Student News Briefs – February 9, 2018

Josh Blue to Headline Winter Carnival 

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Winter Carnival Comedian: Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, will headline this year’s Winter Carnival Entertainment, on Friday, February 9, 9:00 pm, at the Rozsa Center.

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his dJosh Blue Headshot Aisability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

In 2011, Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, in addition to being named the 11th best special on the network.

Tickets are on sale now, $15 General Admission, and no charge for Michigan Tech students. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, 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.

Mediterranean Cuisine at Fridays Khana Khazana

This week at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from the Mediterranean.
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The menu features:

  • Yogurt-Marinated Chicken & Creamy Greek Sauce
  • Chickpea & Couscous in Creamy Sauce
  • Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 9th. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

This weekend, Film Board presents:

Thor: Ragnarok

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday, Feb. 10 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday, Feb. 11 @ 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 enjoy Winter Carnival this week!

Thor: Ragnarok is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.


The MUB Board is hosting Stuff-A-Husky on Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8 pm in the MUB Commons.

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Comedian Jourdain Fisher

 Jourdain Fisher is a New York based comedian that was born in raised in North Carolina. With his fun material and open personality, audiences are drawn to his style and sense of humor. He started doing stand up comedy at the age of 17 to avoid working for his family’s funeral home. Since then, Jourdain has found success in clubs and colleges across the country. He has been a part of various festivals including, The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. Jourdain was a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, a finalist in The Carolina’s Funniest Competition and a Regional Showcase Finalist for Stand Up NBC in New York. He is currently a writer and actor on BET’s sketch comedy show, 50 Central.

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The fun starts at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom on February 16!

This performance is FREE (Funded by the Student Activity Fee) and hosted by Late Night Programs.

Winter Carnival

The 2018 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is here and there are only three locations to get your official Winter Carnival gear: the Michigan Tech Campus Store, University Images, and online at We’ll be offering Winter Carnival long and short sleeve t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and glassware. For store operating hours, check our website and social media feeds.

Career Basics 

Are you ready for the 2018 Michigan Tech Career Fair? Visit us at the Campus Store and check out our great selection of men and women’s career apparel to help complete your polished ensemble. We want to see YOU succeed! Show visiting companies and recruiters what you’re made of, and let us help you look your best! From all of us at the Campus Store, keep smiling and best of luck to you in your search!

American Society for Engineering Management:

Next meeting: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Chem. Sci. 104B.

The agenda includes a presentation from Oshkosh Corp. about what they do and how Engineering Management fits into their organization, along with resume and Career Fair tips. Pizza will be provided! Meetings are open to existing and potential members. Anyone who has interest in Engineering Management is welcome to attend and participate. You don’t have to be an Engineering Management major to join. If you have any questions or are unable to attend but are still interested, email Emma LaFleur ( or Bridget Becker ( to stay in the loop.

Attention Student Orgs:

Please join the Student Philanthropy Council for Folding for Philanthropy in the MUB Commons on Tuesday February 27th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team (3 member maximum).  There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. The paper airplanes you fold will be used to answer the questions, so start practicing! Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.  To register or for more information please email Adam Portmann at


Spring HuskyLEAD Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2018 HuskyLEAD series.  HuskyLEAD is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students develop personal, professional, academic and organizational leadership skills.  The workshops are free and open to everyone.  All sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pass this information along to students.  Attendance is taken at the workshops and can be forwarded to faculty who assign them as a supplement to their curriculum.

The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows:   HuskyLEAD A

Thursday, February 15 – “Leveraging Leadership Skills with Employers.”  You don’t have to be in a leadership position to be a leader.  Learn innovative strategies to showcase your best self to future employers.  The presenters are Career Services and Doug Stage from Kimberly Clark.

Thursday, March 22 – “Leading with Inclusivity:  How to impact Your World with Intentional and Inclusive Actions, Language and Purpose.”  This workshop will raise your awareness and understanding of how to recognize how our conscious and subconscious actions affect others and how we can shift our behaviors to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.  The presenter is Amy Howard from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, April 5 – “Mindfulness 101:  Improve Focus and Reduce Stress Before Finals.”  Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you reduce stress and increase your focus for final exams.  The practice of mindfulness can be applied to starting a new job or internship, or just reducing daily stress and living more fully in the present.  The presenter is Joan Kero, health coach and yoga instructor.

For more information, visit the HuskyLEAD website at  If you have any questions or comments about the workshops, email Rochelle Spencer at, or Maryann Wilcox at, or call 7-1963.

2018 Cummins Video Competition

Each student organization has to create a 10-15 minute video highlighting their need for funding then submit it to Zack Fredin, Enterprise Program Coordinator by Friday, February 23rd at noon. Any questions should be directed to CumminsFlyer2018 A

Guidelines for the creation of the video are here.→

This competition will help your student organization receive more funds.

Deadline for video submissions is Friday, February 23 at 12 noon.




 Love Better Campaign

Order of Omega is helping raise awareness about healthy relationships by supporting the #LoveBetter campaign.  There are a few ways you can help out.  You can take the pledge to #LoveBetter HERE, you can stop by Love Better jpgtheir booth on Tuesday, February 13 between 10 AM and 2 PM in the DOW commons, and you can share this message to let others know how they can help, too! The booth will have candy and paper hearts that can be filled out to let everyone know how you plan to #LoveBetter this Valentine’s Day.


Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 

Join Joan Kero, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, for weekly talks as she shows us how simple changes can add up to a hHealthyLife1ealthier you.

Next session: February 21 – March 14, Wednesdays, 12:10-12:50 p.m. in SDC Rm 237

For more information or to register, visit Simple Changes.

Social Justice Lecture 
It is time to mark your calendars for the next Social Justice Lecture Series installment. On February 21st at 7:30 pm in the Rozsa we welcome Reverend Sharon Washington Risher!Risher poster 6
“Reverend Risher was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.”
Tickets for this event are free but you must reserve your space via the Rozsa website HEREWe look forward to seeing you on the 21st for an impactful, riveting, and timely lecture and Q&A.

Get Certified As A Lifeguard

Earn your lifeguard certification @ the SDC on March 3 & 4! Get a jump on summer employment now! Class size limited. #lifeguard #arc#huskiesfit


Future Huskies 2018 Spring Camps, Clinics & Tournaments
Spring is right around the corner! Register today for the following spring mini camps and clinics:

2018 Spring Camps & Clinics

For more information, visit Spring Camps and Clinics. Commit your Future Huskies to be HuskiesFit this spring!

Order Your Cap, Gown & Tickets Today!

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Summer Youth Programs is Hiring!

Looking for a summer job that’s fun and makes an impact? Consider joining the staff of Summer Youth Programs! SYP provides exciting and engaging hands-on camps for middle and high school students. If you’re looking for a position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you!

We are looking for outstanding individuals who bring awesome experiences and fresh perspectives to the table. Applicants should be positive, forward thinking, innovative, and eager to make a difference in the lives of young people.

We offer a flexible schedule in a casual, fun work environment, and provide valuable professional development experiences. With over 1200 middle and high school students attending each summer, we are constantly problem-solving and seeking to provide the best camp experience we can.

Interested? Even if you missed our information sessions, you can still learn about the opportunities available with SYP. Please contact the Center for Pre-College Outreach at or visit for more information.

Design Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

Design Expo 2018 will be held in the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, April 19th. 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. Students should visit the Design Expo website to review important instructions, deadlines and poster criteria. All Senior Design and Enterprise teams must register by Monday, February 12th, 2018.


Floor Hockey Deadline on February 14th @ 8:00 am

Soccer-Tennis Deadline on February 16th @ 8:00 am

Innertube Water Polo Deadline on February 21st @ 8:00 am

Register your team at

– For more information:  E-mail

Mind Trekkers Spring Break in Charlotte, NC

March 10-18

Already sick of the winter, but can’t afford the cost to travel somewhere warm? Come travel with Mind Trekkers to Charlotte, NC for Spring Break! For only $100 (+ $50 deposit), you will have your rooming, several meals, and transportation covered! Planned activities include: SkyWildGreensboro Science Center, and the US National Whitewater Center. We will be hosting the Passport to STEM festival on the Thursday and Friday of the trip, where you will have the opportunity to excite over four thousand students about science & engineering with fun and hands-on demonstrations!

If you (and your friends) would like to apply, please fill out this form: MIND TREKKERS SPRING BREAK APPLICATION.  No previous experience with Mind Trekkers is required.

Please contact the Mind Trekkers President ( if you have any questions about this trip.

HuskiesFit Yoga

Experience variety at its best with HuskiesFit Yoga! Yoga classes are offered 6 days a week at the SDC so you can fit it into even the busiest ofYogaSlider A schedules.

8- and 16-punch yoga cards are also available at discounted student rates!

For more information, visit HuskiesFit Yoga. Commit to be HuskiesFit!

MTU Surveys

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