Archives—October 2019

Student News Briefs – October 25, 2019

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
-John Quincy Adams

Eric Dittelman Tonight!

 

Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking? What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do before they did it?

Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been reading minds at theaters, colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events all across the country.

Often known by just his surname, Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy. In 2012, he blew audiences away as the first-ever mind reader on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” where he was a season 7 semi-finalist and judges’ favorite. He has since appeared on “Ellen”, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” where Penn called his act “bordering on genius!” He’s also been featured in “Entertainment Weekly”, “Rolling Stone”, and even “The National Enquirer”.

He has studied improv comedy with Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Boston and Second City. He was nominated “Fastest Rising Star” and won 2015’s “Best Male Performer Award” by Campus Activities Magazine. In 2018, he made his Broadway debut appearing with “The Illusionists”.

 


Late Night Presents: Comedian Lauren Faber

 

 

Join us for a night of laughs on Saturday, November 2 at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Late Night presents Comedian Lauren Faber!

Lauren Faber is a feral comedian who was raised in a basement by the 90’s comedy specials of Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, and Elvira Kurt. (Yes, she sees the connection now.) Her thoughtful comedy and storytelling touches on sexuality, mental health, politics, and her own very, very bad decisions. She has been compared to Kate McKinnon, PBS, and a golden retriever. (No, she doesn’t see the connection.)

Lauren’s comedy has appeared on Audible’s Punchlines. She was a StandUp NBC Semi-Finalist and won the titles of NYC’s She-Devil and Carolina’s Funniest Comic. She has performed in numerous festivals including Laughing Skull, Limestone, and 208 Fest has shared the stage with the likes of Maria Bamford, Beth Stelling, Fortune Feimster, Iliza Shlesinger, Todd Glass, and Matt Braunger.

When Lauren isn’t on stage, she manages international development research at a university in Durham, NC with a very famous basketball team that she cares nothing about. She has two cats, Stetson and Kennedy, and likes one of them. They were a gift. Don’t do that.


Hogwarts Night

The MUB Board is hosting a Hogwarts Night on November 13th from 7-9 pm in the MUB Ballroom B. This event will have cupcake decorating, quidditch games, and pin the nose on Voldemort. Also, attendees are welcome to wear costumes!

 


Archery Tag

MUB Board is hosting Archery Tag on November 16th at the SDC Wood Gym from 5-8 pm. This event is just like dodgeball or laser tag, but with bows and soft tip arrows.


LeaderShape Applications

 

LeaderShape® Institute Applications are open for 2020. This week-long leadership development experience is designed to help people learn to “lead with integrity.”
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 6-11, 2020 at the Ford Center. Go to LeaderShape to learn more and apply!
If you have any further questions, please contact Student Leadership & Involvement in MUB 112 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.

Library Workshops

 

Poster Design
October 29, 4:05-4:55pm in Library 244. Registration Form
Making a research poster for a conference or other event? This workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We’ll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster.
Introduction to Excel
October 31, 12:05-12:55pm in EERC 723. Registration Form
This session will be an introduction to the basic functions of Excel. We will cover tricks for entering data, formatting cells, and basic formulas and charts. The class may get to advanced formulas and conditional formatting; prior to the workshop, a questionnaire will be sent out to determine the level of Excel experience of participants.

Film Board Presents: Detective Pikachu

Friday,October 25th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, October 26th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, October 27th @ 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!

Detective Pikachu is Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.

 

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

 


Halloween Trick or Treat!

 

 

Just kidding, no tricks here but we do have a treat for you. Stop by the Campus Store on Thursday, Oct. 31, and receive a 31% discount on one apparel item if you are dressed in full costume. No costume? No problem! You can still stop by and grab some candy on us.

 

 


HAMR Alpine Mountain Run

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The HAMR is a family-friendly, competitive running event consisting of a 5k and 10k course put on by Michigan Tech’s Department of Military Science during peak fall color season. Race funds directly benefit the department and Copper Country Senior Meals. SIGN UP or DONATE TODAY at http://hamr.ss.mtu.edu/


HuskyLEAD

 

 

Want to find ways to develop your leadership 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 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”


The “Stars of American Ballet” Come to Houghton

 

Acclaimed Dancers of the New York City Ballet perform at the Rozsa this Saturday!

Ballet at the Rozsa Center is always a major event. This year, the Rozsa is proud to host a very special performance of Stars of American ballet, bringing the nation’s top ballet dancers from the New York City Ballet to the Rozsa stage on Saturday, October 26, at 7:30 PM.  Stars of American Ballet travels to cities nationwide and offers top-notch choreography with principal and soloist-level dancers from major American companies.   With performances billed as “An unapologetic showcase of virtuosity.” -The Boston Globe, and “An intoxicating evening even for the non-dancers” – The Pittsburg Star-Tribune, the event promises sheer athleticism and beautiful artistry by principal dancers, soloists, and members of the corps de ballet from the New York City Ballet: Daniel Ulbricht , Brittany Pollack, Teresa Reichlen, Ask la Cour, Unity Phelan, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Alec Knight, and Baily Jones, and featuring works by Balanchine, la Cour and Knight. Tickets are on sale now!


