Student News Brief – December 6, 2019

Happy December!



Winter Break Bus


For the last few years, the Undergraduate Student Government has chartered a student bus for Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. If you have purchased a ticket in the past, I’d like to thank you for making this a successful endeavor.


Winter Break is approaching, and tickets will be available to purchase online, this will allow students (or family/friends) to purchase a ticket with a credit card. Ticket sales will begin on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM. The cost for the trip will be $100 plus fees, regardless of whether you ride one-way or roundtrip, and regardless of your destination stop. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

You may purchase your ticket and see detailed information about the break bus route by visiting the Eventbrite page here

Advice I would Give My Younger Self


The ECE department will be streaming a webinar from IEEE next Thursday morning titled “Advice I Would Give My Younger Self.” Hosted by former IEEE president Karen Bartleson, the presentation will focus on her career path and advice she has for aspiring women engineers. All are welcome! Karen will discuss a range of topics including leadership, mentoring, and paving a path to success.

Date: next Thursday, 12/12/2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: EERC 508
Snacks?: Light refreshments

If anybody plans to watch with us, RSVPs in the affirmative are appreciated for determining space and snack requirements.

Finish the Year Strong with HuskiesFit Programs


Welcome December! We’ve got (3) whole weeks left to enjoy the current schedule of HuskiesFit Programs at the Student Development Complex! Finish the year strong (and maybe find your new favorite class) with MetCon, Spin Strong or TRX + Total Body Conditioning! Open to the public, day passes are available, and all (3) of these classes are included in the Ultimate HuskiesFit Punch Card!

Film Board Presents: Ad Astra


This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Ad Astra

Friday, December 6th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  December 7th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, December 8th @ 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!

Ad Astra is Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong language

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

Charity Drive


The College Republicans at Michigan Tech have begun their annual charity drive for Toys for Tots and the Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank. To donate, contact or for more details. Collection will be completed by Friday December 13th at 9:00 AM.
Additionally, the CR’s will also conduct their annual letter writing campaign to active duty service members on Friday December 6th at 6 PM in Fisher 129. All are welcome to come and send a letter to a service member.

Semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale


Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Friday (Dec. 6).

Nearly everything in the stores will be 25 percent off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list.

This year we will be offering free gift wrapping services in exchange for a non-perishable food donation to the Husky Fan Pantry.

Graduation Cap & Gown Pickup at the Campus Store


Monday, December 9th-Friday, December 12th  8:30am-4:30pm
*Photo ID is required to pickup Cap & Gown

Rosza Center Presents: Hopstock


The Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase. The showcase, titled Hopscotch, features works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab. Project Learning Lab is an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Work on display was created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Contemporary Sculpture and art + design classes. The exhibition runs Friday-Tuesday, Dec. 6 – 10, 2019. A reception will be held Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. The reception is free and all are welcome. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

For more details, please visit the event page.

Rosza Center Presents: Superior Wind Symphony Presents Wintry Mix


The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS), titled “Wintry Mix,” a celebration of the music of the holiday season, music that will warm our hearts and uplift our spirits as we settle into the dark and magic of the winter solstice, family celebrations, and Christmas. They will perform in the Rozsa Center this Friday, December 6, at 7:30 PM. Small ensembles will play Christmas music in the Rozsa Lobby prior to the show, to add to the holiday cheer of the evening.

The program includes contemporary band and jazz arrangements of traditional, classical, and folk holiday music, including Welsh, English, and Hebrew folk songs, a jazz band rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and three pieces of music in original arrangements/adaptations by Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands, Mike Christianson, including his premier arrangement of Ralph Vaughn William’s Winter’s Willow.

For more details, please visit the event page.

Rosza Center Presents: Enjoy Winter Story Telling


Enjoy Winter Storytelling at its Finest: Famed Radio Show “Selected Shorts” Comes to the Rozsa Stage Saturday

The Rozsa Center is pleased to present an evening of warmth, holiday cheer, and storytelling by the tour of Public Radio International’s hit radio show “Selected Shorts” on Saturday, December 7, 7:30 PM.  Selected Shorts, a weekly public radio broadcast, has a simple approach: Great actors read great fiction in front of a live audience. The acclaimed national radio program airs on 150 public radio stations in 29 states, attracting over 300,000 listeners each week through the live show and podcast. Featured actors include Mike Doyle, Boyd Gaines, and Kirsten Vangsness. Part of this special evening of storytelling will include a showcase reading on stage by one of the featured actors of a local writer’s “UP Winter Story” who is the winner of the “Selected Shorts Story Contest.” To enhance the holiday mood of the evening, a handbell choir will play in the Rozsa lobby prior to the show.

For more information, please visit the event page.

Husky Innovate


The Outdoor Adventure Program will be hosting a 5-Day WFR course, taught by Wilderness Medical Associates, on January 6-10, 2020 here at Michigan Tech. This course is open to anyone and everyone! Class size is limited.

“Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The 5-day format is for individuals and sponsors with less time available for on-site training and requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation. Students must register at least 2 weeks before the course date. All students must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival on course.”

Course details are available at 5-day WFR. Cost to register is $725. Register online at 5D-WFR.

Contact the OAP at or 906-487-2290 for further information.