Archives—February 2019

Student News Briefs – February 22, 2019

Michigan Tech Hockey!


Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflectors or reflective clothing. Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


Comedian Tommy Ryman
Join Late Night Programming for a fun night of laughs with comedian Tommy Ryman!
Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!   

Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman also recently won the title of Best of the Midwest at the prestigious Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as awkwardly charming. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs, corporates, and colleges around the nation.

This event is free and open to everyone!

Agnes of God

Questions of faith, motherhood and determination arise as three women with vastly different ideologies are faced with a supposed virgin birth. The investigation of the nun who was found to have given birth, and ensuing controversies and debates over the possible miracle – then subsequent death of the infant – are explored as Tech Theatre presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 play Agnes of God. Please join Michigan Tech’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts, presenting six performances of Agnes of God, for two weeks, Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 21 – 23 and Feb. 28 – March 2, 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Center.


Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night

Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night, Friday, February 22nd 5 – 7 pm.

The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Looking for an opportunity to make chain mail with pop tabs? Interested in projects that promote sustainability? Check out this simple, easy workshop. Supplies limited, but you can bring your own pop taps, too!


Green Book Tonight!

Please join The Black Student Association for a FREE showing of the Green Book on Friday,                             

February 22, 2019 at 7 pm in Fisher 139.

It’s FREE and it’s TONIGHT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Volunteers Needed for CopperDog 150

We are still looking for volunteers for the CopperDog 150, March 1-3. Volunteers can register as a single, couple, group, etc. Although there are many positions in which you can volunteer, we are still in high demand for dog handlers and crossing guards. 

Volunteering training is set for Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Calumet High School. Here, volunteers will be able to learn more about the race, their role as a volunteer, and the in and outs of working with mushers and sled-dogs. Although the training is not required, it is highly recommended, as safety is one of our biggest concerns and a well-prepared volunteer base is very important.

For more information on the event, and to sign up for volunteering, please visit copperdog150.



African Night

2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.                                               

Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.

JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.

There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.

For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu

In the MUB Ballroom Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra to Perform

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) presents a concert of two works, Les nuits d’été [Summer Nights], by Hector Berlioz, and then featuring Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” suite, under the direction of conductor Joel Neves, at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 23rd in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Since its premiere in 1918, the seven movements of “The Planets” have been among the composer’s most renowned works. Each movement in the suite is dedicated to one of the planets in our solar system, with the mood of each being defined by the astrological archetypes of the corresponding celestial body.


Junior Hockey Night

Saturday, February 23rd is Junior Hockey Night at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena, the annual celebration of youth hockey players in the area. There will also be Skate With The Huskies after the game.

The first 200 youth into the building will receive coupons and candy. There will also be a variety of door prizes during Skate With The Huskies, including two $150 vouchers from Michigan Tech Recreation towards sports camps and clinics or SDC memberships, a signed jersey, signed sticks, mini sticks, and much more. Michigan Tech Dining Services and Vollwerth’s will be selling $1 hot dogs for the first 500 as part of Fan Appreciation Night.

Junior hockey night sponsors include Center Ice Skate & Sport, Michigan Tech Recreation, The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Orbit Video Games, University Images, Dairy Queen, and Dominos.

The Huskies host Alaska Anchorage this weekend. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. each night. Tickets to the games can be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office, online at BuyHuskiesTickets.com or over the phone at 906-487-2073.


Poetry Slam

BSA will be hosting a Poetry Slam on Sunday, February 24, 2019, 6-8 pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Participants can read original pieces and the work of others. Not ready to share, join the audience to support the many voices of Michigan Tech.

 

 

 

 


Volunteers Needed for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Volunteers Needed!!!

On Monday, February 25th 250 middle school girls will be meeting at Houghton Middle School for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)! To put on this event we need YOU! The event will last from about 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and we need volunteers for any time they are available! Anyone can volunteer for this event and you DO NOT have to be available for the whole day! Also, lunch will be provided to volunteers who are helping at that time. There will be a shuttle for volunteers to and from Houghton Middle School.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer please email Lauren at lakirwin@mtu.edu.


