Student Scoop – April 5, 2023

GRIT: A Leadership Workshop

Join Student Leadership and Involvement on Sunday, April 16th from 1-4:30 PM in MUB Ballroom A1 for GRIT, an interactive, half-day leadership workshop designed to help you develop in the areas of motivation, perseverance, habit formation, and goal-setting. Through self-assessments, peer-to-peer conversations, and large group activities, each individual will come to understand more about themselves and how they can achieve individual success. The skills learned can aid students in working towards any aspiration – from leading their student organization to increasing their GPA to running a marathon. Come join your peers as together we gain resilience and inspire tenacity!

Limited space is available. Please RSVP on Involvement Link by Thursday, April 13th. Every participant will receive free program materials, snacks, and a gift.

K-Day 2023 Registration is OPEN

Ahoy there! Are you ready to set sail? If so, then it’s time to grab your captain’s hat because K-Day Registration is officially open!

Reserve your spot now! Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  This year’s theme will have you sailing around at K-Day!  Organizations can get creative with this nautical-themed student organization fair!

K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 8 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music – it’s like a day out at sea!  K-day typically sees 3000-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before registering HERE.  

Keep in mind, the person you list as the primary contact for your organization’s registration will be the one receiving all communications.  They will need to keep an eye out for emails during the summer, in case of any changes that are made to K-Day due to any updates we may need to make.

Questions about K-Day can be directed to Leah Joy at rso@mtu or call 906-487-1963.

Class Tributes

The Class Tribute program offers you the opportunity to publicly recognize and honor someone who has played a special role in your life and in your Michigan Tech education, while supporting student scholarships. For $20.23, you can have a person or group, and your tribute to them, displayed on video scoreboard during commencement. The Class Tribute program is a great way to honor those recognized, and all proceeds from the program are used to support scholarships for incoming students in the fall.

The deadline to submit a Class Tribute for Spring Commencement is Friday, April 7, 2023.

See Your Pets While You Study

Once again the library will be putting pictures of your pets on our digital displays during finals week. Sharing pet photos helps everyone smile and will hopefully remind you of all the fun you’ll have with your pets once this semester is in the books. Share images with us using this form by April 17th to have your pet included. 

S4S Clothing Mending Event

Student for Sustainability is hosting a mending and modifying clothing event on April 6th from 7-8pm in the Makerspace. Stop by and learn from sewing and mending experts from the local community! Feel free to bring whatever articles of clothing that you have which might need repair. Needles, threads, and buttons will be provided.

Call For Submissions: Humanities Media Student Showcase

The humanities department will be holding its first annual media student showcase on April 20th, 2023, designed to celebrate and raise awareness about the media and design work done by students in humanities media courses, by humanities majors, and those in the media production minor. It is often the case within media courses that one moves from project to project, and those projects inevitably remain unseen on a hard drive. The intent of the Media Student Showcase is to shake off the digital dust, bringing greater awareness to excellent design and media work produced in the humanities department each and every semester.

Professional visual designers from the community will join the event, providing applicants the opportunity to seek feedback on their work. A best in show, along with two runners-up awards will be announced during the event. Refreshments will be available.

The deadline to submit is April 7th, 2023. Submission guidelines and criteria can be found on the showcase page,

Questions may be directed to organizers Tom Adolphs ( and Samantha Canevez (

We look forward to your submissions!

Employment Opportunity with Summer Youth Programs

Hi Fellow Huskies!

Are you looking for a summer job where you can spend your summer here in Houghton and build professional skills while making an impact on the next generation of doers and makers? If so, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is the place for you.

This summer, we’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our team of counselors as we host nearly 1000 middle and high school students from around the world. During the day our students spend time in Michigan Tech classrooms and labs doing hands-on activities to spark curiosity. In the evenings, awesome students just like you, join our participants as they explore the Keweenaw.

Come share your passion for our beautiful home and make an impact today. Job descriptions and an application can be found on our website and we’re always happy to chat. Contact us at, stop by our office (Admin 217) or give us a call at 906-487-2219.

We look forward to working with you this summer!

Center of Diversity and Inclusion

Pre-Exam Jam

Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Best Place to Bee Pre Exam Jam! 
Join us at CDI for food and Fun!

Husky Connect Is Looking for Student Mentors!

The Husky Connect Peer Mentorship Program is looking for remarkable student mentors for the fall 2023 semester. As a mentor, we ask students to share their experiences and offer support to first-year students. Mentors will begin their training in the summer and will be paired with their mentees before they arrive on campus. This support continues throughout the fall semester and sometimes even lasts a lifetime.  

Husky Connect Mentors will receive compensation for their time.

Students can learn more about this peer-to-peer program and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close April 12th at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at

MUB Board presents

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! 

Jail Break Dodgeball

We’re adding a bit of a twist to your ordinary dodgball game! So bring your friends and create your teams at the door on April 15th from 2-4 pm.

Spring Fling

Join us next Friday, April 14th across campus for Spring Fling 2023: Renaissance Edition! There will be free food, giveaways, games, and a chance to meet and get to know Michigan Tech’s student orgs!

SMLS Spring Blood Drive

Please consider donating blood with SMLS and the UP Regional Health System. Every donation stays within the UP and has the ability to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome until 2:15 pm!

Earth Week Art & Music Festival

Sunday, April 16th

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrate the Earth in all its vibrancy with a day of nature-themed musical performance and artwork. Dozens of artists and musicians will be sharing art that connects to the environment. There will be snacks, friends, music, artwork for sale, and abundant compassion for the Earth.

Hosted by Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action as part of Earth Month at MTU.

University Innovation Fellow Cohort for 2023-24

Two students from Michigan Tech’s chapter of University Innovation Fellows spent the past week in San Francisco at the annual UIF conference! It was an amazing experience to meet students from around the world and learn together about leadership, resilience, and creating change. Next year this conference will be at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, with attendance for fellows sponsored by MTU.

We are now looking to form the UIF cohort for 2023-24. If you have ideas about how to improve students’ experiences, want to be inspired to innovate solutions, or are just interested in learning more about the amazing UIF community, please fill out this form! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to

Design Expo

For more information, follow the link.

MTU Recreation

It’s the LAST SATURDAY SPLASH 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. 

Saturday Splash: April 8 (This weekend!)

12:00pm – 4:00pm: Current MTU Students and Current SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)


Registration for our 2023 Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament CLOSES SOON!!

Our Doghouse Tournament will take place Saturday, April 22, 2023 and includes Men’s and Women’s Open groups who would like to compete in this exciting basketball tournament!

This tournament is an excellent opportunity to have some fun playing 3-on-3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment. Prizes for division champs and event swag for all participants!

Registration closes April 8th, tournament information can be found at

East Palestine Train Derailment Forum

Location – Fisher 133

Date – 4/13/23

Time – 6-7 pm

The Society of Environmental Engineers is putting on a forum about the East Palestine train derailment that occurred in February.

Plastic Film Reycling

In an effort to reduce plastic waste on campus and in the community, MTU’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience has started a new plastic film recycling program! This separate recycling stream allows us to collect a host of stretchy plastics like bags, bubble wrap, and shipping envelopes that would otherwise go in the landfill. Anyone is welcome to use the receptacles for plastic films generated at home or on campus. Bins are located across campus in most major academic and residential buildings.

Through a partnership with Tadych’s Marketplace, the collected plastic goes to Trex, a composite decking manufacturing company, to be made into long-lasting, sustainably sourced decking materials.

Accepted Plastics Include:

Grocery Bags • Ice Bags • Resealable Food Storage Bags • Cereal Box Liners • Case Overwrap • Bread Bags • Newspaper Sleeves • Dry Cleaning Bags • Bubble Wrap • Plastic Shipping Envelopes

All items must be clean, dry, and free of food and organic residue.

For more information and a complete list of acceptable items, visit NexTrex.

Questions? Follow @sustainablemtu on Instagram and send us a message!

Film Board presents

Scott Pilgrim Vs the World

In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.

Scott Pilgrim Vs the World is rated PG-13

Friday (4/7) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (4/8) 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

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.

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

KS@MTU Presents: Metropolis

You can’t beat robots and working class solidarity! Come join the Keweenaw Socialists in a free showing of Metropolis on April 9th, at 3pm in Fisher 135. Set in the far-distant future of 2000, (originally released in 1927) this movie is one of the first ever Sci-Fi movies, and centers around the intersection of technology, love and equality. The plot centers around a dystopian future in which the majority of people are forced to live and work underground, while a small few live cushy lives above ground. All this changes when Freder, son of the city Master, meets Maria, who lives below…(The robots are really cool!)

Women in Physics presents

From Hubble to James Webb Space Telescope: A Personal Journey” by Dr. Hashima Hasan

Be captivated by her story of perseverance and passion and discover the secrets behind her success as a scientist at NASA. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of NASA’s leading scientists and be inspired to reach for the stars!
If you attend this talk you will get to;

  • Hear from a highly accomplished scientist at NASA, Dr. Hasan
  • Learn about her journey from India to NASA headquarters
  • Discover the history of the spherical aberration of the Hubble mirror and the science behind the Webb Observatory
  • Explore work-life balancing challenges faced by a scientist and mother
  • Learn about building pathways for women of color in STEM careers
  • Participate in a Q&A session at the end.

Please RSVP as we would like to have an idea of the number of people.

RSVP hereEvent websiteAdd to Calendar 

Date: April 12, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM, refreshments at 4:45 PM

Location: DILLMAN 204