Student Scoop – March 29, 2023

Help SLI Choose Welcome Week/K-Day 2023 Theme!

We’re in the process of planning Welcome Week and K-Day, but we need your help to pick a theme! We want to make sure it’s something that everyone will enjoy and remember for years to come.

Here are our top two theme ideas:

  1. Classic Board Games – Life, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders
  2. Nautical Themes – Welcome Aboard, Anchor Away

Fill out our google form for which theme you would like to see! Don’t like either, suggest one!

Spring Fling RSO Registration

Spring Fling has returned and this time we’re going back to the Renaissance. Make sure you are a part of the festivities by reserving a booth for your student organization. Registration is open now and closes on Monday, April 3rd at 11:59 pm.

Sign your org up now!

Late registrations will not be accepted.

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!

MHA and HPA’s Annual Vegas Night!

Come one! Come all! McNair Hall Association and Hillside Place Association’s annual Vegas Night is taking place this Saturday April 1st from 8pm-11:30pm in Fisher Hall!  Taking place over the entire first floor, this free event will give you the chance to play games like Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Bingo, and Kahoots for the chance to earn tickets that can be turned in for the chance to win some amazing prizes!  In addition to the gaming fun, there will also be a free showing of the movie, Rush Hour (thank you Film Board!)Want to earn more tickets? Bring up to 2 nonperishable food items for 1 raffle ticket each, or up to 2 clothing items (jackets, pants, shirts, and shoes) for up to 10 raffle tickets per clothing donation!

This event is run by wonderful volunteers and we still have several key spots that need to be filled! If you do not know how to run a casino game – do not worry! We have two training sessions later this week. Join us Thursday, March 30th from 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM in the West McNair Glass Lounge or Saturday, April 1st from 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM in Fisher Hall’s first floor! This event will count for service hours, so please consider signing up to be a volunteer!

Sign up here to volunteer!

We hope to see you at Vegas Night!

Craft Club

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

Please fill out this form to let us know if you are planning to attend any of these events. It helps us estimate how much material we need to prepare.

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.

MUB Board presents

Live at Lunch featuring Addison Agen:

Eat lunch in the MUB Commons on March 29th at noon and enjoy some live music put on by Addison! 

Psychic Comedian, Peter Antoniou

Peter’s shows fuse stunning feats of mind-reading with storytelling, razor-sharp wit, and comedy. He’ll leave you questioning just what is really possible. Join us April 7th to see for yourself! 

Lego Build Off

Wanna show off your lego building skills? Join us Saturday, April 8th in the MUB Ballroom. Compete in teams of 3-5 to build your lego masterpiece with 800 pieces and 90 minutes! Winners will receive a lego set! 

Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let Canterbury House 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.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Thursday, March 30th 5-7PM and Friday, March 31st 10AM-4PM

MUB Ballroom A

Join the Friends of the Library for our annual book sale with proceeds benefitting the Michigan Tech Library.  Tens of thousands of books on sale for 50¢ to $2, and all fiction half price.  Some higher specially priced local and/or antiquarian items as well as old yearbooks for $1 (most years since the 1950s available).

Thursday is the pre-sale for FMTL members and all students may attend for free! Friday is open to all, and also Friday from 3-4 is a bag sale where you can fit all you can into a brown grocery bag (provided) for only $5!

All proceeds benefit the library. Cash, check, and card accepted [sorry, no Venmo or PayPal — the University won’t let us 🙁 ]

Celebrating Iranian New Year (Nowruz)

The Iranian community at Michigan Tech celebrates the new year (Nowruz) to share the Iranian new year tradition at Michigan Tech. Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the beginning of spring together. This year our event includes an Iranian banquet, traditional dance performances by our organization members, Iranian live music by a music rock star invited from London, and stand-up comedy by a comedian invited from California. Our event is on April 2nd, 6-9 pm, followed by a one-hour fun after-party.

Tickets are sold at MUB commons, March 27th until 31st, or until we sell out. The last event sold out on the third day of selling tickets, so if you plan to come, please get your ticket earlier. Students can get tickets for $15 and non-student tickets are $25.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Winter Carnival 2024 Logo Contest

The theme for Winter Carnival 2024 is here! Blue Key needs your help in designing a fun, unique, logo for the upcoming Winter Carnival that embodies the following theme: “From Forests to Shores, We Love the Outdoors!

Entry forms will be available at the front desks in the dorms or in the Blue Key office in MUB 106. You can also access the form through this link. Logo design entries can be submitted to or dropped off in the office.

