Student Scoop – August 30, 2023

Welcome Aboard!

Ahoy there, husky! Welcome aboard the SS Michigan Tech. Get ready to set sail on a sea of fun and adventure, where every day has a new horizon to explore. Don’t be a landlubber, go check out our Welcome Week programs for a sea-riously good time! Batten down the hatches and grab a friend to navigate the waters of exploration together! Arrr you ready?

Wednesday, August 30

Open Cheer Practice with Cheer Team – 7:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Thursday, August 31

Lacrosse with Men and Women’s Club Lacrosse – 2:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Volleyball vs. Winona State – 6:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym
Off-Road Vehicle Display with Four Wheelers at Michigan Tech – 6:00 PM, Lot 14
Soccer vs. St. Cloud State – 7:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 1

Sail in for a Slice at Sea[DI] – 1:30-3:30 PM, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Sun, Sand, and Sigma with Sigma Rho – 2:00 PM, Prince’s Point
Rock Painting with Mu Beta Psi – 5:00 PM, Rock Garden
Wildlife Walk with Wildlife Society – 5:00 PM, MTU Trailhead/Nordic Wax Center
Board Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 6:00 PM, Fisher 129/130
Glass Painting with Panhellenic Council – 7:00 PM, MUB Alumni Lounge
Pep Band Parade – 7:00 PM, Around the Residence Halls

Saturday, September 2

Splatter Painting with MUB Board – 12:00-4:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Soccer vs. Minnesota Duluth – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
Introduction to Timbersports with Forestry Club – 1:00 PM, Wood Cut Site
Bonfire with Triangle Fraternity – 7:00 PM, Prince’s Point
BSA Blackout Dance – 8:30 PM, Walker Lawn

All Week Long!

Boats, Buoys, and Books with the Van Pelt and Opie Library – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Library “Ask Us” Desk

K-Day Registration closes Friday!

Register for K Day on Involvement Link! Registration must be in by noon this Friday! However, there is limited room so the sooner the better. If you need a risk management plan, your activity is not confirmed until your plan is in compliance so submit it as soon as possible. 

Catalyst by LeaderShape

A catalyst starts something. It provokes change or action. You can be a catalyst. Join other student leaders who also want to start something extraordinary for small-group discussion, large-group interaction, and personal reflection.

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on developing your own authentic path, connecting to groups and causes you care about, and committing to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of.

The approximate schedule and topics are:

  • 9:30-9:45 AM Registration and Welcome Activity
  • 9:45-10:35 AM Get Connected
  • 10:35-10:50 AM Break
  • 10:50 AM-12:00 PM The Stories We Tell
  • 12:00-12:45 PM Lunch
  • 12:45-1:20 PM Leadership Stories
  • 1:20-2:15 PM The Work of Leadership
  • 2:15-2:25 PM Break
  • 2:25-3:15 PM Authoring My Story
  • 3:15-4:00 PM Maintaining Momentum

All participants will receive free workshop materials, lunch, and a participation gift.

Please RSVP on Involvement Link by the end of the day on Monday, September 4th to ensure adequate program supplies.

Ride, Walk, or Float in the Parade of Nations!

Community groups, fraternal organizations, religious organizations, student organizations, etc., are invited to create a float or organize a walking group for the Parade of Nations!

Awards will be given to the top three floats that best represent this year’s theme ($300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place). Additional information on the judging criteria will be shared at the end of August.

The 2023 Parade of Nations begins at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at the Quincy Green in Hancock and ends at the Dee Stadium in Houghton. Please submit the float application form if you intend to enter a float, and submit the walking group form if you intend to organize a walking group.

Approved floats, accompanying walkers, and walking groups will be asked to arrive at the parade start between 10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. to allow time to ensure vehicles are in parade order. Applications received after Sept. 9 will be considered, but are not guaranteed.

To assist organizations with their float entry for the Parade of Nations, registered student clubs and organizations can seek up to $100 in funding. Awards are available until all funds are exhausted. Requests must be submitted using the grant application form by Friday (Sept. 1) in order to receive the grant before the event. Please only submit one grant request per group. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You will be contacted within five business days of submitting the form.

Want to support the Parade of Nations as a volunteer? We rely on the community to make this event possible. Please check out the variety of volunteer roles available on GivePulse and register today!

For more information about the grant, please contact, or stop by the International Programs and Services Office in Admin 200.

MSGC Funding Opportunities

Applications open September 1, 2023!

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) aims to foster awareness of, education in and research on space and Earth-related science and technology in Michigan.

Funding opportunities are available in the following categories:

Undergraduate fellowship, graduate fellowship, pre-college education, public outreach, teacher training, and research seed grants.


  • November 8, 2023 by Noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals.
  • October 18, 2023 by  Noon — All other submissions.
  • November 15, 2023 by 5 pm — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant.

Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

NEW for 2023! All proposals must be processed internally through Cayuse.

