Student Scoop – August 24, 2022

Alex Ahn Concert with MUB Board

Join MUB Board for their kickoff concert, now at their rain location in the Wood Gym at the SDC.

Our performer this year is Alex Ahn, an award-winning electric violinist. “He has transitioned from the strict structure of classical violin to his own free-flowing style stemming from the culture of Atlanta. While studying at Emory University abroad in Korea, Alex Ahn discovered his love for performing and upon returning to the States he began playing shows all over the U.S. Time and time again, Alex Ahn shows the violin can be whatever you want it to be.” Join us tonight at 9pm!

Spend An Afternoon on the Town!

Explore what our local community has to offer at our community resource and business fair on Saturday, August 27th from 11 AM – 3 PM! Starting on campus, down the south side of College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area, there will be music, refreshments, and giveaways for student participants. Students will also be entered to win prizes after tapping their IDs at BOTH tapper locations on the route. The first tap-in station and the start of the route will be located on the north side of the Memorial Union Building. The second tap location will be downtown on the south side of Shelden Avenue in front of the Quality Inn and Suites. We have an incredible assortment of prizes up for grabs this year! Check out the list on our website. With over 70 prizes with a combined value of over $3000 to giveaway, you or someone you know is bound to be a winner!

Due to construction along College Avenue, students will be asked to return to campus utilizing the lakefront trail. Check out a map of the route and participating groups online today!

One Week Left to Register your Student Organization for K-Day!

Registration for this year’s K-Day will close next Friday, September 2nd, but we are already close to capacity! Register your student organization today to guarantee your space! Registration is available on the homepage of Involvement Link.

Welcome Week 2022

Come have a ROARING good time at Welcome Week! Try out a wide variety of activities from Broomball to Rock Hunting with our dedicated Student Organizations. Join SLI for free binders, free snacks, and free pizza in collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Watch our own Michigan Tech Huskies take on their early opponents in football or soccer. Check out our late-night options as well – from Comedian Tommy Ryman to dancing the night away with the Black Student Association. These events are going to be DINO-mite!

We hope to see you there! (I’m SAUR-ee I came up with these half-baked pun. I feel PTERO-BILL.) The full schedule is below.

Saturday, August 27
An Afternoon on the Town – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Downtown
Welcome Week Broomball – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Ice Arena
Party on the Patio with DHHC – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, DHH Patio
Comedian Tommy Ryman – 10:00 PM, Rozsa

Sunday, August 28
Volleyball Tournament with Club Volleyball 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sand Volleyball Courts
Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech and Superior Ma’s 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Soccer Fields

Monday, August 29
Back to School Binders – 11:00 AM, MUB Circle
Intro to Rock Hunting in the Keweenaw with the Geology Club – 6:00 PM, Rock Garden

Tuesday, August 30
Ice Cream with MUB Board – 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 7:00 PM, Fisher 129

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Become a Makerspace Coach!

Do you enjoy making things? Do you want access to free tools? Could you use some great experience for your resume? Consider becoming a coach at the Alley Makerspace! The Alley is a student-led makerspace in the Memorial Union Building. Sponsored by Husky Innovate and Pavlis Honors College, the space was made to be a completely free resource for everyone at MTU to create and innovate. The Alley depends on volunteer coaches to help run the space, train and guide makers, and host fun events for students to learn more about creating. In exchange for dedicating a few hours a week to the space, coaches receive tap access to enter the Alley when it might be closed to other students. The tools in the space that coaches are trained to use include 3-D printers, an electronics/soldering station, sewing machines, a Cricut, a CNC, and woodworking equipment such as a table saw, miter saw, scroll saw, drill press, jigsaw, and basic hand tools. If you’re interested in joining the team, please fill out this Google form! If you have any questions about the coach role or the Alley in general, contact 

This Week on GivePulse…

Welcome Week Binder Stuffing

Welcome Week Binders are back but we need your help to make them a reality! We have 1200 binders that will be distributed to students on the first day of classes with a wealth of information from our partners around campus. Come hang out with us to snap that information into place!

Friday, August 26th, 2022, 10:30 AM-Noon in MUB 106

House Construction with Habitat for Humanity

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is in the process of building its next home for someone in need. They have started to clear lot 26 on Green Acres road, in Houghton and will continue work on the property throughout the fall. Volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 9-3 and on Saturdays from 9-3. Lunch will be provided. Any skill level is welcome to come and volunteer, there will be someone to show the volunteers how and what they can do to help during their shift volunteering.

Husky FAN Pantry Volunteers

HuskyFAN is a food access network for people in the Michigan Tech community in need of resources such as food and personal hygiene products. The Husky FAN Food Pantry is located in the alcove near Fisher 135.

During their shift, volunteers will package orders, interact with clients, and do general pantry upkeep such as labeling or updating forms. All volunteers must be trained before their first shift.

Film Board Presents…

Shrek 1 & 2

Join us this Thursday 8/25 on Walker lawn for a special double showing of the amazing films Shrek 1 & 2

The Show Starts at 9 pm

Tickets are free for this event!

Shrek 1 & 2 are rated pg for mild language and crude humor

Welcome Week Blood Drive – Schedule your appointment today!