Student News Briefs – January 18, 2019

Welcome to Spring Semester!

Remember: Martin Luther King Jr. day is Monday, classes are not in session.

Icy Walkways 

Drivers and walkers need to be mindful of each other. Please use caution when walking to campus or on campus. Drive with caution, keep lights on, keep your eyes on the road and off to the side to see any pedestrians on the sidewalks or crossing the road.

Drivers keep a look out for walkers!

Walkers keep an eye out for vehicles on the roads while you are walking!

 MUB Board presents Mind Reader Mark Toland 

Date: January 18th, 2019  Tonight!

Time: 9 pm                                                               

Location: MUB Ballroom

Description: Join MUB Board on Friday, January 18th at 9 pm in the MUB Ballroom for award-winning mind reader Mark Toland. His award winning entertainment is the go-to choice for major corporate and college events around the world. In 2017, Mark went on an international tour performing sold out shows around North America. “The Mystery Tour” earned praise and awards from New York City to San Diego, including “Best of Fest” (NYC), “Pick of Fringe” (Orlando), and “Outstanding Mentalism Performance” (San Diego). Mark has also correctly guessed the outcome of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, predicted the headlines of the Chicago Tribune, and bicycled through Chicago traffic completely blindfolded. You won’t want to miss this!!!

                               This weekend, Film Board Presents: Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday, Jan. 18 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Jan. 19 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30                                     
Sunday, Jan 20 @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Bohemian Rhapsody is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language

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


Come See Comedian Stephen Agyei
Join Late Night Programming for the first comedian of the spring semester, Stephen Agyei on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!  
Memorably known for the “Whitest teeth in Denver,” he shines as bright as his mischievous smile. He’s opened for Dave Chappelle, Roseanne and was hand-picked by Duncan Trussell to open his most recent tour. Get ready for a great night full of laughter, so gather your friends for a show you won’t want to miss! This event is FREE to all, funded by the Student Activity Fee!

Spring 2019 Dollar Days 

Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

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.

Friday, January 18 at 4 pm in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 pm in Fisher 138

Monday, January 21 at 2 pm in Fisher 138

If you have any questions, please email:

Spring Intramural Sports

Festival of Concerts of Contemporary Music

Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Libby Meyer, Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts and Director, Music Composition Program, are pleased to present a festival series of three concerts of contemporary music written by composers either from or who have lived in the Upper Peninsula, featuring Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Composer and UP Native Elena Ruehr. There will be a Master Class presented by Dr. Ruehr on Saturday, January 19, at 3:00 pm in the McArdle Theatre, featuring a recital of music by student composers. The festival continues that evening with an intimate evening “Backstage” performance in the Rozsa Center at 7:30 pm, featuring the music of Evan Premo, Libby Meyer, Thomas LaVoy, Abbie Burt Betinis, Carrie Biolo, Patrick Booth, Christopher Plummer and featuring Elena Ruehr’s Third String Quartet. The final concert of the festival will take place on Sunday, January 20, at 3:00 pm in the McArdle Theatre, and will present music by Griffin Candey, Josh Loar, Sarah Rimkus, Milton Olsson, Stephen Rush, and featuring the piece Lucy by Elena Ruehr.

Calling All Volunteers!

Martin Luther King Reading Day 2019 is coming up fast!

On January 21, 2019 (MLK Day) Michigan Tech will continue a long-standing tradition of reading to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of MLK.

All readings take place between 9 am – 3 pm and we will coordinate at a later date exactly what block of times are available to choose. Participating schools include:

– Houghton Elementary

– Barkell School (Hancock)

– Dollar Bay Elementary School

If you or a group are interested in reading sign up HERE:

MLK children’s books will be provided for readings

Personal transportation is required but carpool options can be arranged. If you have any questions please contact Briana Tucker, anytime!

Feedback on Michigan Tech Experience
The Wahtera Center is looking for your feedback about your Michigan Tech experience with academic advising. We are conducting in person group sessions next week to collect your thoughts and opinions about your  experiences with academic advising and how to improve the experiences for students and advisors alike. Food will be provided.

The feedback collected will not be tied to individual students. The sessions are

Monday, January 21 at 4 pm in Admin 201 and Thursday, January 24 at noon in Admin 130, Room 159. If you can attend, please register here.  Contact Susan Liebau at with any questions.

Jack Box Games

Join Mu Beta Psi playing Jack Box in Fisher 130 on Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:30 pm. Jack Box is a party game in which the players use their phones to submit answers for the players to chose from. Mu Beta Psi is a musical service fraternity who works to serve the Rosza, VPA, and local high school and community music endeavors.


