Archives—December 2017

Student News Briefs – December 22, 2017

SDC Holiday Building Schedule

SDC Holiday Building Schedule

The SDC will have reduced hours December 23 through January 13, but will remain open almost every day. There are plenty of indoor recreation opportunities for family and friends – swimming, skating racquetball, volleyball, basketball. See SDC building schedule.


SDC Holiday Programs and Events Schedule

SDC Holiday Programs & Events

Check out the Holiday Program Schedule for special events and HuskiesFit Programs such as log rolling, public skating, drop-in hockey, Fitbarre and more!

Make the SDC your indoor recreation destination this holiday season. For more information, visit Recreation.


The 29th Annual MLK Banquet is here!

 In our 29th year of MLK celebrations, Michigan Technological University invites you to reflect on Dr. King’s vision of inclusion. 2018 marks 50 years since we lost one of the most influential visionaries and impactful social justice advocates of United States history.MLK picture

  •  On January 23, 2018, we will celebrate our 29th banquet in the Rozsa Lobby.
  • Please arrive at 5:00 pm

 

Reserve your space here: https://goo.gl/forms/DhuaMQDrdfDo4yT12

 


Call for Volunteers to Welcome New International Students for Spring 2018

Will you and/or members of your student organization be in Houghton the week before classes begin in January? If so, International Programs & Services is looking for volunteers to help welcome new international students to campus! Volunteer shifts are available throughout the week of January 8th-13th.

Individuals or organizations interested in volunteering can email ipsarrivals@mtu.edu for more details and to sign up for shifts.


Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.

WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc

WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan

WHEN: January 1 and 2

WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.

HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEKThis fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


HuskyFit has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!

– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.

– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.

– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.

– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.

– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.

Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!

Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Basketball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Wallyball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Bowling: Deadline on January 22nd @ 8:00 am

Billiards Tournament: Deadline on January 26th @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!


Student News Briefs – December 15, 2017

Seats Available on the USG Winter Break Bus

There are still a few seats available on the Winter Break Bus sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The bus departs from the Memorial Union Building on Saturday, December 23 at 8:00 AM and travels to East Lansing with stops at St. Ignace, Gaylord, and Clare.  The return bus departs from East Lansing on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 AM with the same stops along the way.  The cost is $92.75 plus fees; total cost $99.97.

The cost is the same roundtrip or just one way.

To see more details and purchase a ticket online, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-winter-break-bus-sponsored-by-usg-tickets-40854121778.  For any questions about the USG Winter Break Bus, please contact USG member and coordinator of the

Winter Break Bus, John Nowosad, at jsnowosa@mtu.edu.


Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.

WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc

WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan

WHEN: January 1 and 2

WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.

HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEKThis fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.


 Book Buyback and Rental Return

Come into the Campus Store to return or sell back your books. Campus Store Book Buyback and Rental Return is Monday, December 18th through Friday, December 22nd 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.


SDC Holiday Building Schedule

SDC Holiday Building Schedule

The SDC will have reduced hours December 23 through January 13, but will remain open almost every day. There are plenty of indoor recreation opportunities for family and friends – swimming, skating racquetball, volleyball, basketball. See SDC building schedule.


SDC Holiday Programs and Events Schedule

SDC Holiday Programs & Events

Check out the Holiday Program Schedule for special events and HuskiesFit Programs such as log rolling, public skating, drop-in hockey, Fitbarre and more!

Make the SDC your indoor recreation destination this holiday season. For more information, visit Recreation.


Michigan Tech Concert Choir and Superior Wind Symphony Presents:

The Sound from Within Us

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present a concert by the Michigan Tech Concert Choir and Superior Wind Symphony titled The Sound from Within Us,” an evening of celebratory music, this Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center. The concert celebrates themes of common humanity with varied instrumentation and beautiful texts, and will feature music by American and British composers, including Vincent Persichetti’s Celebrations, Lee Hoiby’s Hymn for a New Age, Charles Ives’ Psalm 90 and Circus Band, and John Rutter’s Gloria.  .

