Day: October 5, 2022

Student Scoop – October 5, 2022

Black and Gold Never Gets Old! – Homecoming 2022

Team and court registration are closed, but you can still participate in several Homecoming events next week! Join the Tech Traditions Committee for:

Trivia Night in collaboration with Residence Education, Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM in the Wads Annex

Cardboard Boats are always worth coming to watch! Friday, October 7 at 4:00 PM at Kestner Waterfront Park

Homecoming Tailgate FREE food and fun from 11 AM -1 PM in Lot 24 near the Kearly Stadium entrance on Saturday, October 8.

-Homecoming Game vs Wayne State University and Court Crowning at 1 PM on Sherman Field on Saturday, October 8. The first 400 spectators will receive free giveaways!

Campus Bookstore Homecoming Sale!

Celebrate Homecoming with fresh apparel!

Come join us for our Spirit Friday Sale this Friday, October 7th at the Campus Store, University Images, or online; all school-colored apparel is 25% off! The Campus Store is located at the Memorial Union Building and University Images in the Student Development Complex, store hours for the sale will be 8am-5pm for both locations.

Headshots from Career Fair to be Emailed Soon

Attention students who took advantage of the free professional headshots offered by The Office of Alumni Engagement during Fall Career Fair: we are happy to share that your photos are ready! As promised, Emily Ruonavaara, a member of the Alumni Engagement staff, will email each individual’s photos to the email address given that day. Please keep an eye out for those to arrive in your inbox soon (if they haven’t already).

Students for Sustainability Clothing Swap

Students for Sustainability are kicking off the fall season with our 2022 Clothing Swap! If you are looking for an excuse to clean out your closet before winter, now is the perfect opportunity. The Clothing Swap is a fantastic way to get rid of your unwanted clothes sustainably and get new clothes in an environmentally conscious way. The Clothing Swap is FREE through the use of donations. Please feel free to donate used clothing in the coming weeks at the provided bins in Wadsworth, DHH, McNair, the Library, and the MUB. Everyone is welcome to stop by the Library between 12-4pm on Thursday, October 13th to find some new free clothes!

3 Minute Thesis Competition

Participating in the 3MT can be a way for you to develop important communication and research skills, and to participate in the building of research culture at Michigan Tech. Cash prizes are also available to the top competitors and the people’s choice. In addition, the winners of the local 3MT competition are given a chance to represent Michigan Tech at the next level of competition, and potentially even national and international 3MT competitions, which provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity.
Cash Prizes:

1st place: $300 l 2nd place: $150 l People’s Choice: $100

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents

Study with CDI @ the Library (10/04 and 10/05)

The Center for Diversity DNA Inclusion has teamed up with the Van Pelt and Opie Library every other Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-5 PM for Study Hours. Librarians will be available during these study sessions and look forward to helping students make the most of the library’s resources. Attendees will be entered into our monthly giveaways!

CDI Resource Tours (10/06)

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is planning the CDI Resource Tour for this coming semester. Join to be entered to win one of our weekly prizes, including gift cards, headphones, and even a tablet! The CDI Resource Tour is designed to introduce students that frequent or utilize CDI to other incredible units on campus that can aid in their retention and graduation. Our goal is to demystify and inform students about the amazing work being done in different departments and offices and how it can help them during their Tech journey.

We want our students to be more comfortable asking for help, and showing them where and who they can ask for their specific needs is one way we can do this. We will be having students meet at CDI and then we will walk them over to another office. This week we will visit the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being and Equal Opportunity Compliance and Title XI.

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® is an annual event hosted by the Society of African American Men (SAAM) and Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and to raise awareness about gender-based violence. The event will take place on Wednesday, October, 5 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Registration will be held at the entrance of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at noon. All donations will go to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home.

Final Reminder: MSGC Applications Due

Proposals for funding through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) are due soon:

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by noon — Internal deadline for pre-college education, public outreach, teacher training, and research seed grant proposals
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 by noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by 5 p.m. — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant

Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities.

For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit For more information, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at or call 487-2326.

