Student Scoop – February 22, 2023

Submit your nominations for the Student Leadership Awards!

Nominations are due by noon on Friday, March 3rd for the:

  • President’s Award for Leadership
  • Award for Bravery and Kindness in Service to Others
  • Dean of Students Award for Possibilities
  • William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award
  • Percy Julian Award

Nominations are due by noon on March 17th for all other awards, including:

  • Clair M Donovan Award
  • Outstanding Future Alumni Award
  • Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader
  • Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Exceptional Civic Engagement Award
  • Exceptional Program of the Year
  • Most Improved Student Organization
  • Student Organization of the Year

Please visit the Student Leadership Awards website to read the award descriptions, review the requirements of each award, and access the nomination forms.

The 29th Annual Student Leadership Awards celebration will be held on Friday, April 14 at 6:00 PM and nominators will be invited to attend.

Husky Innovate: Telling Your Story

Are you a student who wants to pitch in the New Venture Challenge or another pitch competition? Do you want to make your presentations more compelling?

If so, this workshop is for you. Your ability to pitch greatly improves when you explain your business venture in a persuasive way. What need does your product or service fill? What impact will it have? Communicating your value proposition through the art of storytelling is an important part of connecting with your audience.

Dr. Fiss, who teaches writing, literature, and a course through Pavlis on telling your story, will walk pitch contestants through a process to help them identify key elements of their stories to pitch their innovations. We’ll talk about ways to arrange narrative elements to create a story arc and how to mobilize techniques of storytelling in the service of your innovation.

Join us on February 23, 4-5:30 pm, at the West Collaboration Space in the Pavlis Honors College. Register here by 2/21/23.

Free English Language Tutoring

The Elaine Bacon Literacy Program provides free tutoring by native speakers of American English to the university community including students, staff, faculty, relatives and others not affiliated with the university. Sessions, held on Zoom, are designed to develop English language skills, including reading and speaking. For more information about the program, check out our website: or contact co-directors Elizabeth A. Flynn ( or Denise Heikinen (

National Society of Black Engineers and the Black Student Association

Soul Train Night

Join us for Soul Train Night on Saturday, 2/25 from 7-9pm in MUB Ballroom A! It is a themed party where everyone is invited to dress in their best 70s, 80s, and 90s attire. It will be tons of fun, with great music, food, and even a raffle. Please show up, show out, and bring your friends! Don’t forget to practice your hustles. We will be watching 🙂

4th Annual Ebony Gala

Our annual Ebony Gala will be on April 8, 2023, from 7-10pm at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The Ebony Gala is a free community event that highlights NSBE and BSA’s graduating seniors and celebrates black excellence within our community. It is a formal, banquet-style event and there is a limit to the number of attendees.

Please register here.

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Let’s Eat

We are disappointed to announce that the Let’s Eat performances at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on March 10 and 11, 2023 have been canceled. We made the difficult decision to cancel due to issues with the Canadian company obtaining the necessary U.S. artist visas to perform.

All ticket holders have been contacted and all tickets will be refunded to another event. Ticket holders can expect to see credit card purchases refunded in 7-10 business days. Check refunds for cash and check purchases will be received within a month.

UP-Cycled Fashion Show

7:30 p.m. February 24 & 25 in McArdle Theatre

Join us for Michigan Tech Theatre’s first UP-cycled fashion show: Indigo Mood. Designers will turn denim and other recycled items into fashion to help build awareness of environmental issues. There will be a gallery display of accessory items, a full-length fashion show, and more!
Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at the Rozsa

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of a viola concerto by Marquette composer Griffin Candey. Lara Neves sings Wagner’s transcendent Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Featuring Beethoven’s sublime Symphony No. 7.
Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Music for a Sacred Space

7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26

Michigan Tech Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Jared Anderson, perform an evening of sacred music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden. This concert is an annual fundraiser for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Learn More

Living Room Conversations

Engage with your fellow Huskies on topics that matter to you through guided discussion. Brought to you by the Undergraduate Student Government Political Affairs Committee.

Thursday, February 23rd at 6pm in the MUB Superior Room

Ukraine: War and Resistance

Ukraine: War and Resistance Photo Exhibition

Ukrainian students on campus kindly invite you all to attend the photo exhibition by American and Ukrainian artists “Ukraine: War and Resistance” on the second floor of Van Pelt & Opie Library (the corridor which leads to the Rekhi bridge). The exhibition will be there from 02/20/2023 to 03/03/2023.

War Against Ukraine Talk

24 February 2023 marks the year of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. To reflect on that day, three of the Ukrainian students and researchers will share their stories of 24th February 2022.