According to Michael Christianson, Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands, “From the many possible ways humans have invented for making music, groups of singers and wind instrumentalists have in common that the human breath initiates all sounds. Jared [Jared Anderson, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, and Choirs Director] and I first just wanted to make music together, because we like to do different things and this combination is surprisingly rare. There are many more instruments that are struck, bowed, plucked, etc. that are ‘inspired by expiration.’ And the human voice is the first true musical instrument, the most universal, so it seemed like a logical conclusion to concertize together. Our repertoire focus started out as “American,” but we were enamored with some other great musical opportunities. We will offer the work of stellar composers: Charles Ives, Vincent Persichetti, John Rutter, and Lee Hoiby, as well as the words of Walt Whitman. All words in English.

Anderson adds, The Sound from Within Us celebrates the fact that wind players and singers both create music by using perhaps our most common trait, breath.  The capacity to make beautiful sounds is within us all. The texts of the music that will be performed emphasize what we share as individuals and communities, the need for connection and kindness. It is a great opportunity to hear beautiful music and to celebrate in the midst of the holiday season.”

Tickets for The Sound from Within Us are on sale now, $15 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Zumba Holiday Party

Get on the dance floor and enjoy some healthy holiday cheer. Join Cindy and Allison for a special Zumba Holiday Party. Dress to impress with your most festive holiday colors and get ready to party! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

ZumbaHolidayPartySlider


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


HuskyFit has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!

– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.

– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.

– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.

– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.

– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.

Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!

Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.


Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks Project 

What do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions. Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks: Keweenaw National Historic Park Isle Royale National Park Apostle Islands National Lake Shore Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore Grand Portage National Monument.In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks. The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.  Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16. The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 am – 8 pm M-F and Sat 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


SPRING 2018 INTRAMURAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED ON IMLEAGUES

Basketball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Wallyball: Deadline on January 19th @ 8:00 am

Bowling: Deadline on January 22nd @ 8:00 am

Billiards Tournament: Deadline on January 26th @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Singles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 8:00 am

Table Tennis Doubles Tournament: Deadline on February 2nd @ 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Doubles Racquetball: Deadline on February 5th @ 5:00 pm

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU

– For more information:  E-mail imsports@mtu.edu


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!

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MTU Surveys

Look for these signs around campus and submit your feedback for a chance to win a free coffee!



Student News Briefs – December 8, 2017

 

Indian Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:Indian Cuisine 2

  • Chicken Maratha
  • Rajee Rice
  • Mango Lassi

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.


Seats Available on the USG Winter Break Bus

There are still a few seats available on the Winter Break Bus sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government.  The bus departs from the Memorial Union Building on Saturday, December 23 at 8:00 AM and travels to East Lansing with stops at St. Ignace, Gaylord, and Clare.  The return bus departs from East Lansing on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 AM with the same stops along the way.  The cost is $92.75 plus fees; total cost $99.97.

The cost is the same roundtrip or just one way.

To see more details and purchase a ticket online, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-winter-break-bus-sponsored-by-usg-tickets-40854121778.  For any questions about the USG Winter Break Bus, please contact USG member and coordinator of the

Winter Break Bus, John Nowosad, at jsnowosa@mtu.edu.


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.                                     Supply Drive A

How can you get involved?
Step One: Pluck a feather or two off of the turkey on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall (outside Physics department). Each feather has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on November 30th from 4-7pm or December 8th from 12-3pm.
If these times do not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office. The last date to donate is December 8th.
Please spread the word and help our fellow Huskies have a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance.

 


Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Holiday Reception

Bring the whole family together and join us at the Rozsa Center to celebrate the season with an afternoon of ornament making, cookie eating, and the Grinch! Together, the Student Entertainment Board and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to present a matinee screening of the original animated holiday classic, Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by a holiday reception to benefit Toys for Tots, this Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 PM, at the Rozsa Center.

This season the Rozsa Center will be a Toys for Tots drop-off location! Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy to donate, and help Toys for Tots spread a message of hope and holiday cheer to less fortunate youngsters in our community.

Tickets for How the Grinch Stole Christmas are on sale now, $5 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, and are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office, or at the Rozsa Center Box Office the day of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Center box office only opens approx. two hours prior to performances.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


Customer Appreciation Sale

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 semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale on Wednesday, December 13th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. 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.


Graduation Cap, Gown, & Ticket Pickup at the Campus Bookstore

If you have a Graduation Cap, Gown or Tickets to pick up at the Campus Bookstore please bring a photo ID with you to pick them up.

Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 8th  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, December 11th – Thursday, December 14th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

*Photo ID is required to pickup Cap, Gown, & Tickets.


