Student Scoop – February 14, 2024

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 looking for a student worker.

General Student Worker – 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.

Student Leadership Award Nominations are open!

On behalf of the University community, Student Leadership and Involvement is seeking nominations for the 30th Annual Student Leadership Awards! Take a minute to nominate a standout student today!

All awards and their information can be found on the Student Leadership Awards webpage. For each award, click on an individual title to read more about the award and its requirements, then complete and submit the nomination form. 

Nominations are due by midnight on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Awards include:

Individual Student Awards

President’s Award for Leadership
Provost’s Award for Scholarship
Dean of Students Award for Possibilities
William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award
Percy Julian Award
Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader
Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance
Rising Star of the Year
Student Employee of the Year

Organization Awards

Exceptional Civic Engagement Award
Exceptional Program of the Year
Most Improved Student Organization
Student Organization of the Year

Community and Staff Awards

Clair M. Donovan Award
Student Organization Advisor of the Year

The recipient of each award will be honored at the 30th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2024, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Nominators are warmly encouraged to attend.

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at or 906-487-1963.

Registered Student Organization Break With Blizzard

Planning a Spring Break adventure with your student org? Why not bring a pop-up Blizzard along for the ride! Share your exciting moments on social media with #BreakwithBlizzard and let’s make memories together. Limited availability, so fill out our Break with Blizzard Interest Form!

Spring 2024 Adult Aquatics Programs

Registration for Session 2 Spring Adult Aquatics Programs is now open!

  • Adult Huskies Swim Training (18 or older) – provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels in a group setting.
  • Adult Huskies Swim Lessons (18 or older) – aquatic education for the beginner to the intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the fundamental four strokes.

Registration for Session 2 Spring Adult Aquatics Programs closes February 29, 11:59 pm.

Questions? Contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at or call (906) 487-2995.

Delta Zeta Kissing Booth Bake Sale

Film Board presents

King Richard

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

King Richard is rated PG-13

Friday (2/16) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (2/17)  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.

The Pocket Gallery is accepting artwork submissions!

Submission deadline is March 22, 2024.

The Pocket Gallery is a new art zine and is dedicated to lifting the artistic voices of the students at MTU. Having your work published with us will help your voice be heard within the community.

We are looking for submissions to publish in the first ever edition this semester! The zine will be printed in color and available around campus in April.

Please see the flier for additional details and the QR code for the submission form.

Michigan Tech Recreation

Defensive Handgun Course

Get educated about the best handguns for personal defense. Spend time in the classroom and the shooting range learning the draw stroke, moving and shooting, the plausibility principle, and more. Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Saturday, February 17, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (registration closes February 14, 11:59 pm)
  • Saturday, April 20, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (registration closes April 17, 11:59 pm)

Cost $150/person

There is still room available in the February 17 Defensive Handgun Course. Sign up today!

HuskiesFit Spin Class

Come on in and let us take you for a RIDE. Whether you’re looking to expand your fitness or start your journey, this class is for you! Sundays at 3, Fridays at noon in the SDC Fitness Studio. Included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card.

2024 Indoor Triathlon

You don’t have to win, you just have to TRI! Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) Wednesday, April 3 at the SDC!

Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance within a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! Transition time is provided between events. Event capacity is limited.

Open to MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) with a valid MTU student ID or SDC Access Pass. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

FREE to participate, but registration is required.

Registration opens: February 21, 2024, 8:00 am EST

Registration closes: March 16, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Visit Indoor Triathlon for more information!

Theme Park Engineering Group Speaker Event

Are you interested in lighting and rigging systems involving theatre or theme parks? The Theme Park Engineering Group at Michigan Tech is excited to announce our first speaker event of the semester! We will be hosting Scott O’Donnell from ETC! ETC stands for Entertainment Theatre Controls and they specialize in being the global leader in manufacturing lighting and rigging technology! Scott is a great resource for students who are interested in getting started pursuing the themed entertainment industry, so please share with anyone you think might be interested, it will be TODAY, February 14th from 6-7 PM in Fisher 133! If you are interested in about hearing our other events, don’t hesitate to join our Involvement Link and Discord! 


Involvement Link:


Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech.  Hosted by the Enterprise Program and the College of Engineering, Design Expo allows our Huskies to showcase their work, network, and compete for awards.  A panel of judges made up of distinguished corporate representatives, Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, and community members, critique the projects and determine the award winners.  The deadline is approaching – be sure to register your project today!

WHAT: A showcase of Enterprise, Senior Design, and Capstone projects
WHO: Enterprise and Senior Design Teams
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: The Van Pelt and Opie Library — First floor and the Memorial Union Building — Ballroom
HOW: Go to before 3/8/24 to REGISTER


Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Maybe you are considering joining Enterprise, but are unsure which team is right for you?  Do you want to find out how to join an Enterprise?

Be sure to join us in the MUB Ballroom on Tuesday, February 20 from 6:00-8:00pm for Enterprise Day, where you will be able to talk with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place!  

