Student Scoop – October 12, 2022

Make a Difference Day 2022 – Register by October 17 at 8 AM!

Missing Items

Student Leadership and Involvement has a few items that were left at Kestner Park after Cardboard Boat Races. If you are missing anything, please stop by our office, MUB112 to see if we have it.

HuskyLEAD presents: #IamRemarkable

Have you ever been in a situation — in a job interview, meeting, or even a social situation — where you had to talk about your achievements? It’s not easy, is it? Many of us struggle when it comes to talking about our own accomplishments. Cultural and gender modesty norms as well as impostor syndrome can prevent anyone from acknowledging their remarkable attributes and expressing their achievements.

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. The program has two goals:

  1. Improve the self-promotion motivation and skills of women and underrepresented groups
  2. Challenge the social perception around self-promotion

Trained facilitators Liz Fujita and Gretchen Hein will lead this 90-minute workshop for a small group of students on Tuesday, October 25th at 6 PM in the MUB Superior Room. Participants are encouraged to register in advance on Involvement Link as space is limited.

Congratulations to last week’s RSO Spotlight – Beta Sigma Theta

Beta Sigma Theta has recently partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Through the month of September, they have been focused on their philanthropy event Red & Gold Together for Pediatric Cancer. This campaign has consisted of online fundraising initiatives, as well as, their all-day on-campus event. As well, through the month of September, they have been sharing the importance of fighting pediatric cancer through their social media with real-time statistics. Not only were they able to get the Houghton community and Michigan Tech involved, but they also raised over $1,700 for pediatric cancer research. Beta Sigma Theta’s campaign was the first time that the American Cancer Society reached the Upper Peninsula!

If you would like your Registered Student Organization spotlighted, fill out this form to be recognized! Recipients will receive a certificate and be entered to win our RSO spotlight raffle at the end of the year!

Fall Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Registration Open Now

Registration for Fall Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) courses at MTU opens today.

This is the course you must take to get your Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). This is the premier course in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) course covers what you need to know to carry a loaded weapon safely in open spaces. 

Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class. No experience is necessary. Minimum age of 20 years old. Individuals will be responsible for supplying their own ammunition (100 rounds). There will be a firearms proficiency test and a written test that students have to pass to complete the course. 

The cost is $150/person with their own equipment and $185/person with rental equipment (9mm pistol). 

Choose from two different course dates: October 29 or November 5. Each course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is held at the SDC. Class size is limited.

For more information, visit Michigan CPL Course.

Canterbury House Food Pantry

Canterbury House Food Pantry is back for the school year! Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer contactless and anonymous pick-up of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community at The Canterbury House at 1405 E. Houghton Ave.

To place an order and select a pick-up time, fill out the Google Form at any time. Supplies may run out, but we will try our best to meet your needs. Feel free to stop inside and meet our students as well! Our house hours are 10 AM – 4 PM Monday-Thursday.

Keweenaw Pride presents

Keweenaw Pride is hosting six events to celebrate LGBTQIA+ pride in the Keweenaw for the week of October 9th-15th! The events, culminating in the 23rd Annual Drag Show on Saturday, October 15th, are open and free for all students to attend. Details of each specific event are listed in the poster to the right.

Keweenaw Pride 23rd Annual Drag Show

Keweenaw Pride presents the 23rd Annual Drag Show, featuring six professional drag performers! It’s the most fun event of the year, and it’s happening for the 23rd year. Drag artists have been a source of joy for the LGBTQIA+ community, and this night will be no different. We have some fantastic talent coming to MTU, and we are expecting a night of absolute fun and incredible energy. Everyone is accepted and wanted, so come out and prepare to have a blast!

Tech students get in free with their Tech ID, non-MTU college students get in for $3, and the general public (including MTU faculty and staff) get in for $7. Tickets are available online at and at the door.

Doors open at 7 pm, showtime at 8 pm!

-Luc Ami
-Aurora Gozmic
-Lilith Babylon
-Vanda LaRose

Share Your Local Food Stories!

Do you like to garden, forage for mushrooms, grow herbs on your patio, visit the farmers markets, or preserve foods? Are you a farmer, angler, hunter, or local foods advocate?

If so, we invite you to share your experiences and knowledge in a community photo project sharing stories about local foods in our area. Sign-up is openWe live in an area with a vibrant culture of hunting, foraging, fishing, gathering, and growing a diversity of foods. This project will celebrate these while informing next steps in new food systems initiatives, such as a pilot farm-to-school program. 

Participants will take part in several small-group meetings in Houghton/Hancock throughout Fall 2022 to share their local food photos and stories, with opportunities to share these in a collective program or exhibit if participants choose. No previous photography or writing experience is necessary.