HuskyLead
Our interactions with people are based on how we interpret life experiences. Applying perceptual engineering to our thinking process, we can listen in to our thoughts and make a few fact-based adjustments. Learning to understand, influence, and modify our point of view by seeking the perspectives of others not only improves our leadership, but also improves the engagement and satisfaction of those who work with us.
Attend this HuskyLead being held Tuesday, February 26 in MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m. 
The presenter is Ruth Archer, Director of Continuous Improvement.
To learn more about HuskyLead and our future events visit: https://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.

 


Craft Club Oth Birthday Party

When: Tuesday, February 26th 8-9 pm

Where: The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

After a three year journey, Craft Club is celebrating becoming an official student org. Come enjoy free cake and cookies and learn about Craft Club and see all the projects that the members have made over the years.


Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing!
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.

To register please reply to the Google Form at Win Money or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Ilyasah Shabazz at the Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) present Ilyasah Shabazz on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center. “When you educate a girl, you raise a nation,” says Ilyasah Shabazz. She is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, and is an educator, activist, motivational speaker, and author of four award-winning publications—most notably of her memoir, “Growing Up X.”

This event is partially sponsored/funded by the Visiting Women and Minority Lecture/Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Shabazz’s appearance is arranged through Gotham Artists. This lecture is presented as part of the Social Justice Lecture Series and Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series. Tickets to this lecture are free, however due to limited seating tickets are required, and are available by phone, (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box office the night of the show. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours before performances.


Husky Innovate Speaker Series

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting the first of the Husky Innovate Speaker Series on Friday, March 1 at 12 pm in the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space (M&M 722). Faculty, students, and staff are invited to join us for a talk given by Michigan Tech’s Andrew Barnard. Barnard is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics and faculty advisor for SENSE Enterprise.

Barnard is using lean business model development and customer discovery to start his own business, NanoSound. NanoSound focuses on the elimination of noise from pipe and duct systems, like automotive exhausts and heating and ventilation pipes. Barnard will provide an example of an early business pitch and provide insights into the customer discovery process and business model development that has led to significant pivots in the start-up’s trajectory.

If you are an innovator or entrepreneur working on an idea with the goal of launching your own business, you are highly encouraged to attend. Registration is required, and attendance will be capped at 30. Lunch will be provided to the first 30 people to register. Please register no later than Monday, February 26.

The Husky Innovate Speaker Series is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College and the School of Business and Economics.


Spring Blood Drive
There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is critical, especially in Michigan. Over 80 blood drives have been canceled within the state due to weather. Help end the blood shortage by donating at the Michigan Tech blood drive. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.
Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. Bring a photo ID.

Got Game?

   On February 27th at 7 pm in the MUB Commons, Panhel is hosting a social event for potential new members of sororities here at tech.  It will be a Game Night Social Event so please come and hear about Panhel.

“If you’ve ever wondered about sorority life at MTU, join the ladies of our Greek community for a night of games and conversation!”

 

 

 

 


Khana Khazana

Khana Khazana– Have some Soul Food with BSA! February 27, 11-1 pm. Only $7.95


It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Let’s Talk About It

Event Name: It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Let’s Talk about it

Date: Thursday,  February 28, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge A in the MUB

Description: Come join your fellow students to discuss what can be done differently on our college campus related to sustainability and green movements.

 

 


Paracord Bracelet Making Night

When: Friday, March 1st 5-7 pm

Where: The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Going on any adventures for spring break? Create a handy paracord bracelet before you head out at this free workshop.


Maximize Your Buzz

Maximize Your Buzz is a fresh take on traditional alcohol education. It covers important topics such as: binge drinking, college alcohol policy, how to make a turtle backpack, and identifying values!

This training empowers young adults to make safe and healthy decisions about drinking! Whether you are simply curious about the concept, need to take the course, or really like big group discussions; come on and join us, it’s free! So let’s learn how to Maximize Your Buzz together!

You can find this event at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, March 5 in the MUB Ballroom! See you there!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Housing and Residential Life, Late Night Programming, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Student Health and Wellness.

 


Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe Hikes are a part of the Series and are most what we do in the winter.  We currently have about 120 pairs of Tubbs Snowshoes that are available for rent at the OAP, including about 8 pair of children’s snowshoes.  We will head out to a number of different locations and snowshoe, usually after the sun has gone down for the day.  Popular locations include Paavola Wetlands, McLain State Park, Michigan Tech Trails, and Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids in Hancock.  These hikes are $10 and include snowshoes for those who do not own a pair(yet).  We provide transportation if we are headed off campus and hot chocolate back at the OAP when we are all done!  

