Student Scoop – July 12, 2023

Volunteer to Rebuild Community this Summer!

A new organization focusing on revitalizing our communities is seeking volunteers for their two summer project days: July 29th and August 12th. Elderly residents have applied and been selected based on their needs and the condition of their homes. Saturday, July 29th will be dedicated to yard clean-up, painting prep, and debris removal. Saturday, August 12th will primarily be spent painting the homes. Volunteers will meet at 8 AM on both of those days for breakfast, house assignments, and t-shirts at Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet (26016 Depot Street). A free breakfast and a t-shirt will be provided to all volunteers!

Sign-up is available now on GivePulse at the preceding links!

New York Times Online Subscription

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is pleased to announce the addition of an online subscription to the New York Times, which is available to all of our MTU students, faculty, and staff. Once you sign up, you can access the New York Times from your computer or app on your phone. Content includes access to the archives back to 1851, podcasts, Daily 360 content, and access to their education resource website, You can get started now by going through the library’s webpage or setting up your account at

MTU students, faculty, and staff with existing registered subscriptions to the New York Times can follow the below procedures to gain access through the library.

  • Existing registered subscribers with active paid subscriptions need to cancel their personal subscription by connecting with a New York Times chat agent or calling 800-698-4637 before creating an account. Once their personal subscription is canceled, they can follow the instructions for subscribers with inactive subscriptions below.
  • Existing registered subscribers who do not have an active NYT subscription can:
    • Visit, type in the name of the school, and follow the instructions based on their location.
    • Since the subscriber “Already has an account ” they click “Log In” (found below “Create an Account”). Then, they input their email address and the same password created for their personal subscription.
    • If the subscriber encounters an error message, they can email

Verna Mize Triathlon

Date: Saturday, August 5th

Time: 8:00 am

Location: Ray Kestner Waterfront Park – East End

MUST PRE-REGISTER via phone, text, or email before August 3 at 5:00 pm/

Forms are available here.

Entry Fee: $5, cash only, paid at registration


Call/Text: (906) 482-2422 with questions or to register


  • Main Mize:
    • 8:00am Swim 1/2 mi
    • Bike 8 mi (Helmets mandatory)
    • Run 4 mi
  • Mini Mize
    • 8:01am Swim 1/4 mi
    • Bike 4 mi (Helmets mandatory)
    • Run 2 mi

Individual or team competition. Races are open to all ages.

S’mores and Getting Outdoors

July 20, 6-8pm

Hillside Fireplace

Join SLI along with International Programs and Services for an evening of good company and tasty treats! 

Come share stories about your adventures in the Keweenaw and learn about new things to see and places to explore. We still have a few weeks of Summer left, get out there and enjoy it! 

All are welcome!

Attention all Registered Student Organizations!

If your organization has not yet updated its officers on Involvement Link, it’s time to take action. Failing to do so may result in training being allocated to the wrong individuals during the re-registration process, affecting your budget if finished late.