Day: March 15, 2023

Student Scoop – March 15, 2023

Student Leadership Awards Due this Friday!

The Student Leadership Awards recognize leadership, achievement, and excellence at Michigan Tech. While the deadline to nominate students for our larger awards has passed, there is still time to nominate someone in the Michigan Tech community.

Nominations are due by noon this Friday, March 17 for the remaining 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.

Indoor Triathlon

You don’t have to win, you just have to TRI! Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)! Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance with a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! Transition time is provided between events. Event capacity is limited.

Open to MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) with a valid MTU student ID or SDC Access Pass. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

Cost to register: IT’S FREE (but you must register to participate!) Registration opens March 1, 8:00am EST.

Registration closes March 29, 2023, 11:59pm EST.

For more information, visit Rec Indoor Triathlon.

Holi Hai

Colors| Open floor DJ| Indian food | Free T-shirts

Date: March 19th, 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 12 noon to 4 PM.

Venue: SDC Multipurpose Room, Michigan Technological University

Women in Physics present:

Strategies for Success in a new era by Dr. Lynn Mazzoleni

Women in Physics presents a talk on Strategies for Success in a new era by Dr. Lynn Mazzoleni.

Dr. Lynn Mazzoleni is an Associate Professor in Chemistry and specializes in the detailed molecular chemistry of atmospheric aerosol and other environmental complex mixtures. She will discuss her personal experiences working in STEM and her thoughts on her career as a woman. She will explain how, no matter your gender, it is possible for you to be successful and reach your goals. We will have a Q/A session at the end for additional questions and discussion.

To RSVP for the event please visit:

Date: March 15, 2023

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: GLRC -202

Python Boot Camp!

Women in Physics is hosting a Python workshop that is available to anyone who is interested. It is a 6-week course that will begin with the basics of python, and then gradually advance to complex machine learning applications.

This is an amazing opportunity that will allow you to develop your programming skills while learning cutting-edge computational methods. Whether a beginner or an expert, this workshop will have something for you!

The sessions will be held every Saturday (March 18 – April 22) at 2pm over zoom.

Please use the form to register for the class:

Or the QR code attached to the flyer.

Dining Services Town Hall

USG is hosting a town hall with Dining Services on 3/16 at 7:30 in the DHH Ballroom.  Dining Services will be giving a short informational presentation on their goals and actions recently, and the floor will be opened up to a Q&A session for students afterward.

Write-In at the Library!

Come by the Opie Room in the library on March 22nd from 12-4 for some writing time with the writing center! Coaches will be available to support you as you work, or you can just focus in some dedicated writing space and enjoy a few snacks.

Now Hiring: Undergraduate Student Coaches

Are you looking for an on-campus position that allows you to:

  • Meet with students from all around the world
  • Be introduced to various cultures
  • Earn a competitive wage ($13-$16/hr)
  • Improve your communication and tutoring skills
  • Work in a friendly environment with other supportive undergraduate students?

If so, GLAS (Graduate Language Assessment & Support) may be the place to work for you! GLAS Coaches work with international graduate students on oral communication in English, U.S. university teaching practices, orientation to campus and community, and cultural exchange. See our webpage for more information about the program.  See our Handshake job posting for more details about employment. Applicants of all majors and experience levels are welcome. We will train the right people!

Chemistry Learning Center Looking for Help

The Chemistry Learning Center is looking for students from any major who like chemistry and are looking to help their fellow Huskies excel. Apply to be a coach or a supplemental instruction leader here.

Deadline is Friday, March 17.

Questions? Email Susan at

Lab Coat Tie-dye with ACS

Come tie-dye lab coats with the American Chemical Society at MTU! This event will be on Wednesday 3/22 at 6:00pm in Chem Sci 708. Feel free to bring other cotton fabric to tie dye!

Please contact with any questions.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Series 2 VGC Doubles Tournament

The Pokemon League at Michigan Tech is hosting a Series 2 VGC Doubles tournament this Sunday at 5pm in Walker 109.

Registration will start at 5, matches starting shortly after, with ending time dependent on the number of entrants. Matches will be best of 3, and open team sheet.

Beginners are welcome, and feel free to join our discord to chat and ask questions (

Plant & Gardening Movie Night: Princess Mononoke

Join Plant & Gardening Club for our 2nd movie night! We’ll be showing the film Princess Mononoke on March 24th at 6:15pm in Room 144 in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Resources (CFRES) building. This building is up the hill from the public safety building.  Anybody is welcome to come, to get an idea of attendance we do ask you to fill out the google form below.