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest


Student Leadership Award Nominations Now Open
Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.
On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 19.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 8.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 22. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

Healthy Husky Workshop Series

  • Healthy Husky Workshop Series (Spring 2019)
    • Workshop description: We know Huskies are super smart and wildy busy.  We’ve designed this workshop series to help you learn positive life strategies, cope with the roadblocks this semester will bring, and connect with your pack.
    • Poster Attached
    • No cost to attend
    • Attend one session or all
  • Want to learn more?  Follow Student Health and Wellness on Social Media
    • Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) and Instagram!
      • Events and information posted weekly
  • We’re Hiring!
    • Do you love to talk about Health and Wellness?  Are you passionate about balance and living a healthy lifestyle?  Visit www.mtu.edu/wellness and click on “Join Our Team” to submit an    application
      • Interviews will take place in the spring 2019 semester and work will begin in the Fall 2019 semester
  • Have a question about Student Health and Wellness?  Email us at wellness@mtu.edu

Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


Order Your Cap, Gown and Tickets!

 


Animal-Assisted Therapy


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!

 

Looking for the ultimate variety of group fitness classes? Commit to be HuskiesFit with our Spring Semester HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – variety at its best. #groupfitness #ultimatepunchcard #huskiesfit.


Michigan Tech Trails

If you join the Nordic Ski Club you get free day use of equipment at Tech Trails. Equipment cannot be kept overnight and can only be used at Tech Trails.

 

Come on out and support the Tech Trails with a season pass!

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) offers snowshoe rentals . Various lengths available to accommodate all users and use types.


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 27

 The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2019-20 applications are due Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (September – March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation, with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium being held on Friday, March 29th from 1-5 pm in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The Symposium highlights the cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Student presentations represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored.

Visit the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission. All undergraduate student researchers should consider participating in this event as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience.


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply to join if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you are interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, please apply. If you would like to learn more about Honors at Michigan Tech or speak with an advisor, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.


Spring Gallery Exhibition Salon!

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the spring gallery exhibition, Salon!, curated by gallery director and Michigan Tech associate professor of art, Lisa Gordillo. It features works of art and writing by more than 30 artists and writers. Gordillo is excited to present an older arts tradition with a contemporary twist. She drew much of her inspiration for this show from Jewish Women’s Salons, which focused on inclusivity, diversity, and contemporary dialogue. Works of art will also pepper the Rozsa lobby, creating sitting spaces and areas for conversation. Salon! runs February 20 – April 20 in Michigan Tech’s A-Space Gallery, hours are M-F 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and the exhibition is free and open to the public.


StudentWatch Course Material Survey

The Campus Store is once again participating in the nationwide survey regarding course materials, we would like to know your thoughts!

Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “huskydeals-l+subscribe@mtu.edu” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!


Student News Briefs – February 15, 2019

Michigan Technological University

Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflectors or reflective clothing. Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


This weekend, Film Board Presents:
Interstellar

Friday, Feb. 15 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 @ 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!

Interstellar is rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action 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 – Mechanics of Music

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS), titled “Mechanics of Music,” an evening of music that highlights how science and mechanism can be welcomed and celebrated by composers. This concert will take place in the Rozsa Center this Friday, February 15, at 7:30 pm.

 

 


Order Your Cap, Gown and Tickets!


Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe Hikes are a part of the Series and are most what we do in the winter.  We currently have about 120 pairs of Tubbs Snowshoes that are available for rent at the OAP, including about 8 pair of children’s snowshoes.  We will head out to a number of different locations and snowshoe, usually after the sun has gone down for the day.  Popular locations include Paavola Wetlands, McLain State Park, Michigan Tech Trails, and Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids in Hancock.  These hikes are $10 and include snowshoes for those who do not own a pair(yet).  We provide transportation if we are headed off campus and hot chocolate back at the OAP when we are all done!  

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest



Video Game Night

If you like playing video games then come to Fisher 125 – 127 on Friday, February 15  from 6 – 10 pm for Video Game Night.

                                                                                                 


Bow Tie Making Night

Bow Tie Making Night tonight Friday, February 15th 5 – 7 pm.

The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Getting ready for career fair? Worried about what you’re going to wear?

Don’t stress, this Friday come and make your very own bowtie.

Supplies limited.

