Student News Briefs – October 12, 2018

Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark and the rain. Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there.

 Dan Lornitis Comedy Hypnotist

Free Comedy Hypnotist Dan Lornitis
Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 PM
MUB Ballroom
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Campus audiences are raving about Comedy Hypnotist Dan Lornitis. His comedic timing, his energetic, larger-than-life personality, and of course his skill in the art of hypnosis will have them howling with laughter. Dan has performed at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States, and many of them have rebooked him repeatedly. Why? Dan isn’t just easy to work with, he’s hilarious, and his current, hip-hop stage music will keep your audience pumped from start to finish. Dan’s show is current, it’s absolutely hysterical, and it’s also totally unique. So if you think that hypnotists are a seen-one-seen-them-all proposition, you really need to check out Dan Lornitis
Hosted by Late Night Programming and Family Weekend.

The Film Board Presents – “Journey’s End”

Friday, October 12 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, October 13 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, October 14 @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Journey’s End is rated R for some language and war images.

LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open
LeaderShape® Institute Applications are open for 2019. This week-long leadership development experience is designed to help people learn to “lead with integrity.”
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 7-12, 2019 at the Ford Center. Go to LeaderShape to learn more and apply!
If you have any further questions, please contact Student Activities in MUB 112 or emailing

 Bake Sale Hosted by The Dance Team

Come support the Dance Team at Michigan Tech by stopping by our Halloween Themed Bake Sale! We are raising money to help us attend two competitions this year. Everything is just $1. We we be selling from               9 am – 3 pm on Friday, October 12th in front of the Husky Statue.

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

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.

 KSO alumni Concert Saturday

Former music directors of the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra(KSO)—Grover Wilkins III, Michael Griffith, and Milton Olsson—share the podium with current director, Joel Neves, as alumni of the orchestra (going back to 1971) join together for an historic KSO Alumni Concert. The concert will be on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  Microsoft Word - KSO Alumni Concert Program.docx

Tickets 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, 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.


Fall Gallery Exhibition

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the fall gallery exhibition, Never Empty, featuring work by artists Dylan Miner (Ann Arbor, MI) and Amanda Breitbach (Nacodoches, TX). The exhibit will run from Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Michigan Tech’s A-Space Gallery, within the Rozsa Center. Gallery hours are M-F 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays. A reception will be held Saturday, October 27 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Artist Amanda Breitbach will give an artist talk at 6:00 pm that evening.

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Tech Forward: A Campus Conversation with Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Join us for the fourth conversation in the Tech Forward series as innovators and entrepreneurs come to campus to share their insights on the disruptive forces driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

A panel discussion with these leaders will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 in the Rozsa Center. The presenters will share their views about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and discuss how they think it will change our work, communities, organizations and the economy. They will also share how they believe Michigan Tech can best prepare graduates to lead and be successful in this era.

The presenters are Michigan Tech alumni who are part of the 14 Floors program, which focuses on fostering entrepreneurism and high-tech innovation in the context of global culture and economy. The 14 Floors program is designed to be an infinitely expandable structure analogous to the floors of a building, with something different happening on every floor, providing virtual suites of experiences for Huskies that connect them to innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors and potential employers. The 14 Floors program also includes bi-annual visits to campus by alumni and week-long immersive student trips to places like Silicon Valley.

Be a part of the conversation. What are your questions about the next industrial revolution? How can we best prepare students at Michigan Tech? Submit your questions for the speakers by Monday, Oct. 15.