When: 02/24/2023 at 3 PM

Where: Room 244 at Van Pelt & Opie Library, or you can join our meeting via Zoom.

Register for Zoom here!

Call for Artists: Computational Art Show

We invite submissions from anyone: from beginning programmers and first-time artists to professional artists/hackers who see colors and hear music in volumes of data. We invite any and all forms of computational art: immersive performance, interactive installations, virtual and augmented reality, visual art, musical compositions, data visualization, and other thought-provoking works inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math.

Submissions are due March 3, 2023, and we will hold an awards banquet/reception at the Orpheum Theater on April 13. 


Come make a splash with our new inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT! You can test your individual skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles. Events will be held this spring for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Student/Access ID is required to be presented upon entry into the pool area and a swim test is required before accessing the obstacle. 

WIBIT Wednesdays:

February 22nd (TONIGHT), March 29

7:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

5pm-7pm SDC Access Pass Holders Only (minimum 1-month Access)

Trivia Bingo hosted by MUB Board

Test your knowledge with trivia bingo hosted by MUB board! Bring your friends and meet us on February 24th from 6-8 PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge. 

Join our MUB pool starting March 12th and compete to win a prize! The student with the bracket of the highest amount of points will earn a college basketball jersey of their choice! The link to join will be added to our in our Instagram bio (@mubboard) soon, so follow us for updates.

Film Board presents


The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Elvis is rated PG-13

Friday (2/24) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (2/25) 5:30, 8:30, 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.

Canterbury House Food Pantry

Canterbury House Food Pantry is back after Winter Carnival! 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. Popular 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 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday.

Design Expo

Scoping your Design Project

Are you planning to participate in Design Expo? Make life for future-you easier by ensuring that all of the data, documentation, pictures, video clips, and more, needed to make a stellar Design Expo presentation are at your fingertips this spring. We’ll share tips, tricks, and tools that you can leverage to collect and organize materials as your project is in progress.

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Library East Reading Room

Registration here:

Reminder: Register for Design Expo

The 23rd annual Design Expo is being held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, and the registration deadline is approaching!  Want to know more about Design Expo or have questions about registration?  Email

Reminder: Register for Design Expo

The 23rd annual Design Expo is being held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, and the registration deadline is approaching!  Want to know more about Design Expo or have questions about registration?  Email

National Engineers Week

Tau Beta Pi the Engineering Honor Society is working with student organizations to host several events around campus this week to celebrate National Engineers Week. Some of the events are listed below. Information on these events can be found in these Google Slides or on the College of Engineering Blog. Come celebrate engineering with Tau Beta Pi and on-campus student organizations! 
E-Week Cake with Engineering Fundamentals
Wednesday, February 22nd, 11am to 2pm
Dillman Hall – 112

Tau Beta Pi Alumni Panel
Thursday, February 23rd, 5pm to 6pm
DOW Building – 0642 or on Zoom

Circuit Boards with Blue Marble Security Enterprise
Friday, February 24th, 4pm to 6pm
EERC – 0738

If there are any questions regarding the events, individuals can contact the Vice President of Tau Beta Pi at

Hanging Out with Innovative Global Solutions

Looking to join an Enterprise? Looking to get involved in real-world projects to raise global living conditions? Hoping to network with leading experts?

Then come hang out with Innovative Global Solutions and learn a little about our mission of creating products for developing countries. You get to hear about our awesome projects, the Infant Incubator, and our Aquaponics system, and hear a little about our Operational Resource Team. All majors are welcome, so bring a friend or two!

When: February 22nd from 5pm to 6pm

Where: M&M 113

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Check-In With Yourself

How are you doing? Like for real, how are you doing? The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being will be holding the Check In With Yourself event on Friday, February 24th from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Stop by the Library Exhibit space to learn more about resources and chat with our counselors and student staff. 

Building Emotional Strength Workshop

Unhappy and don’t know what to do about it? Life is messy, but you can rise above it all. In this three-week workshop, learn how to understand your emotions and keep them from taking over. For more information visit our workshop webpage and sign up! 

Random Acts of Kindness Day

The Well-being Advocates will be maintaining a sticky note wall in the library in observance of February 17th’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day! Head over to add some kind words that you or someone you know might need to hear! You can keep adding until March 3rd! 

Boardgame Group

Do you love board games and making new friends? If you do, Boardgame Group might be for you! Come hang out and play board games with our student staff and a counselor on March 3rd from 6-8 p.m. We will be located in the Wads Annex, G11.