Archives—November 2018

Student News Briefs – November 30, 2018

Enjoy the Snow!


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, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there.


See the Magic of the Beloved Christmas Tradition: The Nutcracker

The snowflakes, the beloved Christmas music, the magical tale: Come to the Rozsa Center to experience the timeless Christmas tradition that is the Nutcracker Ballet! Minnesota Ballet and Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) (with Joel Neves conducting) present a fully-staged production, with live orchestra, of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Nutcracker ballet. Aspiring young dancers from many area schools have also been training and rehearsing for their upcoming performances of “The Nutcracker.”  There will be a pre-performance interview in the Rozsa Lobby with Joel Neves, Conductor, and the dancers and director of the Minnesota ballet each night!

Young dancers with the Superior School of Dance will take the stage with the professionals from The Minnesota Ballet to create this magical Christmas fairytale, along with Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 30th – Saturday, December 1st at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now, $28 for adults, $12 for youth. Special for the Nutcracker performances, a $64 “family package” includes two adults and two youth tickets, and additional youth tickets can be added on for $8 each. No charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Advance reserved seating is now available, please order tickets early! Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, 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.

 


Come Dance With Us

NOSOTROS invites you to our next Latin dance and party that will be held this Saturday, December 1st. As usual we will have Latin and international music, free snacks, and a lot of fun. This is the last of the semester, so don’t miss it!

Where: MUB ballroom A

Time: 8-9 pm salsa lessons, 9-11 pm open floor

When: Saturday, December 1st

Cost: FREE!

All levels, no partner needed & family friendly!

SEE YOU ALL THERE!


Bubble Soccer

Come out to the SDC on Saturday, December 1st,               from 8 pm – 11 pm for some Bubble Soccer fun! It’s a lot of fun and it’s free!

Sponsored by the MUB Board.

 

 


Become an Agent for Innovative Change at Michigan Tech

We are looking for students interested in becoming agents of change to become University Innovation Fellows! They will work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. We are looking for creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change. Please forward this on to any students who you think may be interested. We appreciate all of your help in finding awesome students for this opportunity!

Learn more by attending an info session, held on December 4, 2018 at 7 pm in Chem Sci 102, or December 5, 2018 at 4 pm in Fisher Hall 101. We will be accepting applications will open December 10, 2018 at 8 am and close January 25, 2019 at 8 pm. The application can be found here: bit.ly/mtu-uif2019. Interviews will take place from 6-8 pm on January 27, 2019


 Navigating Through The Holidays Workshops
A 60-minute workshop that will focus on empowering you to make healthy choices as you attend parties and family gatherings during the holiday season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays derail your healthgoals! Learn some tips and tools to help you navigate safely through the season.  
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: SDC Room 237
Only $10 per person. Discounted rate for SDC members. Reserve your spot today! Visit

Join us for Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Dec. 5

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Wednesday, December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Opie Library. The competition includes an idea pitch and a business model description. Come show your support and cheer on your fellow huskies!

President Koubek will be serving as a distinguished judge alongside other entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, and community members. Prizes for the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition will be:

First Prize – $2,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Second Prize – $1,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Third Prize – $500 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone     

Honorable Mention (2) – $250 each

Audience Favorite – $250

MTEC SmartZone prize – $1000

The 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development while emphasizing evidence based strategies for success. Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics, and the Vice President for Research Office.


Self-Motivation Talk/Seminar

African Students Organization’s campus-wide seminar on self-motivation as final exams draw close. The speaker is Professor Amato-Henderson. She is the chair of Cognitive and Learning Sciences department and expert in motivation science, self-efficacy, and individual differences in STEM learning.

Thursday, December 6th

Venue is FISHER 133. Time: 5:15- 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 


Chess and Euchre Event

The MUB Board is hosting a Chess and Euchre Night on Thursday, December 6th,  from 6 – 9 pm in the MUB Commons.       

If you fancy yourself as a good chess or euchre player, come on in for some fun with some friends!

 

 

 


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

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

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

Thursday, December 6 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 129 

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

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


Come See Comedian Chinedu Unaka

Late Night Programming presents Comedian Chinedu Unaka. Chinedu has been featured on FOX’s Laughs, The Mindy Project, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage and on HBO’s Shorts. He’s been to clubs & colleges across the nation and even internationally. Join us on Friday, December 7 in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 pm for a night full of laughs.
FREE for everyone, funded by the Student Activity Fee.

 

 

 


Big Sale at Campus Stores

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 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Friday, December 7th.

Nearly everything in the stores will be 25 percent 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.


Help the 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. How can you get involved?
Step One: Take down an ornament or two from the tree on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall. Each ornament 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 December 7th from 12-3 pm. If this time does not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office.
The last date to donate is December 7th. Please spread the word and help out our fellow Husky’s in having a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance for your support!

MUB Board to Host Shake N’ Bake

Need a stress free environment to study for finals?   

Come to the Shake N’ Bake on Tuesday, December 11th  from 6 – 8 pm in the MUB Ballroom B.

Milkshakes and baked goods will be on hand to keep you going.

Have some fun while you study.

 


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


Read a good book? Let us know!

The Summer Reading as Inquiry Committee is seeking book recommendations for fall 2019 and we’d love to hear from you!

Please review the recommendation guidelines below and if you have a title you’d like to recommend, complete the recommendation form.

Reading as Inquiry Book Recommendation Guidelines:

  • Feasibility: Is the book a reasonable length (<350 pages)? Will it be in paperback by May?
  • Readability: Could students read this with little guidance over the summer? Does it keep their attention until the end of the book? Does it appeal to a wide audience, regardless of major?
  • Relevance: Are the themes and/or characters relevant to the Michigan Tech community and students, particularly as they transition from high school to college?
  • Integration: Could the book be used across disciplines and campus programs?
  • Author availability: Is the author living and an engaging speaker? (A priority of the program is to bring the author to campus.)

Questions? Email hsimpson@mtu.edu.


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

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

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

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.


Student News Briefs – November 16, 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, rain and snow.

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there.


                                                     


Navigating Through The Holidays Workshops
A 60-minute workshop that will focus on empowering you to make healthy choices as you attend parties and family gatherings during the holiday season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays derail your healthgoals! Learn some tips and tools to help you navigate safely through the season.  
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: SDC Room 237
Only $10/person per session. Discounted rate for SDC members. Reserve your spot today! Visit

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2018: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to ClassTributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday,November 19.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


SDC Building Hours During Thanksgiving Break

                       


Home for the Holidays Gift Mart: Call for Vendors

Vendor booth applications are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart, which will be held at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart is a juried show, guaranteeing patrons an excellent and varied assortment of quality hand-crafted items to shop. Fifty vendors will be accepted into this year’s Gift Mart, and local crafters and artists are encouraged to apply. Interested vendors, contact the Rozsa Center for a Booth Application by calling (906) 487-2858, or by emailing rozsa@mtu.edu. Early applications will be reviewed on Friday, October 19th, and vendors will be notified of their acceptance during the week of October 22nd. Applications received after October 19th will be reviewed upon receipt, and the application deadline is November 16th.

For applications and complete vendor details please contact Mary Ann Struthers, (906) 487-2858, rozsa@mtu.edu


MUB Board is Hosting Splash of Color – Painting Night

Join in on the fun and express yourself by painting either a canvas, glass or rock.

The Painting Night Splash of Color will take place in the Maker Space, MUB B002. Thursday, November 29th,  from 7 pm to 9 pm. Supplies are limited and is on a first come first served basis.

 

 

 


Bubble Soccer

Come out to the SDC on Saturday, December 1st,               from 8 pm – 11 pm for some Bubble Soccer fun! It’s a lot of fun and it’s free!

Sponsored by the MUB Board.

 

 


Bob Mark Business Model Competition Applications Now Open

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Wednesday, December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Opie Library. Students can apply to compete here. The 2018 competition includes an idea pitch and a business model description.

President Koubek will be serving as a distinguished judge alongside other entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, and community members.

Prizes for the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition will be:

First Prize – $2,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Second Prize – $1,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Third Prize – $500 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone   

Honorable Mention (2) – $250 each

Audience Favorite – $250

MTEC SmartZone prize – $1000

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the School of Business and Economics. Mark started and ran the first four years of the Elevator Pitch Competition and brought the Business Plan Competition to Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition and other efforts support his entrepreneurial spirit that continues to live on in students, faculty, and staff.

Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition on October 17 are strongly encouraged to apply to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students should apply by submitting this form no later than midnight on Wednesday, November 21st (before Thanksgiving break). The top 15 applicants will be selected to participate in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students who upload a business model canvas to their application will be given priority consideration. Student guidelines, scoring criteria, and a blank Business Model Canvas can be found at mtu.edu/honors/ice/husky-innovate.

The 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development while emphasizing evidence based strategies for success. Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics, and the Vice President for Research Office.


Chess and Euchre Event

The MUB Board is hosting a Chess and Euchre Night on Thursday, December 6th,  from 6 – 9 pm in the MUB Commons.       

If you fancy yourself as a good chess or euchre player, come on in for some fun with some friends!

 

 

 


MUB Board to Host Shake N’ Bake

Need a stress free environment to study for finals?   

Come to the Shake N’ Bake on Tuesday, December 11th  from 6 – 8 pm in the MUB Ballroom B.

Milkshakes and baked goods will be on hand to keep you going.

Have some fun while you study.

 


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


Read a good book? Let us know!

The Summer Reading as Inquiry Committee is seeking book recommendations for fall 2019 and we’d love to hear from you!

Please review the recommendation guidelines below and if you have a title you’d like to recommend, complete the recommendation form.

Reading as Inquiry Book Recommendation Guidelines:

  • Feasibility: Is the book a reasonable length (<350 pages)? Will it be in paperback by May?
  • Readability: Could students read this with little guidance over the summer? Does it keep their attention until the end of the book? Does it appeal to a wide audience, regardless of major?
  • Relevance: Are the themes and/or characters relevant to the Michigan Tech community and students, particularly as they transition from high school to college?
  • Integration: Could the book be used across disciplines and campus programs?
  • Author availability: Is the author living and an engaging speaker? (A priority of the program is to bring the author to campus.)

Questions? Email hsimpson@mtu.edu.


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

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

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

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.


Student News Briefs – November 9, 2018

 

 Winter is Here!


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, rain and snow.

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there.


Come check out our next Late Night comedian, Jessi Campbell! 

Tonight!

Comedian Jessi Campbell has been seen on Last Comic Standing on NBC. She was named 2015 Female Performer of the Year by Campus Activities magazine, an award she was also nominated for in 2013. She has performed her unique brand of story telling at over 200 colleges, and over 100 comedy clubs, military bases, and bars where they begrudgingly turned off the TV. Jessi’s debut comedy CD “Winner Winner” has been featured on iTunes and can be heard on Sirius/XM Radio, Pandora Radio, and terrestrial radio stations across country. Jessi was a part of the ARMY I.A.M. Strong Tour, and has performed at Gilda’s LaughFest, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, and was the People’s Choice winner at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.
Join us on Friday, November 9th @ 10 pm for a night full of laughs in the MUB Ballroom.  Free for everyone, funded by the Student Activity Fee.

Campus Store is Celebrating Fall Fest!

It’s almost Thanksgiving Break and we want to take this opportunity to show how thankful we are for all of YOU, our students.

Friday, November 9th,  from 1 pm to 4 pm, the Campus Store will be hosting FALL FEST!

FALL FEST is a special event to celebrate YOU.

Stop by the Campus Store and join in the fun! There will be games, contests, snacks, and prizes!

We look forward to seeing you!


LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open
The deadline to submit LeaderShape® Institute 2019 Applications has been extended to Friday, November 9 at 11:59 pm.Please consider applying for this week-long leadership development experience! 
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 7 – 12, 2019 at the Ford Center.
If you have any further questions about the application or the LeaderShape® Institute, please contact Student Activities in MUB 112 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

                                                                  Mission Impossible: Fallout                                                                                                      

Friday, November 9 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30  pm          
Saturday, November 10 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 pm
Sunday, November 11 @ 2:30, 5:30 pm

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 have a great day!

Mission Impossible: Fallout is rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences throughout, and brief strong language.

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website: filmboard.mtu.edu


Superior Wind Symphony Concert

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS), titled “Wisdom from Experience,” a celebration of the music of long-lived composers, in honor of composers whose lives have been cut short. They will perform in the Rozsa Center this Friday, November 9, at 7:30 pm.