Innovator and Entrepreneur Speakers
Jim Fish ’90—an innovation consultant, and technology evangelist with roles at Wayne State Univ, New Hammer LLC, Lemur and Innovatrium.
Paul Fulton ’84—a visionary entrepreneur and CEO—currently leading Nwave, a smart-parking pioneer. Formerly with startups Zentri and Cloudsona, Fulton was also an executive who has worked at Cisco, HP and 3Com.
Dave House ’65—worked at Intel for 23 years, retiring as a senior vice president and general manager, before leading Bay Networks, Nortel and Allegro—then eventually becoming the chairman of the board for Brocade Communications.
Nicholas Lumsden ’02—vice president for product strategy and technology at Online Tech and focuses on hybrid cloud management products and services.
Kanwal Rekhi ’69—has a passion to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. He co-founded Inventus Capital Partners to build a leading Indo-US venture franchise.
John Rockwell ’79—a venture capitalist and consultant who has served as the leader of five technology companies. He is currently CEO of Accelergy Corporation.
John Soyring ’76 ’06—worked 36 years for IBM and was involved in business leadership for the company during that time. He currently is the owner of Sisukas Consulting LLC.


2nd Annual Innovation Week at Michigan Tech

The University Innovation Fellows are hosting their 2nd annual Innovation Week October 14th- October 20th. Events will be held throughout the week and we are inviting you all to join us! Please reach out to with any questions.

“I have an idea that I think can make some money…now what?” | Sunday, October 14 | 1 pm | Fisher 125

Idea Pitch Practice | Monday, October 15 | 5 pm | ICE House innovation week (1)wittenberg

Idea Pitch Competition | Wednesday, October 17 | 7 pm | M&M U113 | This competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between the School of Business and Economics and the Pavlis Honors College.

Coffee Sprints | Thursday,October 18 | 6:30 pm | Library 244

Teaching Design Thinkers: The Responsibilities of Empowering the Next Generation | Friday, October 19 |   1 pm |  Rekhi G05 |               Registration for this event is required


MUB Board Food & Beer

Come join the fun for food and beer in the MUB Ballroom on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm, students are $12 non-students are $18. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite. Food&Beer2018_Slide-01 ab

Ticket sales open Friday, October 12 and close on Tuesday,October 30th.

You can purchase tickets here



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 please go here for google forms.  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”

Michigan Tech Emergency Medical Services

Michigan Tech Emergency Medical Services is a student-led first responder agency with the purpose of providing high-quality medical response 24/7 to the Michigan Tech campus and surrounding areas as well as providing on-campus Heartsaver first aid and CPR and Basic Life Support certifications. Our volunteers are Emergency posterlicensed as Emergency Medical Technicians through the State of Michigan and National Registry Certified. Each year, a small group of MTU students are accepted to become certified through participation in over 200 hours of education through the class put on by the agency. Further opportunities for members of the organization involve CPR instructor licensure, providing first aid standby at hockey games and other MTU athletic events, and involvement in community outreach events. For information of how to join, become certified, or participate in any of our CPR trainings, please email

Tech Forward Campus Conversation

Students are invited and highly encouraged to participate in the next Tech Forward Campus Conversation with Innovators and Entrepreneurs on Tuesday, October 16, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Rozsa Center. 
The presenters are Michigan Tech alumni who are part of the 14 Floors program, which focuses on fostering entrepreneurism and high-tech innovation in the context of global culture and economy.  The presenters will share their views about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and discuss how they think it will change our work, communities, organizations and the economy. They will also share how they believe Michigan Tech can best prepare graduates to lead and be successful in this era. 
Be a part of the conversation! What are your questions about the next industrial revolution? How can we best prepare students at Michigan Tech? Submit your questions for the speakers by Monday, October 15. 

Mini Golf

Come to the Mini Golf night at the MUB Ballroom on Thursday, October 18th from 6 – 9 pm. You can win door prizes and snacks.


Haley Klinkhammer for 906 Night

Come see Haley Klinkhammer as she sings with her guitar. Her passion has turned into her career. She believes in the power of music and its ability to speak to people in a way that words alone cannot. The power that she906 Haley TV masterfully wields to help us realize this truth, no matter what we are going through, we are not alone.

The MUB Board proudly presents Haley Klinkhammer for 906 Night at the MUB Ballroom on Friday, October 19th at 9:06 pm.


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 Monday, October 22.

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




Pumpkin Carving

Please come join the Pumpkin Carving event being hosted by the MUB Board in the MUB Commons on Thursday, October 25th at 6 pm. Design and create your own masterpiece!


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: 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 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 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.


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.