Student Scoop – March 22, 2023

Michigan Tech hosting NCAA watch party at Mac

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech Athletics will be hosting a watch party at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena for the hockey team’s NCAA Tournament game on Friday against Penn State. The game starts at 5 p.m. and watch party doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Fans attending the watch party are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Husky FAN. Concessions will be open and the first 100 fans will receive a free Husky Meal which includes a Vollwerth’s Hot Dog, popcorn, and pop.

Tech is 24-10-4 overall and is making its 15th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the third under CCHA Coach of the Year Joe Shawhan. Penn State is 21-15-1 overall and went 10-0 in its non-conference schedule. The Nittany Lions are the host of the regional and are making their third NCAA Tournament appearance in only their 11th season.

The region’s top seed Michigan will play Colgate in the second semifinal at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The winners will advance to the regional championship at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday for a chance to move to the Frozen Four at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on April 6 and 8.

HuskyLEAD: Effective Leadership Transitions

Tuesday, March 28th at 6 PM

MUB Alumni Lounge B & C

In Student Leadership and Involvement, we often hear from groups that had a “bad transition” between student organizations leaders. They lack historical knowledge, miss deadlines they weren’t familiar with, and have to spend valuable time recreating what should already exist. Are you looking to ensure your organization’s leadership doesn’t end up in this challenging position?

Join Student Leadership & Involvement Assistant Director, Danielle Meirow, to learn effective strategies for:

  • Retaining digital documents
  • Carrying on consistent relationships with campus partners
  • Sharing necessary information with incoming officers
  • Hosting effective transition meetings

A variety of resources and sample documents will be shared. Time will be provided throughout the workshop for attendees to take action steps on transition planning. It is recommended that multiple organization leaders attend together and that they bring laptops with access to any relevant organizational documents. 


Think you know a lot about a lot? Are you the one who always has the answers to your friends’ questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and compete in the infectiously fun game show, Nerdology! This program is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mixture of awesome games with fun audience interactions and nerdtastic trivia. Play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!

RSVP here to reserve a spot for your team!

Prizes will include Michigan Tech apparel and lots of gift cards!

Submit Service Hours by Friday to be considered for the President’s Volunteer Service Award!

Earlier this year, Michigan Technological University became an official certifying organization for The President’s Volunteer Service Award. Eligible students who record a qualifying number of verified community service hours on GivePulse in the 12-month period between Monday of Week 10 of consecutive Spring semesters will automatically be certified for recognition. Anyone wishing to be considered must submit their service hours by noon on Friday, March 24th. Service hours must be shared with Michigan Technological University in order for us to view and verify your time.

PVSA recipients will be recognized at the annual Student Leadership Awards which will be held on Friday, April 14th at 6:00 PM. The President’s Volunteer Service Award can be received more than once if the requirements are met and a qualifying number of hours are recorded.

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.

O-Week and Welcome Week Event Submissions are Now Open!

Each year Registered Student Organizations are invited to host events during Orientation Week and Welcome Week in order to introduce themselves to the campus community and welcome their peers to campus. The audience for Orientation Week is primarily first-year students, while events for Welcome Week should be designed for any member of the student body. This year:

  • O-Week is August 20th-25th
  • Welcome Week is August 26th-September 2nd

You must complete this form in order to request to host an event during either week. Events planned through this form will be included in official Orientation or Welcome Week promotional materials.

Please contact Orientation at for questions regarding O-Week or Student Leadership and Involvement at for questions regarding Welcome Week. This form will close on May 31st.

Now Hiring LEAP Leaders for Fall 2023!

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.

Click here to check out our menu and purchase tickets!

Xi Sigma Pi Annual Forestry Symposium

The time of year has come when the Xi Sigma Pi honorary society will be hosting its annual Symposium.  This year’s theme is Forest Health and Health Forests.  We will be hosting 2 speaking in-person and 1 on zoom in G002 of the UJ Noblet Forestry building on 3/24/23 from 5-8 pm.

Movie Night with Plant & Gardening Club

Join Plant & Gardening Club for our 2nd movie night! We’ll be showing the film Princess Mononoke on March 24th at 6:15pm in the 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 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 refrain from bringing food with nuts in it.

We look forward to seeing everybody!

Film Board presents

Violent Night

When a group of mercenaries attack the estate of a wealthy family, Santa Claus must step in to save the day (and Christmas).

Violent Night is rated R

Friday (3/24) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (3/25) 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.

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Art Presents

Snowsports Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff Art Show

Exhibit open in the Rozsa Art Galleries March 22-April 29, 2023

Gallery hours: M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | SA 1-8 p.m.

Learn more

Snowsports Artist Reception

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 24

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

Learn More

Michigan Tech Music presents

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Festival

Performed by Michigan Tech Jazz with special guest Rex Richardson

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25


Workshop Brass Band

Video Game Jazz Ensemble 

R&D Jazz Band 


Workshop Brass Band

Jazz Lab Band feat. Rex Richardson

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

African Night 2023

April 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm EDT


African Night is an event that celebrates the rich and diverse culture of Africa, bringing together people from all walks of life to experience the unique traditions, music, dance, and fashion. It provides an opportunity for students, faculties, and members of the general public to experience the unique flavors and aromas of various cuisine, with a wide range of traditional dishes and delicacies of the African continent. 

The program also features awards ceremonies to honor individuals that have made significant contributions to the promotion and preservation of African culture and heritage.

Ticket sales start TODAY and early birds get to save $5!!

We are expecting you there!


Come make a splash with our 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: March 29 (NEXT WEEK!)

7:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

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

Python Boot Camp!

It is not too late to sign up and join!

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.

Board Game Night with Delta Zeta

Come hang out with the sisters of Delta Zeta and play a variety of board games!

Have any questions? Contact for more information!

Husky Hobbies with Craft Club

Come join Craft Club in learning some fun crafts! All materials and instructions are included!

Please fill out this form if you intend on attending any of the events. This helps us estimate how much of each material we need to prepare.

Center for Student 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.

Pet Handler Training

The pet handler training has been postponed. Please check back with our Center at a later date to view the rescheduled date and time for the month of April. 

Showcase your nature-themed art and music!

During Earth Week (April 16th – 22nd), Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action is hosting the 2nd Annual Art & Music Festival in the Rosza! Sign up now to perform and display your artwork.

This event is showcasing our compassion for the Earth. We invite visual art and performances (including musicians) inspired by the Earth, nature, sustainability, climate change, liberation, resilience, or Earth Day themed in any way. Each participant will receive $50 for contributing their talents, unless they choose to opt out of payment.

Sign up here or using the QR code:

All skill levels are welcome! Your art does not need to be a new creation, this is a chance to showcase both old and new art.

Due to limited space and budget, sign-up quickly if you’d like to participate. This form will close on April 7th, 2023 or when we run out of space.