Student Scoop – March 20, 2024

The Great Game: An Outdoor Adventure

The Great Game is Rescheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 8 p.m. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event and hope you enjoy all the other fun happenings occurring tonight. Go Huskies! 

Remember the fun times playing Pokemon Go? Join Student Leadership Involvement’s Late Night Program for a fun Outdoor Adventure where participants use an app similar to our favorite childhood game on their phone. Meet us in the Memorial Union Building at 8 p.m. in the Commons (cafe area) to get directions and the link to the app. 

The gameplan: teams will break a secret code at Husky Plaza, see floating letters in augmented reality above an Engineering Building, and decipher a Morse code message sent by a secret witness near Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Everyone on campus competes on one leaderboard for the fastest time – and it is all self-guided.

Free to play. Bring your friends. This is sure to be an outdoor adventure with fun and laughs!

Diverse Dialogues: Women in STEM

Volunteer opportunity with Friends of Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library is holding its annual BIG Annual Book Sale at the end of the month, Thursday and Friday 28-29 March in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Ballroom. To pull it off, we need your help!  

On Thursday, March 28, we need set-up help from 12-3pm and at the end of the sale Friday 4-6pm we will be breaking down the sale and need some help again.  We also need cashiers throughout the day on Friday (hour-long slots from 10-4. All these volunteer opportunities are on GivePulse: Would you consider joining us?  We so appreciate you! (And as a sweetener, setup volunteers get the first look at all the books!)

Even if you can’t volunteer, come buy some books: the sale is Thursday 5-7 and Friday 10-4 with a $5 bag sale at 3pm on Friday. This year the sale will feature many books of the former Finlandia University library, as well as many art and photography books from the library of Joe Kirkish, longtime MTU photography professor. 

Houghton Elementary School is seeking After School Program Instructors

Houghton-Portage Twp. School District is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

After School Care Instructors

(3:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Description and Qualifications:

Houghton Elementary School is now accepting applications for instructor positions with the after-school program.  We offer a variety of activities daily for students, such as art and board games, crafts, legos, Hot Wheels, gym games, outdoor games, etc.  We are seeking individuals who would be interested in leading activities and supervising students.  Must be available for at least the first semester of the 2024/25 school year.  Training and orientation available now.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.  Leadership and education experience is preferred.  All staff will be required to have an initial TB test, Livescan Fingerprints, and Morpho Fingerprints taken as a condition of employment.  After working two pay periods, reimbursement for the fingerprints will be paid. Competitive wage. 

Interested candidates may submit a letter of application and resume to:

Mrs. Amy Forsell

Houghton Elementary School

203 West Jacker Avenue

Houghton, MI 49931

Or to:

Deadline:  May 1, 2024

It is the policy of the Houghton –Portage Township Schools that no person, on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, weight or height, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs, or admissions.  Questions or concerns regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to Mrs. Sara Marcotte, Business Manager, Houghton-Portage Township School District, 1603 Gundlach Road, Houghton, MI 49931.

Interested in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences?

Looking to add a major or a minor? Then come to the ALLEY Makerspace on March 25, 2024, from 4-5:30 pm to learn about all the options the College of Sciences and Arts has to offer. You’ll get to do some fun maker projects, eat some snacks, ask questions, and get valuable information. See you there!

MHA Annual Vegas Night

Come close to the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas- right in Houghton! MHA’s annual Vegas Night will be happening on March 23rd from 8pm-11pm on the first floor of Fisher Hall. Some of our prizes this year include a PlayStation 5, a VR headset, and an 8 person tent! All MTU students are welcome to attend! 

MHA is still looking for volunteers for this event! If you are interested in volunteering, check us out on GivePulse here:

If you are volunteering for this event, you MUST also attend one of the mandatory training sessions either on Friday, March 22 from 4pm- 5pm OR Saturday, March 23rd from 11am-Noon. Training will be held in the West McNair Glass Lounge (G003 West McNair)

If you cannot make either of those times, please reach out to for alternative arrangements.

Whether you are attending, volunteering, or both – we look forward to spending Vegas Night with you


The Iranian community at Michigan Tech celebrates Nowruz to share the Iranian New Year tradition at Michigan Tech. Our event is on March 24th, from 5 to 9 pm, including a one-hour after-party. Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the beginning of spring together. Our event includes an Iranian banquet, Iranian live music by a multicultural band, and stand-up comedy by Tehran, a comedian coming from California. 

Tickets will be available at MUB Commons from March 20th until March 22nd, from 11 am to 2 pm, or until we sell out. You can also get your tickets online through this link. Please get your ticket earlier.MTU students can get tickets for $15, and non-student tickets are $25.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Gala Latina

Gala Latina: Saturday, March 23rd from 6 – 9pm in the DHH ballroom

“In Rio’s rhythm, feathers take flight, dance with us, under the carnival lights.”

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) invites all to join for a night of dancing, food, and fun! Along with bachatas, cumbias, and salsa, there will also be a raffle for prizes given throughout the night. To be a part of the raffle, all you need to do is check in and be present.

SMLS Blood Drive

The Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists will be putting on a blood drive on Friday, April 5th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in DHH Ballroom. All of the blood donated will stay in the UP!

If you donated blood in the Red Cross Blood Drive you ARE able to donate blood again in this one.

Scan the QR code or click the link to sign up!! Walk-ins are also welcome until 2:15 PM!!

USG Representative Elections Open!

