Student Scoop – November 29, 2023

Volunteer Expo

Volunteer Expo is happening Tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MUB Commons! Stop by to find your next meaningful adventure. Twenty-five organizations from the region will showcase service and philanthropy opportunities. Whether you want to help kiddos, elders, fuzzy critters, green spaces, or voters, there is an adventure for you. Reach out to Amy Hjerstedt ( with questions about this event.

Please note: The location has changed from the MUB Ballroom to the MUB Commons.

Student Leadership and Involvement is hiring!

Are you a proactive and dynamic student looking for an exciting opportunity? Look no further! Student Leadership and Involvement is currently hiring for a student worker position. This position is only for work-study students. In this role, you can anticipate providing general office assistance such as answering the phone, emails, and questions, assisting with managing social media and assisting the staff in the office. You can apply and find out more about this position on Handshake.

Calling All Nominations for the Bayard Rustin Award

The Michigan Tech chapter of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) presents the Bayard Rustin Award annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Banquet.

Bayard Rustin was an influential advisor to civil-rights leaders, doing much of the work behind the scenes. He worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to organize the Freedom Rides and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 2013, Rustin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Bayard Rustin Award is presented to a member of the Michigan Tech community that is a major asset to students, faculty, and staff. They frequently provide major support behind the scenes and exhibit qualities of being a servant leader.

Nominations are due by December 1, 2023.

This year’s award will be presented at the 35th Annual MLK Celebration on January 15, 2024.

Submit nominations to

FSL Award Nominations close on Sunday!

The much-awaited Fraternity and Sorority Life Award Nominations for outstanding chapters and individuals close on Sunday, December 3rd at 5pm! This is your chance to honor the exceptional contributions and remarkable achievements within the Greek community.

Whether it’s an entire chapter that has demonstrated unwavering commitment to philanthropy, leadership, and academic excellence, or an individual member who has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact, now is the time to give them the recognition they truly deserve.

All nomination forms are located here!

Film Board presents

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is rated PG-13

Friday (12/1) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (12/2)  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.

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

P.A.W.S Program

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! Nominations for Spring 2024 close December 3rd! Please visit our information table in the Van Pelt library during November 27th through December 1st or email for more information. We hope to see you there!

DIY Cookie Decorating with Well-being

If you like eating, frosting, or gifting cookies join MTU Well-being in collaboration with Husky Eats to decorate sugar cookies. Take a sweet brain break and bring your friends to the library at 2:30pm on  Wednesday, November 29th. 

Cram Jam Study Break Snack

ATTENTION all students: Are you hungry? Do you need a break from studying and finals? The Alumni Engagement Office has you covered! Fuel your brain with trail mix at the library on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. (or until supplies last). Don’t miss out on a study time treat and a free reusable snack bag. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Love, Charity, and Esteem Event

As the semester nears its close, come join Michigan Tech’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter as they celebrate their core values of Love, Charity, and Esteem and look to share positivity with the Michigan Tech and local community.  

On Thursday, November 30th, you can share a message of encouragement, support or love to a friend, colleague or your entire Husky community. Materials to write messages will be provided on the lawn of the TKE house at 1304 College Ave, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, and will be displayed throughout the rest of the day and as long as weather permits.

Letter of Support

To: Michigan Tech students

From: Nancy Langston, Distinguished Professor of Environmental History, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University

Date: Nov. 27, 2023

Dear Michigan Technological University students, 

We, the undersigned faculty and staff of Michigan Technological University, stand in steadfast support of an inclusive campus environment where all have equitable access to education.

To our LGBTQ+ students, know that we are committed to supporting you. We value freedom of speech, and we also recognize that hate speech is discriminatory, hurtful, and opposed to the university’s core value of community.

One of the university’s stated goals is to “foster and support an exceptional and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.” Embracing diversity is at the heart of Michigan Tech. Together, we celebrate the strength in our differences and strive for a campus where every individual feels supported, valued, and empowered.

Please feel free to reach out to any of us.


Faculty and Staff of Michigan Technological University

Husky Eats

December 5– Weight the Waste, in partnership with the Sustainability MTU and Green Campus Enterprise. In The Food Hall at Wadsworth Hall from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Take what you want but eat what you take! Join us for a food waste challenge as we weigh the food waste for one lunch period.

