Student Scoop – September 6, 2023

Order Of Omega Fall Blood Drive

Come stop in and donate blood September 6-7th from 10 am-4 pm in the MUB Ballroom.

Volunteers are also needed for the Blood Drive. Positions include set up, canteen, check-in, and tear down.

This volunteer opportunity is for members of Fraternity and Sorority Life only. All volunteers should check in at the MUB Ballroom. You are welcome to sign up for as many shifts as you would like.

Jacob Rokos

K-Day This Friday!

Ahoy there, mateys! Get ready to set sail for a day of nautical fun at K-Day this Friday! We’re casting off from the Rozsa Center, and the shuttle will be making its first splash at 11:30 am.

Prepare to ride the waves of excitement because we’ve got a sea of activities lined up for you. From delicious food that will make your taste buds do the “sailor’s jig” to games that will have you hooked, K-Day is the ultimate maritime adventure.

But what’s a nautical event without some toe-tappin’ sea shanties and maritime melodies? Our live music will keep you groovin’ like a sailor on shore leave!

And that’s not all, folks. Brace yourselves for some wet and wild surprises! There might be a few water activities to cool you off and keep the fun flowing. So, bring a sense of adventure and come prepared.

Don’t miss out on this tidal wave of fun! K-Day promises to be an ocean of entertainment, and we can’t wait to see you there, all decked out in your nautical best. It’s going to be a whale of a time!

HuskyLEAD: Robert’s Rules Crash Course

Motion to make attending the Robert’s Rules HuskyLEAD required for all members. Second!

Discussion? Roberts Rules of Order helps us host more effective meetings, but only if everyone understands it. I think this workshop with Amy from SLI will help us ensure we are all on the same page.

Point of information – When is the workshop? It’s on Thursday, September 14th at 6 PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge.

All those in favor? Aye! All opposed? (crickets)

It’s unanimous. We will see you all next week at the Robert’s Rules Crash Course!

Homecoming 2023 Registration

Fun and games abound at Michigan Tech’s week of Homecoming events. This year’s theme is 101 Huskies (Remember the movie, 101 Dalmatians? See what we did there?) so look for a few events to have a doggy flair. 

Join the campus community’s friendly competition. Get your team together and register on Involvement Link. All week there are opportunities to win competitions in athleticism, wit, and creativity. Check Involvement Link for more information about upcoming events.

Don’t forget about the glitz and glam of Homecoming! For students who want to don the royal crown or tiara, registration to compete for a royal title is open now.

There is a mandatory Court meeting Wednesday, September 13th at 3 p.m. in the MUB Alumni Lounge. The deadline to apply to serve as Homecoming Court is Thursday, September 14th at Noon on Involvement Link. 

Additionally, there is a mandatory Homecoming Team meeting Friday, September 15th at 6 p.m in WADS G11W. The deadline to register teams to compete in Homecoming competitions is Friday, September 15th at 11:59 PM.

Register for Homecoming Team and Homecoming Teams today!

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.

Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students during Fall Career Fair, taken perfectly for your Handshake or LinkedIn profiles. A photographer will take headshots on September 19, 2023, from 12-4 p.m. at the SDC.

Photos will be taken first come, first served. Each student will take (1) test shot and then have a limit of (3) posed shots.

Please sign up if you intend to utilize this free service. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on September 18, 2023. This sign-up is for us to have an approximation of expected crowds and does not guarantee you will be able to get in at that exact time. 

Sailing Club

Our club sails M, W, and F from 5-8 p.m. on the Portage Waterway. We’re located in the Houghton Skate Park lot next to the Super 8.

Contact for more information.

Peace Lutheran Chuch Volleyball Social

Come have some good food and good times at the Peace Lutheran Church Volleyball Social. We’ll meet on Saturday at 6 p.m., and you can stay as long as you like. Our address is 47745 Mill Rd., in Houghton, and anyone is welcome! No volleyball experience necessary!

Registration for Fall Session 1 Tennis and Pickleball lessons is currently open!

Adult Huskies Group Tennis Lessons – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (by instructor approval only); ages 17 and up, all skill levels.

Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons – ages 5-17, all skill levels. 

Looking for something new? Adult Huskies Pickleball Lessons for anyone ages 17 and up start August 29. No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome!

Privates Lessons for any age or skill level are also available!

Visit Gates Tennis Center for more information and to register!

10% off at Calumet Floral

Are you a student looking to add a touch of natural beauty to your life without breaking the bank? Look no further! Calumet Floral is excited to announce a special offer tailored just for you. Every Saturday, students can enjoy a fantastic 10% discount on our wide range of plants and flowers—all you need is your student ID to claim this blooming deal.

Young Chemist Committee

Railroad Night

The Rail and Transportation Program is hosting Railroad Night next Tuesday, September 12th from 4-7:30 pm. Registration is free for students, and dinner is provided. It is a great opportunity to meet with industry and secure potential internships or jobs.

