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:

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


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 for more details.
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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

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.
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    • No cost to attend
    • Attend one session or all
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    • Do you love to talk about Health and Wellness?  Are you passionate about balance and living a healthy lifestyle?  Visit 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

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

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


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 (, 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,



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

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 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.