For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit the Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

For more information, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at or call 906-487-2326.

Volunteer Opportunities with New Power Tour, Inc

Film Board Presents

Cocaine Bear 

Friday Sep. 1 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday Sep. 2 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 each and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend and have a great day!

Cocaine Bear is rated R for drug content, bloody violence, gore, and language throughout. 

Splatter Painting

Join us for some creative chaos! Bring your friends or make some here while using any of a variety of wacky tools to splatter paint onto canvases in your own way. While supplies last!! Open to all MTU students, we hope to see you there!

Date: 09/02/2023

Time: 1 – 3 pm

Place: Walker Lawn (Rain Location: MUB Makerspace)

Intro to Design Thinking – Husky Innovate

Get your creative energy flowing and join us for a design thinking workshop. Learn the design thinking process, a tool organizations use to problem solve. Design thinking is a human-centered design process to deliver value-added solutions to challenging problems. This workshop will be held:

  • Tuesday, 9/12 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Alley Makerspace (MUB Basement)

Be sure to check out all of the Husky Innovate events this semester, you can find them all listed here.

Want to be a Makerspace Coach?

The Alley Makerspace is preparing to open for the fall semester and we want you to join our team!

The Alley is a student-led makerspace in the Memorial Union Building sponsored by Husky Innovate and Pavlis Honors College. The space was made to be a completely free resource for everyone at MTU to create and innovate. The Alley depends on volunteer coaches to help run the space, train and guide makers, and host fun events for students to learn more about creating.

In exchange for dedicating a few hours a week to the space, coaches receive tap access to enter the Alley when it might be closed to other students. The tools in the space that coaches are trained to use include 3-D printers, an electronics/soldering station, sewing machines, a Cricut, a CNC, and woodworking equipment such as a table saw, band saw, miter saw, dremels, router, drill press, jigsaw, and basic hand tools.If you’re interested in joining the team, please fill out this Google form! Keep an eye on the Student Scoop for our announcement of the Alley’s opening for the semester. If you have any questions about the coach role or the Alley in general, contact

First Friday Social

Date and time: Friday, Sept. 1 @ 4PM Location: Grad Commons Come hang out and celebrate the first Friday of the semester at the graduate commons- meet students, GSG representatives, and faculty, and learn about some of the other departments. See more details here:

Choose Your Personal Pronouns at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech updated the Preferred First Name and Personal Pronouns Policy (Policy 1.13) and launched a pronoun selection system this semester. 

Important Details

1. Voluntary: Designating pronouns is voluntary for everyone in the Michigan Tech community. 

2. Where?: Once designated, student pronouns will display across university systems (where feasible) which currently includes: Canvas, Zoom, and Banweb Course Photo Rosters.

3. Blank Slate: If you don’t use this process, Michigan Tech Information Systems and Services doesn’t have your pronoun data and can’t display your pronouns.

4. Change Your Mind: You can make a new choice as often as you want (including not designating any pronouns at all), but allow the system 24 hours to update.

Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with questions.

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

About Tech Student Tickets.

The Experience Tech Fee includes tickets to Rozsa Presenting Series, Michigan Tech Music, and Michigan Tech Theatre events for currently enrolled Michigan Tech students.

How do I get these tickets?

To get your Student Rush tickets, you just line up outside the Experience Tech Fee entrance before the show and tap in with your HuskyCard! You can even bring an additional person for free. Some conditions apply.

  • Available only on events labeled with “Student Rush”
    • This includes the Rozsa Presenting Series and the Visual Performing Arts events.
  • Available to current Michigan Tech students only 
  • The Student Rush line queues up outside of the south entrance to the Performance Hall
  • Students must be present with their own valid HuskyCard to receive Student Rush tickets
  • Student Rush tickets are available for a student ticket, and one FREE guest ticket, with valid HuskyCard
  • Student must be present for additional ticket to be valid
  • Student Rush tickets become available 30 minutes before curtain, when theatre doors open
  • Tickets are subject to availability and are not guaranteed
  • Student Rush tickets and seating choices are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Skip the rush line by reserving in advance.

General admission events: reserve your tickets online with your student login.

Reserved seating events: email at least 1 business day before your event with the subject line “Advance Student Rush,” and the following:

  • Requested event (please include date and time of the performance if there is more than one option).
  • M-Number and email address of all students requesting a ticket.
  • Mobile number where each mobile ticket can be sent.
  • Whether each student would like to reserve their one (1) guest ticket in addition to their own. Note: Student must be present at the performance with a valid HuskyCard for guest ticket to be valid

Please note that if you are trying to book for a group, make sure you send an email with all students information so that you are put together.

Check out the student rush events this year!