Pinocchio at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center is pleased to welcome the acclaimed theater troupe Tout à Trac, from Quebec, Canada, with their adaptation of Pinocchio, a magical theatrical production which takes us on another amazing journey into the heart of childhood and imagination. Following the internationally acclaimed Alice in Wonderland, Tout à Trac returns with Collodi’s tale about the world’s most famous puppet: Pinocchio. They will present two shows on Saturday, November 10th, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Fun for all ages! In addition to the performance, guests at the 2:00 pm matinee will be treated to a “KC Bonker’s Gepetto’s Workshop” in the lobby, after the show, co-hosted by Trish Helsel, KC Bonker’s, the Portage Lake District Library, and the Rozsa Center.

 


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 now 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.

Headshot_Amanda Breitbach

 


Social Justice Lecture Series
Join us next Tuesday for our final Social Justice Lecture Series event of the semester. A panel of speakers will be discussing using indigenous practices in the Justice System. 
Free and Open to the Public, snack will be provided.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7 pm in M&M U115

                                                     


Industry Speaker from Altair

The Enterprise Program will be hosting Altair’s Training and EDU Technical Relations Manager, Erik Larson, November 14 and 15 for a two-part industry speaker series event. On Wednesday, November 14 from 1-3pm in the Active Learning Center (MEEM120) Erik Larson will provide an overview of Altair’s revolutionary, easy to use structural, optimization and motion analysis tool, Inspire.  Inspire offers a simple interface that will allow the user to quickly and easily prepare and solve Finite Element Analysis problems to aid in the engineering and light weighting of static and motion based systems. Inspire leads Altair’s suite of software that promotes their philosophy of simulation driven design. Attend this seminar and start creating intelligent designs for  your  senior design and enterprise projects. This session is open to all levels of students and no prior FEA experience is necessary. Instructions for downloading the FREE, fully functional student edition of Inspire will be provided at the seminar as well.

On Thursday, November 15 from 10 am-12 pm and 2-4 pm in M&M 718A students will have the ability to meet with Erik to get support and guidance on the application of the Altair software suite to current projects.

Erik Larson (’91 BSME) is Altair’s Training and EDU Technical Relations Manager. He is responsible for managing and conducting both online and instructor-led trainings for the United States. Additionally, Erik acts as a technical liaison for the Altair EDU outreach program, helping universities discover how the Altair suite of tools can enrich their curriculum and training faculty and students in the tools. Erik has over 25 years of experience conducting FEA structural, optimization and crash analysis.


ICE House Event

ICE House Resident Assistant and  eClub (Entrepreneurship Club) member Josh Jay is opening up the  ICE House , an MTU innovation and entrepreneurship theme house, to host a 1 Million Cups of Coffee event on 11/14/18 from 9:00 am -10:00 am.  If you are interested in entrepreneurship – stop by to support our student entrepreneurs and presenters Cameron Philo and Ranit Karmakar.  The address is 21610 Woodland Road, Houghton.  Parking temporarily will be available in Lot 25, which is adjacent to and east of the ICE House .  Parking permits will be provided at the event.  This event’s coffee will be generously donated by a local company.

The ICE house is an on campus housing option with unique resources to help students pursue their ideas. If you are interested or have any questions fill out the short survey at the link below or contact Josh Jay jhjay@mtu.edu


Five Under Thirty-Five

Five incredible Michigan Tech alumni, under the age of 35 , who are following their dreams will visit campus to inspire and energize the student body and campus community. Hear what they have to say on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:30 pm at the Rozsa Center.


Business Model Canvas Bootcamp

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting Business Model Canvas Bootcamp, a two-part workshop on Wednesday, November 14 and 28 from 7-9 pm in Rekhi 214. Using the Business Model Canvas, students will work with the Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Program teaching team to develop a business model for their technology or idea. Which customers does your idea or product serve? What value does it create? The I-Corps teaching team will guide students through the process of identifying value propositions and customer segments using customer discovery to develop a winning business model. Registration for this workshop is required.

Business Model Bootcamp is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development. Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition and/or plan to compete in the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition, are strongly encouraged to register for Business Model Canvas Bootcamp. Husky Innovate is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between the School of Business & Economics, Pavlis Honors College, and the Vice President for Research Office.