 


The Campus Store
Get ready for the 2019 Spring Career Fair at the Campus Book Store.


Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night

Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night, Friday, February 22nd 5 – 7 pm.

The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Looking for an opportunity to make chain mail with pop tabs? Interested in projects that promote sustainability? Check out this simple, easy workshop. Supplies limited, but you can bring your own pop taps, too!


African Night

2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.                                               

Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.

JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.

There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.

For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu

In the MUB Ballroom Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Healthy Husky Workshop Series

  • Healthy Husky Workshop Series (Spring 2019)
    • Workshop description: We know Huskies are super smart and wildy busy.  We’ve designed this workshop series to help you learn positive life strategies, cope with the roadblocks this semester will bring, and connect with your pack.
    • Poster Attached
    • No cost to attend
    • Attend one session or all
  • Want to learn more?  Follow Student Health and Wellness on Social Media
    • Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) and Instagram!
      • Events and information posted weekly
  • We’re Hiring!
    • Do you love to talk about Health and Wellness?  Are you passionate about balance and living a healthy lifestyle?  Visit www.mtu.edu/wellness and click on “Join Our Team” to submit an    application
      • Interviews will take place in the spring 2019 semester and work will begin in the Fall 2019 semester
  • Have a question about Student Health and Wellness?  Email us at wellness@mtu.edu

Volunteers Needed for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Volunteers Needed!!!

On Monday, February 25th 250 middle school girls will be meeting at Houghton Middle School for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)! To put on this event we need YOU! The event will last from about 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and we need volunteers for any time they are available! Anyone can volunteer for this event and you DO NOT have to be available for the whole day! Also, lunch will be provided to volunteers who are helping at that time. There will be a shuttle for volunteers to and from Houghton Middle School.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer please email Lauren at lakirwin@mtu.edu.


Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing!
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.

To register please reply to the Google Form at Win Money or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Spring Blood Drive
There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is critical, especially in Michigan. Over 80 blood drives have been canceled within the state due to weather. Help end the blood shortage by donating at the Michigan Tech blood drive. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.
Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. Bring a photo ID.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The Rozsa Center is proud to present Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The all-male comedy ballet company beloved internationally since 1974, sacrifices comfort to perform en pointe, tutus and all. Confirming why audiences flock to see them year after year, the “trocks” are witty, fun, and

above all, masterful in the art of ballet. The funny, irreverant, and acclaimed Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo is coming to the Rozsa Center on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 


Got Game?

   On February 27th at 7 pm in the MUB Commons, Panhel is hosting a social event for potential new members of sororities here at tech.  It will be a Game Night Social Event so please come and hear about Panhel.

“If you’ve ever wondered about sorority life at MTU, join the ladies of our Greek community for a night of games and conversation!”

 

 

 

 

 


Comedian Tommy Ryman
Join Late Night Programming for a fun night of laughs with comedian Tommy Ryman!
Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!   

Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman also recently won the title of Best of the Midwest at the prestigious Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as awkwardly charming. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs, corporates, and colleges around the nation.

This event is free and open to everyone!

Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.


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 http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

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 http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


Animal-Assisted Therapy


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!

 

Looking for the ultimate variety of group fitness classes? Commit to be HuskiesFit with our Spring Semester HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – variety at its best. #groupfitness #ultimatepunchcard #huskiesfit.


Michigan Tech Trails

If you join the Nordic Ski Club you get free day use of equipment at Tech Trails. Equipment cannot be kept overnight and can only be used at Tech Trails.

 

Come on out and support the Tech Trails with a season pass!

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) offers snowshoe rentals . Various lengths available to accommodate all users and use types.


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 27

 The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2019-20 applications are due Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (September – March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation, with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium being held on Friday, March 29th from 1-5 pm in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The Symposium highlights the cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Student presentations represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored.

Visit the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission. All undergraduate student researchers should consider participating in this event as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience.


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply to join if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you are interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, please apply. If you would like to learn more about Honors at Michigan Tech or speak with an advisor, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.


StudentWatch Course Material Survey

The Campus Store is once again participating in the nationwide survey regarding course materials, we would like to know your thoughts!

Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “huskydeals-l+subscribe@mtu.edu” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!


Career Wear Blowout Sale!

Career Fair is almost here, prepare early! All dress shirts $10, all dress pants $15.

We also stock the basics (not part of the sale) such as belts, ties, tie bars, pantyhose, and socks.


