Student Scoop – October 18, 2023

Registration closes on Sunday!

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!

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).

Important Broomball Information

Broomball is hiring!

We are hiring Cocoa Shack, Rink Staff, and Referee staff. Applications are open until October 31, 2023!

Captains Meeting

Captains Meeting on October 24 and 25 from 6pm-8pm. It’s in EERC 103. Only one person from each Broomball team needs to come to one of the sessions. They do not need to attend both. 

The 1926 Wreck of the City of Bangor

The Michigan Tech Friends of the Library will host its annual meeting on Monday, October 23 from 4–6 pm in the east reading room of the Michigan Tech library.

Mark Rowe (Keweenaw County Historical Society) will give an illustrated talk on “The Wreck of the City of Bangor.” The ship became trapped in the ice in 1926 with a load of new cars on board, and heroic efforts were made to drive the cars over the ice to Copper Harbor to save them (the ship was eventually scrapped). Halloween-themed refreshments will be served. Come take a break from studying and hear about a fascinating story of our local area.

Safehouse Activities Registration

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

National Conflict Resolution Day

Thursday (Oct. 19) is National Conflict Resolution Day, a global event conceived in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution to:

  • Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict.
  • Promote the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, communities, governments and the legal system.
  • Recognize the significant contributions of (peaceful) conflict resolvers.
  • Obtain national synergy by having celebrations happen across the country and around the world on the same day.

The third Thursday of October has become a time to promote and celebrate peaceful conflict resolution practices worldwide. Dedicated dispute resolution practitioners are helping to educate the public about mediation and other innovative conflict management processes.

Michigan Tech’s Conflict Resolution Network is working to raise awareness of the importance of mediation and conflict resolution. The network has a number of faculty and staff who are trained as mediators and/or facilitators to assist individuals with resolving interpersonal conflicts.

For more information, check out the Conflict Resolution Network at Michigan Tech.

One More Week to WIBIT Wednesday

That’s right! Just one more week till 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, 5:00-8:00pmFeatured 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!

MUB Board presents

Drive-In Movie

A great way to start off Fall Break, join us for a movie on Walker Lawn! Cars will be parked in the CDI parking lot to set up for the movie, and popcorn will be provided! The movie shown will be Spaceballs.

Date: Thursday 10/19

Time: Starts 9 pm

Location: Walker Lawn and CDI Parking Lot (Rain Location: Fisher 135)

Pumpkin Carving

Get ready for the spooky season with some pumpkin carving! Pumpkins and tools will be provided, but if you have your own carving tools it is highly encouraged to bring them. There will be snacks and drinks available as well so join with a friend and participate in this hollow tradition! While supplies last!

Date: Tuesday 10/24

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location:  MUB Commons

Spooky Euchre Night

Join for a casual night of euchre fun, come learn more about what MUB Board does over a game of cards!

Date: Friday 10/27

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Location: Wads Annex, G11W

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being


Our center is launching a newly adopted program called “P.A.W.S.” (Peer Awareness for Well-being and Support). Students who are passionate about mental health awareness on campus are invited to learn more about this program! Please visit our information table in the Van Pelt library during October 23 through 27th or email for more information. We hope to see you there!

Flu Shot Clinic 

Gear up for the colder seasons by getting your flu shot! Taking care of your well-being is essential to living a well-balanced life as a student. We encourage you to visit our separate flu shot website to read about all of the requirements for participation. The best part? Vaccines come at no cost, or at a very low cost to students! 

DEA Drug Takeback 

If you have prescription medications that require disposal in the form of solid pills, please consider participating in the national DEA Drug Takeback day! The DEA Drug Takeback will be on October 28th and will take place during MTU Public Safety’s regular operating hours. 

Coming Up on GivePulse

Support the Rozsa Center!

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 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 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.