Nanocon

Nanocon is this weekend! Stop by first floor Fisher this Saturday or Sunday for a weekend of nerdiness with several of our student organizations, including the Dance Dance Revolution Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Fighting Game Club, Film Board, Gamers Anonymous, Houghton Anime Review Organization, Husky Amateur Wargaming, Permanent Floating Riot Club, Pokemon League at Michigan Tech, Smash Club, and the Speedrunning Club. There will be activities all day on Saturday starting at 10am and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. All are welcome!


Boo-Ti Yoga Buti Glow Party

 

Just one more week till you can get your GLOW on! Booti-Ti Yoga Buti Glow Party Thursday, October 31, 730-9:30pm at the SDC Studio. #butiyoga #huskiesfit

33rd Annual Grimms Fairytales Haunted Haus

 

Sigma Pi and Theta Chi Epsilon are hosting a Haunted House next weekend Oct. 25th and Oct. 26th from 7pm-Midnight. All of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Dial Help and Pigs N Heat. This year’s theme is Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Please click on the flier for more information.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

 


Earn Your MI Pistol License

Earn your MI Concealed Pistol License (CPL) through the MCRGO MI CPL course offered Saturday, November 9, at the SDC Shooting Range!
No experience necessary. Must be 20 or older. The class size is limited.
Sign up today! Deadline Nov 2. #cpl #sdcshootingrange

Class Tribute Program

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2019: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program!  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is November 18, Monday.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Harmonie Sacrae: KSO at St. Joseph’s Church Friday

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra returns to historic Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church for an all-German program of sublime religious works by Bach, Brahms, Wagner, and Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony.

Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) under the direction of conductor Joel Neves, joined by Guest Conductor Brandon Matthews, presents a concert of four works, by the great German composers J.S.Bach, Brahms, Wagner, and Mendelssohn, at 7:30 PM Friday in the beautiful, historic St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lake Linden.

 

 


Cookie Decorating Rush with Phi Delta Chi

Event Name: Phi Delta Chi: Cookie Decorating Rush
Date: Wednesday, October 30th
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Location: Wads G17/19
Description: Come get in the spooky spirit from cookie decorating with the sisters of Phi Delta Chi! We will provide all the necessary supplies, so just bring yourselves to Wads G17/19 for some fun! For any questions or concerns, contact Sarah Matson at (906)203-1000 or sjmatson@mtu.edu

 

 

 


A Haunted Mine: The Lost Labs of Dr. Z

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Quincy Mine Hoist Association announces their spooky Halloween collaboration “A Haunted Mine: The Lost Labs of Dr. Z” Thursday – Saturday, October 24-26; 24th & 25th: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM; 26th: 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM, in the Quincy Mine.

 

 

 

 


Pizza Info Session

On October 29th a program representative from University of Nicosia, Global Semesters, will be visiting Michigan Tech to promote their engineering, pre-med, computing, and business study abroad programs located at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus — a Mediterranean island country in Europe! You are invited to attend a lunch info session from 12:00 – 1:00 in the Pavlis Honors College office to learn more about their programs. There will be FREE PIZZA! See the attached flyer for more details.


Makerspace Events!

 

Felt Succulents Make Night

 

Are you getting the winter blues? Missing the sight of green trees and grass? Stop by the Makerspace to make your very own felt succulent. It’s not a real plant, but it’s soft and easy to maintain.
Friday, November 1st, 5-7pm
Alley Makerspace (Basement of MUB)
Book Binding Night

 

Have you ever wanted to make your own book? Now you can! Learn how to pamphlet stitch a notebook you can use for drawing or writing and decorate it at The Alley Makerspace.
Friday, November 8th, 5-7pm
Alley Makerspace (Basement of MUB)

 


Student News Briefs – October 18, 2019

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall colors!


Late Night Presents: Comedian Lauren Faber

 

 

Join us for a night of laughs on Saturday, November 2 at 10 PM in the MUB ballroom. Late Night presents Comedian Lauren Faber!

Lauren Faber is a feral comedian who was raised in a basement by the 90’s comedy specials of Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone and Elvira Kurt. (Yes, she sees the connection now.) Her thoughtful comedy and storytelling touches on sexuality, mental health, politics and her own very, very bad decisions. She has been compared to Kate McKinnon, PBS, and a golden retriever. (No, she doesn’t see the connection.)

