Student News Briefs – October 5, 2018

Josh McVicar

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!”

Annual Fall Mud Bog
Come and enjoy the fun of the Fall Annual Mud Bog at the Range Snowmobile Club on SatFall Mud Bog Posterabcurday, October 6th, registration begins at 8 am. Admission is $5. Registration is $15 per class.
Classes for stock vehicles, ATVs, SXSs, snowmobiles, heavily modified and more! Anyone 16 and over can enter for a chance to win prizes. Check out the Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech Facebook for more information.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Upper Michigan.
Food and drinks will be sold at the event.

Plaidurday is Today!

Fall is officially here and that means that Plaidurday is approaching fast. This year, Plaidurday falls on Friday, October 5th. The Campus Store and University Images are ready to celebrate and make the most of Plaidurday 2018 by dressing for the occasion in our finest plaid attire. We want to see YOU in your most creative Plaidurday ensemble. Stop by the Campus Store or University Images dressed in plaid this Plaidurday and receive 25% off your total purchase of Tech apparel. Don’t forget to take a selfie somewhere inside the store or with a staff member. Tag the Campus Store on social media and make sure you use the hashtag #plaidurday. We will pick the most creative Plaidurday Costume to receive a free Michigan Tech hoodie.

Let’s make this Plaidurday the best one yet. Happy Plaiding! Your Campus Store and University Images staff thank you for your patronage!

 Tech Hockey Hosting Intrasquad, Skate With the Huskies on Oct. 6

Hockey Hosting Intrasquad, Skate With the Huskies on Oct. 6

Admission for the game will be a cash donation to our local youth hockey organizations. The 2018-19 team will split up and play two 15-minute halves.

The No. 18 ranked Huskies open the 2018-19 season on October 12-13 against No. 1, and defending National Champion, Minnesota Duluth. Puck drop is set for 7:37 p.m.Friday and 7:07 p.m. Saturday. The first WCHA series is November 2-3 at Alabama Huntsville.

Fans unable to attend can watch the game on or on the Michigan Tech Hockey Facebook page.

Season tickets are on sale for $329 and include all 16 home games plus three home playoff games. Season half pack tickets for Friday-only or Saturday-only are also available for $204 and include 8 home games plus three home playoff games. Visit or call 906-487-2073 to purchase yours today.

2nd Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Golf Scramble

The sisters of Delta Zeta are hosting their 2nd Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 am. The Starkey Hearing Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes 2nd Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Charity Golf Scrambleabbbawareness for speech and hearing and raises money to provide high quality hearing 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, longest putt contest, hole-in-one prizes, and team prizes!





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 6that 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.

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.

Study Abroad in Ghana

Come to an information session on studying abroad in Accra, Ghana summer 2019 with Michigan Tech Social Sciences faculty member Kari Henquinet through USAC. Join a team of Ghana Study Abroad Info Sessionsabcfaculty, students, and community members to learn hands on with support in a beautiful, friendly African city!

Informational meeting at Fisher 126 on Tuesday, October 9th at 7 pm and again on Thursday, November 8th at 7 pm in Fisher 130.

Learn more about:

  • Michigan Tech courses you can take abroad
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities to study abroad
  • Program details such as field trips, housing, costs, dates


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.






Ring of Steel – Safe Stage Combat Workshop

“The Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honors Society is pleased to host Ring of Steel for a two-day Safe Stage Combat Workshop. The event will take place at McArdle Theatre (2nd floor of the Walker Arts and Humanities building on the Michigan Tech campus) on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th starting at 10 am. The workshop is broken down into 2 hour sessions focusing on various types of stage combat from hand to hand combat to swordplay and safety discussions. Short breaks will be provided between sessions in which light snacks will be provided sponsored by Public Safety and Alpha Psi Omega.  Ring of Steel Posterabbb

The Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe is a theatrical combat organization that provides professionally-led classes, training, fight direction, and other services for public and specialty audiences. Instructors are master-level (fully qualified to teach and certify instructors), with the senior instructor having 45 years of experience, 30 feature-film credits and over 500 stage shows, and has served as the fight and stunt director for the Michigan Opera Theatre for the past 16 years. Instructors lead participants in hands-on workshops for theatrical stunt work and swordplay, to train participants in safe method for staging simulated combat.