Summer Youth Programs is Hiring!

Looking for a summer job? Want to make an impact this summer? We have an amazing opportunity for you!

Summer Youth Programs will be hosting two info sessions about our current job openings for this summer. You do NOT have to attend an info session to apply but it is highly encouraged. If you are unable to attend or if you have any questions please email

The employment info sessions are on the following days:

Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge

Thursday, January 24th at 5:30 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge

You can also find more information on our website:

Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at or call 906-487-1453.

Rekhi Innovation Challenge

The Rekhi Innovation Challenge is a crowdfunding competition to help promote and support student innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of Superior Ideas.

The competition will run for the month of February and the team that raises the most money will receive a monetary match up of to $1,000. Additional monetary awards will also be offered.

Projects must be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, January 25th on Superior Ideas in order to enter into the competition. The application and guidelines can be found on Husky Innovate or by contacting Natasha Chopp.

SURF Applications Due January 25

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are currently being accepted. 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 Friday,  January 25, 2019.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (

Deadline for CMU New Venture Competition Extended

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

The last event in the Husky Innovate series, the Central Michigan University New Venture Competition, is Friday, April 12, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. For the ninth year, Michigan Technological University and Central Michigan University collaborate to offer our students the opportunity to compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services.

Are you a student with a great business idea or do you want to team up with a student who has a great business idea? If so, the New Venture Competition provides an exciting venue to pitch your business, get valuable feedback, network with representatives within Michigan’s innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem, and last but not least, perhaps win some valuable prize money!

The NVC provides a transformational experience in which students are able to earn start-up funds for their new venture. Students will have multiple opportunities to connect with experienced entrepreneurs, alumni, and business professionals, venture capital experts, angel investors, and faculty and community leaders.

Students who are interested must submit an “Intent to Compete” application for the New Venture Competition by the extended January 25, 2019 deadline.   Click here to register and apply –

Study Away Programs – Summer 2019

Dodgeball Tournament

Dodgeball Tournament with teams of 6 to win $25-30 gift card each. Single elimination bracket style. Uniforms are encouraged. Team names need to be appropriate. The team captain can send an email to with their team name (Must be appropriate) and the 6 members of their team. Must include names and emails. We will send a PDF of the rules to each captain once they are signed up along with their start time. Games will be 10 minutes long.

This event will be at the Racquetball Courts, Saturday, January 26th, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Men’s Club Volleyball Home Tournament

Come cheer on your MTU Men’s Club Volleyball team as they play in their first WVC tournament of the season! Five Wisconsin schools will be traveling up to Houghton to play. Admission is free, so take a break from your classes and go watch some competitive collegiate volleyball!    

Saturday, January 26th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SDC Varsity Wood Gym

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HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!



New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. The two applicants selected, one choreographer and one composer, will spend two weeks on Rabbit Island, then one week of studio time at the Rozsa Center, and their final work will be premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. An honoraria of $2000 USD will be awarded to both the choreographer and composer.

The opportunity is an open call available to anyone working in the fields of choreography and composition. The selection committee is made up of each organization’s directors, Rabbit Island alumni, and accomplished choreographers and composers. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Awarded residents will be notified in early May, 2019. A complete application guide and online submission form can be found at

Rabbit Island is a 91-acre wilderness island partitioned from the mainland by the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. As such, the location provides artists a remote contextual challenge to create works which add to the evolving contemporary conversation of art and the environment. Since 2013 the Rabbit Island Residency open call for all disciplines has received over 1000 applications from 45 countries. The Choreographer and Composer Residency marks the Rabbit Island Foundation’s first focused residency and first collaboratively created residency with the Rozsa Center.

Rabbit Island Foundation President Rob Gorski states, “The Choreographer and Composer Residency contests the status quo. Rabbit Island exists to encourage the creative community to focus intensely on the most fundamental narrative of our age—the environment and the human relationship to it. This residency challenges applicants to take risks and create bold work challenging the assumptions of the cultural landscape created by previous generations of choreographers, composers, and thinkers. We presume that there exist more meaningful ways to contextualize music and dance to the evolving understanding of ethics within the Anthropocene. This residency offers time, space, and context to take a shot at precisely this.”

To learn more about the residency opportunity, the Rabbit Island Foundation, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; full application guidelines and submission information for can be found at

HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

Spring HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness classes begin January 20. Check out the daily schedule, Adult Group Fitness at a Glance! Student rates available!


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