Upcoming Intramural Events

IM Sports registration is open for FALL 2022 activities! Register your team or as a free agent at

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Pellizzaro at 906-487-3040 or

Mental Health Awareness Month

The Centre for Student Mental Health and Well-being is excited to announce that October is MTU’s Mental Health Awareness Month! We have tons of fun events and information coming to you all of October! Take a peek at our social media and the poster below to get the events overview for the month! Don’t forget, you can bring your Be Well card along to any of our events and get a stamp. Once you have enough stamps you can turn the card in on our website in exchange for a free coffee (or equivalent item) voucher to the library. 

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Come eat some tacos and grab some resources from our Center in the MUB commons! We will have food out from 6-7 PM on Tuesday, October 11th!

Building Resilience

When faced with difficulty and challenges in life, how do you cope, adapt, and bounce back? This workshop focuses on the concept of resilience and how to build these skills and abilities to better cope with challenges and gain confidence in oneself to persevere when life is difficult.

Wednesdays @ 1:00 – 2:00pm – 10/05, 10/12. & 10/19

Register Here

Sustainability Demonstration House – Open House

The Sustainability Demonstration House (21680 Woodland Rd, just down the road from East McNair) will be hosting our 1st Open House of the year on Saturday, October 8th from 9 am-12 pm. Come to learn more about our house systems, including aquaponics, hydroponics, solar panels, a bee hive, efficient appliances, vermicompost, and many more.

Free Rozsa Events for Students

Do you have family coming up for the weekend? With Student Rush through the Experience Tech Fee, you can get a ticket for you and one family member to any of the following events. Tap in with your HuskyCard at the door or reserve your tickets in advance by emailing

NEW MUSIC WEEKEND Oct 6-9 ||Presented by Michigan Tech Music || Coordinated by New Music at Michigan Tech

The following performances are included in New Music Weekend:

New Music in the Mine || Oct 6 and 7 | 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Quincy Mine Hoist House

Get your tickets in advance for this annual sell-out! Hard hats are required — and provided — to hear this exciting new music by contemporary composers in the Quincy Mine hoist building.

Student tickets are free through Experience Tech fee and must be reserved in advance by emailing

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Judith Shatin Masterclass* || Oct 8 | 1 p.m. | Rozsa Backstage

Judith Shatin works with Michigan Tech student composers on original student compositions

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Stephen Rush in Recital || Oct 8 | 3 p.m. | Rozsa Backstage

Join us for a cozy backstage performance by guest pianist Stephen Rush!

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The Music of Judith Shatin* || Oct 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Rozsa Backstage

Performed by professional and local musicians, experience the compositions of Judith Shatin, including the world premiere of Terra Infirma, commissioned by the Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department. 

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Lungs of the City || Oct 9 | 3 p.m. | Rozsa Backstage

A concert series of new chamber music celebrating public parks and commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. In a cross-regional collaboration amongst a consortium of ensembles and presenters, concerts will take place in U.S. cities throughout 2022.

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R.U.R. || Oct 14-15, 20-22 | 7:30 p.m. | McArdle Theatre

by Karel Čapek | Adapted for Audio Drama by Lee Eric Shackleford

Presented by Michigan Tech Sound, Michigan Tech Music, and Robot101

See how the word “robot” first entered the human imagination with the play that introduced the word 101 years ago.

R.U.R. (which stands for Rossum’s Universal Robots) imagines a world where synthetic humanoid beings do virtually all work humans used to do. Discover how a 1920s playwright envisioned the first “robots” in this play that forever expanded the human imagination.

This semi-staged radio drama is part of the ROBOT101 event series at Michigan Tech celebrating 101 years of robots. Join on October 15 for a post-performance discussion.

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Unquiet Earth || Oct 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Rozsa 

Presented by Michigan Tech Music

Performed by the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs the Michigan premiere of Unquiet Earth by MIT composer, Elena Ruehr, a native of the U.P. This atmospheric work explores “the elements—Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Ether—with a sense of both hope and concern for the planet.” Also featured is William Herschel’s Symphony No. 20, an 18th century gem re-discovered and edited by Michigan Tech Physics professor, Bryan Suits. The program is bookended by the Blue Danube Waltzes and Romanian Rhapsody No. 1.

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* This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program, which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the state of Michigan’s King-Chávez-Parks Initiative.