Day: October 19, 2022

Student Scoop – October 19, 2022

#IamRemarkable Workshop

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 impactful 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.

LeaderShape Institute 2023 Applications Now Open!

The LeaderShape Institute is back for its 27th year at Michigan Tech and YOU could join the community of over 1,000 alumni who have participated in this life-changing leadership retreat!

Applications are open now for the four-day Institute which will be held January 4th-7th at the Ford Center in Alberta, MI. Not a typical leadership retreat, the Institute is grounded in helping individuals identify the values they hold that lead to making a difference in the communities around them. Through self-assessment, intensive small group discussions, team-building challenges, and more, participants will develop a vision for something they care about. 

By leading with passion, integrity, and a healthy disregard for the impossible, participants explore who they are and the impact that they want to have on communities working towards a more caring, just, and equitable society.

Sixty students will be selected to participate in this year’s Institute. Apply by November 13th to be considered. More information, including the application link, can be found on the Student Leadership and Involvement website.

Husky Innovate – Prototype Your Innovation

Huskies Vote RSO Competition

The right to vote is essential as it allows you to provide your input into our political system. There are several important nationwide, state, and local elections, referendums, and initiatives going on this year as part of the midterm elections.

The Undergraduate Student Government is hosting a friendly competition between RSOs to increase voter engagement before the 2022 midterm elections. To participate in the contest, have your members go to the “My Experiences” tab on Involvement Link, click the “Add Experience” button, and select “Huskies Vote”. Fill out the form and you’ll be all set. An RSO will win if they have the most voting plans submitted.

The winning RSO will get a pizza party and lunch with Dr. Southerland and the Student Affairs Leadership Team. The competition will last till November 8th, the day of the elections.

As a reminder, anyone is welcome to attend USG General Body meetings from 7-9 PM on Wednesdays in MUB Alumni Lounge B&C

Sustainable 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! 

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

Noche De Baile

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is having a dance to celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is open to everyone in the Michigan Tech Community and will be held this Saturday, October 22nd, in Wadsworth G42W from 8-11pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for a night full of dancing and food

Physics Bowl

Women in Physics is hosting our annual Physics Bowl on October 28th! The questions will cover basic physics questions and require teams of two or more.

It will be from 6pm to 7:30 pm in Fisher 133 and is Halloween-themed. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes. We will be giving out candy.

Sustainability Month

Interested in participating in Sustainability activities on campus and throughout your community?

Sustainability month offers a variety of fun opportunities! From craft nights, award-winning documentary viewings, community tree identification, and more! Follow us on Instagram @sustainablemtu for individual event details.

Swing Club and BSA present: Frankie Manning Movie Night

The Swing Club at MTU and the Black Students Association will be hosting an entertaining and educational showing of the 1939 film “Keep Punching” which famously features an extended swing dance number choreographed and danced by Frankie Manning, the Ambassador of Lindy Hop.

The showing will be Sunday, October 23rd at 5pm in the DHH Ballroom. Snacks will be provided.

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!

Intramural Sports

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being

Mindful Yoga

Fresh Coast Yoga is visiting campus this week to provide students with a FREE hour of mindful yoga on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The class will be held in the WADS Annex G11W. Mats and equipment are provided. Participation will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Flu Shot Clinics

MTU is offering ongoing flu shot clinics during the month of October in partnership with UP Health Systems. The last clinic is scheduled for October 25th, from 11 AM – 2 PM. Flu shots are FREE to students provided that a student’s insurance covers the cost of the shot. Otherwise, flu shots are $40 per student, payable by cash, check, or credit card. There is no need to make an appointment as all clinics are walk-in friendly.

Please take a look at our events webpage for more information regarding how to prepare for your clinic experience. 

Let’s Talk and Color

Are you wondering if counseling services are right for you? Perhaps you are feeling extra stressed because of school, or maybe you are concerned about a friend. The CSMHW is hosting Let’s Talk and Color, an informal setting where students can color, distress, and talk to one of our licensed clinicians about the services that our center offers. Students can visit the CDI on October 27th from 1 PM to 3 PM to participate!

For more information please visit our Let’s Talk webpage or contact Sarah Woodruff, CRC, LPC at

Diwali Night 2022

Diwali Night is one of the mega events hosted by ISA, and it is widely acclaimed around Michigan Tech and the Houghton area in general. We would like you to be a part of this event, to celebrate and enjoy our most well-known festival. We will be having delicious Indian cuisine at MUB Commons and MUB Ballroom at 5 PM. We will also have a Cultural Show in Rozsa Center at 7 PM.

Event: ISA Diwali Night 2022

Date: October 23, 2022

Time: 5:00 – 6:45 PM ET (Dinner) and 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET (Cultural performances)

Location: MUB commons and MUB Ballroom (Dinner) and Rozsa Center (Performances), Michigan Technological University

We proudly invite you to join us and enjoy a grand Dinner Buffet at MUB and a complete stage show with engaging performances such as Dance, Music, and more.
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Free Rozsa Events for Students

With Student Rush through the Experience Tech Fee, you can get a ticket for you and a friend to any of the following events.

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

R.U.R. (which stands for Rossum’s Universal Robots) imagines a dystopian world where synthetic humanoid beings do virtually all work humans used to do.

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Backstage Jazz || Oct 21 & 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Rozsa Backstage

Presented by Michigan Tech Music

Friday: R&D Jazz Band, Video Game Music Jazz Ensemble, and Workshop Brass Band
Saturday: Jazz Lab Band

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.
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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company || Oct 27 & 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Rozsa

Presented by the Rozsa

The American Ballet Studio Company will perform a variety of dances showing the versatility and astonishing power and range of the evolving world of ballet.

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Arabesque Artist Reception || Oct 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Rozsa Galleries A-Space

Presented by Rozsa Galleries

Enjoy refreshments. Meet artists Tomas Co and Clement Yeh for the Arabesque artist reception in advance of the Rozsa’s presentation of American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. See spectacular art.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show || Oct 29 | Rozsa Galleries A-Space

Presented by the Rozsa

Keweenaw Young Professional’s Pre-show Party 10 p.m.

Film starts at 11 p.m.

Let’s do the time warp again! Audience participation and costumed debauchery are strictly encouraged for the annual screening of our favorite cult classic.

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41 North Film Festival || Nov 3-6 | Rozsa

The 41 North Film Festival showcases recent independent films and filmmakers from around the region, country, and world.

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