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!   1610 AB

Those interested should email Nick Roberts (nickr@cityofhoughton.com) or Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu) at your earliest convenience so we can coordinate costumes. There are some clothing pieces that can be altered, but you’re welcome to bring your own time period costumes if you have them. We can work with you on costumes, as there are some alternatives we can suggest.
Feel free to also call Nick at 906-487-5912 with additional questions.

KSO Presents Sinfonia Antartica Saturday

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs Ralph Vaughan Williams’ tragic winter symphony, Sinfonia Antartica, an orchestral celebration of the heroism and tragedy of the ill-fated terra nova Antarctic expedition of 1912. They will also perform a world premiere of Libby Meyer’s Lakeside, a new composition based on her work with the recent Listening to Parks project, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and National Park Service Imagine Your Parks initiative. Please join us on Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 PM at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for the Sinfonia Antartica concert are on sale now, $19 for adults, $6 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Let Blue Key Help With Your Winter Carnival Event

Is your student organization planning an event that will happen during Winter Carnival 2018?  Let Blue Key know the details about your event and it may be included on sponsored marketing such as the overall Winter Carnival event schedule that is provided to students via posters and visitors via schedule booklets located around campus.  We are especially looking for specific details regarding All-Nighter events.  If you do not know the full details of your event, fill out the form to the best of your knowledge and Blue Key will contact you later for further information.  Events that are hosted by registered student organizations (RSO), sent to Blue Key to be reviewed by Friday, December 15th, and aligning with the the University Policy may be featured on the Winter Carnival events schedule.  Please contact bluekey@mtu.edu with any questions.

 Form: https://goo.gl/forms/MvceDoZBFbddKDuI2


Landscape Music: A Matinee Chamber Music Concert Sunday

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present a matinee concert of chamber music featuring the works of seven composers celebrating the Landscape, special places and the National Parks. The Landscape Music Concert will be held in the McArdle Theatre on the second floor of Michigan Tech’s Walker Center, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 3:00 PM.

The composers whose work will be performed include: Nell Shaw Cohen, Jesse Budel, Stephen Wood, Corinna Hogan, Christina Rusnak, Libby Meyer, and Stephen Lias. Libby Meyer, composer, fiddle player, and Lecturer in Musical Composition and Violin/Viola Performance and Instruction in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, arranged this concert as part of the Landscape Music Composers Network, a group of composers from across the United States whose music engages with landscape, nature, and place. Visit LandscapeMusic.org for more.

Libby Meyer’s interest in natural soundscapes, conservation of special places and curiosity about the relationship between the arts and the natural world fuel her work. She is a co-founder of the Keweenaw Soundscape Project established to aurally document the Keweenaw region and surrounding lands for ecological, social and artistic value has served as an Artist in Residence at Isle Royale National Park and has written a number of compositions inspired by the landscape. In 2016, Libby and colleagues from Michigan Technological University were awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Park Service’s Imagine Your Parks program. The project team recorded soundscapes in the five National Parks on Lake Superior. The results: A visual and sound installation Listening to Parks, is currently on display, through January 22, 2018 in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space. Please visit the Listening to Parks website for more details. And Meyer’s composition Lakescape, created through her work on that project, will be premiered by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, December 9, 2017, as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert at the Rozsa Center. Libby’s recordings can be found on her website libbymeyermusic.com.

Tickets for the Landscape Music Concert are on sale now, $5 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee, and are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office, or at the McArdle Theatre door the evening of the performance.  Please note the McArdle Theatre only opens approx. one hour prior to performances.


Health & Happiness Throughout the Holiday Season

This 90-minute workshop is designed to allow you some time for self care through a gentle 45-minute yoga routine and then we will spend 45 minutes discussing doable healthy tips to keep you from self sabotaging HealthHappinesssliderduring all the holiday parties and get-togethers. Let this holiday season be one where you can truly stay present in the moment and enjoy the hustle and bustle without anxiety and stress. When we take time to nurture and nourish ourselves, we have so much more to give those around us.


 Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.
WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc
WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan
WHEN: January 1 and 2
WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.
HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEK
This fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.
If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.