December 7 – Join us for the next Teaching Kitchen! Join Chef Erik at The Food Hall at Wadsworth Hall as we make up some tasty snacks to help fuel you through finals. 

December 10 – Evening Pancake & Bacon Breakfast in the Opie Library from 7:00-9:00 pm.                                                                                                                                        

December 11 & 12 – Stop by the Van Pelt & Opie Library for some goodies to help with a Stress-Free Finals week! A partnership event with Husky Eats and Student Mental Health and Well-being.

Coppler Farm Horseback Riding

Coppler Farm LLC in Alston, Michigan is located about 30 minutes south of Houghton.  It is a horse farm where they board horses, offer horsemanship lessons and horse leasing, give trail rides to the general public, and have a certified instructor for equine-assisted learning (life skills) and life coaching.

Spending time with horses is a great way to get outdoors.  It’s a healthy physical activity as well as calming mind and soul. Coppler Farms run their trail rides all year around (except for two weeks during firearm deer season November 15-30). They have a large indoor riding arena where they can conduct their horsemanship lessons in all of our lovely UP weather! The arena is also open for use to boarders and those who lease horses from them.

Modern Languages & Cultures Celebration

Modern Languages & Cultures at the Department of Humanities is happy to host a celebration of our Minor students, especially those graduating this Fall 2023 with a minor in French, German or Spanish. We will gather on Thursday November 30th, 6-7.30PM at the MUB, Ballroom B.

Come play games, sing karaoke songs in the four languages, meet people and have fun! Taste a snippet of our homemade food. Friends are welcome!

For more information, contact Leyre Alegre.

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Art-O-Rama Showcase Reception Hosted by Michigan Tech Art

5-7 p.m. December 1, 2023

At the Rozsa Center Art Galleries

A showcase of student artworks from the fall ’23 Art + Design and Art & Ecology classes. A variety of media is represented including painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, and mixed media. Students from many different majors at MTU, including (but not limited to) Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, Theatre Entertainment & Technology, and Physics are presenting their art in this eclectic show.

Free, light refreshments will be available. Many of the student artists represented in the show will be present to discuss their artworks.

Learn More | Free

Orchestral Music (sort of) Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. December 1, 2023

At the McArdle Theatre

The Superior Wind Symphony presents a concert entirely of band arrangements of orchestral music.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Jingle Bell Pop with the Detroit Youth Choir Presented by The Rozsa

7:30 p.m. December 2, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

“…absolutely brilliant. That was magic!” – Simon Cowell,  America’s Got Talent: All Stars, 2023

Celebrate the holidays with your loved ones and the world-famous America’s Got Talent finalists, the Detroit Youth Choir!

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Mind Trekkers Looking for Volunteers!

On Dec. 12, the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers will host the OneUP Copper Trail Festival, a STEM and career expo for middle school students held in the SDC Wood Gym. 

We are seeking volunteers for this event. Your presence and participation as a volunteer will inspire hundreds of students, and allow STEM to be accessible to the next generation. There are 3 different possible volunteer shifts for this event – sign up for whatever you are able to!

  • Load In (December 11th) – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Morning (December 12th) – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Afternoon (December 12th) – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Volunteers will be leading Mind Trekker demonstrations – hands-on STEM demonstrations to allow middle school students to explore STEM at their own pace. No experience is necessary for any of the roles at the event, just a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for learning.

Lunch will be provided for any volunteers volunteering for both the morning and afternoon sessions!

To volunteer for this event, sign up through this link!If you have any questions, email

Xi Sigma Pi Silent Auction

Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honors Society is hosting a silent auction in the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building Admin hallway (hallway behind the main atrium) on December 8th from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to find gifts for your friends and family! 

Auction Details:

  • All bids will be done in person on paper, with a name and email required alongside the bid amount (higher than the last bid value).
  • All winners will be announced the following Monday, December 11th. Emails will be sent to all winners. 
  • All proceeds will be directed to Xi Sigma Pi to support their annual research symposium for topics in natural resources, as well as maple leaves for new member induction. 

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

Feel free to join REAC this Monday, Dec. 4 at 7pm in Fisher 326 for REAC’s officer election for 2024 and to hear from Michael Iden, an Engineering Consultant in the railroad industry! If you have any interest in the rail industry or are pursuing Mechanical Engineering, this meeting is for you! 

Hillside Place Floor Logo Design Contest

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.  Additional details can be found by scanning the QR code or this link.


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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.