The Student Scoop – February 10, 2021

Black Students Association and Late Night Programming Present Black History Month Trivia

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Win prizes as you test your knowledge!


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Join us in showing off your amazing snowman building skills with us on Saturday, February 20th! Registration will begin at 10:30am that day, at the Upper Soccer Field. Teams will be 1-4 people with masks required at all times. Official rules will be posted on the Facebook event
Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


Finance your Innovation Workshop

February 10th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Registration: bit.ly/HuskyInnovate-Finance

Husky Innovate is hosting Finance Your Innovation, a workshop with Patrick Visser, Chief Commercial Officer at the MTEC SmartZone. Patrick brings a broad range of finance experience.  

Workshop topics:
1) Fundamentals of small company finance including using balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and pro-forma financial statements to make financially conservative projections emphasizing the importance of vetting financial documents with data gathered during customer discovery and market research.
2) Founder capital fundraising strategies and choices including bootstrapping, angel investment, venture capital investment, and growth capital financing.


Film Board Presents: Zoom Toons!

Join Film Board on Zoom for some ZoomToons before Valentines day! This Friday and Saturday from 5-6pm, Film Board will be showing old timey cartoons over zoom. Don’t miss out!  


Upcoming OAP Events

Just because the sun sets early doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play! Sign up now for the OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes and experience winter in the dark! Clear skies or cloudy, night snowshoeing is a ton of fun. We will visit a few different locations, choose to join us for as many as you want. Some locations will provide more elevation to snowshoe, Hungarian and Pilgrim Community Forest, and others will be a bit flatter terrain, McLain State Park. Snowshoes are provided, limited transportation available. Meet at the location unless using OAP transportation (meet at Tech Trails). February 11 – Hungarian Falls (registration closes February 10) February 25 – McLain State Park (registration closes February 24) March 4 – Pilgrim Community Forest (registration closes March 3) Open to all ages, no experience necessary. A parent must be present for participants under age 14 or anyone under 18 using OAP transportation. Michigan Tech Students $5/session, General Public $10/session
Visit OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes for more information or to register.

Looking for something new to stay active? Sign up now for the OAP Open Log Rolling and test your skills on the log!
Instruction and materials provided. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. Most new rollers can pick up the basics in one 1-hour session, though many come back each week to practice! Focus will be on balance, foot movement, and core strength; the more you do it the better you will get! 
Open to ages 5 & up. No experience necessary. Must be able to swim at least 10 yards unassisted, come dressed in a swimsuit and bring a towel.

Future Dates February 16, 23; March 2, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27
Tuesdays, 8-10pm, at the SDC Pool
Cost Free to Michigan Tech Students SDC Members $5 General Public $10
Pre-registration required. 
Visit Open Log Rolling for more information or to register.

Are you dreaming of summer and those wonderful paddling months? We can’t get you out on the open water, but we can help you work on your skills in the pool! Sign up now for the OAP Kayak Safety Clinics and refine those skills to keep you safe on the water. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. Topics covered include kayak re-entry, de-watering your kayak, and wet exits. Focus will be on practice and improving technique; the more you do it the better you will get! All equipment will be provided including PFD’s, kayaks, paddle, and paddle floats. Appropriate swimwear required. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event.
February 17, March 24, and April 21 from 8:00-10:00pm, in the SDC Lap Pool. No kayaking experience necessary. Must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted. A parent must be present for participants under age 14. Michigan Tech Students Free SDC Members $5/clinic General Public $10/clinic
Visit OAP Kayak Safety Clinics for more information or to register.


Register Now for Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons Session 2

Register now for Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons Session 2! February 22 – March 31, Monday or Wednesday, 7-8pm, Gates Tennis Center. Ages 17 & up. Technique and games to learn and develop skills, improve your workouts and match play. Sign up for both nights and double your fun! Registration closes February 20.


Upcoming Intramural Events


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer COVID safe pick-up and delivery of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community in the Houghton and Hancock area. To place an order, fill out the Google Form at any time. Once an order has been placed, we will reach out to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Interested in other workshops or groups from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being? Check them out here: 
Workshops: click here.
Groups: click here.  


How to Build a Personal Brand that Matters Workshop

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part I
February 17th, 5:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/PersonalBrand1withHF
Workshop topics: The why and the how
How to set up an engaging LinkedIn profile
Social media positioning

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part II
February 23rd, 5:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/PersonalBrand2withHF
Workshop topics: How to tell your story 
Content strategy 
Visual messaging

About the Workshops Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to participate in a FREE two-part virtual workshop facilitated by Michigan Tech alum, Hajj Flemings, CEO and Co-Founder of Rebrand/Cities.

Hajj has worked with clients including Cadillac, Walt Disney, Pitney Bowes, Pfizer, the Detroit Lions, and the U.S. Department of Defense, has been an invited speaker at Iowa State University, University of Michigan—Ross School of Business, Davidson College, Fiat Chrysler and others. Hajj has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable and CNN Tech Money on the subjects of startups, digital technology and branding.

Those who attend the workshop will be given the opportunity to meet with Hajj 1:1 for a consultation meeting to discuss their personal brand and answer their questions.
The workshops are free and are sponsored by Husky Innovate and Husky Innovate Bridge.


The Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

How much waste can we divert from the landfill as a community?
The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is happy to announce the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive!  Start saving these six commonly used items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw: (1) dental products, (2) razors, (3) plastic film, (4) foil-lined wrappers, (5) plastic bottle caps & rings, (6) egg cartons.  We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items!  Please refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting and drop-off locations.  Let’s work together to divert the amount of waste our community sends to the landfill!


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