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.


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