The Student Scoop – November 4, 2020

On-campus Flu Shot Clinic

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Michigan Tech, in collaboration with UP Health System-Portage, will be hosting an on-campus flu shot clinic on Friday, November 6 in the Rozsa Lobby from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information on the Flu Shot Clinic and what you need to do before you arrive, please visit The Flu Shot Clinic site.

Don’t forget to participate in the Yooper U’s Fight The Flu Challenge and log your flu shot. Did you already get your flu shot at an off-campus location? YES! You can still participate in the challenge (it takes about 30 seconds to submit your information). Go Huskies!

Questions? Reach out to Whitney Boroski (  

The Lode – Student Newspaper

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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



Not quite GRUBHUB, but it’s FREE!

On Tuesday, November 10th, students can find us on Walker Lawn at 6pm in a Food Truck passing out FREE to-go Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes. There will also be a dessert inside and vegetarian boxes available.

MUB Board Musical

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Show off your group’s dance moves and favorite song in our music video competition! Please fill out this form to get your song approved:…/1FAIpQLSc7wayU7eSzTa…/viewform

Videos will be due on November 23rd, and voting on Facebook will start the week of November 29th to determine the winners.

First, second, and third place will receive prizes. Prizes include gift cards, Tech gear, and Mont. Ripley Tubing Passes.

Superhero Night!

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Test of your superhero knowledge during a trivia session at 7 PM, followed by a comic drawing class with Will Sliney @ 8 PM! There will be super prizes for those who win in trivia.
Will Sliney is an award winning comic book artist, writer and presenter!!! He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland’s best selling comic book) and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics.
He presented We Will Draw for RTE’s Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw and presents Marvel Live’s How to Draw show including launching Marvel’s Twitch Channel.
Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children’s unit and is the Cork Person of the Month for July 2016. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events!

Color and Calm Study Break

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Feeling stressed about school and need a break? We have a solution! MUB Board will be handing out goodie bags full of de-stressing materials such as custom-made coloring pages drawn by one of our members, colored pencils, puzzles, play-dough, tea, and snacks! You can use this kit for the rest of the semester whenever you need a break from homework!  Don’t miss out on Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm in the MUB Commons.

Want to stay up-to-date with MUB Board events? Or interested in joining? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on all of our events! Or check out our website


The reality is November 4th is going to happen, and someone will be elected President. With this there may be a lot of uncertainty, stress and/or anxiety. Talking circles are a type of restorative practice that allow participants to process their feelings. Restorative practices proactively build community and manage conflicts by focusing on repairing harm and restoring relationships. Come join in the conversation!

Post-Election Talking Circles

  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. Douglass Houghton Hall Basement Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. Memorial Union Building Ballroom A2

* Room capacity provides for a maximum of 25 people. Please RSVP by email to or call (906)487-1964.

Virtual Library “Drop-In” Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is piloting a series of virtual “Library Drop-in Hours” for the remainder of the semester. Twice a week (Tuesdays, 4-5p and Wednesdays, 1-2p), we’ll host an open Zoom session on tools, topics, and skills that can streamline your research to save you time. Drop in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of the topic. Upcoming topics are: 

Citing with APA and IEEE Styles, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Discuss the ins and outs of two of the most commonly used citation styles on campus.
Google Apps, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1:00-2:00pm: Make Google Applications (calendar, docs, sheets, groups, etc.) work for you!

If you would prefer a different topic or are unavailable at the scheduled time, please schedule a consultation. Immediate reference assistance is also available M-F, 9-5 via our Ask Us & FAQ page

iDesign Info Session

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iDesign Panama info session

November 11th, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Attend this virtual info session to learn about the iDesign program — a program that provides a venue to do inspired, international, and integrative community design working with partners in economically disadvantaged locations around the world. A program in Panama is tentatively being planned for August 2021. Engineering majors may enroll for senior design credit (subject to department approval), and other majors can earn elective course credits.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session

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November 10th, 5:00 pm, Zoom

Where will you go? Ireland? Peru? Greece? Cumbria? Attend this virtual info session to learn where you can study abroad next summer with Michigan Tech students and faculty!

Upcoming Intramural Events!

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Looking to add some more pep to your event?

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Well, then you should invite your local Huskies Pep Band to come and crash your orgs event! To invite along a band just fill out the following form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible. Please give us at least a week’s notice.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel

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Register here

How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 

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:

Biofluids Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Position Open

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

More detailed description of our website can be found HERE.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum ( Review of applications will begin immediately.

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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