Student News Briefs – April 26, 2019

A National Pastime: Choir Concert Friday Celebrates Universality of Singing

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and ConScience Michigan Tech Chamber Singers present “A National Pastime,” at Friday, April 26 7:30 p.m. in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Choral singing is the most popular form of participation in the performing arts in America. In Canada, it has more participants than hockey. Around the world and through the ages people have gathered to sing together. This concert celebrates the idea of community singing with popular songs, folk songs, and art songs from many different countries and communities. The audience will even be invited to participate in singing beloved tunes.

Jared Anderson, choir director, discusses the diverse music presented in the performance: “We will be singing songs from Syria, India, New Zealand, Samoa, Ireland, South Africa, Korea, and the United States. The music will represent a kind of choral melting-pot for our audience.”

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir is a select ensemble of students and community singers studying and performing choral literature ranging from Gregorian Chant to Renaissance motets, masses and madrigals to fascinating new works by living composers. conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers is a select, student-only chamber choir of 24 voices.

Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

Superior Wind Symphony Honors Shakespeare’s Music with “A Thousand Twangling Instruments”

 The Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band present “A Thousand Twangling Instruments,” on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Honoring Shakespeare’s love and appreciation of music, the event features pieces used by Shakespeare in his plays, along with popular songs of the Bard’s time and music written in his honor. The concert also explores the songs of other poets praising the values of music, love and art.

Composers represented are: Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Susan Botti, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas Tallis, John Mackey, Michael Praetorius, Joseph Schillinger (featuring Libby Meyer on the theremin), Pentatonix, and Katherine Bergman, a Minnesota composer with a brand new piece about Isle Royale.

According to Superior Wind Symphony band leader Mike Christianson, “The Superior Wind Symphony is the premier wind ensemble at Michigan Tech. Superior Winds concerts offer symphonic thrills, innovative programming, fruitful collaborations and exciting premieres.”

Tickets are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

Next Week Book Buyback

Don’t forget! Next week, Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd  from 8 am to 5 pm the Campus Store will be hosting buyback in the Datolite Room of the Memorial Union Building. This is also where you can return your rentals.

Just a reminder! If you are taking summer classes and need course materials, please stop by the Campus Store and we will help you find everything you need. Course materials will not be available on our website for summer courses.

First Annual Lean Conference at Tech

On May 20, Michigan Tech will host the First Annual Copper Country Lean Conference. During this one-day conference, experiences will be shared in large and small group sessions and in a poster showcase. Many different industries will be represented. This conference provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect with each other, learn from others’ experience, and share our successes. Register now! The Lean Conference

Registration Fee

Lunch and refreshments are included in your registration.

– Now – May 13: General $59  Michigan Tech Employees $29; Michigan Tech Students $15

– May 14 – 20 (day of): $69; Michigan Tech Students $29

During the registration process, you’ll be asked if you’d like to volunteer to assist with the conference. Volunteers will be asked to attend a brief organization meeting and assigned to tasks like conference set up, registration, control center staffing, session moderators, and clean up. Participating volunteers will have their registration fees refunded directly after the conference. Many volunteers are needed, so please consider this opportunity!

More information about the conference can be found here Copper Country Lean

What questions do you have? Email, or call 906-487-3123.

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

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!

The SDC Summer Building Schedule

The SDC summer building schedule is now available. Summer hours will begin Sunday, May 5 and run through Sunday, August 25, 2019.

NOTE: The schedule pdf now contains a second page highlighting all open rec times in the SDC including these areas/activities: Fitness Center, locker rooms, multipurpose courts, indoor track, racquetball courts, ice arena public skating, OAP high ropes course, adult lap swim (no dive boards), open swim (4 lap lanes available), family swim (no lap lanes) and family swim/log rolling (no lap lanes).

Dates to remember:

May 27 and July 4 – The SDC will be closed for the holidays.

May 5-10 – Annual steam shutdown (no hot water in the SDC, but we will remain open).

May 5 – August 4 – Lap pool ONLY will be open (dive tank will be closed). See schedule for specific swim options/times.

June 4

The Ice arena re-opens (this is approximate with install beginning May 28).

August 5 – September 2

Both pools will be CLOSED for mechanical repairs and general maintenance. They are scheduled to reopen Tuesday, September 3.

Dollar Days: May 13-18

Try out a HuskiesFit group fitness class for only $2. More information is available here.

The summer HuskiesFit Adult Week at a Glance schedule can be viewed here.

Commit to be HuskiesFit this summer at the SDC!

The MTMC is Hiring!

The MTMC is currently hiring coaches for the Fall semester.

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