Participants of all backgrounds are invited to attend and learn how to safely create simulated combat for the stage, film, or reenactments. Participants MUST be over the age of 18 and be ready physically and emotionally for strenuous activity. All equipment will be provided by Ring of Steel.

Pre-registration is required at All sessions are capped at a maximum of 50 participants

Please contact a member of Alpha Psi Omega at with any questions

This event is generously supported by the Parent’s Fund of the Michigan Tech Fund”

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.

Annual Muck Run Scheduled for October 20

The Michigan Tech cross country team has announced the third-annual Michigan Tech Muck Run on Saturday, October 20, at 10 a.m. at the Tech Trails. Runners of all ages are eligible to register and compete in the event.

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Pre-registration for Michigan Tech students and members of the Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club will be $15 and public pre-registration will be $20 up until 10/18 at 8:00pm. Race day registration will also be available from 8-9:30am for a higher fee. Register online here, over the phone at 906-487-2073 or in person at the SDC Ticket Office.

For more information, contact cross country head coach Jake Isaacson at 906-487-3143.


Healthy Minds Survey

To be healthy as a whole, mental wellness plays a role. Take the HMSMTU Flyer healthy abc

The HMS, or Healthy Minds Survey, is a nationally recognized online survey about Student Mental Health and Well-being. It is important to help shape and improve mental health services on campus, anonymously.

It is open now till October 22.

Please take a few minutes out of your day, to take this survey!!!




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 outand have a fun time and help us support our community!

 School of Technology – Makers Competition:

Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ Turns 200 Years Old!

The School of Technology is ‘thrilled’ to offer an opportunity for their students (& non-SoT majors) to show off their skills and talents in a Halloween Makers Competition for best costume or decoration. Points will be awarded to teams in the following categories:

1) function of the mechanical component;                                        Makers in the School of Technology Poster abbb

2) sensor/actuator functionality;

3) robustness of the supporting code;

4) detail and impact of the costume or decoration;

5) creative use of materials;

6) overall creativity of the design.



Set of Rules:

  • Teams of 3 or more are required.
  • Budget is limited to $50 for the team, points for creative re-use (upscaling) of materials.
  • Teams must be comprised of 2 or more SoT majors. Non-SoT students can also join the team.
  • Teams must be comprised of 2 or more class years (e.g. freshmen, sophomores, etc.)
  • Costume or decoration must include a mechanical component as well as a programmed sensor/actuator.

Judging will be completed by a panel of faculty and staff with expertise in mechanical, electrical, and computing on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31.

A cash prize of $250.00 will be awarded to the best TEAM!

Teams are encouraged to sign up by Friday, October 12th in the School of Technology’s Main Office (EERC 426) or by completing the Google Form.

Questions can be directed to Dean Minerick at:

School of Technology: Learn. Do. Succeed.

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

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.

Study: Alcohol and Neurovascular Control in Humans

Ever wonder what happens to your sleep quality or health after a night out on the town? Researchers in the Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology Department are looking for the answers to these questions in a project entitled, “Alcohol and Neurovascular Control in Humans.”

The study is conducted in Michigan Tech’s new Sleep Research Laboratory in the Student Development Complex. A minimum of three sleep studies would be conducted at your convenience including a familiarization night and two testing nights. Testing nights is where a placebo or alcohol dose (consistent with 4-5 drinks within 2 hours) would be administered. Blood pressure and nervous system function would be analyzed the following morning.

If you are over 21, please contact Ian Greenlund, MS ( or Anne Tikkanen, RN ( for more information on how you can participate. We are looking for a diverse group, so please no not hesitate to reach out to us.

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:



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.      tai-chiabc

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.