Six Monkey Wrenches, Project Learning Lab’s End-of-Semester Student Art Exhibit OpensThe Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase, titled Six Monkey Wrenches, featuring works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab, an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Works on display were created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Contemporary Sculpture classes. The exhibition runs Dec. 8 – 11, 2017. A reception will be held Friday, Dec. 8, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. The reception is free and all are welcome. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.According to Gordillo, “Students from many campus disciplines are represented, including Math, Engineering, Theatre, and Sound Design. Students were encouraged to work with the gallery’s architecture, to explore alternative materials, and to create large-scale installations in the space. Students studied work by contemporary artists including Martin Puryear, El Anatsui, Ai Wei Wei, Do Ho Suh, and Ann Hamilton, then spent the semester creating their own works of art. “Student artists represented:Henry Ashburn, Sam Bulthuis, Angela Butke, Aaron Christianson, Evan FrankJesse Fredericks, Brook Greening, Bekah Kettler, Alex KuehnVia Ouellette Ballas, Ted Smith, Hunter Storie, Cole Szeszulski, Theresa WeberFor more information please contact Lisa Gordillo, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, 906-487-3096, lijohnso@mtu.edu.

Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.


Zumba Holiday Party

Get on the dance floor and enjoy some healthy holiday cheer. Join Cindy and Allison for a special Zumba Holiday Party. Dress to impress with your most festive holiday colors and get ready to party! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

ZumbaHolidayPartySlider


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2018-19!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Com join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, Commuter Assistant, Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant, Transfer Student Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

December 13, 2017 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 135

January 16, 2018 — 6:05 pm, Fisher 139

January 19, 2018 — 3:05 pm, Fisher 135

If you have any questions, please email:  success@mtu.edu


HuskyFit Has New Programs
HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

 Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks ProjectWhat do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions.Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks:Keweenaw National Historic ParkIsle Royale National ParkApostle Islands National Lake ShorePictured Rocks National Lake ShoreGrand Portage National Monument.In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks.The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The recorded sounds from this project will also be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa Center as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 AM – 8 PM M-F and Sat 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.


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!

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STUDENT COMMISSIONEver 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
  • Reflectors
  • 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

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Cap, Gown, & Ticket Ordering Now OpenRequest 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.Visit http://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech/Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


Serve901
In March 2018, Michigan Tech will partner with Serve901 in Memphis, Tennessee to combat specific social issues. The trip will be comprised of 18 students, including two staff advisors. Students will apply for the opportunity and pay a $200 deposit to secure their spot. The deposit will be refunded on the first day of the trip. All other expenses are covered.
Applications are open until January 31, 2018, but there will be a priority consideration for those that apply before December 8, 2017. Any remaining spots will be filled after the application deadline.
Check out our website for pictures and stories from last year’s participants. For more information contact Jonathan Davey at jrdavey@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963. Or you may contact Zachary Rubinstein at zlrubins@mtu.edu.

Student News Briefs – December 1, 2017

Comedian Opey Olagbaju

Come join us for our last comedian of the semester, Opey!
Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the MUB Ballroom at 10 PM!
Bring your friends!
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Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju’s love and commitment to stand-up are always apparent on stage. The Los Angeles comic performs across the city and has successfully showcased in several festivals, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the World Series of Comedy and previous NACA Showcases (2014 West & Central and 2015 Nationals). He is noted for his observational humor, which stems from his personal experiences as an immigrant from Nigeria who assimilated into American culture and society. Through comedy, Opey explores what makes us different, and more importantly, how these differences make us all the same.

This performance is FREE and funded by the Student Activity Fee.
Hosted by Late Night Programming.


12 Days of Christmas

Monday, December 4th – Saturday, December 16th

The holidays are here and that means the 12 Days of Christmas sale is back at the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images. Monday, December 4th through Saturday, December 16th, a new sleighful of goodies will be offered each day for you and yours. For that special gift for family and friends that you can’t find anywhere else, stop by University Images or the Campus Store. Discover a great selection of outerwear, sporting apparel, souvenirs, and brand new items just for the holiday season. We look forward to you stopping by for warm smiles, holiday cheer, and great deals. For the current and upcoming specials as well as holiday operating hours, check their social media feeds at bookstore.mtu.edu.

 


Mexican Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana 

by Khana Khazana

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

The menu features:                                     Mexican Cuisine

  • Poblanos Rellenos De Queso
  • Arroz Rojo
  • Arroz con Leche Cremoso

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

 


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.                                     Supply Drive A

How can you get involved?
Step One: Pluck a feather or two off of the turkey on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall (outside Physics department). Each feather has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on November 30th from 4-7pm or December 8th from 12-3pm.
If these times do not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office. The last date to donate is December 8th.
Please spread the word and help our fellow Huskies have a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance.