It can be digitally designed or hand-drawn, whichever suits your artistic ability better! All logo designs need to be in by April 16th at noon in order to be voted on. 

Happy designing!

Summer Study Away in England!

Join us on our Summer Track B Study abroad in England!! We still have several slots available, but *you need to apply this week*.  Your $500 program deposit (applied toward the program fee) will be due on April 1.

The deadline for the 2023 Summer Track B Cumbria, England Study Abroad program has been extended! Join us in this four-week, six-credit program (July 16 to Aug. 12) for an amazing opportunity to explore England’s northwestern borderlands, including ancient stone circles, Roman forts, and Medieval castles and cathedrals, all while taking in contemporary English and Scottish culture!

Simply fill out the Study Away/Study Abroad 2023 Application Form to get started.

Please contact Dan Trepal at with any questions regarding the program.

Don’t wait — apply today!

Broomball Committee is hiring!

Hey! Broomball Committee is hiring for next year, so if you have any comments or concerns about how broomball went this year – JOIN! Or if you just really like broomball and want to hang out with some cool people and talk about broomball – JOIN! We’re really cool, I pinky promise :). We have openings in the following positions:

– Rink Manager

– Referee Manager

– Cocoa Shack Manager

– Special Tasks

– Web Developer 

– Treasurer

JOIN US! Applications are open RIGHT NOW, and will close this Friday (3/31) Click the link to apply.

Email any questions to or

Last WIBIT Wednesday of the Spring Semester

It’s the LAST WIBIT WEDNESDAY of the spring semester!
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 (TODAY!!)

7:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

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

OAP is Hiring for Summer 2023!

The Outdoor Adventure Program is hiring for summer 2023! We are looking for adventure-minded students who are staying in Houghton this summer and want to work with the OAP!  

We offer a variety of positions including working the equipment rental desk, the climbing wall and high and low ropes course, biking, paddling, and more! We are looking for people who want to work outside and are available on weekends as well.  

Training and relevant certifications will be provided, as well as discounts or rental equipment! 

Applications can be found here,

Please contact Jared at with any questions!  

Film Board presents

Rush Hour (1998)

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Rush Hour is rated PG-13

Friday (3/31) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (4/1) 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.

Center for Student Mental Health & Wellbeing

Cookies and Coloring 

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. 

Engine Teardown with the Four Wheelers and Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Location: MMET Machine Shop M&M 119 

Time: Thursday, March 30th at 6 pm

Interested in Vehicles? Interested in tinkering with things? Then this event is for you! You are able to get hands-on with a real motor, transmission, and transfer case and assist is disassembling them. Don’t know anything about motors? This is a great way to learn. Already know everything from the intake plenum to the oil pump? Come down and hang out! 

Plant Sale

Hello! The Women in Natural Resources club will be holding our annual Plant Sale on April 19th and 20th, from 10am-2pm! This event will be held in the atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry building, just up the road from the main campus. We will be selling houseplants, succulents, herbs, pots, handmade macrame, and more! Items will be available for purchase in person during the time of the event, or you may pre-order on our website a week prior to the event (link in our Instagram bio, @winr_at_mtu). Hope to see you there!

Gala Latina

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers would like to invite you to our annual Gala Latina Event! This year the theme is Primavera or Spring. It is a semi-formal event open to everyone on Saturday, April 1st from 6pm-9pm in the DHH Ballroom. It is a FREE event that includes cultural food, cultural music, dancing, and a raffle. We hope to see you there!

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Art presents


Now – Saturday, April 29 in the Rozsa Art Galleries

M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | SA 1-8 p.m.

Artists for this exhibition include Jared Anderson, Anne Beffel, Mary Cyr, Terri Jo Frew, Lisa Gordillo, Kenyon Hansen, Lindsey Heiden, Susie Kilpela, Mike Maxwell, Libby Meyer, Christopher Plummer, and Beth Techtmann.

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Michigan Tech Music presents

Trombone Choir

6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the Rozsa Lobby

The melodious Michigan Tech Trombone Choir performs this concert in the beautiful Rozsa Lobby. Free.

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Michigan Tech Music presents

Video Game Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in the Rozsa Lobby

Join the Video Game Jazz Ensemble for an evening of jazz covers of music from the Mushroom Kingdom and more! 

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Michigan Tech Theatre presents


7:30 p.m. April 12-15 in the Rozsa

In this groundbreaking rock musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigue. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

Content Considerations // Recommended for patron ages 14 and up. Mature audiences only. The show contains strong language.

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