Navigating Through The Holidays Workshops
A 60-minute workshop that will focus on empowering you to make healthy choices as you attend parties and family gatherings during the holiday season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays derail your healthgoals! Learn some tips and tools to help you navigate safely through the season.  
Dates/Times: Wednesday, November 14 &
Wednesday, December 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: SDC Room 237
Only $10/person per session. Discounted rate for SDC members. Reserve your spot today! Visit

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2018: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to ClassTributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, November 19.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


SDC Building Hours During Thanksgiving Break

                       


Home for the Holidays Gift Mart: Call for Vendors

Vendor booth applications are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart, which will be held at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart is a juried show, guaranteeing patrons an excellent and varied assortment of quality hand-crafted items to shop. Fifty vendors will be accepted into this year’s Gift Mart, and local crafters and artists are encouraged to apply. Interested vendors, contact the Rozsa Center for a Booth Application by calling (906) 487-2858, or by emailing rozsa@mtu.edu. Early applications will be reviewed on Friday, October 19th, and vendors will be notified of their acceptance during the week of October 22nd. Applications received after October 19th will be reviewed upon receipt, and the application deadline is November 16th.

For applications and complete vendor details please contact Mary Ann Struthers, (906) 487-2858, rozsa@mtu.edu


Bob Mark Business Model Competition Applications Now Open

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Wednesday, December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Opie Library. Students can apply to compete here. The 2018 competition includes an idea pitch and a business model description.

President Koubek will be serving as a distinguished judge alongside other entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, and community members.

Prizes for the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition will be:

First Prize – $2,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Second Prize – $1,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Third Prize – $500 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone   

Honorable Mention (2) – $250 each

Audience Favorite – $250

MTEC SmartZone prize – $1000

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the School of Business and Economics. Mark started and ran the first four years of the Elevator Pitch Competition and brought the Business Plan Competition to Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition and other efforts support his entrepreneurial spirit that continues to live on in students, faculty, and staff.

Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition on October 17 are strongly encouraged to apply to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students should apply by submitting this form no later than midnight on Wednesday, November 21st (before Thanksgiving break). The top 15 applicants will be selected to participate in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students who upload a business model canvas to their application will be given priority consideration. Student guidelines, scoring criteria, and a blank Business Model Canvas can be found at mtu.edu/honors/ice/husky-innovate.

The 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development while emphasizing evidence based strategies for success. Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics, and the Vice President for Research Office.


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


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 ems@mtu.edu.


Read a good book? Let us know!

The Summer Reading as Inquiry Committee is seeking book recommendations for fall 2019 and we’d love to hear from you!

Please review the recommendation guidelines below and if you have a title you’d like to recommend, complete the recommendation form.

Reading as Inquiry Book Recommendation Guidelines:

  • Feasibility: Is the book a reasonable length (<350 pages)? Will it be in paperback by May?
  • Readability: Could students read this with little guidance over the summer? Does it keep their attention until the end of the book? Does it appeal to a wide audience, regardless of major?
  • Relevance: Are the themes and/or characters relevant to the Michigan Tech community and students, particularly as they transition from high school to college?
  • Integration: Could the book be used across disciplines and campus programs?
  • Author availability: Is the author living and an engaging speaker? (A priority of the program is to bring the author to campus.)

Questions? Email hsimpson@mtu.edu.


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.

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

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

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.


Student News Briefs – November 2, 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.


Campus Store is Celebrating Fall Fest!

It’s almost Thanksgiving Break and we want to take this opportunity to show how thankful we are for all of YOU, our students.

Friday, November 9th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, the Campus Store will be hosting FALL FEST!

FALL FEST is a special event to celebrate YOU.

Stop by the Campus Store and join in the fun! There will be games, contests, snacks, and prizes!

We look forward to seeing you!


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 activities@mtu.edu.

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa)                              

Friday, Nov. 2 @ 5:00, 7:00 (Dubbed Version)
Saturday, Nov. 3 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 (Dubbed Version)
Sunday, Nov. 4 @ 2:30, 5:30 (Dubbed Version)

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!

Your Name is rated PG for thematic elements, suggestive content, brief language, and smoking.

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website: filmboard.mtu.edu


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 now 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.