 Come Celebrate with the Big Horns: TUBACHRISTMAS Returns to the Rozsa

While we may not have ‘snow’ by this Sunday, Sunday, Dec. 3, we will have one of the surest signs of the Holiday season: TUBACHRISTMAS! TUBACHRISTMAS (it is always capitalized and connected a’ la rail car, tuba players LOVE TUBACHRISTMAS!) is an annual December event that occurs in honor of the first truly great tuba virtuoso, William “Bill” Bell who was born on Christmas Day.

Tubists gather yearly in mass numbers around the globe to play songs of the season in performances free to the public. We had our first one in many years here in Houghton last year, and we had 37 tubists! In fact, the great state of Michigan ranks 3rd in the US with 17 TUBACHRISTMASES! Anyone who wants to play in the show is welcome! Bring your tuba, euphonium or baritone at 3:30 PM, Sunday, December 3, for rehearsal in the Rozsa Lobby. There is a $10 registration fee.

Want to see the show? Please join us here in Houghton on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7:30PM in the beautiful Rozsa Center Lobby for the sounds of Christmas and TUBAS! The evening concert is free and open to the public.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

 


Graduation Cap, Gown, & Ticket Pickup at the Campus Bookstore

If you have a Graduation Cap, Gown or Tickets to pick up at the Campus Bookstore please bring a photo ID with you to pick them up.

Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 8th  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, December 11th – Thursday, December 14th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

*Photo ID is required to pickup Cap, Gown, & Tickets.

 


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!   1610 AB

Those interested should email Nick Roberts (nickr@cityofhoughton.com) or Jonathan Davey (jrdavey@mtu.edu) at your earliest convenience so we can coordinate costumes. There are some clothing pieces that can be altered, but you’re welcome to bring your own time period costumes if you have them. We can work with you on costumes, as there are some alternatives we can suggest.
Feel free to also call Nick at 906-487-5912 with additional questions.

Fighting Hunger with Alpha Gamma Delta:

Ten percent of all sales made at the Library Cafe throughout the entire day on December 6th will go toward fighting hunger locally and nationally!

An anonymous donor will be doubling all sales made that day, including card and cafe sales!

The money the donor is giving us will go to Husky FAN and Little Brother’s Friends of the Elderly, while the other money raised will go to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation to fight hunger nationally!

Want an AGD discount card? They will be available for purchase in the library on December 6th.


 Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey

Are you or someone you know going to the Great Lakes Invitational (GLI)  this year? Buy your tickets online through the link below and part of your ticket purchase will go to help the Husky FAN Pantry! Ticket prices remain the same.
WHO: You, your friends, family, alumni, etc
WHAT: Great Lakes Invitational College Hockey
WHERE: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit Michigan
WHEN: January 1 and 2
WHY: Support the Huskies Hockey Team and the Husky FAN Pantry.  The pantry provides food, meal swipes, emergency food packs, aFlyer for Hockey And educational programming to the campus community at no cost.
HOW: Go to this website www.olyent.com/MTUgreeklife and enter the promotion code: MTUGREEK
This fundraiser is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Fraternity and Sorority Life.
If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Spencer (raspence@mtu.edu) for Michigan Tech related questions or Lauren Kalinosky (Lauren.Kalinosky@Hockeytown.com) for ticket questions or to purchase tickets over the phone.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the first of our annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Workshops this Wednesday, December 6 from 6-7pm in Fisher 131. Workshop will be led by SURF Coordinator, Will Cantrell.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program 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. In order to be eligible for SURF, students must submit their applications by 4pm on January 26, 2018. If you know of students interested in participating in a summer fellowship on campus, please encourage them to attend the workshop.

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 Fires in the Mirror Ain 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:

https://groups.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forum/#!forum/wintercarnival-l

  1. Click the blue button that says “Join group to post”.
  2. 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 bkstatues@mtu.edu.

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.

I hope that everyone is just as excited as we are for Winter Carnival 2018!