Pizza and drinks will be provided for no cost and you can also bring your own snacks too, we do ask that you be respectful and clean up after yourself along with refraining from bringing food with nuts in it.

We look forward to seeing everybody!

Yoga for You

SAVE and the Well-being Advocates are hosting a free yoga event on Monday, March 20th, at 6:00 p.m. at the MUB. We are excited to have Brigitte Morin teach and lead this event. This is a safe space for survivors and all students, faculty, and staff. We hope that you will join us for some self-care!  

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Anxiety Screenings

Is anxiety making it difficult for you to get things done or interact in social situations? The CSMHW will be offering free anxiety screenings on March 24th from 10-2 pm in Library 243. Take the screening and chat with a clinical counselor about resources and additional information. Sign up for a time slot online or just show up.

Cookies and Coloring Books 

De-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being has to offer! Confidential Consultations (in-person or via zoom) are available upon request and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visit our website to learn more about our Let’s Talk program.

Film Board presents

Puss in Boots: The Last wish

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

Puss in Boots: the last wish is rated PG

Friday (3/17) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (3/18) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday (3/19) 5:30, 8:30

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.

MUB Board Presents:

Bracket Challenge

The NCAA Men’s March Madness brackets are live! Use the password “mub” at the link below to enter your bracket into our pool. The winning bracket gets a college basketball jersey of their choosing! Brackets can be created and completed from now until Thursday, March 16 at 12pm.

Bracket Challenge

Euchre Tournament

MUB Board is hosting a euchre tournament this Saturday, March 18 in the MUB Commons! Be there at 2pm with a partner to get registered for the tournament at the door. Check out our Instagram @mubboard for more information!

Taste of Spring

Come join MUB Board for a night of good food and tasty beverages.  All participants will get to enjoy both catered food crafted by Chef Eric Karvonen, a chef trained in Mediterranean cuisine by the Culinary Institute of America, and handpicked beverages. The food will be served family-style alongside the individual pairings. It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech. 

*You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Date: March 24th, 2023

Location: MUB Ballroom

Time: 6pm

Click Here to see the full menu and to purchase tickets!

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Music presents

Stripes and Stripes Forever

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17

Of course, the biggest, loudest, most energetic Huskies Pep Band experience of the year is on St. Patrick’s Day! Get ready: they may bravely learn even more than the three anthems they already know…attend to find out!

Learn More | Reserve Free Student Tickets

The Rozsa Presents

National Geographic Live Adaptations

Speaker Event

7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20

Explore the remarkable ways people around the world are adapting to our changing planet with environmental anthropologist and filmmaker Alizé Carrère. From the floating gardens of Bangladesh to the ice pyramids of northern India, Carrère offers a hopeful look at the resilience, perseverance, and innovation of humankind under even the most difficult of conditions.

Learn More | Reserve Free Student Tickets

Michigan Tech Art Presents


Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff Art Show

Exhibit Open || March 22-April 29

Artist Reception || 5-7 p.m. March 24

Join artists Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff for the Snowsports artist reception on Friday, March 24 from 5-7 p.m.

What to expect: Enjoy refreshments. Meet the artists in a relaxed environment. See spectacular art. 

Learn More

Michigan Tech Music Presents

Don K Memorial Jazz Festival feat. Rex Richardson

Michigan Tech Jazz

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24

Workshop Brass Band 

Video Game Jazz Ensemble  

R&D Jazz Band  

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25

Workshop Brass Band 

Jazz Lab Band feat. Rex Richardson  

Learn More | Reserve Free Student Tickets

We Keep Us Safe: Guest Speaker Killashandra Killips

Killashandra Killips, former Yooper, and President of the Socialist Rifle Association discuss of the importance of community defense and an armed and trained working class in the face of increasing right-wing violence. Brought to you by the Keweenaw Socialists @ MTU.

Friday, March 17th at 5pm in Fisher 139 or on zoom at:

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. Submit questions to be included in the Q&A here:

Maple Syrup Club Interest

Do you want to know how maple syrup is made? Would you like to join The Maple Syrup Club in making the sweet nectar of the gods? It is as simple as tapping the sap from a maple tree (preferably a sugar maple) and then boiling the clear sap down to its sweet, amber-colored, syrup form. THE SWEET NECTAR OF THE GODS HAS BEEN CREATED!

If you are interested in learning more about the process or being a part of the process, there will be an informational meeting sometime in the future, but if you are interested in how the whole process works, shoot me (Mr. Sap Man) an email at with your name, year, saying that you’re interested in The Maple Syrup Club and any questions you may have about the club!