Lauren’s comedy has appeared on Audible’s Punchlines. She was a StandUp NBC Semi-Finalist and won the titles of NYC’s She-Devil and Carolina’s Funniest Comic. She has performed in numerous festivals including Laughing Skull, Limestone, and 208 Fest has shared the stage with the likes of Maria Bamford, Beth Stelling, Fortune Feimster, Iliza Shlesinger, Todd Glass, and Matt Braunger.

When Lauren isn’t on stage, she manages international development research at a university in Durham, NC with a very famous basketball team that she cares nothing about. She has two cats, Stetson and Kennedy, and likes one of them. They were a gift. Don’t do that.


Make a Difference Day

 

Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service takes place on Michigan Tech’s campus every fall. Students, Faculty, and Staff come together to go out in the community to volunteer to make a difference.
Make a Difference Day 2019 will be taking place Saturday, October 19. Check-In will start at 9:00 AM at the MUB Commons. Information packets will be distributed and volunteers will receive their Make a Difference Day T-Shirts before traveling to their service locations.

Registration for for Make a Difference Day 2019 is currently closed.


LeaderShape Applications

 

LeaderShape® Institute Applications are open for 2020. This week-long leadership development experience is designed to help people learn to “lead with integrity.”
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 6-11, 2020 at the Ford Center. Go to LeaderShape to learn more and apply!
If you have any further questions, please contact Student Leadership & Involvement in MUB 112 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.

Querer es Posder: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

 

Pioneer Pilot Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio to Speak Monday at Rozsa

The Rozsa Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Michigan Tech present Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, who after being turned away from flight school because she was a woman, became a pioneer as the first woman – and Latina – to complete United States Air Force (USAF) military pilot training and become a USAF pilot, and later, as the first Latina commercial pilot for American Airlines. She will appear at the Rozsa Center, on Monday, October 21, at 6:30 PM.

 


Black Comedy: Groping Around in the Dark with the Tech Theatre Company

The Tech Theatre season is off to a fun, lighthearted start with a laugh-out-loud farce!  In this hilarious fast-paced comedy, lovesick and desperate sculptor, Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and object d’artes “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next-door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and wealthy art dealer.  Everything goes wrong when a fuse is blown leaving the apartment in total darkness.  Only we, the audience, are privy to the riotous antics that happen when the lights go out.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present a comedy by Peter Shaffer, Black Comedy, in the McArdle Theatre for two weeks, Friday – Saturday, October 11-12, and Thursday – Saturday, October 17-19, at 7:30 PM each night.


Earn Your MI Pistol License

Earn your MI Concealed Pistol License (CPL) through the MCRGO MI CPL course offered Saturday, November 9, at the SDC Shooting Range!
No experience necessary. Must be 20 or older. Class size is limited.
Sign up today! Deadline Nov 2. #cpl #sdcshootingrange

HAMR Alpine Mountain Run

Saturday October 26, 2019

The HAMR is a family-friendly, competitive running event consisting of a 5k and 10k course put on by Michigan Tech’s Department of Military Science during peak fall color season. Race funds directly benefit the department and Copper Country Senior Meals. SIGN UP or DONATE TODAY at http://hamr.ss.mtu.edu/


HuskyLEAD

 

 

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 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”


Makerspace: Bat House Building Workshop

 

In light of Halloween, the Makerspace is hosting a Bat House Building workshop. It’s like building bird houses, but spookier. Houses will be assembled at the Make Night and hung up the following day so they will be put to good use.
Friday, October 18th, 5-7pm
Alley Makerspace (Basement of MUB)
Space is limited so register here: http://bit.ly/bathousebuild.

Film Board Presents: Into the Spiderverse

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Into the Spiderverse

Friday,October 18th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, October 19th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, October 20th @ 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!

Spiderman: into the Spiderverse is Rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language

 

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


Boo-Ti Yoga Buti Glow Party

Join Natasha and the “ghouls” for a Boo-ti Yoga Buti Glow Party Thursday, October 31, 7:30-9:30pm in the SDC Studio! Complete with black lights, body paint, glow sticks and a Halloween inspired playlist. Come between 7:30 and 8 to don your body paint! Class starts at 8pm.
Off to Buti Glow I go, to lose my mind & find my soul! #butiyoga #huskiesfit

33rd Annual Grimms Fairytales Haunted Haus

 

Sigma Pi and Theta Chi Epsilon are hosting a Haunted House next weekend Oct. 25th and Oct. 26th from 7pm-Midnight. All of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Dial Help and Pigs N Heat. This year’s theme is Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Please click on the flier for more informaton.

