Day: September 20, 2019

Student News Brief – September 20, 2019

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston S. Churchill

Buti Yoga Basics Workshop

Event Name: Buti Yoga Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Location: SDC Studio

Learn what Buti Yoga is all about at the Buti Yoga Basics Workshop this Saturday, September 21, 11am-12:30pm in the SDC Studio! Open to beginner & seasoned yogis alike. Attend & enter a drawing to win some HuskiesFit swag!

Glow in the Dark Disc Golf Tournament

Event Name: Inaugural Glow in the Dark Disc Golf Tournament
Host: Outdoor Adventure Program and MTU Disc Golf Club
Date: Saturday, September 21

This Saturday, September 21, the Outdoor Adventure Program and MTU Disc Golf Club will host their inaugural glow in the dark disc golf tournament. This tournament is open to the public and students. It will be competed on a temporary 9-hole course constructed on the Michigan Tech athletic fields surrounding the SDC. In addition to playing disc golf at night on a new course, MVP has provided player packs that include a glow driver, glow putter, towel, and other accessories.

Prizes will be provided for the three highest finishers. First place will receive an MVP Pro Black Basket and 10 discs. Second place will receive an MVP banner and 10 discs, while 3rd place will receive a collection of 5 discs.

Cost to participant in the tournament is $30. Sign up at For more information, visit MTU Glow Open.

Open House: MTU Sustainability Demonstration House

Event Name: Sustainable Living
Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Location: 21680 Woodland Rd Houghton, MI 49931
*please park at East McNair, Hillside or Lot 10E. There is no street parking. 
The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is having an open house on Thursday, 9/26. All guests will receive free sustainable swag! Learn about sizing a solar array, aquaponics systems, Wi-Fi controlled lighting, composting systems, smart appliance, and more!

Do It For Daniel Movie

Tuesday September 27, 5:30PM in Fisher 135

Hosted by Student Health and Wellness, “Do It For Daniel” is a film that documents Daniel Olson’s story. It was created to educate people about the impact of depression, anxiety and mental illness.

Through education, and with your help, the goal is to get this documentary into every high school in the United States and all channels, so we can stop the stigma.

Jeff Olson, Daniel’s father, will be on Michigan Tech’s campus speaking about and sharing this documentary. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, (Sept.17) in Fisher 135.

Evening with Industry 

Tuesday September 24, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Join the Society of Women Engineers for an Evening with Industry! This is an annual corporate – student networking event hosted by our Michigan Tech SWE Section. There will be many company representatives attending and eager to speak with 270 students about their company and job opportunities. Social hour is at 5:00PM and a sit-down dinner is at 6:00PM

Please go to the EWI website to register.

The Tech Trails Need Your Help!

Invasive Emerald Ash Borer have caused extensive damage to the ash tree population on the Tech Trails, leaving behind dead trees which create a hole in the canopy allowing invasive shrub species to flourish and stunt native growth. Michigan Tech has received funding through the US-Forest Service/GLRI to plant native trees in areas along ski trails with the greatest loss of ash overstory. Young red maple, northern white cedar, white pine, red-osier dogwood, yellow birch, high bush cranberry, and pussy willow trees will help reestablish the tree cover in areas once dominated by ash and preserve the beauty of the trails for future users. Student and community volunteers will be planting the young trees on September 27, 28 & 29.

Michigan Tech invites you to help preserve the beauty of the Tech Trails and give back to your community. All are welcome to assist as they are able. Stop by the Tech Trails ready to plant! No experience required! Student coordinators will be present to organize volunteers. Work will involve digging, planting, weeding, and mulching. Please dress in long pants, close-toed shoes, and bring a shovel if you are able! Gloves, water, and snacks are recommended.

Tech Trails Warming Hut
–Core Loop and Isle Royale Loop–
Sharon Ave
Houghton, MI 49931
Note: Signs will indicate the location of work each day

Friday September 27: 1pm-5pm
Saturday September 28: 8am-Noon & 1pm-5pm
Sunday September 29: 8am-Noon & 1pm-5pm
Note: shifts are non-committal, join and leave as you wish

Sigrid Resh, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology
Phone: 906-487-1139

To Learn More:
Lunch and Learn at Noon
Monday Sept 23rd
MTU’s MUB Ballroom A2

Find the Event on the MTU School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Facebook Page @sfres

Project is funded with US-Forest Service and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to Sigrid Resh (PI), and Jill Fisher, Rod Chimner, Chris Webster, Tara Bal, Jim Schmierer, and Andrew Storer (co-PIs)

Casino Night

Event Name: Casino Night
Date: September 28
Time: 7-10 pm
Location: MUB Ballroom
Viva Las Vegas! Come over to the MUB Ballroom on September 28th from 7-10 pm to show us your skills in classic games such as blackjack, roulette, and many more! Throughout the night you will be playing to win tickets for a prize drawing at the end of the event! Snacks and refreshments will be available to help keep your winning streak rolling! **Must be present to win*


Want to find ways to develop your leaderships skills this semester? Come to the Fall 2019 HuskyLeads to gain some tips, tricks, and techniques for personal, organizational, and academic success. HuskyLeads are one hour long sessions for those who want to learn and elevate your leadership skills. Please see the image provided for more information on what workshop is provided and when.