HuskyFit Has New Programs

HuskyFit is excited to announce the expanded options of wellness services available at the SDC. Take advantage of these great new programs today!
– One on One Therapeutic Yoga – Improve health and movement through one on one personal postural analysis screening, functional movement assessments and a Yoga practice customized to meet your specific needs.
– Personal Health Coaching – A free consultation followed by a 3 month program to guide, support and educate clients to make long lasting, sustainable lifestyle changes.
– Personal Training – Certified trainers work with you to help you meet your fitness goals from losing weight or gaining muscle to increasing strength or training for a marathon! Single and partner packages available.
– Nutrition classes – Bring your lunch and learn some nutritional health tips.
– Meditation – Increase focus and attention, become more resilient to stress, strengthen your immune system and more through the practice of meditation.
Don’t forget the variety of HuskiesFit group fitness options available 7 days a week! We are happy to continually update our program offerings to meet the needs of our community!
Employees, use your remaining 2017 TechFit monies as a form of payment for HuskiesFit Programs!
For more information, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

 Faculty Present Listening to Parks, an NEA Imagine Your Parks Project

What do you hear when you walk in the woods? What are the natural sounds and rhythms of the forest? The lakes? The skies? Christopher Plummer, Libby Meyer, and Kent Cyr, faculty members in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Michigan Tech, with artist Steve Brimm, and artists from area schools, open a multimedia and soundscape installation as a part of their Listening to Parks project, with a reception on Saturday, December 2, at 5:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space, to explore those questions.

Listening to Parks is an Imagine Your Parks project, an immersive installation based on collected images, video, and audio recordings from the Lake Superior National Parks:

Keweenaw National Historic Park

Isle Royale National Park

Apostle Islands National Lake Shore

Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore

Grand Portage National Monument.

In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $1,067,500 in support of 50 Imagine Your Parks grants in 27 states, including an award of $20,000 to Michigan Technological University to support Listening to Parks.

The installation has been touring sites in the Upper Peninsula region, culminating in this exhibition. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The recorded sounds from this project will also be used for a composition for orchestra by Libby Meyer to be performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra at the Rozsa Center as part of the Sinfonia Antartica concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM. Please visit the Listening to Parks Isle Royalewebsite for more details.   Follow “Imagine Your Parks” on Twitter @NEAarts and @NatlParkService, #ImagineYourParks #NEASpring16.

The exhibit will be on display December 2 – 22 and Jan. 16 through January 26, 2018. Gallery hours are 8 AM – 8 PM M-F and Sat 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

 


Nutrition Workshops

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!

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Afrobeat Fitness

Want to try something different? Join Afrobeat Fitness instructor Stephanie Saturdays from 12 to 12:50 pm in thAfrobeat-Fitness-1e 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.


Leadership Education Accelerating Development
Interested in developing yourself as a leader? Student Activities offers HuskyLEAD, a leadership development series which stands for Leadership Education Accelerating Development. The HuskyLEAD series focuses on five different leadership competencies: self-awareness, teamwork, communication, ethical practices, and social responsibility.
The HuskyLEAD-Strengths Series will help students learn how to develop and apply their strengths for success in college and beyond. The purpose is to identify and maximize the talent of college students to guide their personal, professional, and leadership development through the use and application of strengths-based sciences.
Our Fall 2017 HuskyLEAD schedule is below and more information can be found at http://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.
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  • Applying StrengthsFinder (CliftonStrengths for Students Part 3), Wednesday, December 6 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., MUB B001
If you have any questions about HuskyLEAD, please contact Jonathan Davey, Coordinator of Student Activities at (906) 487-2831 or email jrdavey@mtu.edu.

STUDENT COMMISSION

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
  • Reflectors
  • 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

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Good for fall semester, expires December 22, 2017.

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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.

Visit http://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech/

Please contact capandgown@mtu.edu with any questions.


Serve901
In March 2018, Michigan Tech will partner with Serve901 in Memphis, Tennessee to combat specific social issues. The trip will be comprised of 18 students, including two staff advisors. Students will apply for the opportunity and pay a $200 deposit to secure their spot. The deposit will be refunded on the first day of the trip. All other expenses are covered.
Applications are open until January 31, 2018, but there will be a priority consideration for those that apply before December 8, 2017. Any remaining spots will be filled after the application deadline.
Check out our website for pictures and stories from last year’s participants. For more information contact Jonathan Davey at jrdavey@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1963. Or you may contact Zachary Rubinstein at zlrubins@mtu.edu.