Student Scoop – January 31, 2024

Non-Traditional Student Group

Sometimes in your student cohorts, you may feel like the only adult in the room. In NonTra, you don’t have to be.

Introducing NonTra.

We are a group of non-traditional students who made the decision to go back to school in hopes to make a better life for ourselves.

Need a change of scenery?

Spend a half hour with peers with a bit more in common than what you’d find in your cohorts. We know you have other stuff to do.

Come to the MUB on 31 January (Wednesday) at 4:00 PM.

And when you come to the info meeting, you’ll see you’re not alone… there’s at least one more us out there.

Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the 2024 Spring Career Fair.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on February 13, 2024, from 12-4 p.m. in the SDC (left-hand side of the main entrance).

Photos will be taken first come, first served. Each student will take (1) test shot and then will have a limit of (3) posed shots.

Please sign up if you intend to utilize this free service. RSVP in advance is strongly encouraged. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2024. Photos will be emailed a few weeks after the Career Fair.

Campus Store Selfie Contest

Winter Carnival apparel will be available starting the morning of Monday, February 5th at both the Campus Store and University Images while supplies last!

Winter Carnival Banner Painting Voting Open Now!

We need your Vote! Banner Painting for Winter Carnival 2024 is open now and will end on February 10th. The voting form is attached below, and the banners are hung along the Art Rail on the 2nd floor and close to the front desk in the Opie Library, please stop by and check it out!

FREE Chili during the All-Nighter

Fuel and warm up during the All-Nighter by getting FREE chili (vegetarian!), served in front of the library on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, starting at 7 p.m. until it runs out! Don’t miss out on a delicious meal courtesy of the Alumni Engagement Office, GSG, and USG.

See you there! 

USG Spring Break Buses

USG Spring Lower Michigan Break Bus

The two Lower Michigan buses leave from campus at 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 24th and make stops in St. Ignace, Gaylord, Clare, and East Lansing. The buses leave from East Lansing at 8:00 AM on Sunday, March 3rd, and make the same stops in reverse order on their return trip to campus.

Event Link:

Roundtrip Ticket Price: $150.00

USG Spring Wisconsin/Chicago Break Bus

The Wisconsin/Chicago bus goes through Wisconsin and ends at the O’Hare International Airport. Along the way, the bus will make stops in Stevens Point, Rockford, and Chicago. The bus leaves Houghton on Saturday, February 24th at 8:00 AM EST and leaves O’Hare on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM CST.

Event Link:

Roundtrip Ticket Price: $138.75

Film Board presents

Gran Turismo

Based on the unbelievable, inspiring true story of a team of underdogs – a struggling, working-class gamer, a failed former race car driver, and an idealistic motorsport exec – who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world.

Gran Turismo is rated PG-13

Friday (2/2) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (2/3)  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.

Tapping with the Maple Syrup Club

Have you looked at the weather recently? The high temps are above freezing and the low temps are below freezing…that sounds like TAPPING SEASON! If you are interested in how maple syrup is made, come to the tapping gathering at the Tech Trails located north of the SDC on Saturday, February 3rd at 12:30 PM! We will be meeting east of the Outdoor Adventure Program (aka OAP) building. If you do decide to join us, please be on time and dressed for cold weather since we will be going into a forest! If you come late, please contact the president at Hope to see you there!

SnoBall Crash Course

The MTU Swing Club is having a crash course to prepare for the annual SnoBall, and we hope to see you there! No experience or partner needed.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Time: 2 – 5 p.m. 

Location: DHH Ballroom

2 – 3 p.m. – East Coast Basics

3 – 4 p.m. – Waltz Basics

4 – 5 p.m. – Polka Basics

*There will be time for breaks, so don’t sweat it!!

Jewelry Sale with Delta Zeta

Sustainability Demonstration House Open House

The Sustainability Demonstration House tenants invite you to attend our upcoming Open House during Carni Week on Thursday, February 8th, from 4-7 pm! The house is open to students, their families, and community members. Come to tour the house, see our systems, and learn how you can practice sustainable living too! We will havefree vegan hot chocolate and free pizza available while supplies last. 

We are also hosting our Spring Workshop on Saturday, February 17th from 9am-12pm! This semester’s family-friendly sustainable craft is macrame. Join us and learn how to make a macrame plant hanger or wall hanging of your own!

The house is located at 21680 Woodland Rd, two houses down from McNair and Hillside Place. We hope to see you there! 

Please see the flyer attached for more information. Feel free to reach out to with any questions. 

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 spring for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Not a current student or SDC Access Pass Holder? Purchase a WIBIT Wednesday Pass (space is limited)!
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 at WIBIT 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, January 31, 5:00-8:00 pm – Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Cliff/Slope

Wednesday, March 6, 5:00-8:00 pm – Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Slope
Wednesday, April 10, 5:00-8:00 pm – Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope

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

SCUBA Diving Course

Registration for the next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course will open on February 7 at 8 am.