Student News Briefs – February 8, 2019

Happy Winter Carnival 2019!

Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflectors or reflective clothing. Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Friday, Feb. 08 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Feb. 09 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30   
Sunday, Feb. 10 @ 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!

Ralph Breaks the Internet is rated PG for some action and crude humor.

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


The Fourth Annual Ice Mass!

This Friday St. Al’s will celebrate our Fourth Annual Ice Mass! The Masses will be said in the church’s lower parking lot where students have been hard at work building the ice chapel. Due to high interest in this event, we have three Masses scheduled.

The first Mass is Friday, February 8th at 5:30 pm; following the Mass there will be chili served in the parish hall. The second Mass will be said by candlelight at 10:00 pm Friday, February 8th night, with hot cocoa afterwards.

The third Mass will be Saturday, February 9th morning at 10:00 am and will be followed by coffee and doughnuts.

For more information please contact Zach at ztsmith@mtu.edu.

 


Supplies at The Campus Store
Winter Carnival gear is coming, watch our social media feeds for updates! We’ll have t-shirts, long sleeve t’s, crew and hoody sweatshirts! We’ll also be offering Winter Carnival glassware, buttons, and pictorials while supplies last! Stop by The Campus Store, University Images, or online at Bookstore.mtu.edu for more details.
Join HuskyDeals to be the first to know about our sales, promotions, and services! Email campusstore@mtu.edu to join! Stop by University Images or The Campus Store for more info!


Stuff-A-Husky

Supplies are limited so bring your Husky Card and pick an animal to stuff! Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 7 – 9 pm in the MUB Commons.

 


Order Your Cap, Gown and Tickets!


Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe Hikes are a part of the Series and are most what we do in the winter.  We currently have about 120 pairs of Tubbs Snowshoes that are available for rent at the OAP, including about 8 pair of children’s snowshoes.  We will head out to a number of different locations and snowshoe, usually after the sun has gone down for the day.  Popular locations include Paavola Wetlands, McLain State Park, Michigan Tech Trails, and Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids in Hancock.  These hikes are $10 and include snowshoes for those who do not own a pair(yet).  We provide transportation if we are headed off campus and hot chocolate back at the OAP when we are all done!  

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest


Video Game Night

If you like playing video games then come to Fisher 125 – 127 on Friday, February 15  from 6 – 10 pm for Video Game Night.

                                                                                                 

 


African Night

2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.                                               

Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.

JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.

There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.

For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu

In the MUB Ballroom Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Healthy Husky Workshop Series

  • Healthy Husky Workshop Series (Spring 2019)
    • Workshop description: We know Huskies are super smart and wildy busy.  We’ve designed this workshop series to help you learn positive life strategies, cope with the roadblocks this semester will bring, and connect with your pack.
    • Poster Attached
    • No cost to attend
    • Attend one session or all
  • Want to learn more?  Follow Student Health and Wellness on Social Media
    • Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) and Instagram!
      • Events and information posted weekly
  • We’re Hiring!
    • Do you love to talk about Health and Wellness?  Are you passionate about balance and living a healthy lifestyle?  Visit www.mtu.edu/wellness and click on “Join Our Team” to submit an    application
      • Interviews will take place in the spring 2019 semester and work will begin in the Fall 2019 semester
  • Have a question about Student Health and Wellness?  Email us at wellness@mtu.edu

Volunteers Needed for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Volunteers Needed!!!

On Monday, February 25th 250 middle school girls will be meeting at Houghton Middle School for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)! To put on this event we need YOU! The event will last from about 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and we need volunteers for any time they are available! Anyone can volunteer for this event and you DO NOT have to be available for the whole day! Also, lunch will be provided to volunteers who are helping at that time. There will be a shuttle for volunteers to and from Houghton Middle School.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer please email Lauren at lakirwin@mtu.edu.


Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing!
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.

To register please reply to the Google Form at Win Money or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The Rozsa Center is proud to present Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The all-male comedy ballet company beloved internationally since 1974, sacrifices comfort to perform en pointe, tutus and all. Confirming why audiences flock to see them year after year, the “trocks” are witty, fun, and

above all, masterful in the art of ballet. The funny, irreverant, and acclaimed Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo is coming to the Rozsa Center on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 


Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.

 

 


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 http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

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 http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


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!