Friday October 25, 2019

Saturday October 26, 2019

 


Open Source Hardware Enterprise Informational Session

 

 

When: Wednesday October 23, 2019 @5:05PM

Where: Fisher 126

What We Do: We are an enterprise focused on making low-cost and open source technologies to share with the community.

Majors Recruiting: EE, CpE, ME, MSE, EET, MET, Business. If you aren’t one of these and are still intersted, talk to us! We can find a project for everyone!


2019 Africa Colloquium

2019 Africa Colloquium
This colloquium, the first in the series, discusses scholarship on Africa-related issues and by Africa-related persons in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is organized by the African Students Organization.
Thursday, October 24 at 5:30PM
MUB Alumni Lounge
Speaker and Topic
The plenary speaker is Dr. Kari Henquinet, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Pavlis Honors College and the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech. She will speak on the topic “Centering and Experiencing Africa: A Journey in Researching, Teaching, and Learning”. In this talk, she hopes to discuss “What is possible when Americans build personal relationships in and a deeper understanding of the African continent, despite its scant mention in American educational curricula and storytelling”. She will use her own research engagements in “Niger on international development, human rights, and gender” as a case for deliberation. We hope the community will enrich its knowledge on diverse aspects of Africa and the relations between the United States and the African continent.
There will be food and social after plenary.

Enterprise Day

 

Tuesday, October 22 from 6-8PM at the Wads Annex

Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining Enterprise, but not sure which team is right for you?
Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Apple cider and donuts will be served! Also as this year’s Enterprise Day, students can get their professional photos taken for free.
Find more information for each team here: https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/teams/. For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu.
Participating Teams:
  • Robotic Systems
  • Blue Marble Security
  • Aerospace
  • ITOxygen
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Advanced Metalworks
  • Built World
  • Clean Snowmobile Challenge
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Wireless Communication
  • MIning INnovation Enterprise-  MINE
  • Innovative Global Solutions-  IGS
  • Green Campus Enterprise
  • Alternative Energy Enterprise
  • Husky Game Development
  • Supermileage Systems
  • BoardSport Technologies
  • Blizzard Baja
  • Formula SAE
  • Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences- SENSE
  • General Expedition Adventure Research- GEAR
  • Velovations

Muck Run

 

This year’s Muck Run is being organized by the Copper Country Track Club as a fundraiser.  The trail 5K will start at the Tech Trails main trailhead off of Sharon Ave on October 19th at 10:00am (arrive to register or check in by 9:30am).  Please see the attached registration form.  Email bekluske@mtu.edu with any questions.

Muck Run 2019.pdf


Belly Dance Dollar Days

Belly Dance, a great cardio workout combining Arabic & international music & dance moves to create a fun fitness routine! Join new HuskiesFit instructor Ruby Sunday Oct 13 & try out the class for only $2! Fall session starts Oct 20.

Upcoming Intramurals!

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

Intramural Sports is also HIRING! If you are interested in officiating, please email imsports@mtu.edu

Upcoming Entry Deadlines

Turkey Trot: Thursday, October 17th @ Noon

  • Race will start @ 4:30 PM

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU
 

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


Cookie Decorating Rush with Phi Delta Chi

Event Name: Phi Delta Chi: Cookie Decorating Rush
Date: Wednesday October 30th
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Location: Wads G17/19
Description: Come get in the spooky spirit from cookie decorating with the sisters of Phi Delta Chi! We will provide all the necessary supplies, so just bring yourselves to Wads G17/19 for some fun! For any questions or concerns, contact Sarah Matson at (906)203-1000 or sjmatson@mtu.edu

 

 


 It’s On Us Fall Week of Action

Domestic Violence Awareness Panel — 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, EERC 103. The Domestic Violence Awareness Panel will provide the latest data on domestic violence, the signs of healthy, and unhealthy relationships, the resources available to survivors, how incidents of intimate partner violence may be handled through the Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct Policy and the judicial system, and ways to support survivors of intimate partner violence. 
 
#PurpleThursday — all day Thursday, Oct. 24, campus wide. Join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) in wearing purple on #PurpleThursday to take a stand against relationship violence and show support for survivors of intimate partner violence. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness. Take a photo and share on social media with #PurpleThursday. Consider why raising awareness about domestic violence is important to you. #PurpleThursday is an event from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
 
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The student organizations Sexual Assault and Violence Education(SAVE) and the Society of African American Men (SAAM), are hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech. The event will begin with an opening welcome and stories from survivors of intimate partner violence. Then, the walk will start outside of the Rozsa near the front entrance and go to the Admin building. The walk will end at the entrance of the Rozsa. This event is to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence and to give men the opportunity to put themselves in “her shoes.” Following the walk, the event will conclude with a discussion on intimate partner violence. For more information visit the website, licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
 
T.E.A.L. survivor support group – Monday, October 21 at 7PM in the Wadsworth Hall Cherry Room. This free support group is offered by DIal Help, inc. Free, safe, and non-judgmental community support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. You are not alone. Future dates include October 23, November 13, & December 11 from  6p – 7pm in the Dial Help Portage Plaza Office. 


