The Student Scoop – December 16, 2020

Rozsa Center Presents “Christmas Carol,” From Emmy-Award Winning Manual Cinema

In pandemic-times, the arts become even more creative: Direct to your home, the Rozsa Center brings an imaginative Christmas Carol blending innovative storytelling, puppetry, cinema, and live performance. Streaming Thursday – Sunday, December 17 – 20

The Rozsa Center brings original, creative, groundbreaking arts to the Keweenaw, whether audiences are in person or online. In that tradition, we are proud to host the world premiere live stream of Christmas Carol by Manual Cinema, an award-winning artistic company that has pushed the art and crafts of filmmaking, puppetry, and live performance in an exciting and breathtaking new artistic direction. In this world premiere online event created for audiences of all ages, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on Charles Dickens’s holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. There will be four (4) Live Showings only!  Each performance will only be live at the advertised times: Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 PM; Friday, December 18 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, December 19 at 4:00 PM; Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 PM. For tickets,  click here.

According to the Dec. 4th theater review by Chris Jones, of the Chicago Tribune, “Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol” doesn’t begin with the image of Marley, dead to begin with, or even an nasty old miser headed home from his frigid counting house. It starts right where most of us currently live: Lysol canisters, Clorox wipes, pizza boxes, empty bottles of wine, computers standing in for humanity. For its 60-minute holiday show, which is “touring” nationally but actually streamed live every night from the company’s Chicago studio, this inventive group of artists has created, in essence, a COVID-19 ‘Christmas Carol.’” 

Virtual Student Organization Involvement Fair

Get ready for the Virtual RSO Involvement Fair! On Thursday, January 14th Student Leadership & Involvement will be hosting a virtual fair for all Registered Student Organizations. This event will run from 11 am to 3 pm and provide an opportunity for organizations to recruit new members, engage with other organizations, and show off all the amazing accomplishments your organization achieved during the fall!

Registration will open on Involvement Link on 12/17/2020 and more information can be found in the registration form. 

Resident Assitant Selection

For more information about the Resident Assistant Selection (RA) position or selection process, visit

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications are Open!

If you’re interested in spending a summer in Houghton to work on an undergraduate research project, apply to the SURF program!

Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are open now, and due by 4 p.m. on February 12, 2021.

Fellowship recipients are required to:
-Submit interim reports of their progress through the summer
-Attend four professional development meetings, which typically occur once a week in June
-Present their research at the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium, or at a professional conference in their field

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF webpage or email

Spring Courses on Mentoring and Leadership

ENG3060: Developing Mentoring Skills
ENG4060/5060: Leadership in Group Environments

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