Student News Brief – November 8, 2019

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
– Walt Disney

MUB Board Presents: Comedian Bryan Morris

Saturday, November 9th in the MUB Ballroom

The MUB board will be hosting a comedy night with comedian Bryan Morris! This event will go from 9-10 PM in the MUB ballroom.


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!


HuskyLEAD

Everyone experiences setbacks from time to time. Learn how rethink how you feel about failure and use it as an opportunity to grow. Attend this HuskyLead held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m.

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


Engineering Study Abroad Panel Discussion

The College of Engineering together with Pavlis is hosting an Engineering Study Abroad panel discussion on Nov. 11 from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge. We will serve pizza starting at 5:30pm.


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.

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.


Film Board Presents: Spiderman Far From Home

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Spiderman Far From Home

Friday, November 8th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  November 9th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, November 10th @ 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 is Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.

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


I-Corps Site Program, Fall 2019

Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.

Take your innovation to the next level through the lean launchpad customer discovery method. Teams who complete the five week program are eligible for $2,500 of funding for continued customer discovery and prototyping. They may also be eligible for the NSF National I-Corps program which includes $50,000 in funding and additional training.

Register at bit.ly/F2019I-Corps by November 15.

Meeting times are:

  • 11/19 from 4-8 p.m.
  • 12/3 from 4-6 p.m.
  • 12/10 from 4-6 p.m.
  • 12/17 from 4-6 p.m.

A light dinner will be served at each meeting.


ISA Fireside Chat

Thinking about studying abroad next summer or fall? Stop by the Hillside Place outdoor fireplace on November 14th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm to make a smore over an open fire and chat with study abroad alumni about their study abroad experience, and learn how you can go abroad next year! Can’t make it? Email studyabroad@mtu.edu for information.


Calling All Nominations for the Bayard Rustin Award

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) awards the Bayard Rustin Award to a servant leader on campus during the annual MLK reception. Rustin acted as an influential adviser “behind the scenes” to civil-rights leaders. He worked along Martin Luther King Jr. and helped organized Freedom Rides and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rustin also served as an organizer for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On November 20, 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This award features a servant leader who is often behind the scenes making significant strides and we would like to recognize them publicly for their commitment. Nominations are due December 1, 2019.
Award will be presented during the MLK Banquet on January 20, 2020.

Aquila Theatre Performs Orwell’s “1984” at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center presents a powerful theatrical production of George Orwell’s 1984: An evocative and timely cautionary tale of personal freedom against political repression. Today, Orwell’s story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems, and governments clash. Join us for 1984, by New York City’s Aquila Theatre, followed by a post-show discussion of how Orwell’s narrative eerily predicted today’s challenges to privacy, truth, and personal expression. See 1984 at the Rozsa Center on Friday, November 8, at 7:00 pm.

Men’s Club Volleyball Home Tournament

Come cheer on your MTU Men’s Club Volleyball team as they host UW-Stevens Point for their season opener! Takes place immediately following the MTU vs FSU women’s varsity volleyball match at 5pm. Free admission! We hope you can join us!
Friday, November 8th @ 7pm (or following the end of the MTU Women’s Varsity Volleyball Match )
Location: SDC Varsity Wood Gym

Prototype Your Innovation

Prototype Your Innovation

Wednesday, November 20, 5-7 p.m.
The Alley Makerspace
Register now

You’ve got an innovative idea.

Q:  How can you tell if your end user will like it and if it will meet their needs? 

A:  Prototype!  

Get comfortable prototyping ideas to test solutions and gather feedback.  Prototyping expresses your innovation so that the end user can interact with it to give you feedback and key insights.  Express your innovation,  prototype!   

Register at http://bit.ly/PrototypeYourInnovation

Husky Innovate Series: Business Model Bootcamp

Wednesday, December 4, 5-7 p.m.
M&M U133
Register now

What does it take to start a successful new venture? How do you minimize financial risk and ensure that your innovation is a winner in the eyes of the customer? Join us for the Business Model Boot Camp and learn how to use the business model canvas.

The business model canvas helps you to understand the relationship between your value proposition and the customers’ needs.  The more clearly you understand this relationship, the better your position to launch a winning product or service.

Developed by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, the business model canvas emphasizes the relationships of the nine components of a business model
1) Customer Segments
2) Value Propositions
3) Channels
4) Customer Relationships
5) Revenue Streams
6) Key Resources
7) Key Activities
8) Key Partnerships and
9) Cost Structure.

The I-Corps teaching team will guide students through the process of developing their unique business model. In this workshop, you will map out your canvas with specific focus on the value proposition and the customer segments.

Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition and/or plan to compete in the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition, are strongly encouraged to register for this bootcamp. There is a cap of 25 contestants for our Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Priority will be given to those who have completed the Business Model Boot Camp.


Tai Chi

Join Hilary for the next session of Tai Chi beginning November 13! This low impact ancient Chinese exercise class meets in the SDC Studio Wednesdays 11-11:50am. Sign up today! #taichi #huskiesfit https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1751


National Drone Safety Awareness Week

Do you own a drone? Do you fly that drone? Do you know about some of the guidelines the FAA has put in place for drones? Well your in luck because next week the FAA is initiating drone safety week across the nation and at Michigan Tech the Aviation Club is going to be hosting a one night condensed seminar on drone safety and an intro to getting your part 107 (commercial drone licence). We want to promote safe drone for everyone, and so if you own a drone or know someone who does, or if you are just curious on how to start making money with your drone then come join us on Friday, November 8th at 7pm (room TBA).
Please fill out this google form so that we can know how many people are going to be attending as well as allow us to contact you if things change. https://forms.gle/GcPokzH9kKpHnTch9

2019 Copper Country Science & Engineering Festival

Mind Trekkers is hosting the 2019 Copper Country Science & Engineering Festival at Hancock High School for 700 local middle school students on Wednesday, November 20th and is seeking volunteers and student organizations to help excite these students about STEM!  Have you been interested in volunteering for Mind Trekkers but haven’t been able to travel?  Are you a part of a student organization that requires service hours or is just passionate about outreach?  Join us and inspire local students to pursue post-secondary education and careers in STEM.  Mind Trekkers can even supply hands-on STEM demonstrations for your organization if you do not have any on hand!
The event will be from 9:00 – 2:30 pm with a lunch break from 11:00 – 11:45.  Lunch will be provided to volunteers working all day, however, we are accepting volunteers who can only make it for the morning for afternoon as well!  Set up will start at 8:00 am and clean up will take place immediately after the event.  Rides available to and from Michigan Tech.

Husky Hats Make Night

It is getting cold out, so learn to sew your own husky-themed hat! Learn the basics on November 15th at The Alley Makerspace. Space is limited, so register at: http://bit.ly/huskyhats

Fall Festival Make Night

It’s almost Thanksgiving Break and we want to take this opportunity to show how thankful we are for all of YOU, our students.

Friday, November 15th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, the Campus Store will be hosting STUDENT FALL FEST!

FALL FEST is a special event to celebrate YOU.

Stop by the Campus Store and join in the fun! There will be games, contests, snacks, and prizes!

We look forward to seeing you!


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



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