The Student Scoop – February 2, 2022

Alternative Spring Break 2022

This year’s Alternative Break service site is One Heartland, a summer camp for youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, children experiencing housing instability, and LGBTQ+ young people. At camp, young people develop self-acceptance, life-long friendships, and the courage to face the world. Service tasks will include painting, furniture construction, bike tuning, and program preparation.

ASB 2022 will depart in a Michigan Tech 15-passenger van on the morning of Saturday, March 5th, and return the afternoon of Saturday, March 12th. The cost of the trip will be $250 per person which will cover all travel, food, and accommodations for the week. Participants will be required to attend a pre-trip meeting for both planning and educational purposes.

Interested in participating? This trip can accommodate up to nine students who will be selected through an application process. Apply today via our google form! Applications are due by midnight TONIGHT! An application is not a commitment to attend. If selected, students have the option to accept or deny their spot.

Student Leadership Awards Nominations are now Open!

The Student Leadership Awards celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved across campus. Do you know someone deserving of recognition? Nominate them today! Awards include the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities, the William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award, Student Employee of the Year, Student Organization of the Year, and many more! Visit the Student Leadership Award webpage for a complete list of awards, their requirements, and respective nomination forms.

Barbell Club Event

The Barbell Club will be holding a seminar in Fisher 138 on Wednesday, February 16th at 7pm titled “Principles of Resistance Training: Designing a Program for Muscle and Strength”, lead by Isaac Wedig. 

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced lifter, this seminar will teach you about:-The major components of a resistance training program-The importance and prioritization of these components-How to design an individualized training program for increasing muscle size and strength

Winter Carnival Comedian – Drew Lynch

Come one, come all and help us welcome comedian, Drew Lynch on Friday February 11 at 9 PM in the Rozsa! MUB Board, Blue Key, IRHC, and Late Night Programming are hosting the hilarious stand-up comedian during Winter Carnival!
Ticket Prices
MTU Students: Free
General Public: $10—
“Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with his charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition.Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. At the young age of 19, Drew moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming an actor; a dream he had since he was a kid. A freak accident just a year into his acting career left Drew with a severe stutter and crushed his hopes of ever performing again.But his continued drive to become an entertainer forced him in a different direction, often reflecting on the “softball that humbly changed his life and gave him a career”. The relatability of Drew’s real-life situations in dealing with a stutter propelled him each week of the competition – advancing to the finals and ultimately landing second place on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. Drew attributes much of his success from his ability to be honest- genuinely facing the “elephant in the room” head on.

Did you lose something at the comedian last week? We found a glove and a water bottle after the event.  If you believe one of these items belongs to you, please email a description of the item to Any unclaimed items will be sent to MUB lost and found on Feb 16.

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents…

Keep an eye out on the MTU Well Being socials and the student scoop for husky hobby events after winter carnival. We will be changing things up this semester and will be giving students more creative freedom along with some fun organized events.

Come out to the Tech Trails on Thursday, February 10th from 6-9pm during Winter Carnival to participate in the Bigfoot Glowshoe event! All are welcome to join in the fun!

Upcoming Intramural Events

Upcoming: Book Signing Event at Forestry Building

Book signing on Feb 10th from 12:00 noon until 5pm in the Atrium of the Forestry Building, with a behind the scenes presentation about the book, and the artwork, in G002 from 3-4pm.

