Student News Briefs – November 15, 2019

 “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

— John F. Kennedy


Monday, December 2 –  “Risky Business” –  Have you ever thought of a brilliant idea for an event that may have some element of risk? Join us in discovering ways to still be able to have all the fun while understanding how to stay safe. Attend this HuskyLead held in MUB Alumni Lounge from 4-5 p.m. 

HuskyLEAD, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students. At Michigan Tech, we believe that leadership development is essential for all students to truly make an impact on campus and society. This program encourages all students from campus leaders and student organization officers, to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning the best techniques, tips, and tricks for their personal, organizational, academic, and professional success.

Family Friday Night at the SDC!

Family Friday Night @ the SDC! This Friday, November 15, 7:00-9:00pm.

Enjoy some family-friendly recreation time! During select Friday evenings throughout the year, the following areas of the SDC will have extended/additional recreation options for anyone that wants to use the facility.

  • The pool will be open from 7:00-9:00pm, and there will be no lane lines. We will have log rolling available with staff to assist as well as lily pads and regular pool toys.
  • The climbing wall will be open from 7:00-9:00pm, and there will be staff available to assist.
  • The multipurpose room will have open recreation time per regular rules with first come, first serve on courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc.
  • Racquetball, wallyball and squash courts are available.
  • Equipment available – Show your Tech student ID, SDC membership card or day pass to the attendant at the desk by the multipurpose room to check out fun recreational equipment (ie basketballs) for use while you’re here at the SDC! Complete list of available equipment.

Free to Michigan Tech students & SDC members, included in SDC Day Pass!

Future Family Friday Nights (mark your calendar!)

  • Friday, January 17
  • Friday, February 21
  • Friday, March 27
For more information, visit Family Friday Nights!

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 Application Deadline Extended!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join a community of individuals working to create a world that doesn’t not exist right now except in moments. LeaderShape® Institute Applications are open for 2020. This week-long leadership development experience is designed to help people learn to “lead with integrity.”
Application deadline EXTENDED until 11:59PM on Sunday, November 17! Apply now!
If you have any further questions, please contact Student Leadership & Involvement in MUB 112 or emailing

Student Fall Fest

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!

Film Board Presents: The Nightmare Before Christmas

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Nightmare Before Christmas

Friday, November 15th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  November 16th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, November 17th @ 2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. All are welcome to attend! We hope to see you at the show this weekend and have a great day!

The Nightmare Before Christmas is Rated PG for some scary images..

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

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 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.

Thanksgiving Week Building Hours at the SDC

The SDC will observe reduced hours over Thanksgiving break, November 23-30. Regular hours will resume Sunday, December 1.

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.

Makeover and Makeup Competition

Hosted by the Saudi Club, this is your chance to get a makeover on Tuesday, November 19th! Please view the flyer for more information:

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


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.


Dive into Aqua Zumba in the SDC Pool Thursdays at 7pm & Saturdays at 9am. With fun music and traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together in an exhilarating workout chock full of cardio and body toning.
The one that started it all…. Dance your way to a healthier lifestyle with Zumba! Latin/international music & dance moves combine to create such a fun, energetic routine that you don’t even realize you’re working out!
Take the Zumba party you love at a slower pace with Zumba Gold! Perfect for active older adults, people new to fitness or those just looking for a modified Zumba class at a lower intensity.
Get a high intensity interval training workout driven by the science of Synced Music Motivation with STRONG by Zumba.

Join Sarah Mondays at 5:15pm in the SDC Studio for Zumba Toning! Zumba Toning uses weighted maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks to blend body-sculpting techniques and specific Zumba moves into one calorie-burning, strength-training experience!
All five classes are included in the Ultimate HuskiesFit Punch Card. Open to the public, walk-ins are always welcome! HuskiesFit has something to offer every type of group fitness enthusiast!
Commit to be HuskiesFit today with ZUMBA!

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.

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  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is November 18, Monday.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or