Day: February 21, 2024

Student Scoop – February 21, 2024

Your 30th Annual Student Leadership Awards Nominations are open!

All we need is you! Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) is seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities, the William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award, and a variety of other awards to recognize the efforts and achievements of our amazing Michigan Tech community.

This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our community and some of their incredible achievements! Please visit the Student Leadership Awards webpage for more information. Click on an individual title to read more about the award and its requirements, then complete and submit the nomination form. You can submit nominations in multiple categories, as well. Please take a minute to nominate a standout student, student organization, or advisor today!

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, also.

Nominations are due by midnight on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Please submit your nominations today! Questions concerning the Student Leadership Awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at or 7-1963.

AI, Dine & Dialogue – Grads Artificial Intelligence Policy Roundtable

“Embark on a journey of intellect as we gather for an evening of thought-provoking conversations and delectable delights. Join fellow graduate students in shaping the future of our academic landscape by sharing your insights on AI policies”, says Chat GPT.

What do you think? Share your thoughts on AI policies for Tech.

Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: MUB Ballroom A

All graduate students are welcome; Dinner will be served!


The Lode

Winter Carnival 2024 was a success! To get an insider look at the festivities, including the Broomball All-Star games, tune in to our second Lode TV episode of the semester. Watch it below!

Want even more news? Visit every main building on campus or the residence halls to pick up a physical paper, published weekly on Tuesdays. You can also view our articles online at!

Brought to you by The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper since 1921

Center for Educational Outreach Seeking Student Employees

The Center for Educational Outreach is currently seeking students to apply for our Student Coordinator positions.  These positions would start as soon as possible as a part-time (approximately 10 hrs/week) position, transitioning to full-time work at the end of the spring semester through the duration of our Summer Youth Programs with the opportunity to continue part-time once the fall semester begins.

Student Coordinators are a critical role within our department who help with the registration and coordination of Summer Youth Programs participants as well as supporting other department programs.  We are looking for adaptable students with keen attention to detail and communication skills.

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 updated QR code for questions and submissions.

Form for questions and submissions:

African Week

African Student Organisation Presents ‘African Week at Michigan Tech: A Celebration of Heritage and Unity! Dubbed “Sharing is Caring”

Join us for a thrilling week of activities as we bring the vibrant spirit of Africa to our campus. From March 4-9, experience the rich cultures of Africa with an exciting lineup of events that promise fun, learning, and community engagement.

 Soccer Match: Kick-off African Week with a friendly soccer match! Showcase your skills or cheer on your friends as we celebrate Africa’s favorite sport.

Community Service: Give back to the community in a meaningful way with our organized service activities. It’s a chance to make a difference while honoring the spirit of Ubuntu – “I am because we are.”

Movie Night: Relax and enjoy an African cinematic masterpiece. Dive into stories that move and inspire, highlighting the diverse narratives of the African continent.

“African Night: The grand finale! Savor authentic African cuisine, engage with insightful talks, and be mesmerized by cultural and talent displays. A night of food, learning, and entertainment that celebrates the best of Africa.

Don’t miss this amazing week of connection, culture, and celebration!

 Dates: March 4-9

 Venue: Michigan Tech Campus

 Open to All: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members

Embrace the diversity, unity, and vibrancy of African cultures with us. See you there!

See below for more details.

USG Elections Open!

Elections for USG Executive Board and At-Large Representatives are open! Please cast your votes here for the USG President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and At-Large Representatives. 

By participating in this election, you are helping to elect students who will serve on the Ways and Means committee, set goals and a direction for USG for next year, and represent your interests as an undergraduate student. Your opinions are important! 

Elections are open until Sunday, February 25th at 5PM. Thank you for electing your future campus leadership! For more information about USG, visit our website, follow us on Instagram, and join our discord!

Now Hiring LEAP Leaders for Fall 2024!

Rozsa Spotlight

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?

We recommend reserving your Student Rush Tickets in advance for this reserved seating show. Learn how to request free student tickets in advance for this reserved seating show. Student Rush is sponsored by the Experience Tech Fee.

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. March 9, 2024

At the Calumet Theatre

Romanian guest conductor Cristian Lupeş leads the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra in an evening of transcendent Tchaikovsky at the Calumet Theatre. The evening features Tchaikovsky’s turbulent The Tempest (Symphonic Fantasy after Shakespeare) and his final work, Symphony No. 6, “The Pathétique”—premiered nine days before his death.

Michigan Tech Student Rush Tickets must be reserved in advance for off-campus events. You can reserve tickets online for this general admission show. Tickets at the door are $20.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

The American Dream Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. March 10, 2024

At the McArdle Theatre

A Superior Wind Symphony celebration of the finest American wind band composers, old and new.

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

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being is hosting a Substance Use Screening Day on Thursday, February 22nd from 10am – 2pm. Grab some resources or talk to a clinical counselor if you have concerns about a person in your life or yourself when it comes to substance use. Find our counselors and student staff in the Library, room 244. 

Medlife Kahoot Night

Join Kahoot Night with Medlife (Medicine, Education, Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere) on March 5th to compete for the prizes and learn more about the club! RSVP by emailing ( Snacks provided!