 

Looking for the ultimate variety of group fitness classes? Commit to be HuskiesFit with our Spring Semester HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – variety at its best. #groupfitness #ultimatepunchcard #huskiesfit.


Michigan Tech Trails

If you join the Nordic Ski Club you get free day use of equipment at Tech Trails. Equipment cannot be kept overnight and can only be used at Tech Trails.

 

Come on out and support the Tech Trails with a season pass!

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) offers snowshoe rentals . Various lengths available to accommodate all users and use types.


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.

 


Info Session for The Washington Center

Welcoming any student with leadership skills, The Washington Center is looking for interns.

The information center is held in Fisher 125 on Monday, February 11th, from 7-9 PM.


Student News Briefs – February 1, 2019

It’s Winter Carnival Time!

Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflectors or reflective jackets. Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


Bad Art Night

The Alley Makerspace invites you to relax before Winter Carnival by making intentionally terrible art. Bring your friends and work together to create the spiciest and strangest sculptures, drawings, and paintings.  Prizes given to the worst art.

Where: Basement of the MUB

When: Friday, February 1st from 5-7 pm

Cost: Free!


2019 Chinese Night

                                                   Come and enjoy the 2019 Chinese Night on Friday, February 1st – Tonight at the MUB Common Area for dinner from 5:30 – 6:50 pm. Then go to the Rozsa Center for the performance from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $12 for the early bird (the first 100 people with dinner included). Regular tickets with dinner are $15

Children under 12 $8 with dinner included.If you want to see just the performance the cost is only $5.

 

 

 

 


This weekend, Film Board Presents:
Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Friday, Feb. 01 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 
Saturday, Feb. 02 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Feb. 03 @ 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!
Ralph Breaks the Internet is rated PG for some action and crude humor.

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

 

 


Upcoming Intramural Sports

Table Tennis  Information 

ENTRY DEADLINE:
SINGLES:      Friday, February 1, 10:00 AM.
DOUBLES:    Friday, February 1, 1:00 PM.

TOURNAMENT DATES:
Singles: Friday, February 1: start @ 6:00 PM
Doubles: Saturday, February 2: start @ 10:00 AM

 

Co-Rec Racquetball Doubles  Information 

ENTRY DEADLINE:
DOUBLES:    Monday, February 4, 5:00 PM.


Come Dance with NOSOTROS

NOSOTROS invites you to our next Latin dance and party that will be held this Sunday, February 3rd. As usual, we will have Latin and international music, free snacks, and a lot of fun.

Where: MUB ballroom A

Time: 7-8 pm salsa lessons, 8-10 pm open floor

When: Sunday, February 3rd

Cost: FREE!

All levels, no partner needed & family friendly!

SEE YOU ALL THERE!


Snowmobile Freestyle Show

Did you know that in 1927, Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival had an event where they gave sled rides behind an airplane at speeds up to 60 mph? This year, The Sledheads at Michigan Tech are bringing a thrilling event back to carnival, but this time we’d like to put the sleds in the air by hosting a snowmobile freestyle show.

On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, professional X-games athletes will be performing various flips, stunts and tricks in Lot 9 on Michigan Tech’s campus, during the Winter Carnival all-nighter near the Rosza Center. Admission is free!


Winter Carnival Karaoke

The Winter Carnival Karaoke event will be in the MUB Commons, Wednesday, February 6th,  from 8 pm to midnight. Free hot chocolate and snacks will be provided while supplies last.

This is going on during the all-nighter. Have some fun and Karaoke!

 


Supplies at The Campus Store
Need your broomball supplies? We are stocking brooms and all tapes at The Campus Store!
Winter Carnival gear is coming, watch our social media feeds for updates! We’ll have t-shirts, long sleeve t’s, crew and hoody sweatshirts! We’ll also be offering Winter Carnival glassware, buttons, and pictorials while supplies last! Stop by The Campus Store, University Images, or online at Bookstore.mtu.edu for more details.
Join HuskyDeals to be the first to know about our sales, promotions, and services! Email campusstore@mtu.edu to join! Stop by University Images or The Campus Store for more info!


Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe Hikes are a part of the Series and are most what we do in the winter.  We currently have about 120 pairs of Tubbs Snowshoes that are available for rent at the OAP, including about 8 pair of children’s snowshoes.  We will head out to a number of different locations and snowshoe, usually after the sun has gone down for the day.  Popular locations include Paavola Wetlands, McLain State Park, Michigan Tech Trails, and Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids in Hancock.  These hikes are $10 and include snowshoes for those who do not own a pair(yet).  We provide transportation if we are headed off campus and hot chocolate back at the OAP when we are all done!  

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest

In addition, the Bigfoot Glowshoe Event, February 7, 2019, is a partnership between the OAP and Wellness Programs and makes up the other part of the Snowshoe Series.  Held each year for the past 20 years, this year there will be some new changes to the event.  The most significant and exciting is the moving of the event to Thursday night of Winter Carnival!  We will be using glow sticks and glow paint and many other glow items to mark the trails and ensure that no one gets lost!  

More Information on Bigfoot Glowshoe and More

  • Bigfoot Glowshoe
    • Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7-10 pm                                       
    • Students $5
    • To register, visit the Student Health and Wellness Website
    • Poster attached for your convenience
  • Healthy Husky Workshop Series (Spring 2019)
    • Workshop description: We know Huskies are super smart and wildy busy.  We’ve designed this workshop series to help you learn positive life strategies, cope with the roadblocks this semester will bring, and connect with your pack.
    • Poster Attached
    • No cost to attend
    • Attend one session or all
  • Want to learn more?  Follow Student Health and Wellness on Social Media
    • Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) and Instagram!
      • Events and information posted weekly
  • We’re Hiring!
    • Do you love to talk about Health and Wellness?  Are you passionate about balance and living a healthy lifestyle?  Visit www.mtu.edu/wellness and click on “Join Our Team” to submit an    application
      • Interviews will take place in the spring 2019 semester and work will begin in the Fall 2019 semester
  • Have a question about Student Health and Wellness?  Email us at wellness@mtu.edu

 

 

 

 

 


Spend Your Spring Break in Silicon Valley

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Technological University Silicon Valley Experience, a Spring Break tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field. The deadline to apply is February 8th, 2019, and the application form can be found at SVE Experience 2019 Application. Up to fifteen students will be selected for this experience. Major funding for the trip is provided by Michigan Tech alum Kanwal Rekhi, as well as the Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Business and Economics in collaboration with 14 Floors.

Silicon Valley is known for its software giants, high-tech startups, Fortune 1000 companies, innovative culture and entrepreneurial ecosystem – the environment that affects local/regional entrepreneurship, such as culture, policies, talent, entrepreneurial organizations, regional resources, and networks.

The Silicon Valley Experience will showcase multiple perspectives of a day in the life of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, and business leaders. This tour will provide an interactive opportunity for students to discover more about a variety of industry settings, to sample various innovative corporate cultures through tours and presentations, and to meet and talk with successful alumni entrepreneurs.

Students who apply and are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, Clari, BYTON, Twilio, Autodesk, Waymo, the Porter Vineyard, as well as recent Michigan Tech alumnus startup, Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business, innovation, and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Lodging, some food, and ground transportation to and from toured companies will be covered. Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own air travel. As part of the student application, students will create a 2-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the Michigan Technological University community upon completion of their travel in order to positively contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for a limited travel scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Casper (lcasper@mtu.edu).

 


Spring Intramural Sports


Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce                                 

the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited

to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this

contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and

their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020

Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative

and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their

t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.

  1. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m.

on March 8th, 2019.

  1. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramurals and

will be used at their discretion.

  1. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke

in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of

the shirt.

  1. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech,
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or

anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.

  1. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or

Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as

design concepts as well.

  1. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy

Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on

acceptability.

  1. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  2. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke,

jfhawke@mtu.edu.

 


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 http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

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 http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


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!

 

Looking for the ultimate variety of group fitness classes? Commit to be HuskiesFit with our Spring Semester HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – variety at its best. #groupfitness #ultimatepunchcard #huskiesfit.


Michigan Tech Trails

If you join the Nordic Ski Club you get free day use of equipment at Tech Trails. Equipment cannot be kept overnight and can only be used at Tech Trails.

 

The next Citizen’s Night is February 5, 6 pm on the lighted Michigan Tech Trails. Enjoy a little friendly competition with family, friends and fellow skiers or ski just for fun. Free to Tech Trail members.

 

Come on out and support the Tech Trails with a season pass!

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) offers snowshoe rentals . Various lengths available to accommodate all users and use types.