00 p.m. and January 9 at 9:00 p.m. All information sessions will be held in Fisher 138.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA to be considered. Please contact the Housing and Residential Staff at if you have any questions.

Design Expo 2017 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2017 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 13. Please save the date!

Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students on Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of distinguished corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many team projects are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. Design Expo is co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Pavlis Honors College.

Registration is now open for Senior Design and Enterprise teams. Visit the Design Expo websiteto register before the deadline, Monday, February 6, 2017.

bus routeHockey Shuttle Bus Route Change

This weekend we are changing the hockey shuttle bus route and pick up locations on campus. Please see map above.

This is a direct result of specific feedback received from students.

Customer Appreciation Sale at the Campus Bookstore

Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our annual Customer Appreciation Sale on December 6, from noon-5:00 p.m. and December 7, 8:00-5:00 p.m.

Nearly everything in the stores will be 25% off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list. Look sharp while sitting at the holiday table… browse our blazers, dress jackets, suits and ties, all of it at 50% off.

Univeristy Images and the Campus Store thank you once again and we look forward to you stopping by!



This Week’s Events

Write a Cover Letter That Gets Attention
Only 3% of applicants personalize and tailor their cover letter to the job they’re apply for, and it’s that 3% who get put in the “YES” pile. Learn how to write a cover letter that makes you stand out from the hundreds of other applicants.
Tuesday, December 6 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM OR Wednesday, December 7 | 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM 

Graduating Senior Series
Part 5 – Now What? Life After CollegeJoin a panel of Michigan Tech alumni to learn how to navigate life after graduation – how they got to where they are now, the resources they used, and what they wished they had known when they were in your shoes.
Friday, December 9 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM