Student News Briefs – September 28, 2018

 25% Off at the Campus Store & University Images Friday Only!

Support the home team and show your Husky pride on Spirit Friday, September 28th at the Campus Store, University Images and online. Friday only, all Michigan Tech Apparel in school colors (black, gold, grey, and white) is 25 percent off!

Go Huskies!

Cardboard Boats!

What better way to celebrate Homecoming than by watching students race boats made out of cardboard? The races will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, September 28 at the Houghton WaterfrontCardboard Boatsaa Park.

There will be free bus shuttles starting at 3 p.m. to and from the Cardboard Boat races. The shuttles will end when everyone waiting for a shuttle has been returned at the end of the races. The continuous loop route will make stops at the Student Development Complex (SDC), Memorial Union Building (MUB) bus stop and Houghton Waterfront Park.

“For those of you driving, Lakeshore Dr will be a one-way street headed west.  Please plan accordingly.”

For more information, contact Student Activities at 7-1963.

Superior Wind Symphony Concert

Bring your lawn chairs, bring your blankets: The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (WW1 PhotoSWS), titled “Europe, America and the World,” a celebration of the music of WW1 era band leader from Harlem, James Reese Europe. They will perform a free outdoor concert on the Walker lawn on Friday, September 28, at 6:00 pm. If it rains, the concert will be held inside the McArdle Theatre, 2nd floor Walker.



The Film Board Presents “Incredibles 2”

Friday, Sept. 28 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday, Sept. 30 @ 2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135, 1400 Townsend Dr. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend and have a great day!

Incredibles 2 is rated PG for action sequences and some brief mild language.

Homecoming Tailgate!

Come support the Huskies with free FOOD and FUN at the Homecoming Tailgate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29.

You can mingle with homecoming court, eat free food, play yard games and so much more. There will also be free beer with a valid ID. Students need their HuskyCard ID to get into the game and the tailgate party. Anyone with a game ticket can get into the tailgate.   Homecoming_Tailgate_(1)aa

Sponsored by Athletics, Dining Services, Alumni Engagement, Wellness, and Student Activities. Follow-up the tailgate by cheering on the Huskies as they take on Saginaw Valley State University in the Homecoming Football Game at 1 p.m. on Sherman Field. Go Huskies!


2nd Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Golf Scramble

The sisters of Delta Zeta are hosting their 2nd Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Charity Golf Scramble on September 29, 2018 at 11 am. The Starkey Hearing Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness for speech and hearing and raises money to provide high quality Golf Scramble Poster Pictureshearing aids to people around the world through various missions. Each year, more than 100,00 hearing aids are delivered through more than 100 missions. Help us support the cause by coming out to our golf scramble! The event will be a 9-hole scramble including a longest drive contest, closest to pin contest, hole-in-one prizes, and team prizes!

Can’t make it to the event? You can still donate on our Crowd Change page here.




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The event will take place this Saturday, September 29th, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Meese Center.  All students are welcome to select 1 complete outfit appropriate for the Career Fair, job interviews, conference attendance, etc.

Get the perfect attire for Career Fair!

Free Sale!!!! It’s Free!!!

It’s Tomorrow from 11 – 3 at the Harold Meese Center!



Design Thinking and Innovation Workshop for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Learn how to address challenges and introduce changes by using the Design Thinking process. Developed at Stanford’s, the Design Thinking process can be applied to everything from redesigning the classroom experience to redesigning your life. Get your creativity flowing and start “ideating” while you learn the processes involved with design thinking and team innovation.   Husky Innovate pjf

The workshop will be held in The Alley makerspace (located in the basement of the MUB) on Tuesday, October 2nd from 7 – 9 pm. Michigan Tech faculty, staff, and students can register to participate in the workshop by filling out this short form.

The Design Thinking Workshop is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship and facilitated by Mary Raber, assistant dean of the Pavlis Honors College, with the help of Michigan Tech University Innovation Fellows.



MTU’s Sustainability Demonstration House

Sustainable Living Open House!

Interested in sustainable living and green architecture?  Do you desire to reduce your personal impact on the earth?  Come checkout MTU’s Sustainability Demonstration House!  Sustainable features that have been added to the house over the past year include solar panels, wifi-controlled LED bulbs, an aquaponics system, composting, and so much more!  The SDH team and current tenants will be at this event to answer any questions you may have regarding energy efficient housing designs and sustainable living practices.  Refreshments will be served.  Thursday, October 4th from 4-6 pm, 21680 Woodland Rd, Houghton, MI 49931.

25th Anniversary of the Visual and Performing Arts Department

This academic year (2018-19) we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Michigan Tech.  We will hold a celebratory 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 6th, at 5:30 pm at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrate 25 years of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Michigan Tech with an evening of cocktails, dinner, and live arts entertainment. The VPA 25th Anniversary Gala will feature intimate performances in the lobby and on stage, and live auction supporting the Marian and John Irish Award for Environmental Art, the Visual and Performing Arts Department Theatre Scholarship Fund, and the Rozsa Center’s Class Acts Program. Come dressed for celebration! There will be a cash bar, cocktail hour, full dinner, live music throughout the evening both in the lobby and on stage, an auction of unique arts experiences, artists working during the gala, and more.

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MUB Board will be hosting a comedian magician. The event will be on Saturday, October 6th, at 9 pm, in the MUB Ballroom.  “Josh McVicar has been astounding with providing comedy, magic and hypnosis professionally for more than 15 years.  He’sJoshMcVicar poster a performed at hundreds of colleges, corporations, parties and special events with his unique brand of entertainment that combines side splitting humor, hypnotic trances, explosive surprises, and mind bending magic to create an experience like no other.  With shows packed full of laughs and audience participation, McTrickster will give a performance you are sure not to forget!”


Cycling Club Looking for Volunteers 

The cycling club is looking for some volunteers to help with the conference championship race that we are hosting on Saturday & Sunday, October 6th and 7th. Here is a form where people can sign up and a brief description for each position at the top.

Young Women Leaders Program is looking for Mentors!

Michigan Tech’s Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) is looking for mentors for the 2018-2019 school year! YWLP is a mentoring program that pairs Michigan Tech femaleYWLP Flyer final draft aabbccddundergraduate students with local middle school girls. An info session will be held in the Basement of the MUB on Tuesday, October 9th at 5 pm in the Superior Room. Email Lauren at or visit our website for more information.






Make a Difference Day Registration

Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service takes place on Michigan Tech’s campus every fall. Students, faculty, and staff come together to go out into the community to volunteer and make a difference.

Make a Difference Day 2018 will be taking place Saturday, October 20. Check-In will start at 9:00 AM in the MUB Commons. Information packets will be distributed and participants will receive their Make a Difference Day T-Shirts before traveling to their service locations.

Registration for Make a Difference Day 2018 is now open until Monday, October 15 at 5:00 pm.  To register click here.

Husky Alpine Run

Are you up for a Halloween challenge?  Come join the Michigan Tech Army ROTC program in our inaugural Husky Alpine Run, on Saturday, October 27th, which is a 5 km trail race ON Mont Ripley!  Don’t ski?  Don’t snowboard?  No worries.  Many people enjoy skiing and snowboarding the slopes of Ripley and now you get to rSEPTEMBER POSTER FINALabscvbun them!  We encourage everyone to show up and run in their Halloween costume as prizes are awarded to the costume contest winner!  All racers will get complementary food and beverages after the event and there will also be raffle prizes.  The winners of each age group (male and female) will receive medals, and the overall male and female winners will get their names engraved on a plaque that will be posted in the ROTC building.  Sign up now and get a free event t-shirt.  Students get an incredible deal of ONLY $15 for registration!

We also want to give back to our community in Houghton and help fund road repairs caused by the devastating Father’s Day flooding.  To do so, we will donate part of our proceeds to help fund flood relief efforts.  So, come out and have a fun time and help us support our community!

 Meet Your Major Series

Undergraduate students who are unsure of their major, or are interested in pursuing a dual major, are invited to attend the Meet Your Major series hosted by the School of Business and Economics. This is an opportunity to hear from faculty and current students about internships, courses, career paths, and student organizations. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please contact Shannon Rinkinen at with questions.

Meet Your Major: Marketing

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 in AOB 101

Meet Your Major: Engineering Management

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 in the APMP Trading Lab

Meet Your Major: Finance

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 in AOB 101

Meet Your Major: Management Information Systems (MIS)

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 in AOB 101

Meet Your Major: Management with concentrations in Supply Chain Operations and Management and Entrepreneurship

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, November 7 in the APMP Trading Lab

Meet Your Major: Accounting

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, November 7 in AOB 101

Meet Your Major: Economics

Registration for the 12th Annual D80 Conference is now open

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities in need, both domestically and abroad. Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design, and discovery for the poorest 80% of humanity. The public is always welcome.2018_D80_poster ab

The theme for the annual D80 Conference is Connect, Collaborate, Create! We are very excited to welcome Erna Grasz, co-Founder of the Asante Africa Foundaiton, as our featured keynote speaker.

The 2018 conference will be held Saturday, October 13th in the MUB. Registration is now open. More information regarding the conference and registration can be found at deadline to register for D80 is Friday, September 30th.

Students involved in community service domestically and abroad are encouraged to register to present. This conference is open to the public. If you’d like to attend, but not present, please register here. If you have any questions, please email

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s D80 Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, and the Pavlis Honors College.

Join the MTU Racquetball Club

Join the Racquetball Club!  Players of all levels are welcome to join us at the SDC courts on Thursdays             6 –  8 pm and Sundays 1 – 3 pm.

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Michigan Space Grant Consortium Funding Opportunities

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium announces funding opportunities in the following categories: Undergraduate Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship, Pre-College Education, Public Outreach, Teacher Training, and Research Seed Grant. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

The internal Michigan Tech deadline is noon on Wednesday, November 7. Click here for instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements.

Note— Proposals must be submitted electronically after being approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. For more information, contact Paige Hackney ( in the Pavlis Honors College (M&M 722).

Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities.

Social Justice Series

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The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is offering another awesome semester worth of excellent opportunities to engage with different ideas around diversity and inclusion (opportunities to hear from our students about their experiences and to bear witness to what faculty and staff are doing on our very own campus to support and promote equity!
Join us this fall for our Diverse Dialogues series and be part of the conversation of highlighting underrepresented voices, elevating the social justice work being done by our Michigan Tech community, and engaging and learning from difficult diversity and inclusion discussions that affect us all.

 Takeover Snapchat

University Marketing and Communications at Michigan Tech is looking for student groups to run temporary takeovers of its Snapchat account. UMC is seeking your help in identifying responsible and outgoing students in your organization who would be willing to run a Snapchat takeover. The benefit to you? Raising student awareness about Michigan Tech in general and about your organization in particular.

The university Snapchat coordinator, Ben Jaszczak, works with campus groups like yours to organize awareness-raising Snapchat takeovers targeted to current and future Huskies. With over 2,000 followers, our Snapchat account is a great way to reach undergraduate and prospective students.

To run a Snapchat takeover, all you need to do is identify a student(s) who is willing to run the takeover and choose a time slot of 1-3 days where they can highlight your program or event. With that information, contact us at to schedule your takeover.  You can direct any questions about this event to Ben Jaszczak, Multimedia Specialist and Snapchat Coordinator, at  We appreciate your help!

At-Risk for Students Course

College can be stressful at times, and Michigan Tech wants to empower our students with tKognito At risk for students log in graphic abhe resources they need to help one another.  We’re excited to present the Kognito simulation At-Risk for Students course, which will help in recognizing signs of distress, determining if a friend needs help, how to talk to someone in need of help, or where you or your friend can turn to for resources.  It can be difficult to deal with these kinds of issues, but an effective conversation can help more than you think-it can help change someones life.  We hope you enjoy this simulation, as we all work together to help one another and build a stronger community.Kognito graphic for at risk students (promo)

Kognito is an online training simulation to help students learn how to talk to others in need and help in a crisis situation using role playing.

If you encounter technical issues, please contact Kognito‘s support team at:



Intramural Registration For Fall 2018 Events Is Now Open!

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Flag Football:

  • Entry Deadline on Thursday, September 27 @ 8:00 am
  • Season Begin September 30th

Register your team at

– For more information:  E-mail

Heathly Husky Workshop Series

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New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

Introductory Dollar Days classes will be offered October 29 and 31. Try out the class for only $2!

Fall Session: November 5 – December 19 (no class November 19 & 21)

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.

HuskiesFit Programs

HuskiesFit Programs offers several group fitness classes throughout the week. There’s something to choose from every day! Check out our week at a glance flyer and see what fits your schedule.



Get the most for your money with the HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card! This premium 8-punch card allows you to experience a variety of HuskiesFit group fitness classes without having to commit to one particular type.

For more information on individual programs, visit HuskiesFit Programs. Commit to be HuskiesFit this Fall!

Season Tickets on Sale at The Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce their 2018/19 Season Ticket Sale! Season Ticket Packages are on sale early this year, May 1st, with the best Ballet adiscounts available on all the season has to offer! There are four Season Ticket Package options this year, offering savings of 18% – 37% off single ticket prices. Featured this year are 12 Rozsa Presenting Series events, including five distinguished lecturers, and more than 33 Visual and Performing Arts events including music, theater and visual arts events, and the ever-popular 41 North Film festival. For full season details, please visit our website:

Michigan Tech Recreation Offers AppAudio 


Customers have two WiFi networks to choose from – MichiganTech and MichiganTechGuest.

For more information on how to set up AppAudio on your devices, see HowToAppAudio.