The Student Scoop – February 24, 2021

Panhellenic Council Book Drive

The Panhellenic Council is organizing a book drive in benefit of the Houghton Elementary School students. From February 1 until February 28, they are collecting books, to be given to students in March, which is reading month! Please consider donating some of your new, old, or gently used children’s books so together we can give the gift of reading! Please bring your donations to the Memorial Union Building, room 112, there is a drop off box there.

Nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org. This is a great way to get the word out about your organization and highlight your accomplishments.

Enterprise Day is coming up!

Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining Enterprise, but not sure which team is right for you?
Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Teams will meet in-person, spread out across various rooms in Fisher Hall, starting at 6pm, March 02, 2021. Teams will also have Zoom links available so interested students may join virtually.
Find more information on Enterprise Day and each team here.

For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker,

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode: 
This week in history
Moving to da U.P.: A sudden change in where people are heading for work 
The Lode turns 100: a centennial celebration
Yooper poetry: an exclusive interview with U.P. Poet Laureate M. Bartley Siegel
Meet the dogs of MTU
To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate
Warum lerne ich deutsch, or why I learn German
College of Forestry conducts research providing insight into the upper canopy of rainforestsThe chemicals of Valentine’s Day
Check out our website to see past articles and more!

Do you enjoy writing, editing, photography or graphic design? We are currently in need of new individuals to join our staff! We meet weekly on Wednesdays and publish the same night on our website. Eventually, we will be returning to print publishing as well. We are a dedicated and fun group of individuals who enjoy representing campus life through news. Email us at and find out how you can join the Lode!

Attend Catalyst- A Leadershape Opportunity

Attend Catalyst! – a one-day program focused on learning and developing an authentic path! Start something extraordinary! 
Catalyst will take place in person on Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 
You will be considering powerful questions that move you towards action:

  • Am I on the right path?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

APPLY HERE by Friday, February 26 at 5:00 PM. Participants are asked to pay a $50 deposit that will be returned to them at the end of the event. 
Questions can be directed to Beka Horsch at

Mr. Lid container program

The Mr. Lid team is launching a program that will give students a more sustainable option when dining at the MUB’s North Coast Grill and Deli.
Here’s how it works: you pay the one time $5 program fee at the register and you’ll receive a keychain as a token. When you purchase your food in the MUB, request your food in a Mr. Lid and exchange the key chain. You’ll then also receive a 10% discount on food purchases at North Coast Grill and Deli. When you are finished with your food, you return your Mr. Lid to the cash register to get your keychain back. More information on this new program is linked here.

Mr.Lid currently has team members sitting in the MUB during lunch hours on weekdays (except Thursdays) if people wish to buy in early.

MUB Board Upcoming Events

Bumper Cars are coming to MTU! Update: This event will be taking place in the SDC Multipurpose room this Sunday from 1-4pm.

Learn how to build a unique Dungeons and Dragons character and then try them out in a variety of games afterward! Pick up a set of dice in the MUB 106 office M-F from 12pm-3pm.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out more information about our upcoming events.

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

*There are still a few Husky Hobby Kits left for the bra show decorating event.  If you’re interested in a packet, please stop by the Student Leadership and Involvement office (MUB 112) and pick one up. The Husky Hobbies bra show decorating event will take place on Thursday, February 26 at 6 pm via zoom.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Whitney at

USG-MWA Benefits Seminar

If you are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to collect $160/week from the State of Michigan (base amount) and $300/week from the federal government in unemployment benefits. This is a seminar on how to apply for state and federal pandemic unemployment benefits and other work/career-related assistance offered by the Michigan Works! Association (MWA). Presented by MWA in conjunction with USG.
If this interests you, please join us on Zoom on February 25 from 6-7 PM!

HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Cards on Sale Now

Take advantage of the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card, a premium card that gets you into the following Spring 2021 group fitness classes:
Metabolic Conditioning, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Aqua Zumba, Buti Yoga,  Intro to Power Vinyasa Yoga, Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Pound, Zumba, Spin Strong and Spin.
One stop shopping for the best variety in town.

MTU Student 8-punch $33, 16-punch $50
General Public 8-punch $48, 16-punch $80
Ages 16+. Cards expire one year from the date of purchase, are valid for the current list of classes available and will not be exchanged or refunded due to classes not being offered on a consistent basis. Classes may vary in length, location or number of available seats and equipment. First come, first serve.

For more information on classes, schedule or to purchase the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card, visit HuskiesFit Programs.

Get your Erg on!

Get Your Erg On! Join members of the MTU Rowing Club as they guide you through the basics of rowing technique and coach you through fun and challenging workout sessions – all on the SDC’s brand new Ergometers (Ergs)! Initial sessions will focus on general stroke technique and progress to workouts that represent on-water sprints and head races. Open to all skill levels, ages 16+. Indoor rowing is a great full-body workout that can be adjusted to meet the abilities of almost anyone!
Session 1 – March 15-31 (registration closes March 12)
Session 2 – April 5-21 (registration closes April 2)
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-6:50pm, in the Ice Arena Blue Line Room (enter through University Images entrance to the Ice Arena).
MTU Students $21/session, General Public $30/session. No day passes. Not included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card.
Class size is limited and based on social distancing.

Visit Get Your Erg On! for more information or to register.

Upcoming Intramural Events

LEAP is now hiring for Fall 2021!

MTU’s Rail Transportation Program Scholarship

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is pleased to announce they will offer four scholarships to first year students interested in learning more about the rail transportation industry.  The scholarships are open to all disciplines. Complete the application form you can find on our web page here and submit it to David Nelson at by March 5th.  The application includes a short essay where you can tell our judges how you think you might fit into the industry.

The rail industry has cutting edge jobs in all areas, from communications and controls to power systems, to business applications and construction.  Contact David Nelson if you want to talk about where the industry could take you!

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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