USG Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for Undergraduate Student Government are now open. We have the following positions available:

  • 1st Year Representative (3 positions)
  • 4th Year Representative (1 position)
  • Residential Representative (2 positions)
  • College of Sciences and Arts Representative (1 position)
  • College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Representative (1 position)
  • College of Computing Representative (1 position)

Please consider nominating yourself or another student for one of these positions using this form, or copy and paste this link into your browser: 

USG Reps must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 and be in good standing with conduct. They must attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 7-9pm, hold 3 weekly office hours, and join a standing committee. Together, this comes to a weekly commitment of 6 hours. Additionally, there are occasional events that members are expected to attend each semester. 

If you are nominated for a position and do not meet the GPA or conduct requirements, you will not be eligible to run and will not receive an email notifying you of your nomination and next steps. 

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday, September 10th. Mandatory election information sessions will occur the week of September 10th. Elections will open at 8am on Monday, September 18th, and close at 5pm on Sunday, September 24th. New members will be sworn in at the meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm. For more information about USG, visit our website, follow us on Instagram, and join our discord!

Engineering Ambassadors – Info Session and First General Meeting

Are you passionate about Engineering? Do you like working with K-12 students? Do you want to meet new friends? Do you want to improve your communication skills and participate in professional development? Do you want to meet fellow ambassadors at other Universities? If so – then Engineering Ambassadors is the group for you!

We will be hosting an info session on Monday 9/4 at 6 PM in Fisher 130 to allow students to learn more about the program, and our first general meeting will be Monday 9/11 at 6 PM in Fisher 130. See the attached flyer for details; and reach out to with questions or to be added to the email list. Bring a friend – we hope to see you there!

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Set Up Your First Counseling Appointment Online! 

Welcome back to campus! The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being hopes that you will spend some time thinking about how to best support your mental health and overall well-being this semester. Our center offers in-person counseling, and students can sign up for their first appointment using our online scheduling portal. Log in from a computer on the Michigan Tech campus network or off-campus, through the Michigan Tech VPN to ensure a secure and confidential connection.

Board Game Group

Join our student staff and counselors for our recurring board game nights throughout the semester! Relax with us, make new friends, and play your favorite board games in the Wads Anex! Check our events webpage for more information about dates and times. 

Husky Hour 

Join our counselors, student staff, and speakers from the community for Husky Hour on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month! Husky Hour is a series of presentations related to mental health and well-being topics. Come and discuss college life and different skills with your peers while learning from different community members and passionate external community professionals. 

Triangle Fraternity Presents


Come join the brothers of Triangle for some music and s’mores (while supplies last) around the fire at Prince’s Point this Saturday! The fire will be lit at 7 pm and the event will end around 10 pm!

Triangle Tuesday

Come meet and join the brothers of Triangle for Triangle Tuesday! We’ll have FREE grilled cheese, card games, and video games! The event takes place on Tuesday, September 5th at the Triangle House from 6 pm-8 pm!

Black Out Dance

Get your dancing shoes because this Saturday at 8:30pm, the Black Student Association is hosting our annual Black Out Dance out on Walker Lawn! Like the Cupid Shuffle? Macarena? Maybe even a Harry Styles or Taylor Swift fan? Well, be sure to come out to the Black Out Dance since we’ll be playing all kinds of grooves to get you in an upbeat, dancing mood. So bring a friend or two, because not only will there be music and fun, you’ll have the chance to grab some cool glow sticks to show off some of your dance moves. Light refreshments will be provided and anyone who attends will receive a memorable souvenir too. Mark your calendars and make sure to be out on Walker Lawn this Saturday at 8:30pm for a night of dancing and glow-tastic fun! See you there!


Coming Up on GivePulse

Career Services needs some help at CareerFEST.

We need some help at CareerFEST.  Help us help you get a job!!

Help us set up and take down the tents, and put out tables, chairs, and tablecloths.  

Set up at 9am – 9/06, 9/07

Tear Down at 2pm – 9/06, 9/07

Student Leadership and Involvement needs some help with K-Day.

K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students participate, so we can’t host it on our own! We rely on student volunteers to assist with tasks such as set-up, check-in, bag distribution, risk management, and food monitoring.

Various Shifts throughout the day

Friday, Sept 8th from 8:00am to 5:00pm

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Thursday, August 31
• Volleyball vs. Winona State, 6 p.m. at SDC Gym on FloSports and Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ
• Soccer vs. St. Cloud State, 7 p.m. at Kearly Stadium on FloSports

Friday, September 1
• Volleyball vs. Concordia-St. Paul, 2 p.m. at NMU Tournament

Saturday, September 2
• Cross Country hosting Yooper Skirmish at Tech Trails, 10/11 a.m.
• Volleyball vs. Minnesota Crookston, 11:30 a.m. at NMU Tournament
• Soccer vs. Minnesota Duluth, Noon at Kearly Stadium on FloSports
• Volleyball vs. Hillsdale, 4:30 p.m. at NMU Tournament

All times Eastern • Home events in bold