Upcoming ones…

Tuesday, October 8 @ 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Library East Reading Room
“Dear Stress, Let’s Break-Up”

Tuesday, October 29 @ 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Library East Reading Room
“Super Hero Dynamics” 

Tuesday, November 12 @ 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Library East Reading Room
“Failure is a State of Mind” 

Monday, December 2 @ 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: MUB Alumni Lounge
“Risky Business”

FREE QPR Suicide Prevention Trainings

Is your students group or organization interested in suicide prevention training? Lauren Kirwin, QPR Facilitator, is offering FREE one hour in-person suicide prevention trainings to any and all students and student groups on campus.
To set up a training please email Lauren at

Snapchat Takeover

University Marketing and Communications is looking for responsible and outgoing students, faculty or staff willing to run a Snapchat takeover. The benefit to you? Raising awareness about Michigan Tech and about your program, organization, research or department.
University Snapchat Coordinator Ben Jaszczak works with campus groups to organize awareness-raising Snapchat takeovers targeted to current and future Huskies. With more than 2,000 followers, our Snapchat account is a great way to reach undergraduate and prospective students.
We’ve had students and research groups run takeovers in other countries through IPS, promote Enterprise competitions with the Concrete Canoe team, share their work with Summer Youth Programs, promote visiting speakers and much more.
To run a Snapchat takeover, all you need to do is identify who will run the takeover and choose a time slot of 1-3 days where they can highlight your program, research, project or event. With that information, contact us at to schedule your takeover.

The Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech Fall Mud Bog

Event Name: The Four Wheelers of Michigan Tech Fall Mud Bog
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 12:00PM
Location: Range Snowmobile Club

Saturday, October 5, registration starts at 9:00 am, MUD FLIES AT NOON. Held at the Range Snowmobile Club.

Spectator admission is $5 per person, vehicle registration is $15 per class. There are classes for stock vehicles, ATVs, SXSx, snowmobiles, heavily modified, and more! Anyone 16 years of age and over can enter for a chance to win prizes. Food and drinks will be sold at the event.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Upper Michigan.

Check out the event on our Facebook page @MTU4x4

POW/MIA Memorial 5K

Join the TSgt. Robert E. LaMotte Squadron in their annual POW/MIA 5k run on October 5th to raise awareness for all past, present, and future POW/MIAs and the sacrifices made for our country. All proceeds go to the Hubbell VFW to help local veterans.

Be at the ROTC building at MTU at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 5th to start the run! Registration is $20, and the first 50 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. Registration can be done early through the link on our Facebook page (@mtuaas), or at the door on the 5th. There will be prizes and some speakers from the Hubbell VFW!

Please message our Facebook page if you have any questions.

The TSgt. Robert E. LaMotte Squadron is a squadron of Air Force ROTC’s Arnold Air Society. Arnold Air Society is a professional, honorary, service organization dedicated to the promotion of air power and service within local communities.

Link to early registration

Upcoming Intramurals!


Please check out our Fall 2019 Activity Schedule for more details.

Intramural Sports is also HIRING! Interested in becoming an intramural official? If interested please apply at this site:

Upcoming Entry Deadlines

Bocce Ball: Friday, September 20th @ Noon

  • Tournament on Saturday, September 21st

Disc Golf Glow Tournament: Friday, September 20th @ Noon

  • Tournament on Friday, September 20 starting around 8:00 pm

Racquetball Singles: Friday, September 20th @ Noon

Trails Relay: Tuesday, September 24th @ Noon
–     Race is on Thursday, September 26th at 4:30 pm

Flag Football: Thursday, September 26th @ 8:00 am

Homecoming Cornhole Tournament: Friday, September 27th @ Noon
–     Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 28th prior to the Varsity Football Game.

Co-Rec Basketball: Wednesday, October 2nd @ 8:00 am

Disc Golf Doubles: Friday, October 4th @ Noon

  • Tournament will take place on Saturday, October 5th

If you are interested in officiating, please email

Register your team at

Click here to view our Intramural Handbook
If you have any questions, please contact Craig Pellizzaro at 487-3040 or

IM Weekly Events-End of Week 3-Fall 2019

The SDC Building Schedule

SDC Building Schedule 8/26/19-5/2/20. Revised schedules for Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, and Spring break will be posted at those times.

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!

Expanded Overnight Study Space in the Library

All of the library’s second floor public space is now available for overnight study! Students have asked and we listened. The expansion of the library’s 24-hour study space allows students overnight access to 7 group study rooms, 44 computers, two printers, and 4 additional restrooms. The entrances to the overnight space will remain the same, either through the Rekhi bridge entrance or the overnight west entrance of the library using a valid Husky ID card.