The Student Scoop- October 14, 2020

Comedian Maggie Maye

Fall Break event!

Check out Maggie Maye on Friday, October 16th at 10 pm on Zoom. She was highlighted on Gotham Comedy Live and made her late-night debut on Conan. She’s performed at festivals such as Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the All Jane Comedy Festival. She’s opened for Paul Rodriguez, Godfrey, Paul Mooney, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. She’s been featured in the Huffington Post, Variety, The New York Times, and Sidesplitter (who named her one of 2015’s up-and-coming comics). She performs improv comedy with her troupe Damn, Gina! and in various sketch and improv shows around Austin. Her comedy is described in the same way she is: sassy, charming, and smart. Also, a 6-year-old once told her she was the funniest person ever. And kids rarely lie.  

Halloweekend Events!

Halloweekend: Virtual Escape Rooms. Friday, October 23rd from 7-9 pm

“Framed” is the theme of this escape room and this is your scenario:
Your friend has been convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend. He was sentenced to Execution by Gas Chamber. In his final hour, he still maintains that he has been framed for the murder but no one will believe him. The person who set him up has planted a bomb to destroy all evidence of his innocence. Time is running out as the bomb is set to explode and the gas released to send your friend to his death. You and his closest friends are his last chance at survival. Do you have what it takes to diffuse the bomb, find a way to break into prison and disable the gas chamber before it activates? You are his last hope! Good Luck.
Grab some friends and see if you have what it takes to escape in time.
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: CyberSleuth Murder Mystery. Friday, October 23rd from 9-10 pm

Can you solve this mystery?
Interact through live chat with fellow players and CyberSleuth’s live moderator while you pour over the QR clues that are regularly pushed to your mobile device. Just remember… TRUST NO ONE in this game, and whatever you do, don’t answer the door! Work to solve the crime, keep your answers to yourself, and there will only be one winner!
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: Summoning Spirits. Saturday, October 24rd from 10-11 pm

Join SLI And MUB Board as we reach beyond the grave with an all-new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a séance-meets-magic show designed to get your adrenaline pumping with help from the other side. Written and performed by Peter Boie, one of the countries top touring college acts. He’s been featured on the hit tv show, “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and is a best selling magic inventor. Summoning Spirits brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight … and fright. Peter combines freaky magic effects with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine-tingling experiences you will ever be a part of! 
Here is the link to attend Summoning Spirits:

Homecoming Winners!

Congratulations to all of our teams that participated in Homecoming this year!

Here are the final results:

Class A

1st Place – Phi Kappa Tau

2nd Place – Sigma Phi Epsilon

3rd Place – Triangle Fraternity

Class B

1st Place – Alpha Gamma Delta

2nd Place – Daddy’s Girls

3rd Place – Theta Chi Epsilon

Class C

1st Place – Beta Sigma Theta and Delta Phi Epsilon

2nd Place – MUB Board

3rd Place – La Maison

Overall Winner: Phi Kappa Tau

Honorable Mentions: Sigma Tau Gamma for fastest City Solve U time, Straight Vegetables for most on theme photos at City Solve U, and The Has Beens and Never Were for still showing up and completing City Solve U even when the rest of the team bailed.

I hope you all had a Happy Little Homecoming

Flu Shot Clinics!

Michigan Tech and UP Health System Portage are partnering together to bring Flu Shot Clinics to Michigan Tech’s campus community this fall semester.  Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please visit  Questions? 

Reach out to Whitney Boroski at

Calling All Student Organizations!

The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, is looking to do feature articles on the student organizations of Michigan Tech in the Pulse section of the paper.
Is your group doing something cool and noteworthy that you would like to share with others in the MTU community? Reach out to the Pulse Section Editor at to schedule an interview.   

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150 respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit

General Meeting with MTSEA

Systems Engineering Association is a newly formed social and professional club for Tech students to learn and become more involved in the systems engineering discipline. We strive to connect people from different engineering disciplines and backgrounds. Additionally, we are currently in the process of becoming a student division of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

For our first general meeting on October 20th at 7pm, we will be having a conversation with Dr. Robert Wirthlin about how systems engineering is changing automotive industries, the military, and academics. You don’t have to be a Systems Engineer to join us!

Check out our website:
Tune in for our first meeting:
Let us know if you have questions:

Enterprise Day- October 19, 2020

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! Teams will meet in-person, spread out across various rooms in Fisher Hall, starting at 6pm, October 19, 2020. Teams will also have Zoom links available so interested students may join virtually.

Find more information on Enterprise Day and each team here: For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker,

Advertise with WMTU!

Is your student org looking for a way to break out of the mold of poster advertisements and email lists? Are table tents just not cutting it anymore? Want to reach all of campus, all at once?
WMTU has you covered! If you or your student org would like to advertise on the radio, it’s fast, easy, and best of all free!
Just send an email to, and we’ll get to work on boosting YOU with the 91.9 MHz frequency and our live stream. We’ll work with you to tailor the ads to your needs and even record them ourselves as requested.
So if you’ve been looking for a new way to say hey, consider giving WMTU a shot! As always, tune in at 91.9 FM, and – Keep on rockin’!

Meet the Candidates for MI House District 110, Oct. 17

USG’s Political Affairs Committee wants to introduce you to the local people on the ballot. 2 of the 3 candidates for MI House District 110 want to talk to YOU on October 17 at the following times:
– Janet Metsa (D), 12:00-1:00 PM, Fisher 135
– Rick Sauermilch (G), 2:00-3:00 PM, Fisher 135
Come get to know the people who could be representing you! See the attached flyer for more info.
(USG and the Political Affairs Committee affirm free speech and pluralism. All candidates for MI House District 110 have been invited to speak at this event).

MDOS Town Hall, Voter Education Webinar, Oct. 15

The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) is doing a virtual tour of colleges and universities in Michigan to speak on and answer questions about voter registration, absentee ballots, and other important parts of making your voice heard in this upcoming election. 
Speakers from the MDOS are visiting MTU over Zoom on Oct. 15 from 4-5 PM. You can attend by going to: 

Hope to see you there! For many, this is the last chance to talk to experts before the online voter registration deadline of October 19, so right now is the time that really counts! Check out the attached flyer for more info.

And the scavenger hunt beings NOW!!

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There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  
We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list. 

Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.
Want more entries into our prize drawing? 

Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!

Please follow this link for the list of items, official rules, and the photo submission process.  We wish you the best of luck!!

Upcoming Intramural Events!

Sustainable Living Webinar Series

Since we are unable to open the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) to the public this semester, we are bringing our house and all of its sustainable systems to you!  You are invited to join us for a series of webinars centered around various aspects of sustainable living:
Tuesday, October 20th at 6PM: Harnessing Solar Energy for Your Home & VehicleLearn how to size a solar array for your home!
Wednesday, October 21st at 6PM: Bite Down on Emissions by Changing Your DietLearn how to save 700 kg of CO2 emissions per year by changing what you eat!
Thursday, October 22nd at 6PM: Striving for a Zero-Waste LifestyleLearn practical steps to take to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle while saving $$$!

Please see the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar links!  You won’t want to miss out on these talks:View live demos of the MTU SDH sustainable systemsGain access to valuable tools & resourcesLearn practical and efficient ways to reduce your impact right nowPlease email with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you there!

Husky Hour Events!

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Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: