Student Scoop – November 8, 2023

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!

Taste of Fall

Taste of Fall

Eventbrite Link:

Join us to celebrate the end of fall for an evening of tasty fall beverages and food! Students must be 21 to purchase tickets and IDs will be checked at the event

Film Board presents

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team must track down a dangerous weapon before it falls into the wrong hands. 

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 is rated PG-13

Friday (11/10) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (11/11)  5:30 8:30 11:30pm

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.

Mexico Spring Break Program Applications are still open!

The Mexico Spring Break program is still taking applications! 

Get up to 3 credits of upper division HASS and .5 PE credits while spending Spring Break in the warm, sunny Yucatan in Mexico!

See the website for more information and to apply. You can also use financial aid to pay for the program fee. 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with program leader Dr. Kat Hannum at if you have any questions. 

Title IX: Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships

Let’s talk about Healthy Relationships! Title IX is hosting 2 more events in the resident halls. On Nov. 9, we will be focusing on LGBTQ+ relationships from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Wads G17/18. Then on Nov. 16, we will talk about all relationships from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in DHH Ballroom.

Wisconsin/Chicago Break Bus Ticket Sales Open

Diwali Night

The Indian Students Association (ISA) at Michigan Tech is thrilled to invite you to our grand celebration of Diwali Night, a festival of lights and joy, on November. 11.

Event Schedule:

  • Food: 5-7 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom
  • Cultural Performances: 7:30-9 p.m. at the Rozsa Center
  • Spectacular Drone Show: 9:05-9:25 p.m. in the Rozsa parking lot (Lot 8)
  • Open Dance Floor (Indian DJ Night): 9:45-11:45 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom

ISA Diwali Night is open to all, and we encourage you to bring your friends and family to share in the joy and cultural diversity.

Tickets: $15 for Tech students and $20 for staff/community members.

Limited seats are available. Tickets are available online only. No on-the-spot tickets will be sold.

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Anatomy of Gray Presented by Michigan Tech Theatre

7:30 p.m. November 14-17, 2023

At the McArdle Theatre

When her father dies, a girl from the small Indiana town of Gray prays for a healer so that no one will ever suffer again. The next thing she knows, a man claiming to be a doctor blows into town in a hot air balloon. But can this “doctor” keep illness at bay? Michigan Tech Theatre invites you on an extraordinary journey through the murky waters of love, loss, and healing in the 19th century with Anatomy of Gray, written by Jim Leonard Jr. and directed by Patricia Helsel.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

CONTENT WARNING | This production includes the presence of firearms and contains mention of topics that may be distressing to some individuals, including but not limited to pregnancy, abortion, drowning, and death.

SOLD OUT: Charlie Berens Good Old Fashioned Tour Presented by The Rozsa

7:30 & 10 p.m. November 10, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

For the first time in the Keweenaw, comedian, Emmy-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the Manitowoc Minute – CHARLIE BERENS!

All available student rush tickets for this event have been reserved.

Learn More | Student Rush: SOLD OUT

Well-being Advocates at Michigan Tech

The Well-being Advocates at Michigan Tech work to elevate conversations about well-being and general health amongst the general MTU student body. The organization promotes this commitment by hosting various events like the monthly Health Hut or Featured Reads cart in the MTU library. These events address topics such as proper stress management, sleep, hygiene, physical activity, and mental health. The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being enthusiastically supports the students and educational programming that the Well-being Advocates promote.

Students are encouraged to join the Well-being Advocates club! Students will especially enjoy the club if they are: 

  • Passionate about well-being, health, and mental health topics. 
  • Interested in elevating the health and well-being of a community.
  • Looking for opportunities to be indirectly involved with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being to work on prevention initiatives. 
  • Want to promote health and well-being with a lesser time commitment. 

Paint-Stick Boomerang Competition

Come to The Makers Guild’s DIY boomerang contest TONIGHT (11/8) 6-8pm in the Alley Makerspace. Create your own boomerang from paint sticks and compete to see who has the best-performing, most innovative, or coolest-looking boomerang! Don’t make Matthew sad.

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

Come join REAC in Fisher 325 on monday, Nov. 13th at 7pm to hear from Adam Robillard about his time with the Madison Railroad and some other things he’s doing in industry! If the exciting and dynamic railroad industry doesn’t convince you, perhaps the FREE PIZZA will!

College Democrats at MTU Interest Check

College Democrats is a national organization dedicated to supporting and spreading progressive ideals amongst students. This organization will be open for leftists across the spectrum (not just Democrats!) to let their voices be heard. We are currently doing an interest check for both regular and e-board members. Please fill out this form if you are interested. The time and location of our first meeting will be announced at a later date.

Thanksgiving Card Decorating with Rotaract Club

The Rotaract Club will be making Thanksgiving cards for Little Brothers Friends of The Elderly. Please join us for this fun event from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the MUB Makerspace. Feel free to bring a few friends and a snack. If you have any questions about this event or Rotaract in general, message us on Instagram or email us at

Israel-Palestine Informational Session

USG Political Affairs Committee is holding an informational session about Israel and Palestine with guest speaker Todd Holmstrom. Todd Holmstrom has a lot of experience in this area. He has held multiple positions for the US state department including acting director of Israel and Palestine Affairs during the first Gaza War in 2008 to 2009. He now is an associate professor at Michigan Tech in the Social Sciences Department. The event will be held Tuesday, November 14th in DOW 641.

Hillside Place Floor Logo Design Competition

At the end of Spring 2023, Hillside Place (the residence hall)  adopted a brand new set of floor names.  In order to promote a sense of community in the building we are trying to get floor signs made for the building for the first time ever. The RAs and Hillside Place Association (HPA) have started a floor logo design competition and we would like to extend the offer to you all.  The building will be polled on submitted logo designs for each floor.  The winner of each floor design will receive a $50 MTU gift card up to a maximum of $300 based on 6 floors in the building.  

Rules/details regarding submissions

The floor names were selected to be “Mountains of the U.P” and listing them in ascending order from 1st-6th floor are: Ripley, Sugarloaf, Arcadian, Brockway, Bohemia, and Arvon.

  • Designs should be square and digital format is preferred.
  • Designs should be submitted to by the end of the day Friday, December 1st.
  • Designs should reflect the floor name.

Society for Technical Communication: Student Chapter

Interested in earning impressive experience while still attending school? Join the Society for Technical Communication! We collaborate with other student organizations, department employees, and outside sources to give our members projects for their portfolios. Not only that, but we also offer opportunities to attend a summit conference after the Spring semester! Connect with professionals and learn about impressive projects around the country.

Not interested? We can also help with resume and portfolio reviews, guest speakers, workshops, and leadership opportunities! We are still having meetings, and we’d love to see you there:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14th @ 7pm in Walker 143
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28th @ 7pm in Walker 143

For more information, contact us at

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Let’s Talk 

Drop by and informally speak with a counselor through our Let’s Talk program! Let’s Talk is designed for students to ask questions about available services, meet our clinicians, or ask about how to help a friend who might be in need. 

Cookies and Coloring

Join our counselors and other students for an afternoon of adult coloring and complimentary cookies! Small activities like this are a great way to make connections, destress, and support your overall well-being!

Coming Up on GivePulse

Support the Rozsa!

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 crowd flow 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.