Student News Briefs – October 11, 2019

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall colors!


TONIGHT: Six Appeal – Vocal Band!

 

Friday, October 11 at 9 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Free admission.  Families are welcome!
Six Appeal is a world-class vocal ensemble that combines musical prowess and sharp comedic timing with the energy and vitality of a rock band. The award-winning vocal band will take you on a journey that covers multiple decades and genres of music – performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes – completely a cappella.  Check them out at http://sixappealvocalband.com/

HuskyLEAD

 

 

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 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”


Make a Difference Day

 

Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service takes place on Michigan Tech’s campus every fall. Students, Faculty, and Staff come together to go out in the community to volunteer to make a difference.
Make a Difference Day 2019 will be taking place Saturday, October 19. Check-In will start at 9:00 AM at the MUB Commons. Information packets will be distributed and volunteers will receive their Make a Difference Day T-Shirts before traveling to their service locations.

Register for Make a Difference Day 2019 is open until Monday, October 14 at 5:00 PM. To register click here.

 


LeaderShape Applications

 

LeaderShape® Institute Applications are open for 2020. This week-long leadership development experience is designed to help people learn to “lead with integrity.”
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 6-11, 2020 at the Ford Center. Go to LeaderShape to learn more and apply!
If you have any further questions, please contact Student Leadership & Involvement in MUB 112 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.

Film Board Presents: Lion King

 


Friday,October 11th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, October 12th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, October 13th @ 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!

Lion King is Rated PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements.

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

 


Black Comedy: Groping Around in the Dark with the Tech Theatre Company

The Tech Theatre season is off to a fun, lighthearted start with a laugh-out-loud farce!  In this hilarious fast-paced comedy, lovesick and desperate sculptor, Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and object d’artes “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next-door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and wealthy art dealer.  Everything goes wrong when a fuse is blown leaving the apartment in total darkness.  Only we, the audience, are privy to the riotous antics that happen when the lights go out.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present a comedy by Peter Shaffer, Black Comedy, in the McArdle Theatre for two weeks, Friday – Saturday, October 11-12, and Thursday – Saturday, October 17-19, at 7:30 PM each night.

 


Jazz as Protest Music

Join us backstage at the Rozsa Center, where Michigan Tech’s three jazz ensembles will perform music from Jazz’s storied history, as well as works written and performed in the last decade. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere, complete with café tables and a cash bar. The intimate club atmosphere is a perfect setting for the Workshop Big Band, Research & Development (R&D) Big Band, and the Jazz Lab Band to loosen the reins on creativity and capture the flow of jazz. Join Michigan Tech’s new Director of Jazz Studies Adam Meckler and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for Backstage Jazz: Jazz as Protest Music, at the Rozsa Friday and Saturday night, October 11th & 12th, 7:30 PM. Works featured will include those by Sonny Rollins, Dave Douglas, Rebirth Brass Band, Count Basie, Max Roach, Billie Holiday, and Tech’s new Director of Jazz Studies Adam Meckler.


Open High Ropes: Michigan Tech Challenge Course

 

Join the OAP for your next adventure – the high ropes course! Two open sessions Saturday, October 12, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm. Only $5/person! No reservation needed unless you’re bringing a group larger than 8.

Makerspace: Catapult Kit Building Workshop

Are you ready to test your skill at medieval warfare? The Makerspace is hosting catapult kit building so you can take home your very own catapult!

 

Friday, October 11th, 5-7pm
Alley Makerspace (Basement of MUB)
Space is limited so register at http://bit.ly/makecatapult.

Makerspace: Bat House Building Workshop

In light of Halloween, the Makerspace is hosting a Bat House Building workshop. It’s like building bird houses, but spookier. Houses will be assembled at the Make Night and hung up the following day so they will be put to good use.
Friday, October 18th, 5-7pm
Alley Makerspace (Basement of MUB)
Space is limited so register here: http://bit.ly/bathousebuild.

Idea Pitch Competition

Idea Pitch Competition
Tuesday, October 15, 7-9 p.m.
GLRC 202

You’ve kicked around that great idea of yours for a while and want to pitch it.  Now is your chance! The Idea Pitch Competition gives students a chance to take their ideas live and do just that. Students have two minutes to share their favorite innovation and/or disruptive idea in an interactive community setting. Present alone or with a team of up to two people. A judges panel comprised of community members will ask questions and provide feedback after your pitch. Top teams will be awarded cash prizes.