Questions? Contact Joanna Walitalo at

SDH Open House

We would like to invite you to our upcoming Sustainability Open House on Thursday, February 10th from 4-7 pm over Winter Carnival weekend! Come learn about our sustainable systems including composting, hydroponics, aquaponics, a solar array, a beehive, energy-efficient appliances, a zero-waste household, and many more. In addition, all guests will receive free sustainable swag. 
The Sustainability Demonstration House is located at 21680 Woodland Rd, just down the road from East McNair. Parking is available at East McNair, Hillside, and Lot 10E. Masks will be required indoors. 
Please see the attached flyer for more information. Feel free to email with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Rush Events with Phi Kappa Tau

Join the Brothers of Phi Kappa Tau this week at the following events:
Boot Hockey – Wednesday Feb 2 5:00-6:00 PM @ Dodgeville Ice ArenaJoin us tonight at the Dodgeville Ice Rink for some Boot Hockey! Helmets, Sticks, pizza, and refreshments will be provided at the event.
Game Night – Friday Feb 4 6:30-7:30 PM @ Phi Tau HouseCome hang out at the Phi Tau House and play games like Super Smash Bros, Pool, Foosball, and more!
Fruit Ninja – Saturday Feb 5 4:00-5:00 PM @ Phi Tau HouseEver wondered what it would be like to play Fruit Ninja in real life? Come to the Phi Tau House this Saturday to smash some fruit and find out!
For more information contact:Kelby Gingerich: (701) 213-6709Mikey York: (616) 469-8997

MUB Board Presents…

Stuff a Husky!

It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for: Stuff a Husky!
Thursday, February 3rd from 6-8pm. Come make a stuffed friend with the MUB Board. Huskies, cows, red pandas, kangaroos, and moose will be available! The front of the line will begin in the MUB Commons. We hope to see you there!

Live Band Karaoke

Sing. Dance. Mocktail. Repeat.
Grab your friends, family, roommates, or whoever and come join MUB Board at our annual Winter Carnival Karaoke night! This year, not only are we bringing you a live band and free giveaways, but we’ll be providing free mocktails throughout the evening as well! Come warm up in the MUB Commons on February 9th between the hours of 8p and 11p.

Have any questions? Contact us at

Upcoming Seminar: Career Navigation for Scientists

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government and MTU’s Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels will be made up of professionals across academia and industry within different departments and disciplines. These panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A, and breakout rooms for discipline specific questions.

The first panel on February 2nd, 2022 at 6 pm EST will feature MTU graduates from departments of Math, Physics, and Computing. Our prestigious panelists include:
Derek Dykens – graduated with a BS in computer system networking and telecommunications from MTU and is now a Global Retail Industry Strategist for Splunk

Dr. Alexandria Johnson – graduated with a BS in Physics from MTU and went on to Purdue to get her PhD in Atmospheric Science. She is now an Assistant professor at Purdue University.

Dr. Manish Kulkarni – graduated with a MS in Physics from MTU and went on to Case Western Reserve to get his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is now working as a Senior Staff Scientist at Diagnostic Solutions and Systems.

Dr. Ruihao Huang – graduated with a PhD in applied mathematics from MTU and is now working for the FDA as a pharmacometrics reviewer. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss careers with these knowledgeable people!

Register here:

Upcoming HuskyLead: New Date! Creating and Maintaining a Student Organization Budget

Student Organization Budget Hearings are quickly approaching! Join Mark Holmgren from Student Leadership and Involvement to learn budgeting best practices for creating and maintaining your organization’s finances. Basics from setting up your organization’s budget tracking spreadsheet to tracking expenses will be reviewed. Add this event to your calendar!

Husky Connect Mentor

Husky Connect Mentoring Program is looking for Mentors! Would you like to help new incoming students to adjust to new environments and to achieve their goals? Then you will be a great Husky Connect mentor! The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for Huskies willing to give new students the value of their experiences. Each Connect Mentor is assigned one or two first-year students to begin interacting within the summer before the fall semester starts. Husky Connect Mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees. You can find more information and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close February 18th, 2022 at 5:00 pm. 

Husky Connect Open House

The Husky Connect Mentoring Program is looking for Huskies willing to give new students the value of their experiences. Mentors connect with first-year students during the summer before they begin their first fall semester. Join our open house this Friday, February 04, 2022, from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) drop in for some snacks and to learn more!. 

You can find more information and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close February 18th, 2022 at 5:00 pm.