Day: October 21, 2020

The Student Scoop- October 21, 2020


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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yfKWk2jtR0&feature=youtu.be

Trick or Treat Trivia

There’s no better way to get ready for Halloween than some trick or treat trivia! Join MUB board via zoom as we play Kahoot trivia on October 29th from 7pm- 7:30pm. There are 3 categories and if you win the category you get a prize. After trivia, everyone can show off their spooktacular costumes and the top 3 winners get a prize too! Use this link to join in on the Halloween fun: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kclHkqgm43

Husky Pride Sale at the Campus Bookstore!

This Friday, all Michigan Tech branded apparel is 25% off in-store and online! Let your Husky Pride show!
Visit us online!

Flu Shot Clinics Postponed!

Due to COVID-19 and the national shortage of the Flu Vaccine, the on-campus flu shot clinics scheduled for today (Oct. 22) and Monday (Oct. 26) have been postponed. Please check the Flu Shot Clinic schedule for updates on upcoming clinics and locations.  

If you have already received your flu shot be sure to log your shot and join the Yooper U’s Fight The Flu Challenge and participate in the challenge now (it only takes a second).

Questions?  Contact Whitney Boroski.


Order Your Caps and Gowns!


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 madegnit@mtu.edu 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 http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

Title IX Events

#PurpleThursdayAll day Thursday, Oct. 22 – join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in the annual tradition of wearing purple for #PurpleThursday to to shed light on domestic violence, reduce stigma, advocate for survivors, and work for greater safety and equity. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness. In addition, (SAVE) will be handing out purple ribbons to raise awareness about domestic violence. These purple ribbons are meant to be conversation starters to discuss the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities and lives and to empower us to prevent and end domestic violence.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech – 2 PM to 6 PM Friday, Oct. 23 on the Rozsa sidewalk – 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. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international Men’s Walk to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence and to give men the opportunity to put themselves in “her shoes.” All students are invited to join. The walk will start outside of the Rozsa near the front entrance. Licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.

Zoom with Pavlis Honors College

Do more of what you love through the Pavlis Honors College! Give us an hour and we’ll give you an overview of Study Abroad, Enterprise, and the Honors Pathway Program – and how they can work together. 
Roll up your sleeves and join an Enterprise that will give you real-world industry experience. Explore the world (and get college credit) with Study Abroad. And graduate with honors recognition and a portfolio packed with marketable skills through the Honors Pathway Program. 
Zoom in on Pavlis on Monday, October 26,  from 5-6 p.m. Please register in advance to help us tailor our presentation to your interests. If you have any questions, please email honors@mtu.edu.

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 wmtu-pr@mtu.edu, 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 wmtu.fm – Keep on rockin’!

Upcoming Intramural Events!


Well-Being Penpal Program


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:

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!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89733696370
Thursday, October 22nd at 6PM: Striving for a Zero-Waste LifestyleLearn practical steps to take to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle while saving $$$!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84239350917

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 sdh@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you there!

Husky Hour Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/