Donate to Husky FAN
Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community while spreading the word about Husky FAN.
Comedian Opey Olagbaju
Bring your friends!
This performance is FREE and funded by the Student Activity Fee.
Hosted by Late Night Programming.
Learn More About Course Material Acquisition!
Learn more about buying your course materials! Learn how to give feedback on the customer service you have experienced at Michigan Tech! The Office of the Vice President for Administration would like to invite students to attend and participate in our Information Sharing Session. Held on November 28 at 2:00 pm in the Memorial Union Ballroom, this session will focus on how two of our departments are using various technologies to create an excellent Michigan Tech Experience for their customers. All staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend and participate. Participate in our presentation surveys by downloading a QR Code reader app before the event!
To see poster click here AB
Volunteers to Decorate for Christmas in Houghton
The City of Houghton is seeking volunteers to help with their Victorian Inspired Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 9th from 4-7pm (see attached). Volunteers will dress up to match the time period and walk around downtown Houghton to create the feel and ambiance of a Victorian Christmas. There will be sleigh-rides, candle dipping, music, and a tree lighting. Volunteers will also receive free food!
Literature: Finding it and Reading it
Lauren Movlai, Instruction Librarian, will lead an interactive discussion on identifying excellent resources. This will be followed by a graduate student panel sharing their experiences and recommendations for how to approach finding and reading journal articles.
The workshop will be held in room 243 of the Library on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm.
For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.
Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba
Dancing Through the Snow Holiday Zumba is being hosted by HOSA Future Health Professionals at Michigan Tech, it will take place on Tuesday, December 5th from 8 – 9 pm in the Superior Ballroom in the basement of the Memorial Union Building. This event is free for Michigan Tech Students.
Come and enjoy the fun of Zumba!
Fires in the Mirror
Tech Theatre presents Fires in the Mirror, a play by American playwright, author, actress and professor Anna Deavere Smith. It chronicles the viewpoints of people from tow different communities, Black and Jewish, connected directly and indirectly to the Crown Heights riot which occurred in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in August 1991.
How can these things happen? A child is hit by a car while playing on the sidewalk. In retaliation, a young man is stabbed to death. A community turns inward upon itself, neighbor set against neighbor. Can an out of balance world be set right? Anna Deavere smith interviewed members of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights community and using their own words assembled a retelling of their solemn road from hate and violence to understanding.
Leading Scholars Competition
We are getting ready for our annual Leading Scholars competition and we’re looking for volunteers to help out with some group process type activities again. We will have about 40 high school seniors visiting on December 3-4 to vie for the chance to receive full scholarships.
The session that we’re in need of volunteers for is called “Leadership in Action,” and the staff volunteers will evaluate students while they participate in the activities. I will touch base with all volunteers as the event gets closer, but we’d need about 25 staff members to be ready to evaluate at 7:45 AM on Monday, December 4. The event will wrap-up just before 10:00 AM. (The events will take place on the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall.)
If folks are willing to lend a hand, just fill out this quick form at https://goo.gl/forms/hDPvjHooUXvOUgC82.
We very much appreciate all your help as we bring these awesome future Huskies to campus!
It’s time to start thinking about Winter Carnival 2018!
The theme this year is “Myths and Tales of the Past, in our Frigid Forecast”.
If you are planning on participating in Winter Carnival, please join our Winter Carnival Email list for any and all updates regarding Winter Carnival.
In order to join follow this link:
- Click the blue button that says “Join group to post”.
- Click “Join this group”.
There are also a few changes we would like to highlight for this year:
Window painting event has been replaced with “Banner Painting”. The banners will then be hung in business windows in downtown Houghton during January and February. A major change with this new event is that banners will need to be completed by December 15th in order for businesses to have adequate time to receive and display the banners. Additional details regarding the event are listed in the rulebook.
Due to declining participation, the interactive statue competition will no longer be a judged event. Organizations wishing to build statues that require participant interaction are encouraged to do so by opting into the category on the month-long statue application. Any questions regarding this change can be directed to email@example.com.
The final Stage Revue event held in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 7th will be free for all students thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Inter-Residence Housing Council (IRHC). A valid student ID must be brought to the event for student admission.
Lastly, attached is a PDF copy of the Rulebook for Winter Carnival 2018. All relevant dates to events, registrations, and meetings can be found there.
You can also find a copy of the Rulebook on Blue Key’s Involvement Link page, as well as on the Carnival website at: https://www.mtu.edu/carnival/
At this time, here are some upcoming dates and times for the next couple of weeks.
- Entry forms for Month-Long Statues go live November 11 at 8:00am and close on December 6 at 5:00pm.
- An Open Forum and Lottery for Month-Long statues will be held on November 9 at 5 pm in Fisher 138. Priority for Themes and Snow Statue Locations will be determined at this meeting. If you want priority for your location and theme, you must be present at this lottery. Only one representative from your organization needs to be present.
I hope that everyone is just as excited as we are for Winter Carnival 2018!
HuskyFit Has New Programs
Nutrition Workshops are now available through HuskiesFit Programs! (2) four-week sessions, “Eating for Energy” and “Weigh Less & Live More”. Join Kero Tuesdays at 12 pm. Bring your lunch and pick up some health tips to get you on the right track!
Want to try something different? Join Afrobeat Fitness instructor Stephanie Saturdays from 12 to 12:50 pm in the SDC Studio! This class will leave you feeling successful regardless of your fitness level. Afrobeat Fitness is an energetic dance class associated with West African musical styles (Afrobeat) to create an exciting routine and a great cardio workout.
For more class information, visit Afrobeat Fitness.
- Applying StrengthsFinder (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 3), Wednesday, December 6 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001
Ever notice something about Michigan Tech that could be improved? Have you had a great idea that would have a positive effect on other students?
If yes, you are invited and encouraged to join us at the Student Commission meetings. We look to break down the barriers that impede student’s success, and to improve Michigan Tech’s campus environment.
You’ll get the chance to have your ideas heard by staff, faculty, university officials, and most importantly other students. We work together to act on your idea and make changes. Past accomplishments of the Student Commission include:
- Skate Board/Long Board Racks
- Water Bottle Filler Stations
- Prince’s Point Rehab
- Upper Daniell Heights Printer
- Bus Stop Schedules
- Promotion of Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN)
- Promotion of Maintenance Direct Work Order
- Value Statement
- Relocation of Broomball Rinks
- Designated Memorial Garden
- Experience Tech Fee Initiative
Anyone is welcome to attend upcoming meetings.
Please check out the Student Commission website for more information. http://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/administration/vp/committees/student-commission/
2017 Fall Meeting Date:
- Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Admin 404
There’s still time to get your HuskieFit Ultimate Session Punch Card!
Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.
Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!
Cap, Gown, & Ticket Ordering Now Open
Request commencement tickets and place your cap & gown order now. Review cap & gown pricing, ordering deadline, Michigan Tech cap & gown policies and commencement information prior to ordering.
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