Student Scoop – March 6, 2024

Student Leadership and Involvement New Hours!

Student Leadership and Involvement is excited to announce that we will now be open until 6:30 pm on Wednesdays!

Student Leadership Award Nominations close on March 10th at midnight!

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.

GRIT Workshop

G.R.I.T. is an interactive, half-day leadership workshop designed to help you develop in the areas of motivation, perseverance, habit formation, and goal setting. Through a variety of activities, each individual will come to understand more about themselves and how they can achieve individual success. The skills learned can aid students in working towards any aspiration – from leading their student organization to increasing their GPA to running a marathon. Come join your peers as together we gain resilience and inspire tenacity!

G.R.I.T. is held once a semester. The fall session will be held on Sunday, March 24th, 2023, from 1:00 PM-4:30 PM. Limited space is available as every participant will receive free program materials, snacks, and a gift.

Please RSVP here by March 18th!

Upcoming HuskyLEADs

Now Hiring LEAP Leaders for Fall 2024!

Bowl for Kid’s Sake 2024


Teams Needed for 2024 Event to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Invest some of your time in POTENTIAL and you can change the World “Little” by “Little”. Stand with Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Copper Country Bowl for Kids’ Sake – mobilize your team, come up with a catchy team name, create costumes & props – or join us as you are and just have fun! Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fun way to support kids in our community with your friends, family and colleagues. The 30th Copper Country Bowl for Kids’ Sake is scheduled to take place on Saturday – March 16, 2024 with bowling sessions starting at Noon, 2:30PM, and 5PM at the Mine Shaft in Houghton.  Please consider joining us for a Fun-Filled Day for a Great Cause!

This is your Call to Action to stand up for Kids in our Community today! This event is a fundraiser to support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs for children in the local communities. All of the proceeds support life-changing mentoring relationships for local kids. This event is not about the bowling; it’s about having fun for a good cause, so anyone can participate. All you have to do is raise a minimum of $45 per bowler and then you’re eligible for two hours of bowling, free pizza, great prizes and a lot of fun. If you can “spare” a little bit of time for a lot of FUN… YOU can be a part of Bowl for Kids’ and Be a Force for Change in our community.

Best regards from your Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Team at U.P.Kids serving Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula.

Triangle Fraternity Philanthropy Event

Triangle’s holding our yearly philanthropy stream, Extra Life, from 6pm this Friday to 10am Saturday. We’ll be playing video games and hanging out for 16 hours straight (game schedule below) and we’ll be holding donation challenges like Hot Ones, ice bath, and the One Chip Challenge. 

All donations go to Hurley’s Children’s Hospital. Please consider donating as well to give us challenges to complete.

Link to the stream here:

2024 Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament – Register Now

The Doghouse Classic is an original Michigan Tech event that saw its beginnings over 30 years ago under the direction of Kevin Borseth, head women’s basketball coach at the time. The tournament will take place in the SDC Multipurpose Room on six competition courts. The number of teams registered will determine the number of divisions and the tournament format for each division. The preferred format will be a double-elimination bracket. Tournament brackets will not be available until the day of the tournament. Tournament Details:Divisions: Boys and girls divisions for grade levels 4-8, JV, Varsity, and Men’s and Women’s Opens (includes Intramural teams).

Cost: $120* per team (four players per team)

*Free to IM teams. Register at

Registration Closes: Monday, April 8, at 11:59 p.m.

This tournament is an excellent opportunity to have some fun playing 3-on-3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment. Prizes will be awarded for division champs, and event swag will be available for all participants!  

Visit Michigan Tech Recreation’s Doghouse Classic Spring 2024 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament page to learn more and sign up.

Africa Students Organization

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- March 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!

The African Night!

Come and learn about some African Countries!

Come and enjoy some African food!

Come and listen to some African Music!

Come and relax and get in a good mood!

It’s on Saturday, March 9, 2024! See you there.

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 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!

Upcoming Dates/Times/Combinations:

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!

MTU Needs Student Opinions!

Michigan Tech University is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. Student feedback will help us better understand your hazard concerns and help us identify mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events, including the impacts of climate change. Please help us by completing this survey by March 15, 2024. All responses will be kept anonymous and confidential and will only be used to inform the Committee when updating the plan.