There will be a 6 p.m. pre-pitch meet-and-greet reception in the GLRC 201 lobby to precede the pitch competition, which will run from 7- 9 p.m..


Family Weekend Sale

The Campus Store and University Images will be running a sale on hats, jackets, and plush items this Friday and Saturday. Stop by and stock up on all of your favorite MTU winter gear before this chilly weekend arrives!


Library Workshops

The Van Pelt & Opie Library hosts workshops on a wide range of topics that will help you with your research, classwork, and teaching. During the week of October 14, join us for the following workshops:

 
Copyright & Your Dissertation, Thesis or Master’s Report
October 16, 12:05-12:55pm in Library 242Registration Form

Who owns the copyright to my dissertation?  When using an image from another work, do I need copyright permission? If I do, how much does it cost?  What are the benefits of making my thesis open access? At the end of this workshop participants will be able to identify protected works, choose the best method for incorporating them into their work, and make informed decisions on open access publishing.

Library & Research Refresher
October 17, 12:05-12:55pm in Library 244Registration Form

Workshop attendees will learn how to get the most relevant materials you need for a research paper or project in less time by utilizing the databases, journals, and other materials the library has to offer. We will cover services specific to Michigan Tech as well as a variety of searching techniques and strategies to help you get the most out of the library and your research, regardless of your discipline!

For a full list of Fall 2019 workshops, visit the Library’s Workshop page or check out the attached flyer. Please send any questions or workshop recommendations to library@mtu.edu.

Take the Library Strategic Plan Survey

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is in the process of developing a mission and plan that will guide the library’s strategic direction over the next several years. At this stage, the library has drafted several goals that encompass the values and high-quality service we strive towards. Please take a moment to provide your thoughts on these goals in this brief, anonymous survey. At the end of the survey, there is an option to discuss the library’s mission and strategic direction in-person that you can participate in.
Thank you in advance for your input and support. This survey will remain open until October 21, and questions may be directed to library@mtu.edu.

Mentor Applications Open: Young Women Leaders Program

Do you want to make a positive impact on the youth in our community? Apply to be a mentor with the Young Women Leaders Program.
This program runs during the spring semester and provides an engaging and enriching leadership experience for both our undergraduate mentors and middle school students! Applications are now open and will be due on Wednesday, October 16th by 12PM. You can fill out the application using this link and schedule your interview using this link.
If you have any questions please email Lauren at lakirwin@mtu.edu for more information.

2019 Africa Colloquium

2019 Africa Colloquium
This colloquium, the first in the series, discusses scholarship on Africa-related issues and by Africa-related persons in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is organized by the African Students Organization.
Thursday, October 24 at 5:30PM
MUB Alumni Lounge
Speaker and Topic
The plenary speaker is Dr. Kari Henquinet, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Pavlis Honors College and the Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech. She will speak on the topic “Centering and Experiencing Africa: A Journey in Researching, Teaching, and Learning”. In this talk, she hopes to discuss “What is possible when Americans build personal relationships in and a deeper understanding of the African continent, despite its scant mention in American educational curricula and storytelling”. She will use her own research engagements in “Niger on international development, human rights, and gender” as a case for deliberation. We hope the community will enrich its knowledge on diverse aspects of Africa and the relations between the United States and the African continent.
 
There will be food and social after plenary.

K-Day and Cardboard Boats Lost and Found!

Did you lose something while at K-Day or Cardboard boats?

We have a small collection of items that were left behind. Please stop by MUB 112 to claim your items. Any unclaimed items after Friday, October 11th will be donated to a local shelter.


D80 Conference Registration

You’re invited to attend the annual 2019 D80 Conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12th, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. FREE LUNCH PROVIDED!! This year’s D80 Conference theme is, The Intersection of Public Service and Community Engagement.  

Topics include :

  • The Father’s Day Flood: Service, CommUNITY, and Preventative Measures
  • Food Insecurities, Food Sovereignty and Community Health
  • Project work conducted in places such as Panama, Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, Bahamas, and more

Muck Run

 

This year’s Muck Run is being organized by the Copper Country Track Club as a fundraiser.  The trail 5K will start at the Tech Trails main trailhead off of Sharon Ave on October 19th at 10:00am (arrive to register or check in by 9:30am).  Please see the attached registration form.  Email bekluske@mtu.edu with any questions.

Muck Run 2019.pdf


Belly Dance Dollar Days

Belly Dance, a great cardio workout combining Arabic & international music & dance moves to create a fun fitness routine! Join new HuskiesFit instructor Ruby Sunday Oct 13 & try out the class for only $2! Fall session starts Oct 20.

Upcoming Intramurals!

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

Intramural Sports is also HIRING! If you are interested in officiating, please email imsports@mtu.edu

Upcoming Entry Deadlines

Turkey Trot: Thursday, October 17th @ Noon

  • Race will start @ 4:30 PM

Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU
 

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


Michigan Tech Recreation Looking for Officials & Lifeguards

Michigan Tech Recreation Looking for Officials & Lifeguards
Sep 24, 2019
HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech Recreation Services is hiring for the 2019-2020 calendar year. Current open positions include Lifeguard, Intramural Official, Climbing Wall Staff, Nordic Ski Wax Techs, and OAP event staff.

Recreational Services is looking to hire lifeguards for the Student Development Complex pool. General responsibilities include monitoring activities in and around the pool area, including practicing preventative lifeguarding by consistently enforcing rules and regulations. Potential applicants must be at least 15 years of age and have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certification.

Michigan Tech is also looking for intramural officials. Sports officials are responsible for officiating intramural events for all levels of competition. Officials will be expected to achieve a level of competence in their scheduled sports. Further, they are to comply with all the policies and procedures of the Intramural-Recreational Sports Services office.

Finally, the Outdoor Adventure Program is looking for staff members for the upcoming academic year. Climbing Wall staff must be belay certified or have previous experience belaying at indoor climbing gyms or outdoors. Nordic Ski Wax Techs should have previous Nordic Ski experience, including waxing and sizing for users. General event staff will assist with a variety of OAP events including log rolling, rock climbing, youth events, and special events. Previous experience working in outdoor recreation is preferred, but not required. Specific skills may be required depending on the position, including the climbing wall and ski waxing.

All applicants must be able to work independently, manage risk, and enforce policies in a fair and consistent manner. Interested applicants to all positions may apply here.



Student News Briefs – October 4, 2019

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

-Christopher Reeve


HuskyLEAD

 

 

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”

 

 

 


RSO Re-Registration 2019

Re-Registration forms for all Registered Student Organizations are due at 5PM today (October 4th)! Please make sure your club’s president and advisor have completed the Canvas Training and have turned in your re-registration form to the Student Leadership & Involvement office MUB 112. If you have questions or concerns please contact rso@mtu.edu.


Six Appeal – Vocal Band!

Friday, October 11 at 9 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  Free admission.  Families are welcome!
Six Appeal is a world-class vocal ensemble that combines musical prowess and sharp comedic timing with the energy and vitality of a rock band. The award-winning vocal band will take you on a journey that covers multiple decades and genres of music – performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes – completely a cappella.  Check them out at http://sixappealvocalband.com/

 


Plaidurday!

Fall is officially here and that means that it’s time to celebrate Plaidurday! Friday, Oct. 4th the Campus Store and University Images will be celebrating Plaidurday 2019 by dressing for the occasion in our finest plaid attire.  

We want to see YOU in your most creative Plaidurday ensemble. Stop by the Campus Store or University Images dressed in plaid this Plaidurday and receive 25% off of your total purchase of Tech apparel.  

 
We will also be serving cider and donuts from 11am to 3pm, while supplies last. 
Let’s make this Plaidurday the best one yet. Happy Plaiding!
 
Your Campus Store and University Images staff thank you for your patronage.  

 


Music-O-Rama!

Please join us for Music-O-Rama, an annual musical variety concert, celebrating the diversity, history, and variety of music at Michigan Tech. Performers from many of the major Michigan Tech music ensembles: Jazz Lab Band, Superior Wind Symphony, conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, and Michigan Tech Concert Choir; will appear throughout the hall, playing music from around the globe. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Music-O-Rama on Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 PM in the Rozsa Center.

For more information and purchasing tickets please click here.

 


Kayak Safety Clinics

Improve your kayaking skills or maybe learn some new ones during the next Kayak Safety Clinic Wednesday, October 16! 8:00-10:00pm in the SDC Pool. Free to Michigan Tech students!

Open High Ropes: Michigan Tech Challenge Course

Join the OAP for your next adventure – the high ropes course! Two open sessions Saturday, October 12, 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm. Only $5/person! No reservation needed unless you’re bringing a group larger than 8.

Film Board Presents: Rocketman


Friday,October 4th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, October 5th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, October 6th @ 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!

Rocketman is rated R for  language throughout, some drug use and sexual content.

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


Protect Your Innovation

Protect Your Innovation
Wednesday, October 9, 5-7 p.m.
Library 244

Do you have an innovative idea or an innovation that you want to protect and yet promote?  How do you know if someone hasn’t already developed something similar? How can you protect your idea while promoting your innovation, completing customer discovery, and raising capital at the same time?  If you would like to learn more about intellectual property as a business tool, please join us for Protect Your Innovation, a Husky Innovate workshop.