For more information about each team, please visit our Enterprise Day website. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. If you have any questions, please email

Just Dance Event

Grab a friend and come jump around for a night! The Quad Core Fitness Center is hosting our first-ever event… JUST DANCE!

Stop in the DHH Ballroom from 4-7PM on February 16 to join us for a few songs or to dance the night away!

There will be a screen with iconic Just Dance videos to follow along with, and, of course, plenty of room to find your groove!

This event is free for all on-campus students. Light snacks and drinks will be available.

Hiring CLC Coaches for Fall 2024!

The Chemistry Learning Center is hiring coaches and weekly review leaders for next year. Working in the CLC provides a chance for you to use and hone your chemistry knowledge, support the success of your fellow Huskies, and refine your interpersonal communication skills. We provide flexible scheduling around class schedules and other commitments. Students need to have completed University Chemistry I and II (or the equivalent) prior to fall 2024. Hourly wages starting at $12/hour. The due date for applications is March 3, 2024. The application can be completed here.

YCC-UP Careers in the UP Seminar

Join the YCC-UP for a series of seminars highlighting the diverse field of chemistry in the UP. Interact with professional chemists in various careers (industry, academia, government, consulting, etc) to learn what it takes to excel in whatever lane of chemistry you desire.

  • Learn about available opportunities in the UP
  • Hear personal stories of career development 
  • Gain a greater understanding of chemistry in your local region.

Our first Guest speaker for the Careers in the UP series is Ellen R Campbell, CEO of NECi (Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc.)

MUB Board presents

Deep Snow Ultimate Football

Date: Friday 02/16/24

Time: 4 – 6 pm

Location: Sherman Field

Friday on Sherman Field there will be some outdoor fun like none other! The plan is for deep snow football, but either way, games will be on the field through snow, rain, or shine! Join in for the lighthearted games and a good time.

Neon Disco Skate Night

Date: Saturday 02/17/24

Time: 7 – 9 pm 

Location: SDC Student Ice Arena

Skate Night is returning once more, now with a disco theme! Register here for a timeslot so we can make sure everyone gets skates, and join us at the SDC for a night of colorful lights and disco on the ice. It is completely free for all MTU students, but it is first come first serve so make sure to register soon!

Rozsa Spotlight

Imagining (Im)Possibilities: Museum Explorations Presented by Michigan Tech Theatre

7 p.m. February 15, 16, and 17, 2024

At the McArdle Theatre

Travel through an underwater tunnel, get the lighting just right for your own superhero moment, and see the Quincy Mine Hoist at work with the push of a button during Michigan Tech Theatre’s Imagining (Im)Possibilities. Drop into McArdle Theatre for your self-guided exploration on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7-9:30 p.m. for 30-minute self-guided tours.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Music for a Sacred Space Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. February 18, 2024

At St. Joseph Catholic Church

conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, Michigan Tech Concert Choir, and Northern Michigan University Arts Chorale join in a concert of sacred music. Proceeds from this concert go to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Learn More | Freewill donations to St. Vincent de Paul are gratefully accepted at the door.

My Fair Lady Presented by The Rozsa

7:30 p.m. March 7, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

“Thrilling, glorious and BETTER THAN IT EVER WAS.  Eliza is a hero for our moment!” The New York Times

From Lincoln Center Theater and director Bartlett Sher comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?

Learn how to request tickets in advance for this limited reserved seating show.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

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

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.

Learn More | Free Exhibit

Learn to Curl with Huskies Curl

Date: Sunday, February, 18, 2024

Time: 6:30-9*

*ride share leaves Fisher Parking at 5:45. Please join Discord and let us know if you need a ride. 

Location: Copper Country Curling Club, Calumet, MI

Join us to learn how to curl with Huskies Curl, this weekend on Sunday. We just qualified for Nationals and want to invite everyone to learn. Curling is a great sport to learn and relatively easy to learn! Join the discord if you need a ride. We hope to see you there!

Soul Train Party

The Black Student Association (BSA) is hosting our annual Soul Train Night this Saturday (2/17) from 7-9pm. Join us for a fun night of music and dancing! Food will offered until supplies last. Hope to see you there!

Africa Week Celebration

Please join us for some diverse African Cultural Display and Music on Saturday, 9 March 2024! See you there.

Venue :   Mub Ballroom

Date   :   9 March, 2024

Calling all volunteers!

You’re invited to join the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers as we travel to Port Huron, Michigan on March 7th – 10th for the SC4 STEM Fest! 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, just a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for learning.

Never heard of Mind Trekkers before? Mind Trekkers is a nationally-acclaimed traveling STEM roadshow bringing high-energy, hands-on, STEM festivals to communities around the country. As a Mind Trekker, you’ll help guide participants through demonstrations that showcase the awe and power of science through experimentation. From being inside a bubble to skewering a balloon without popping it, to making ice cream with liquid nitrogen – Mind Trekkers serves to bring communities together to support an educational ecosystem and strong future workforce in STEM.

To sign up, email us at mindtrekkers@kraffael


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts!

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.