Day: October 11, 2023

Student Scoop – October 11, 2023

24th Annual Drag Show

Keweenaw Pride presents the 24th annual drag show! Every year, the LGBTQIA+ community comes together to celebrate a keystone of our culture, and support the art of drag. We have six fantastic performers coming to Michigan Technological University this year, and we’re expecting a night of incredible energy. Everyone is welcome and accepted, so please come join in the fun with us this October 14th, at 7pm in MTU’s SDC Wood Gym!

Tech students get in free with their Tech ID, non-MTU college students get in for $3, and the general public (including MTU faculty and staff) get in for $7. Tickets are available online at and at the door. Please bring singles for tipping the performers if you are able.

Doors open at 7pm, showtime at 8pm!

HuskyLEAD presents: Inclusion Takes Action

True inclusion has never been more critical!

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the call for true inclusion has never been more critical. However, the gap between intention and action can often hinder progress. This workshop aims to bridge that gap by providing you with the tools, strategies, and insights needed to transform your commitment to inclusion into practical, sustainable change.

Homecoming Winning Team Prizes Last Call

Last Call for Winning Homecoming Teams! If you won a competition during Homecoming Week and haven’t received a Homecoming travel mug, please stop in our office, MUB112 to claim it.

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!

Registration is open for Make A Difference Day 2023!

Make a Difference Day is coming up on Saturday, October 28th, and we want YOU to be involved in our largest annual day of service! Some of the wonderful organizations you may be working with include the Copper Country Humane Society, Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home, Keweenaw Land Trust, and Copper Country Habitat for Humanity. Many of our volunteers are also assigned to support our local community members. Volunteering projects vary based on community needs, but you may find yourself raking, cleaning, organizing, painting, or weeding.

Interested in volunteering for this important event? Register today on GivePulse, our community service website. If you would like to register to volunteer with other members of a group, please enter the group name when signing up. Each member of your organization/group must register individually for Make a Difference Day. The final deadline to register is Sunday, October 22 at 11:59 PM.

Check-in for volunteers will be held in the MUB Commons from 8:30-9:00 AM, where information will be distributed before groups travel to their service locations. Some locations may require your group to drive.

Want to learn more about the event? Check out our website! We can’t wait to see how much of a difference we can make this year!

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!

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.

Vice President for Student Affairs Candidate Campus Forum

Michigan Tech has invited a candidate to interview for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA). Please mark your calendar to attend Laura Bulleit’s campus forum on October 11th at 1:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 404. The presentations will be approximately 30 minutes with a 15-minute Q&A to follow.

An opportunity to provide candidate feedback will be available on the Vice President for Student Affairs search page at the conclusion of the candidate’s visit.

Final Reminder: MSGC Applications Due

Proposals for funding through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) are due soon:

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 by noon — Internal deadline for pre-college education, public outreach, teacher training, and research seed grant proposals
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023 by noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 by 5 p.m. — 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 For more information, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at or call 487-2326.

Teke Your Hair Off Fundraiser

Help the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon fundraise money to help offset the cost of a member’s hospital bills while he is in recovery!

Starting October 9th and going through October 13th, for every $500 that is raised, one member will volunteer to shave their head to further promote the fundraiser!

“Teke Your Hair Off” is only until THIS FRIDAY, so make sure to scan the QR code below to watch members of our Chapter shave their heads to show support to a brother in need!

Join the Sustainability Fest Tonight!

Join MTU’s sustainability community at the Sustainability Fest tonight, October 11th from 5:30-7 p.m. in the DHH Ballroom. Sustainability organizations and enterprises will be hosting activities and games. Additionally, the night will include food, music, and giveaways! Husky Eats will be present to help you learn to pickle vegetables and eggs with a Learning Kitchen session! 

Fall Session 2 Programming

At Gates Tennis Center our Fall Session 2 Programming for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (by instructor approval only) Adult Huskies Group Tennis Lessons registration is coming soon! This is for anyone ages 17 and up who are looking to improve their tennis games, for all different levels.

Weekday and Saturday Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons Session 2 registration is also almost here, join by age group and level for some fun on the tennis courts!

Keep checking back for more updates on registration, and visit our webpages for more information:

Adult Huskies Group Tennis Lessons

Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons

See you at Gates!!

Learn more about the Peace Corps!

Film Board Presents

John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.

John Wick: Chapter 4 is rated R

Friday (10/13) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (10/14) 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.

Dog Walking with Phi Delta Chi

Come to the CCHS this Saturday, October 14th, to walk dogs with Phi Delta Chi! 

Waterski & Wakeboard Club is looking for an Advisor

The Waterski & Wakeboard Club is working toward registering as an official student organization. We currently have 25 hardworking, dedicated students ready to represent MTU in the competitive water skiing world who are full of ideas for community and student involvement.

We have our Constitution, Risk Management Plan, Student Organization Request Form, Waiver, and Budget already finished. – All we need is an advisor.

If you are a full-time faculty or staff member or know of one who enjoys any kind of watersports, please contact us with any questions you might have or to express an interest in being our advisor. We appreciate your support

Contact Trent Verboncouer ( or Austin Jordan (

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts presents

TONIGHT! New Beginnings Presented by Michigan Tech Music

October 11, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Joel Neves leads the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, Superior Wind Symphony, and Pep Band for the 2023-2024 concert season. For his inaugural Superior Wind Symphony concert, the band performs some of the very best music for wind ensemble, including a tribute to Mike Christianson, outgoing (and beloved) director of the MTU band program for the past 11 years.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, a Guerilla Opera Production Presented by The Rozsa and Michigan Tech Music

October 12 – 15, 2023

At the McArdle Theatre

Steampunk graphic novel. Crime-fighting computer scientists. Boston opera company. Houghton-raised composer. Get ready for 75 minutes of hilariously epic adventures.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Overtures! Presented by Michigan Tech Music

October 14, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents a concert of overtures: short one-movement orchestral works that tell a dramatic story. Highlights include Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Candide Overture, Prelude to Lohengrin, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

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

Psst! There are still free student tickets available for both
Charlie Berens shows!

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

Make sure to include the information for all of the people in your party who are getting tickets so you will be seated together! (Excepting the guests)

Please note, the Box Office will be closed during Fall Break!

WIBIT Wednesday

MTU Students, SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) and WIBIT Wednesday Pass holders, come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT!

Events will be held this fall for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month).
Test your individual skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles.
The course is set up in the deep water and requires users to be able to pass our swim test.
See the WIBIT rules and swim test content below for more information. 

There are many different pieces of the WIBIT and each event will have a featured combination.
Potential featured pieces include:

  • ”The Step” – This piece allows users to climb up onto the course.
  • ”The Base” – Users must make their way across a horizontal surface. Be careful how fast you move as it can get slippery!
  • ”The Cliff” – Users must navigate either side of a slope using the handles and their balancing skills.
  • ”V-Connect” – Users must use limited footing space to navigate across the horizontal structure.
  • ”The Bridge” – Users must navigate up and over an arched structure without falling through.
  • ”The Slope” – Users must climb up a 6 foot wall that leads to a slide into the pool water below!


Wednesday, October 25, 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, November 29, 5:00-8:00pm

Featured Combinations:

10/25/23: Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Slope
11/29/23: Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope

Come visit us at the pool to try out your skills! For more information, visit WIBIT!

6th Annual Husky Autumn Mountain Run

The Arctic Ranger Club at MTU welcomes you to the 6th Annual Husky Autumn Mountain Run on Saturday, October 14th!

We are excited to have you as a part of this event as we raise money for the Copper Country Humane Society and the Arctic Ranger Club!

Packet pick up ist at 7:45 am. The 10k begins at 9:00 am and the 5k begins at 9:15 am.

For more information, follow the QR code or visit at!

Theatre Student Org Interest Meeting

Do you enjoy theater? Whether it be acting, directing, or just wanting to learn more about it, join us for an interest meeting for the Tech Theatre Club. We are hoping to start this new org to get more theater on campus. If you are interested, please join us on Tuesday, October 17th in Walker 210. We hope to see you there!

Save the Dates: The 41 North Film Festival 

The 41 North Film Festival returns to the Rozsa, November 2-5, with a line up of over 20 films, special guests, music, and more. The festival is free with something for everyone. Among the many excellent films screening during the weekend is The Elephant 6 Recording Co., a documentary about the music collective that gave rise to such groups as Neutral Milk Hotel and The Apples in Stereo. Featured in the film is math professor Robert Schneider, who was a founding member of the collective. Following the film there will be a reception and music by the band Liquid Mike.

Find out more about the many inspirational, thought-provoking, and entertaining offerings this year on the festival website. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Allison Neely.

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


Coming Up on GivePulse

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.

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