We will discuss the fundamentals of intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, licensing, and trade secrets, including how to initiate a prior art discovery with resources available at the J. Robert Van Pelt and John Ruanne Opie Library. The workshop will start with an introduction into the practical considerations and trade-offs involved in protecting your idea and how intellectual property protections can be used as a tool to develop your innovation.

Michigan Technological University’s own IP expert, Licensed Patent Agent and Associate Vice President for Research Administration Jim Baker, and local MTEC’s SmartZone CEO Dan Jamison will guide the conversation with compelling scenarios and be available for questions throughout the event. Annelise Doll will provide an overview of US Patent and Trademark Office resources available at the local Patent and Trademark Resource Center.


Idea Pitch Competition

Idea Pitch Competition
Tuesday, October 15, 7-9 p.m.
GLRC 202

You’ve kicked around that great idea of yours for a while and want to pitch it.  Now is your chance! The Idea Pitch Competition gives students a chance to take their ideas live and do just that. Students have two minutes to share their favorite innovation and/or disruptive idea in an interactive community setting. Present alone or with a team of up to two people. A judges panel comprised of community members will ask questions and provide feedback after your pitch. Top teams will be awarded cash prizes.

There will be a 6 p.m. pre-pitch meet-and-greet reception in the GLRC 201 lobby to precede the pitch competition, which will run from 7- 9 p.m..


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


K-Day and Cardboard Boats Lost and Found!

Did you lose something while at K-Day or Cardboard boats?

We have a small collection of items that were left behind. Please stop by MUB 112 to claim your items. Any unclaimed items after Friday, October 11th will be donated to a local shelter.


D80 Conference Registration

You’re invited to attend the annual 2019 D80 Conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12th, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. FREE LUNCH PROVIDED!! This year’s D80 Conference theme is, The Intersection of Public Service and Community Engagement.  

Topics include :

  • The Father’s Day Flood: Service, CommUNITY, and Preventative Measures
  • Food Insecurities, Food Sovereignty and Community Health
  • Project work conducted in places such as Panama, Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, Bahamas, and more

Muck Run

 

This year’s Muck Run is being organized by the Copper Country Track Club as a fundraiser.  The trail 5K will start at the Tech Trails main trailhead off of Sharon Ave on October 19th at 10:00am (arrive to register or check in by 9:30am).  Please see the attached registration form.  Email bekluske@mtu.edu with any questions.

Muck Run 2019.pdf


Belly Dance Dollar Days

Belly Dance, a great cardio workout combining Arabic & international music & dance moves to create a fun fitness routine! Join new HuskiesFit instructor Ruby Sunday Oct 13 & try out the class for only $2! Fall session starts Oct 20.

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: https://uww.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2781710
Upcoming Entry Deadlines

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

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

Flag Football Waitlist: Thursday, October 3rd @ 8:00 am

Disc Golf Doubles: Friday, October 4th @ Noon

  • Tournament will take place on Saturday, October 5th, starting around 10:00 am

Bocce Ball (re-scheduled): Friday, October 4th @ Noon

  • Tournament on Saturday, October 5th, starting around 1:00 pm

Co-Rec Water Polo: Thursday, October 10th @ 8:00 am

If you are interested in officiating, please email imsports@mtu.edu
Register your team at www.imleagues.com/MTU
 

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


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 video@mtu.edu to schedule your takeover.

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

 


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.

 


Michigan Tech Recreation Looking for Officials & Lifeguards

Michigan Tech Recreation Looking for Officials & Lifeguards
Sep 24, 2019
HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech Recreation Services is hiring for the 2019-2020 calendar year. Current open positions include Lifeguard, Intramural Official, Climbing Wall Staff, Nordic Ski Wax Techs, and OAP event staff.

Recreational Services is looking to hire lifeguards for the Student Development Complex pool. General responsibilities include monitoring activities in and around the pool area, including practicing preventative lifeguarding by consistently enforcing rules and regulations. Potential applicants must be at least 15 years of age and have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certification.

Michigan Tech is also looking for intramural officials. Sports officials are responsible for officiating intramural events for all levels of competition. Officials will be expected to achieve a level of competence in their scheduled sports. Further, they are to comply with all the policies and procedures of the Intramural-Recreational Sports Services office.

Finally, the Outdoor Adventure Program is looking for staff members for the upcoming academic year. Climbing Wall staff must be belay certified or have previous experience belaying at indoor climbing gyms or outdoors. Nordic Ski Wax Techs should have previous Nordic Ski experience, including waxing and sizing for users. General event staff will assist with a variety of OAP events including log rolling, rock climbing, youth events, and special events. Previous experience working in outdoor recreation is preferred, but not required. Specific skills may be required depending on the position, including the climbing wall and ski waxing.

All applicants must be able to work independently, manage risk, and enforce policies in a fair and consistent manner. Interested applicants to all positions may apply here.