This research project is part of a larger initiative led by Western UP Food Systems Collaborative partners and funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

This community research project is open to adults in the Copper Country area who are 18 years and older and who speak English. There is no cost to participate. To learn more, please contact Dr. Angie Carter,, 906-487-1431 or email our team at

Fall Craft Night

Come join Students for Sustainability at our Fall Craft Night! We will be making glass jar lanterns and upcycled planters out of tin cans.  Please use the QR Code to let us know if you are coming. Bring any of your own craft materials and a good crafting spirit! 

Joel Fevig: 2-Time Abortion Survivor Shares His Story

Students for Life at Michigan Tech invites you to a seminar by Joel Fevig, an adopted immigrant from the Philippines whose birth mother tried and failed twice to abort him. Hear Joel describe his journey, his life in the United States, and why he deserves to be alive right now! The talk will be in-person at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 18th in M&M U115. Snacks and door prizes will be provided. With questions, please email

Fall Session 2 Adult and Youth Tennis and Pickleball Programming

Registration for the second session of Fall Adult and Youth Tennis Programs will open soon! Classes begin the week of October 24 and run through mid-December (no classes Thanksgiving week).

Visit Gates Tennis Center for more information about adult and youth tennis lessons as well as pickleball lessons. Private tennis and pickleball lessons are also available.

See you on the courts!

African Students Organization October General Forum

Topic: “Positioning yourself beyond the gowns in the modern world”.

People tend to fantasize about realities, especially about what to expect after completing a series of activities. Hence, some do ignore important parts of their lives while being deeply indulged in these imaginations. Students pursuing graduate studies are often caught in such scenarios due to a lack of information and adequate preparation.  To preclude such situations among members and friends of our organization, the African Students Organization is organizing a talk as part of its October General Forum with the theme “positioning yourself beyond the gowns in the modern world”. Invited speakers are former students and members of the organization who are now accomplished in their fields (see the flyer). It promises to be highly impactful! Don’t miss it!

Mocktail Making with Phi Delta Chi

Join Phi Delta Chi this Thursday at 6 pm at the PDC house for some fun mocktail making!! We’ve got recipes, but we’d love to see some creativity in people making their own.

Rides from Wads will be offered at 5:45, all women and nonbinary people are welcome!! Hope to see you there!

Donation Drive for the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

Please join the Student Organization, SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) in a donation drive for the Barabara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home during the month of October. SAVE is hosting this event in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in support of community organizations. Donation bins are located in the help desk area of the Van Pelt and Opie Library, in the front lobby of the Administration Building, in the front lobby area of the Memorial Union Building, and at the front entrance of the ROTC Building.

MUB Board presents

Join us for a Halloween classic! Just show up and carve a pumpkin while eating some cinnamon donuts. Pumpkins and supplies will all be provided while supplies last, we hope to see you there!

Date: 10/20/2022

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew!

Voter Information

So You’ve Registered to Vote, Now What? Head to the Library for Help Researching Your Ballot

From confusing language in ballot proposals to finding out what various candidates believe and who supports them—making final decisions as you prepare to vote in the upcoming midterm elections can be more challenging than expected. Fortunately, the library can help!

In support of the Undergraduate Student Government and others’ hard work on campus democratic engagement, the library is offering assistance as you choose who to support. Simply reach out to our “Ask Us” service with any questions you have related to researching ballot issues, navigating potential election-related misinformation, and evaluating candidates. Visit in person on the first floor of the library, email, call (906) 487-2507, text (906) 379-9579, or chat

Film Board presents

Minions: The Rise of Gru

The untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

 Anyone wearing Formal attire will get 1$ off their ticket!

Minions The Rise Of Gru is rated PG

Friday and Saturday at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30

Located on Michigan tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are 3$ and concessions are 1$. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

Let’s Talk and Color

Come color at the CDI this Thursday from 1:00-3:00 PM! You will have the opportunity to chat with a counselor to see if counseling services are right for you while relaxing with peers! We hope to see you there!

Barbell Club Seminar

The Barbell Club is holding a seminar at 7:30pm on October 27th in Fisher 138. This seminar will be led by Jamie Phillips, covering the basics of nutrition for college students and how to apply these principles to succeed in multiple disciplines, as well as increase overall health.

Free Rozsa Events for Students

We have a lot of great events for you to experience! With Student Rush through the Experience Tech Fee, you can get a ticket for you and a guest to any of the following events. Tap in with your HuskyCard at the door or reserve your tickets in advance by emailing

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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Next Week

R.U.R. || Oct. 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.

Learn More

Backstage Jazz – It’s a Swing Thing || Oct. 21-22 | 7:30 p.m. | Rozsa
Presented by Michigan Tech Music

This superb concert recreates the feeling of a jazz club with you on stage with the musicians. The concert, emceed by Director of Jazz Studies Adam Meckler, will be performed by Michigan Tech Jazz Ensembles, the Jazz Lab Band, R&D Jazz Band, and Workshop Big Band.

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