Film Board presents

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is rated PG-13

Friday (3/8) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (3/9)  5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Sunday (3/10) 5:30 8:30pm

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.

Board Game Night

Join our counselors and student staff at Board Game Night! Get back into the swing of the semester post-spring break and connect with friends. Jim will be hanging out in the Wads Annex from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 6th. We hope to see you there! 

The Lode

As the oldest student organization on campus, we appreciate the feedback of all members of the Michigan Tech community. Attached below is a mid-semester feedback form about your interaction with The Lode student newspaper. The survey takes less than five minutes to fill out and enters you to win one of our crewnecks! 

Link to feedback form:

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

USG Representative Nominations Open!

Nominations for USG Representatives are open until Sunday, March 10th at 5PM. Please submit a nomination or two for someone you believe would represent the student body as a: 

● Second Year Representative (2 positions available) 

● Third Year Representative (2 positions available) 

● Fourth Year Representative (2 positions available) 

● College of Business Representative (1 position available) 

● College of Computing Representative (2 positions available) 

● College of Engineering Representative (4 positions available) 

● College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Representative (1 position available) 

● College of Sciences and Arts Representative (2 positions available) 

USG members must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 and be in good conduct standing. If you are nominated for a position and do not meet the GPA or conduct requirements, you will not be eligible to run and will not receive an email notifying you of your nomination and next steps. 

USG members are required to hold 3 office hours per week and join a standing committee, all of which meet weekly. Additionally, members attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 7-9PM

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday, March 10th. Candidates are required to attend a mandatory election information session, either on Tuesday, March 12th at 7PM or Thursday, March 14th at 6PM. Elections will open at 8am on Monday, March 18th, and close at 5pm on Sunday, March 24th. New members will be sworn in at the meeting on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm. For more information about USG, visit our website, follow us on Instagram, and join our discord!

MTU American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2024 Internship Panel

Attention all students! The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at Michigan Tech proudly announces our Spring 2024 Internship Panel. This panel is designed to assist you in preparing for your Summer Internship by providing an opportunity to ask questions to students with internship experience. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to take your career to new heights! The event will take place on Friday, March 29th, from 6-8 PM in the MUB Ballroom. During the event, we will be hosting a raffle for a gift basket worth approximately $50, featuring various items from local businesses. Attendees will also be offered free sandwiches and beverages. Additionally, panelists will receive $20 gift cards to both Walmart and Amazon. If you have any questions about the event details, please contact Destiny Klinkhammer ( Don’t miss this golden opportunity to advance your career! These forms will be open until Wednesday, March 20th at 11:59 PM EST!

Attendee Signup Form:

Panelist Signup Form:

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

Prep for Design Expo and other end-of-term presentations!

Prep for Design Expo and other term end presentations the right way – with peer support, pizza, and help from dedicated library and university staff! You’re invited to four instructional work sessions to help you create compelling videos, visuals and pitches for the projects you have dedicated so much time to. Pizza will be provided at each so you can grab a quick meal while you fine tune your work! 

Faculty and instructors are highly encouraged to send students working on large final projects to these workshops. 

Where: Library’s East Reading Room

When: 2-3pm

Please register for sessions that interest you so we don’t order too much, or worse, too little pizza! 

March 7: Posters, Images & Visualizations
We’ll cover principles you can use to ensure your posters and the  images and data you display in them are readable and appealing and run through tools you can use to design supporting images. The second half of the session will be devoted to questions and open work time. Pick our brains as you think through how to best share your research. Register

March 20: Video Creating & Editing 

We’ll provide basic info on recording, available tools, and tricks to make your production more professional and accessible. The last half of the hour will be devoted to questions and open work time. Handouts and a compilation of resources will be available to take with you! Register

April 4: The Finishing Touches 

Refresh on details about how to present your work for Design Expo and other end of year presentations. Get last minute feedback for a winning project and work on the final details of your project and video with company! Snacks and refreshments provided. Register

Blue Key

Check your inbox! Are you looking to give back to the MTU and Keweenaw Communities? Are you wanting to grow your leadership skills and make you more employable? Do you want to be a part of Winter Carnival? Look no further, Blue Key National Honor Society is looking for new members to join the leadership and service organization that puts on Winter Carnival! Join us either March 13th or 14th for a Blue Key Social! Or Apply Here!

Society for Technical Communication: Student Chapter