Elections for USG Representative positions are open! Please cast your votes here

Feel free to stop by our booth in Fisher Hall on Thursday, March 21st from 9AM-5PM to pick up an “I voted” sticker and spin our prize wheel! Stickers will also be available at our office (MUB 113, across from the bookstore) while elections are open. 

Elections are open until Sunday, March 24th 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!

Delta Upsilon Volleyball Rush

Ramadan Awareness Day

Assalamu Aylaikum (Meaning: May God shower blessings and peace on you)!

Ramadan is one of the holy months in the Islamic calendar, it is the time when all the Muslims around the world practice fasting, and it is also a reminder to unite to help each other and the entire humanity as well. 

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Michigan Tech is happy to announce Ramadan Awareness Day at the library exhibit / promotional display space (first floor), so please stop by our stall anytime between 12-3 PM on April 4 to learn more about Ramadan and grab some date fruits & candies as well 

Thank you so much for your visit in advance!

Call for Artists and Musicians

It’s that time of year again: Earth Day is coming up. To celebrate the Earth, Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action is hosting our 3rd Annual Art and Music Festival!

We are currently looking for artists and musicians who care about the environment. Please sign up to share your art with us on April 13th. See the flyer attached for more information and the sign-up form. 

Rozsa Spotlight

Don Keranen Jazz Festival ft. Kris Johnson

Presented by Michigan Tech Music

March 22-23, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The Annual Don Keranen Jazz Festival pays tribute to the founder of the Michigan Tech Jazz Studies Program. The weekend will feature former Count Basie Big Band trumpeter and Detroit native Kris Johnson. Watch Kris on YouTube.

Here’s this year’s lineup:

DURATION | Approx. 2 hours
Video Game Jazz Ensemble and the R&D Band feat. guest artist Kris Johnson.

DURATION | Approx. 90 minutes
Lab Band with Kris Johnson, Trumpet

DURATION | Approx. 2 hours
JazTec and Workshop Brass Band

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Ryan O’Connell: Inclusive by Design Presented by the Rozsa

March 28, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

In Inclusive by Design, speaker Ryan O’Connell will break down what systemic ableism is, discuss how to build inclusivity into spaces [classrooms, buildings, communities] in ways that go beyond ADA compliance, and talk about why representation matters now more than ever (and tell us what we can do about it). This event will be a facilitated discussion between Ryan and Darnishia Morris, Instructor and Manager of Global Engagement Programs with Pavlis Honors College.

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

Undergraduate Student Government

ASME Internship Panel

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 DOW 0641. During the event, we will be hosting a raffle featuring various items from local businesses. Attendees will also be offered free sandwiches and beverages. Additionally, panelists will receive $20-25 gift cards to either Walmart or Amazon. If you would like to be an attendee please fill out our Attendee Sign-Up Form. If you would like to be a panelist please fill out our Panelist Sign-up Form. This event has a cap of 80 guests and 6 panelists so sign up soon! An email to confirm your spot will be sent out 3/27 with an itinerary of the event. If you have any questions about the event details, please contact Destiny Klinkhammer ( Don’t miss this golden opportunity to advance your career!

NOW HIRING: REHS Quad Core Fitness Center Student Supervisors!

Are you interested in improving both the environment and the physical facilities in the Quad Core Fitness Centers? Are you interested in helping your fellow Huskies learn more about physical fitness and mental wellbeing? Do you want to be more involved on campus, have a voice in determining future changes and improvements to the Quad Core, and/or gain experience overseeing fitness facilities? If you answered yes to any of those questions, apply to be a Quad Core Fitness Center Student Supervisor starting in the Fall 2024 semester! Applications are open until 10:00AM on Monday, 25 March. The full position description, responsibilities, and qualifications can be found here.

Alpha Gamma Delta Recruitment Event

Interested in Greek Life and joining a sisterhood? Alpha Gamma Delta is hosting a “candy salad bar” this Thursday (3/21/24) at 6:30 pm! The event will be at the Alpha Gamma Delta house, rides are available from Wads and leaving at 6:25 pm. Contact VP Recruitment Maci Dostaler at

The Lode

The MTU campus now welcomes students, faculty, and staff into the H-Stem building, with the opening ceremony right around the corner. To learn more about the H-Stem building and class registration for the upcoming academic semester, check out our third LodeTV episode of 2024! You can find the episode here:

Also, our E-board positions are open for one more week and close on Monday, March 25. To find more information on how to apply, visit our website at Good luck applying!

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

Cornhole Student Org Interest Meeting

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Husky Hour

Join guest speakers at various times throughout the semester to engage in an hour of hands-on learning. Discuss with your peers, learn from our professional staff, and learn from our community partners. We can’t wait to see you there! To learn more about topics and locations, please visit our Husky Hour website!

Anxiety Screenings 

Have you been feeling anxious, nervous or on-edge lately? The CSMHW will be offering free anxiety screenings on Thursday, March 21st from 10-2pm in Library 244. Take the screening and chat with a clinical counselor about resources and additional information.You can participate on a walk-in basis or schedule a time slot using the link below.

P.A.W.S Program

Nominate a peer or yourself to participate in the Fall 2024 cohort for P.A.W.S! Earn a free hoodie after completing the six sessions, learn helpful strategies, and be a part of a great group of students who strive to make a difference on campus through mental health advocacy!

Cookies & Coloring

Come destress with our team at the CDI on March 29th with some cookies and adult coloring activities! We look forward to seeing you there!

Don’t forget: Friday, March 22nd is the last day to drop classes with a W!