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:

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:

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

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 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 – 8:30 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


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 (, 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 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

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

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:

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.

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 “” 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.