The Student Scoop – October 28, 2020


Take and Make Pumpkin Painting

Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM in the MUB Commons

A festive pumpkin is the best way to decorate your house, apartment, or dorm room! Paint your own pumpkin with this kit you can take home filled with everything you may need to make that pumpkin look extra festive. These kits come complete with a small pumpkin, paint, paintbrushes, and other fun goodies!  (*While supplies last – masks and social distancing required)
Don’t forget to share pictures of your finished pumpkins on social media by using the hashtag #MUBkins or by tagging MUB Board and Panhellenic Council at Michigan Tech.

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:

Zombie Bingo hosted by Dusty Ray Bottoms

Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

Hang out and play bingo with drag artist and performer Dusty Ray Bottoms, known for competing on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!!!

Winners will receive prizes!

What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 

Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at

Order Your Caps and Gowns!

Upcoming Intramural Events!

Well-Being Penpal Program

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

LEAP is Now Hiring for Spring 2021

Husky Hour Events!

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:

Tenant Applications for the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House are Officially Open!

We are looking for sustainably-minded students who are ready to make a positive impact on our community!

Both undergraduate and graduate students in any major are welcome to apply to be an SDH tenant.  Want to learn more about what it’s like to be an SDH tenant?  Watch our YouTube video!
Interested in touring the house?  Sign-up for a tour on Saturday 10/31 through this link.  Due to COVID, we are only allowing one person into the house at a time for tours.
Download an application and the official SDH program agreement at sdh.mtu.eduApplications are due on Monday, November 9th at noon.

Join us!! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TItle IX would like to offer one last opportunity for students. SAVE hosted a watch party earlier this week, and now we want to make this video available to all students. (Available until November 9) Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD – Creating a Culture of ConsentTitle IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention. 
If you have an hour, considering spendign it with Dr. Edwards as he provides some very concrete steps to take in shifting our culture and eliminating all sexual violence from our campus.
Please direct any questions or comments to