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and able to swim 200 yards comfortably.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all class sites, including the SDC and dive location in Marquette.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, March 15 — 5-10 pm, SDC
  • Saturday, March 16 — 8 am – 10 pm, SDC
  • Sunday, March 16 — 8 am – 12 pm, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, OR Saturday and Sunday,  April 20-21 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees, and training materials). Class size is limited. The deadline to register is February 29, 11:59 pm.

For more information, visit SCUBA.

Art Night

Students for Sustainability is hosting an Art Night on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Fisher 125. We will be painting cards for Valentine’s Day. All supplies will be provided.

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Speaking Truth to Power: Poets, Writers, Resistance, and Resilience Presented by Michigan Tech Art

12-1 p.m. February 1, 2024

At the Van Pelt and Opie Library, East Reading Room

Free, light refreshments will be available.

Leading up to the Rozsa Art Gallery exhibition, Simple Machines: Poetry, Letterpress, and the Art of the Little Magazine, please join special guest, Ukrainian poet, Yuliya Musakovska for a poetry reading followed by a panel discussion with Musakovska and Michigan Tech professors Richard Canevez, Stephanie Carpenter, and M. Bartley Seigel.

Learn More | Free Event

Simple Machines: Poetry, Letterpress, and the Art of the Little Magazine Reception Presented by Michigan Tech Art

Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. February 2, 2024

Exhibit Open February 2-March 30, 2024

In the Rozsa Galleries A-Space

Simple Machines is a two-edition, international, letterpress poetry magazine founded and edited by Michigan Tech’s M. Bartley Seigel, funded through a Research Excellence Fund—Scholarship & Creativity Grant, produced in collaboration with designer/printers at the Copper Country Community Arts Center, and TYPA Letterpress & Paper Art Center, Tartu, Estonia, and featuring original poetry from a diverse array of national and international poets.

Friday night, join Michigan Tech’s M. Bartley Seigel and visiting Ukrainian poet Yuliya Musakovska, along with Rozsa Art Gallery Director Terri Jo Frew, for an opening night reception. Experience the exhibit in a relaxed environment, enjoy light refreshments, and witness a live letterpress demonstration by Bonnie Loukus and Daniel Schneider from the Copper Country Community Arts Center. There will also be a poetry reading performed by Musakovska and others. Free, light refreshments will be available.

Learn More | Free Event

Winter Carnival and Rozsa Presenting Series Event: Cirque FLIP Fabrique’s Blizzard

Opening Night 7:30 p.m. February 9, 2024

Sensory-Friendly Performance 2 p.m. February 10, 2024 What is this?

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.

Opening Night Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Sensory Friendly Performance Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Barbell Club

Cookies for a Cause with Tau Kappa Epsilon

Enjoy some homemade cookies and help support children’s cancer research! Help the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon as they raise money for St. Jude’s during All-Nighter. Stop by behind the TKE’s statue site, next to the Administration Building between 4-10 PM (while supplies last).

Study Abroad – Summer 2024

Ready for an adventure this summer?

The Costa Rica and the Barcelona program are having a joint info session on Thursday, February 1st, from 5-6 at the HDMZ 120A.

Costa Rica: Spend 6 weeks during the Summer track A in the cloud rainforest living with Costa Rican families, speaking Spanish, eating amazing food, and enjoying la pura vida!!  Earn 9 HASS credits and 1 PE credit.

Read more about the program here or email with any questions! You can also Apply Here now! The deadline is March 8th. 

Barcelona: Spend 7 weeks during the Summer, Track B in Spain. No previous Spanish language knowledge is needed. Earn up to 9 HASS credits. The deadline is February 15th.

Check out the program’s detailed information:

MUB Board presents

Karaoke Night

Date: Wednesday 02/07/24

Time: 10 pm – Midnight

Location: MUB Commons

Join us for Winter Carnival Karaoke, next week Wednesday. Stop inside for some warmth, and enjoy listening to others perform or go ahead and get up there yourself or with some friends! There will also be mocktails close by presented by Center for Health and Wellness with HuskyEats! We hope to see you there!


Date: Tuesday 02/13/24

Time: 5 – 7 pm

Location: MUB Commons

STUFF-A-HUSKY IS BACK! This year’s annual event will feature huskies, frogs, octopi, koalas, and moose. Join to make your own stuffed animal of any of these, completely free to all Tech students! While supplies last!

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Board Game Night

Come de-stress with Jim and our student staff! Bring your friends and play some of your favorite board games!

  • When: Wednesday, February 7th | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: MUB Commons

Bigfoot Glowshoe

We are excited to present Bigfoot Glowshoe for the 2024 Winter Carnival. Hit the Tech Trails with your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of snowshoeing on groomed trails below glowing lights. 

Please visit our Bigfoot Glowshoe website for more registration information. 


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Support Winter Carnival!

Special Events Ice Bowling is looking for two scorekeeper volunteers. The event is being held at the John Macinnes Ice Arena.