Student Scoop – April 12, 2023

Spring Fling is this Friday!

Join us this 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! 

Free Showing of She Said hosted by SAVE, Film Board, and Title IX

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education), the MTU Film Board, and Title IX will show the award-winning movie, She Said, on Sunday, April 16th, at 6 p.m. in Fisher Hall, Room 135.

The movie is based on actual events in which two journalists work to shake up the system and expose decades of silence surrounding sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood.

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for this showing and to support our awareness and prevention efforts on Michigan Tech’s campus. Admission to the movie is free, and all attendees will get a drink and snack of their choice at no cost.

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.

Don’t Forget to Register for K-Day!

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.

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.

MUB Board presents

Jail Break Dodgeball

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

Sips and Succulents

Paint a pot, grab a plant, sip, and relax before finals start! Join us on April 20th for a chance to relax before the stress of finals, and take home your very own succulent plant!

African Night 2023

April 15 @ 7:00 PM to 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.

The ticket sale is ongoing. Don’t be left out!

Design Expo

For more information, follow the link.

Office of Alumni Engagement

Free Study Break Snack for Students during Finals 

Hungry and need a break from studying and finals? The Alumni Engagement Office has you covered!  Fuel your brain with a build-your-own trail mix station in the library on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until it is gone). Don’t miss out on a study time treat and a reusable snack bag courtesy of the Alumni Engagement Office. 

New Alumni Welcome Event

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a brief New Alumni Welcome immediately before both the Graduate and Undergraduate commencement rehearsals on Thursday, April 27 in the SDC Multipurpose Room for our Spring 2023 graduates. Be sure to arrive at your respective rehearsal a few minutes early to sign the class flag, receive your alumni welcome gift, and enjoy a treat!

Bradley Mattes: Men and Abortion

Students for Life at Michigan Tech invites you to a talk by Bradley Mattes, a founding member of the Men and Abortion Network and president of the Life Issues Institute. The talk will be in-person at 7pm on Thursday, April 13th in M&M U115. Please email with any questions.

The Husky Games hosted by Delta Zeta

Delta Zeta is hosting The Husky Games on Thursday, April 13 from 7-9 pm in Fisher 135! Come compete in teams of 5 in a series of game show-style competitions for a chance to win a grand prize. All participants will be eligible for raffle prizes. The cost is $25 per team of 5, or $5 to watch the festivities.

Register at or at the door.

All proceeds will be donated to the Copper Country Humane Society and the American Society for Deaf Children.

Bird Feeder Craft Night

Come join Students for Sustainability in celebrating Earth Month by making sustainable bird feeders in the Makerspace on April 13th from 4-6pm! If you can, please bring your own plastic water bottle! We suggest a sturdier plastic like Gatorade, sparkling water, or juice bottles to make these bird feeders. Birdseed and any additional supplies will be provided at the event. 

New Productivity Tools at the Library

Stop by the Van Pelt and Opie Library to check out our new productivity tools! In the last month, we have added mechanical timers, international travel adapters, external CD/DVD drives, and reusable index cards to our productivity tool suite. We have also added a second projector (Epson EpiqVision Flex) and another DSLR camera (Canon EOS Rebel T7). Visit our website ( to learn more about what the library has to offer! 

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

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 // significant swearing and adult language; sexual innuendo

Learn More | Get Free Tickets

Michigan Tech Art presents

Exhibition of Student Artwork

6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, April 17 in Wadsworth Hall Studio G04W


Please join us for the student art exhibition at Wads Hall. See works from students studying Art and Nature, Color and Creativity, and Advanced Drawing and Painting.

Not sure how to get to the Wads Studio? Here’s how:
Enter the front doors of Wadsworth Hall (on the south side of US Highway 41). Take the stairs or elevator down one level to the basement. The Studio is between the WMTU studio and the music practice room down the hallway. 

Learn More

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.

Stop in to see this multi-media exhibition of artwork created by Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff. 

Learn More

Film Board presents

The Emperor’s New Groove

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.

The Emperor’s New Groove is rated G

Friday (4/14) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (4/15) 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.


Rage Room with Phi Delta Chi

Finals are coming! Does that make you want to let out some stress? Then come to our rage room this Saturday anytime from 4-8 p.m.! You can buy dishes there (and eat food off of them first) or bring your own!

Hope to see you there!