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NOSOTROS Latin Dance Party!

NOSOTROS invites you to the next Latin Dance Party Saturday, November 3rd!

Where: MUB Ballroom A

When: Saturday, November 3rd

Time: 8 – 9 pm Salsa Dance Lessons – 9 – 11 pm Open Floor

Cost: FREE!

We will have Latin and international music, free snacks and a lot of fun! So don’t miss out!


Creative Courage at the Rozsa

What does it take to spark innovation in life, art, business, engineering and technology? According to Welby Altidor, former Executive Creative Director of Cirque du Soleil, it takes courage. But not just any courage – it takes creative courage. Please join Michigan Tech Career Services and the Rozsa Center on Tuesday, November 6, at 7:30 pm to hear Welby Altidor speak at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.


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 smrinkin@mtu.edu with questions.

Meet Your Major:

Management with Economics in Supply Chain Operations and Management and Entrepreneurship

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

 Meet Your Major: Accounting

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


Triangle Fraternity – 31 Backpacks

Triangle Fraternity would like your help in raising funds for 31 Backpacks! Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 11 am – 9 pm. Enjoy lunch or dinner, dine in or take out, at Joey’s Seafood & Grill in downtown Houghton and 20% of your bill will be donated to support 31 Backpacks in their efforts to combat childhood hunger in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. 31 Backpacks sends food home for eligible children who otherwise could go hungry. Remember you must mention 31 Backpacks or Triangle Fraternity before you receive your bill. If you would like more information, please contact Dylan Gaines at triangle-svc@mtu.edu


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 (phackney@mtu.edu) 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.

For more information go here.


                                                     


Five Under Thirty-Five

Five incredible Michigan Tech alumni, under the age of 35 , who are following their dreams will visit campus to inspire and energize the student body and campus community. Hear what they have to say on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:30 pm at the Rozsa Center.


Business Model Canvas Bootcamp

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting Business Model Canvas Bootcamp, a two-part workshop on Wednesday, November 14 and 28 from 7-9 pm in Rekhi 214. Using the Business Model Canvas, students will work with the Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Program teaching team to develop a business model for their technology or idea. Which customers does your idea or product serve? What value does it create? The I-Corps teaching team will guide students through the process of identifying value propositions and customer segments using customer discovery to develop a winning business model. Registration for this workshop is required.

Business Model Bootcamp is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development. Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition and/or plan to compete in the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition, are strongly encouraged to register for Business Model Canvas Bootcamp. Husky Innovate is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between the School of Business & Economics, Pavlis Honors College, and the Vice President for Research Office.


Navigating Through The Holidays Workshops
A 60-minute workshop that will focus on empowering you to make healthy choices as you attend parties and family gatherings during the holiday season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays derail your health goals! Learn some tips and tools to help you navigate safely through the season.  
Dates/Times: Wednesday, November 14 &
Wednesday, December 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: SDC Room 237
Only $10/person per session. Discounted rate for SDC members. Reserve your spot today! Visit

 


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2018: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to ClassTributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is November 19, Monday.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


Home for the Holidays Gift Mart: Call for Vendors

Vendor booth applications are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart, which will be held at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart is a juried show, guaranteeing patrons an excellent and varied assortment of quality hand-crafted items to shop. Fifty vendors will be accepted into this year’s Gift Mart, and local crafters and artists are encouraged to apply. Interested vendors, contact the Rozsa Center for a Booth Application by calling (906) 487-2858, or by emailing rozsa@mtu.edu. Early applications will be reviewed on Friday, October 19th, and vendors will be notified of their acceptance during the week of October 22nd. Applications received after October 19th will be reviewed upon receipt, and the application deadline is November 16th.

For applications and complete vendor details please contact Mary Ann Struthers, (906) 487-2858, rozsa@mtu.edu


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 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 ems@mtu.edu.


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 video@mtu.edu to schedule your takeover.  You can direct any questions about this event to Ben Jaszczak, Multimedia Specialist and Snapchat Coordinator, at bjjaszcz@mtu.edu.  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: support@kognito.com

 


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-chiabcIntroductory Dollar Days classes will be offered October 29 at 2 pm and 31st at 10:30 am. 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

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

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.

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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!


Michigan Tech Recreation Offers AppAudio 

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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.