Day: March 1, 2019

Student News Briefs – March 1, 2019

Michigan Tech

Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear 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!

                                                         Film Board Presents: Bumblebee

Friday, March 01 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, March 02 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, March 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!

Bumblebee is rated PG-13 for scenes of sci-fi action.

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

Today is Last Day!

Get your books before they’re gone for the semester! Today – Friday, March 1st is the last day to charge to your student bill.  The Campus Store is wrapping up the semester for textbooks to make way for Summer books.  If you are still in need for Spring semester, stop in!  Books are heading back to the wholesalers next week.

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, Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Center.

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.

Nosotros Latin Dance Party

NOSOTROS invites you to our next Latin dance and party that will be held this Sunday, March 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, March 3rd

Cost: FREE!

All levels, no partner needed & family friendly!


Michigan Tech Choirs

Join the Michigan Tech Choirs on Sunday, March 3, at 7:30 pm for “Music For a Sacred Space,” an evening of sacred choral music presented in its natural habitat, the local treasure that is the magnificent space of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden.

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers combine for a concert of sacred music to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  This year’s music selection “will be celebratory in nature,” says Jared Anderson, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech, who is conducting the choirs. “The event has become a tradition in the community,” Anderson says of the annual concert. “It’s an opportunity to hear music composed for sacred spaces in one of the most beautiful, resonant places for choral music in the Copper Country.”

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir is composed of 60 voices from the college community, with 24 singers comprising conScience. The concert will feature Leslie Dukes on the organ for three numbers, accompanying the concert choir, and will also have a number of acapella performances.

“Music for a Sacred Space” is free and open to the public, and free-will offerings will be donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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.

Build A Buddha Bowl

Build A Buddha Bowl event at Tech. The event will be in the MUB Commons, Wednesday, March 5th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

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 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

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,

Unprofessional Makeup Competition

Unprofessional makeup competition for all women on campus.

You can win a Make up set for the winner. Free food & gifts for the participants as well.

Monday, March 11th 5-8 pm MUB-Alumni lounge- entire(107)

Please bring your own makeup with you.

For registration and information, Please contact:,

Register now sites are limited.

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.

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 Now – 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!

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