Summer Youth Program

Hi Fellow Husky!

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 for Student Mental Health and Well-being

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. 

Chair Massages 

De-stress prior to final exam week and visit our chair massage event! Students can get a massage for free. Note that participation is on a first-come-first-serve basis as space is limited. 

Fruit in the Library

Our clinicians are bringing free fruit to the library! Grab a healthy snack on Monday, April 24th from 10 am to 4 pm. Chat with a counselor or just head off to study. Any leftover fruit will be available to students for the rest of the week until it runs out. 

CDI’s Pre-Exam Jam

Bee ready for CDI’s Pre-Exam Jam! Feeling stressed? Join us for some fun activities with some slime bees! Take a break from studying and come enjoy some yummy food and de-stress at CDI on Friday, April. 21st 3-5pm. Just keep in mind that CDI is the best place to bee!

Sustainability Demonstration House presents

Waste Reduction Drive

The Sustainability Demonstration House will be hosting the 4th annual Waste Reduction Drive this Saturday, April 15th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The event will be located at the SDC University Images entrance. Bring items outlined in the poster. As a community, we can work together to divert waste from landfill.

Earth Day Dinner

Organized by the Sustainability Demonstration House, the Earth Day Dinner will be held at the McNair Dining Hall on Thursday, April 20th from 4-7 pm. Virtually all the food served will be plant-based, including Italian, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes, and all waste will be diverted from the landfill. 

Everyone is welcome. Donated guest passes will be available for people without a dining hall pass to use. Meals can also be paid for at the dining hall entry. 

Email with any questions. 

Career Opportunities in Army Cyber

Wednesday, April 19

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ROTC Building 4, 101

Are you looking to explore opportunities in cyber careers?

On April 19th, two professionals from the U.S Army Cyber Center of Excellence will visit Michigan Tech to share opportunities within Army Cyber, discuss experiences in the field, and facilitate a Q&A session. This outreach event is open to all and will include civilian opportunities. Connect with us at for more information. We hope to see you there! 

Women in Physics present

Join WIP for a talk titled “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

SDC Closure and Summer Hours

As we come to the end of the 2023 spring semester at Michigan Tech, we have a few important updates to share regarding planned maintenance and general projects in the SDC as we make the transition to summer beginning April 28th.

  • Friday, April 28 –  MTU Spring Graduate Commencement (SDC CLOSED)
  • Saturday, April 29 – MTU Spring Undergraduate Commencement (SDC CLOSED)
  • Sunday, April 30th– Sunday, May 14th – SDC Planned Maintenance (SDC CLOSED)
    • Access to the SDC will be tap access only April 30 – May 14.
    • The PHS entrance will be open, but the connector doors between the SDC and PHS wing will be locked. 
    • Facilities that will be open:
      • Gates Tennis Center
        • Monday-Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
      • Michigan Tech Nordic Trails
        • Lights scheduled:  6a-9a & 6p-9p
      • University Images
        • April 30, 10:00 am-4:00 pm  and May 1st, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
        • May 2-15; Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday Closed
  • Planned maintenance and general projects that will take place during the closure include:
    • SDC: Annual campus steam shutdown
    • SDC & John MacInnes Student Ice Arena: Annual power outage
    • SDC Multipurpose Room, locker rooms & pool: Water lines replacement
    • SDC (2nd floor): Tile floor wax resurfacing
    • SDC Fitness Center: Maintenance and upgrades
    • SDC Climbing Wall: OAP Staff Certification Training
    • SDC Locker Room 109: Sauna Renovation
    • SDC Multipurpose Room and Varsity Gym: Floor Refinishing

Thank you for your patience during this short interruption. For current SDC members, please accept complimentary access to the Gates Tennis Center and the Michigan Tech Trails between April 28th – May 14th.  For new/prospective SDC members, we will only be selling facility day passes and action passes between April 10 – April 27 and will resume full membership sales on May 15.

We view this temporary shutdown as a way to make a positive impact on multiple areas of the facility without causing the need for unplanned closures and disruptions. We stand by our commitment to make improvements to our facility that will benefit our users today and into the future.

The SDC will reopen on Monday, May 15th, with summer hours in place through Sunday, August 27th. Please note the SDC and Gates Tennis Center will be closed on Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day) and Tuesday, July 4th (4th of July) for University recognized holidays.

Kind Regards,

Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation