Student Scoop – October 25, 2023

AISES presents: BAASHKAAKODIN-GIIZIS Freezing Moon Traditional Powwow

Alternative Spring Break Applications Open Now!

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an experiential learning opportunity that promotes service-learning and community building. Students participate in education, direct service, and reflection in order to become life-long active citizens.

ASB through Student Leadership and Involvement is open to any student in good academic and conduct standing at the University. You do not need previous experience in service or on campus to participate. Each trip seeks to have students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

This year’s Domestic ASB trip will be to St. Joe, Florida. It will be focused on hurricane repair and shoreline cleanup. The group will work alongside several local parks, including TH Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and the Rish Recreation Area.

In collaboration with the Community Collaborations International, this year’s International ASB trip will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico to work with community organizers on issues such as home repair, forest recovery, and youth development.

There is a nominal fee for participating in an Alternative Spring Break trip. The cost includes transportation throughout the trip, lodging on site, meals on-site, and service project coordination. The costs per trip, which are subsidized by the Student Activity Fee, are:

  • St. Joe, Florida – $400
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico – $1200

Applications are open until November 12th. Apply Now!

LeaderShape Institute 2024 Applications Open Now!

The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute has continued to evolve and has been training leaders from our campus since 1996.

The 2024 LeaderShape® Institute will take place January 3-6 (at the end of winter break) at the Ford Center in Alberta, MI.

There is a minimal cost of $100 for participants to attend the Institute, however, that cost is often sponsored by campus departments and organizations. Transportation to and from the Institute, meals, and lodging are provided.

Participants must be available and are expected to stay for the entire length of the Institute. Applications for the 2024 Institute® are now open!

Learn more and apply now!

G.R.I.T Workshop

G.R.I.T. is an interactive, half-day leadership workshop designed to help you develop in the areas of motivation, perseverance, habit formation, and goal setting. Through a variety of 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!

G.R.I.T. is held once a semester. The fall session will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM. Limited space is available as every participant will receive free program materials, snacks, and a gift.

Please RSVP here by October 30th!


As SafeHouse is just around the corner, we’re looking for a few student organizations to provide some fun additions for the afternoon! SafeHouse will take place on October 28 from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Safehouse is an event in which we invite local kids to trick-or-treat on campus. Student organizations and residence halls provide candy and activities for kids to participate in across campus. It’s always a ton of fun!

Any and all student organizations are welcome to set up a kid-friendly display/activity. We will provide 2 bags of candy, and a $75 stipend to help with any costs for whatever activities you can come up with. If you and your organization are interested in participating, please fill out the Google form linked below. Also linked below is a list of ideas for possible activities you can host if you can’t think of anything. We hope to see you at Safehouse and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

Safehouse registration

Safehouse activity ideas

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

On Wednesday, October 25th, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® will return to Michigan Tech. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. Students will have the opportunity to walk in women’s high-heeled shoes to actively confront gender stereotypes and expectations. This event will be an opportunity to raise awareness and support for the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter, a safe place in the Houghton Community for survivors of domestic violence and their children. 

Join us to support the Shelter and raise awareness on October 25th @ 1 PM outside of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. You can support in many ways including: walking to support the cause, giving monetary or supply donations, or just stopping by to learn more!

Volunteers are also needed for this event. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer sign up.

College Democrats Club at MTU

Looking to help create a College Democrat Club at Michigan Tech?

I am a student here at NMU and President of the College Democrats here. I understand that there are various political groups up there, but there isn’t a Democratic group up there. And I wish to open the door for campus political life to become more diverse and rich. I want to create a true political representation of college students all over the Upper Peninsula. I am the only Democratic club in the Upper Peninsula currently. If there is at least one person who is willing to take the helm and steer the ship so to speak I think we could do good things for all.

If you are interested in starting a College Democrat Club at MTU, please email Alec LaPlante at

Winter Carnival Royalty Coronation 2024

Do you want to represent your organization during Winter Carnival by competing in the Royalty Competition? Applications for the 2024 Coronation open at 8am on Friday, Oct 20th! 

Applications are due at 5pm on Friday, Nov 3rd along with headshots and a $20 sponsorship fee from the sponsoring organization. 

(Checks can be made out to Blue Key and dropped off in the MUB 106 office, all the way in the back).

2023 Halloween Enduro

Join the Copper Country Cycling Club (C4) for the 2023 Halloween Enduro, a casual mountain bike race on some of our favorite trails at the Tech Trails. We welcome all to come and race, whether it is your first mountain bike race or your tenth.

What?: A 4-stage mountain bike race on the Tech Trails. 

Where?: Michigan Tech Trails Main Trailhead

When?: Saturday, October 28th, at 11 am (add to Google Calendar)

How much?: $10; sign up here!

Stages (in order):

1.     Sure Wood to Don’t Think

2.     Just Mite to Outer Limits

3.     Twilight south side – down your favorite up trail

4.     Twilight north side – to add some more technical riding to the mix

All are welcome! We invite students and community members to come out and enjoy the race!


Thanks to a few of our wonderful sponsors Cross Country Sports, Rhythm, Station Street Discs, and Downwind Sports, we have mountain bike and outdoor-related prizes to give away!

·       Best costume: Prizes for the racer who shows up in the best Halloween costume. Don’t worry, you don’t need to dress up, but you might be missing out on some prizes…

·       For the fastest riders: The top 3 fastest riders in Men’s and Women’s get their own prizes.

·       Raffle: We’ll also be raffling away some of our items; get a chance to win some cool stuff!

Film Board presents

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated R

Friday (10/27) 9pm

Saturday (10/28) 9pm

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.

Rotaract Club Meeting

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts presents

UPDATE: Both Charlie Berens shows are sold out!

Backstage Jazz: Music from Television, Movies and Video Games Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. October 27-28, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Head backstage for a rad evening of jazz covers of your favorite music from tv, movies, and video games.

The Friday night performance will feature the R&D Big Band along with the Workshop Brass Band and the Video Game Jazz Ensemble.

The Saturday night concert will feature Tech’s premier Jazz ensemble, The Jazz Lab Band, along with the New Orleans stylings of the Workshop Brass Band.

Music from movies like Austin Powers and Spiderman, TV shows like Sanford and Sons and Family Guy, Anime shows like Cowboy Bebop, and many of your favorite video games! Enjoy a multi-media experience featuring clips of the movies and shows from which the music came. 

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Haunted Smelter

7-10 p.m. October 26-28, 2023

At the Quincy Smelter

Join us this Halloween season at the Quincy Smelter for a haunted experience that you won’t forget! All proceeds from this spooky fun support the Quincy Mine Hoist Association.

Learn More | $10 Adult, $5 Youth 12 and under

Layered in Between: Prints by Erin Hoffman Presented by Michigan Tech Art

M-F 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and SA 1-8 p.m. Sep. 15 – Nov. 4

Rozsa Galleries A-Space

Erin Hoffman is an artist and printmaker from Muskegon, Michigan, who deals primarily with political and social concerns. Through the presentation of mismatched ideas and assemblages, her art serves as a prompt for critical thought and new conclusions.

Learn More

How to Get Free Tickets

Puzzle Day with USG

SBG Review Starting Soon!

Are you in a Registered Student Organization that has a large impact on the student body? Could your organization increase its benefits by having access to additional resources?

If so, you may consider applying for Special Budgetary Group Status. SBGs are not subject to the same budget restrictions as RSOs and are assigned an active advisor. This process includes submission of application materials and a 30-minute hearing with the SBG Review
Committee. If you are interested in applying for SBG status or would like more information, please contact

Experience Innovation Trip to Detroit – Husky Innovate

Michigan Tech students are invited to an immersive innovation experience in Detroit this November 19-22, in which they will tour and meet with representatives at Ford Motor Company’s mobility innovation district – Michigan Central, Michigan Founders Fund – led by DUO Security co-founder Dug Song, Dow Ventures, and a collection of startup companies that you may not have heard of yet, but are on their way to becoming household names.  

Understanding what fuels innovation is best understood by experiencing it firsthand – learn more or sign up today!  Get a window into the regional innovation and entrepreneurship community (I&E), have a chance to ask your questions firsthand, and learn what drives entrepreneurship. Interested but have questions?  EMail

Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists Halloween Bake Sale

Sustainability Demonstration House Applications Open

Apply to live at the Sustainability Demonstration House! The application is open NOW to any Michigan Tech student, regardless of credits. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 6, 2023 at noon. A QR code to the application is included in the attached flyer, or you can find it on our website. Please email your applications to We encourage you to apply and share this application with anyone who is interested.

If you would like to learn more about the SDH and sustainable practices, we will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 6-8pm. Come see our beehive, composting systems, hydroponics, aquaponics, solar panels, zero-waste lifestyle, and more. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at

Maple Syrup Club Meeting

Are you interested in the creation of Maple Syrup or possibly many other types of syrups like Birch Syrup or possibly Apple Cider Syrup (still being researched)? Well if you are intrigued, you should go to the meeting on Tuesday, November 7th at 8:00 PM in Fisher 0133! We will be going over what types of syrups people are interested in and maybe some cool winter activities. Right now we are thinking about camping in the dead of winter….bring your ideas! Click on the Calendar Invite so you don’t forget 🙂

Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

IEEE-HKN Founders Day

Want to test your ECE knowledge? Join IEEE-HKN for trivia covering basic electrical engineering, computer science, and more at 4 pm in EERC 216 this Wednesday, 10/25! This is to celebrate the founding of the HKN, an IEEE honors society. Contact Madi Augustyniak with any questions: (

KYCA Fossil Fuel Divestment Info Session

Today at 5:00pm in Fisher 131: Come to learn about Michigan Tech’s investment policies and KYCA’s efforts to get MTU to divest from fossil fuel companies.  Learn what you can do to make Michigan Tech more environmentally friendly and sustainable, as well as how to get involved in climate action.

Three Minute Thesis hosted by GSG

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition developed by the University of Queensland Australia. GSG hosts an annual competition every fall, and the winner will present at the regional levels of the competition.

Michigan Tech’s 2023 3MT competition will be held on November 9, 2023. Preliminary rounds will be happening from 10am-1pm in the Great Lakes Research Center Conference Room 202. Finals will be from 6-8 pm in the U J Noblet Forestry Building G002.

Cash prizes: $300-first place, $200-second place, $100- People’s choice award

The presentation schedule will be available one week prior to the event. For more information on the competition, please see

Eligibility: The competition is open to all grad students but the regional competition is only eligible to PhD students with confirmed candidacy.

The registration deadline extended to Monday, Oct 30, 2023
Register Here:

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

DEA Drug Takeback 

Students will have the opportunity to turn in any old/unused medications to Public Safety on Saturday, October 28th from 10 am – 2 pm for safe disposal. Liquids and used needles or syringes will not be accepted. 

Boardgame Group

oin our student staff and counselors for our recurring board game nights throughout the semester! Relax with other students, make new friends, and play your favorite board games in the Wads Anex! We hope you get to destress and build your community! 

Our center is now offering other workshops including Stress and Anxiety Management, Reduce Your Use, the Graduate Student Support Group, and the Depression Support Workshop. Please email

for more information. 

Husky Hour 

Our center is hosting discussion and education sessions related to mental health and well-being throughout the semester. Join us to learn, ask questions, and discuss the upcoming theme of healthy drinking and marijuana habits with other student peers! 

African Student Organization

Please Join for our general body meeting which features a presentation on Nijeria, The Giant of Africa!

Name  :  African Students Organization General Body Meeting

Venue :   Fisher 131

Time   :   6:00pm to 8:00pm

Date   :   27 October 2023

Women in Physics Annual Physics Bowl

Join Women in Physics this Friday, October 27th at 5 p.m. in the Fisher Hall as we host our Annual Physics Bowl. The questions will cover basic under-grad physics questions and require teams of two or more. Physics-themed prizes for the winners!

 It is Halloween-themed.  Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes. Prizes for best costume too!

Event Details: Location- Fisher 133, Time- 5 pm, Date- October 27(Friday)

Free Pizza and snacks will be provided!

Please sign up using the QR code on the flyer.

Hope to see you there! 

Coming Up on GivePulse

Support the community!

Volunteer Actors and Tear Down Crew

We are the largest haunted house in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our volunteer group creates an amazing experience for all ages on a small budget. This fundraiser continues to help provide free open skating and free ice skate rental for all patrons of the L’Anse Meadowbrook Arena. 

Support a Residence Hall Tradition!

SafeHouse is a residence hall based event held at Michigan Tech every October that strives to bring community members and residence hall students together for a day of Halloween fun. Houses sign up to pass out candy and create an activity for the kids. The children and the volunteers are both encouraged to wear costumes. 

Support the 41N Film Festival!

As a Volunteer Usher, you play a critical role in creating a joyful experience at arts events. With Rozsa and 41N leadership, 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 our Football Team and Athletics!

The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s football team is an NCAA Division II college football program that represents Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). They play their home games at Sherman Field. They need ushers/ticket-takers!

Support Michigan Tech Hockey and Athletics!

The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. They need ushers/ticket takers.