Register here!

Collegiate DECA Little Caesar Fundraiser

Like Pizza? Cheese Bread? Maybe even cookies? Then you might be interested in purchasing a Little Caesars Pizza Kit. MTU’s Collegiate DECA is fundraising to raise money for our members to attend our first DECA Engage Conference in Kansas City this year. Currently, we have reached 35% of our goal of selling 84 kits and with your support, we could grow that percentage. This is a digital fundraiser and so all orders are placed online and kits will be shipped to buyers via FedEx with the exception of In-Store Meal Deals being able to be picked up from local Little Caesars near you. Kits are easy to make, requiring just the spread of toppings, and ready to be placed in the oven. These kits would be perfect for dinner if you’re looking for something quick to make. It could even be a fun activity for families to participate in! Every kit or In-Store Meal Deal sold, the MTU DECA earns $6 in profits, and that makes a HUGE impact! Please consider sharing with family, friends, and anyone you think may be interested. This fundraiser is open to all. 

To view our kits and place an order, follow this link here or scan the QR Code in the flyer attached to this email. This fundraiser ends September 13th so be sure to purchase your kits before then! For any questions about our fundraiser, contact

The MTU DECA team thanks you for your support!

SWE Evening with Industry

The Society of Women Engineers cordially invites you to attend the 36th Annual Evening with Industry on Monday, September 18 2023 from 4-7pm in the MUB Ballroom. This is an opportunity for all students regardless of gender, major, or affiliation.

The evening will begin with a Keynote presentation from Brianna Turunen of RS&H. Then, a plated dinner will be served over a social hour for students & company representatives to network.

Please register here by Saturday, September 9 to secure your spot. 

Questions? Visit or email us at

MUB Board presents

Join us on Walker Lawn for some spectacular fun! There will be all sorts of yard games including spike ball, volleyball 4’s, cornhole, and ladderball. At different tables, there will also be snacks, drinks, and other prizes provided. Bring your friends or come make some new ones on this lovely Sunday afternoon! We hope to see you there!

Date: 09/17/2023

Time: 12 – 4 pm

Place: Walker Lawn

Film Board presents

The Super Mario Bros. Movie
A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying
to save a captured princess.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is rated PG

Friday (9/8) – 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday (9/9) – 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.

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

Come join us tonight, Wednesday the 5th, in Fisher 101 at 7pm for our September GBM. We will touch on the upcoming rail night, small details for AREMA conference in October and we will hear from some of our members about their internships over the summer. 

State of MI Student Advisory Task Force

This year, selected students will be offered a paid Campus Vote Project fellowship in addition to serving on the Task Force!

The application period closes next Friday on September 15. We want to be sure Michigan Technological University has representation on the task force!

You’re invited to attend the nonpartisan 2023 Student Voting Summit at Oakland University, on Friday, October 6, hosted by the Michigan Department of State and Campus Vote Project. This annual event brings together students and educators in Michigan to discuss youth voter engagement and civic participation. There is no registration fee, and travel funding is available. The event also has free food.

There’ll be some AMAZING sessions this year, featuring elected state leaders like Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Attorney General Dana Nessel, a keynote address from State Senator Jeremy Moss, and a bi-partisan group of more than a dozen state legislators. There’s a session that will offer students the opportunity to meet directly with their elected state senator or representative to discuss issues important to them!

2023 Student Voting Summit RSVP Link:


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 – 9/07, 9/12, 9/13, 9/15

Tear Down at 2pm – 9/06, 9/07, 9/12, 9/13, 9/15

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

Support the Career Closet!

The Career Closet is a give-away of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for Career Fair. The event will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Sunday, September 17 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the MUB.

Support the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts!

As a Volunteer Usher, you play a critical role in creating a joyful experience at arts events. Led by Rozsa staff, you and other Ushers work together to greet guests, admit folks into the theater, assist with seating and wayfinding, connect guests to venue accommodations, and support effective crowdflow and emergency procedures. Usher roles will be decided as a team at the beginning of the volunteer shift.

Support a Michigan Tech Tradition at Parade of Nations!

Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday, September 5
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ

Thursday, September 7
• Volleyball at Minnesota Duluth, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, September 8
• Cross Country at Phoenix Open (UW-Green Bay), 3 & 4 p.m.
• Volleyball vs. St. Cloud State, 3:30 p.m. at UMD Tournament
• Soccer at Illinois-Springfield, 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
• Volleyball vs. Southern New Hampshire, 10:30 a.m. at UMD Tournament
• Football vs. Hillsdale, 1 p.m. at Kearly Stadium on FloSports and Mix 93 WKMJ
• Volleyball vs. Central Washington, 6 p.m. at UMD Tournament

Sunday, September 10
• Soccer at Lewis, 1 p.m.

All times Eastern • Home events in bold