Author: Danielle Meirow

Student Scoop – September 14, 2022

Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the Fall Career Fair.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on September 21, 2022, from 2-6 p.m. in the SDC.  

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. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.


Career Closet is Back

The Career Closet is a giveaway of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for Career Fair.

The Career Closet will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 1:00pm-5:00pm (with 1:00-3:00pm designated for graduate students and seniors), and Sunday, September 18 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This event will take place in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the Memorial Union Building.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please sign up through GivePulse or email aemarsh1@mtu.edu.


Homecoming Registration Now Open!

Join us in celebrating 100 years of football here at Michigan Tech! This year’s homecoming celebration will include much of our usual fanfare including a royalty court, team competition, tailgate, and cardboard boat races! Register your team or a court nominee below. All registrations are due September 22nd by noon.

Homecoming Court Registration

Homecoming Team Registration

BLACK and GOLD never gets OLD!


This week on GivePulse…

Need service hours or looking for ways to support our community? Check out the volunteer opportunities below!

Parade of Nations

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw through the Parade of Nations and the Multicultural Festival that follows. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022.

Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.

September 17th between 9 AM and 3 PM.

Sign up here!

Career Closet

The Career Closet is a giveaway of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for the Career Fair. The event will be held on Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18. We will need a lot of volunteers to make it a successful event!

Sign up here!

Usher at the Rozsa

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 crowd flow and emergency procedures. Usher roles will be decided as a team at the beginning of the volunteer shift.

September 19th at 6:30 PM

Sign up here!


Makerspace is open!

The Alley Makerspace is now open to all MTU students, staff, and faculty. No reservations required and all supplies and tools are completely free to use! Stop by the Makerspace in the MUB Basement from 3-9pm, Monday through Thursday for the rest of the fall semester.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Alley or becoming a volunteer coach at the Makerspace, email makerspace@mtu.edu.


Attention All Student Orgs!!

Athletics is looking for student organizations to help collect parking fees during home Women’s and Men’s Basketball games. 75% of the collected fees go to the org.

Fee collection begins 75 minutes prior to game start and until either the start of the second half of a single game or the beginning of the second game of a doubleheader. Safety vests and hand warmers are provided however, students should dress appropriately for the weather. Eight people are needed per shift.

If you have any questions or are interested, email Joel Isaacson jdisaacs@mtu.edu.


Film Board Presents: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

When the manic Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend, Tails, are all that stand in their way.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is rated PG.

Friday (9/16): 5:30*, 8:30, and 11:30

Saturday (9/17): 5:30*, 8:30, and 11:30

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!

*5:30 Showtimes are to be shown with subtitles now!


MUB Board Presents

Come out for a nice night on the lawn filled with classic carnival games and fun! Other exciting activities include snacks, prizes, music with WMTU, and even a Henna artist! We hope to see you there!

Date: 09/23/2022

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew!


GEAR UP Seeking Volunteers

GEAR UP at Michigan Tech, a program dedicated to preparing local high school students for post-secondary success, will host Gearing Up Tomorrow’s Talent on Tuesday, 9/27 from 8am-3pm for local 9th-grade students. This Career Fair-esque event will feature workshops on career preparation as well as giving students a chance to speak with local companies to both practice skills they learn that day and learn about job opportunities.

We are currently seeking volunteers to aid in setup, teardown, and directing the flow of student and presenter traffic through the MUB. Volunteers may sign up for 1hr slots and need not stay all day. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Sign up to help with this event through this form!

Date: Tuesday, 9/27

Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Rowing Club’s Dine-and-Donate Event

The flyer says it all! Come on out to Soumi’s and help the Rowing Club at Michigan Tech fundraise with a classic Soumi meal! If you can’t make it from 12-2, you can still drop by at a different time as a portion of the profit for the entire day will be donated to the club. Just make sure to mention us when you order!


National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is September 20th. Need to register? Don’t worry! There will be tables throughout campus where you can register between 10am and 3pm.


Student Scoop – September 7, 2022


MUB Board Presents…

Bubble Soccer

Join MUB Board for Bubble Soccer! Come enjoy some soccer along with being thrown around inside an inflatable, and blow off some steam from these first few weeks. 
Date: 09/10/2022
Time: 12 – 3 pm

Yoga with Blizzard

Join us on the lawn outside Rekhi Hall at 6pm for a night to unwind and relax with Blizzard. All levels are welcome to join, just don’t forget your yoga mat and water! Some mats will be provided, but supplies are limited.
Date: 09/15/2022
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Event linkhttps://fb.me/e/5iYyJcmv8

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew! 


Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the Fall Career Fair.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on September 21, 2022, from 2-6 p.m. in the SDC.  

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. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.


How Diversity Supports Innovation with Dr. Wayne Gersie

Supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility leads to more innovative outcomes.  Whether you’re working on a school assignment, starting your first job, or leading a team, helping people to feel included and willing to share their perspectives will increase the innovativeness of your team’s solutions.  Join Dr. Wayne Gersie, Michigan Tech’s inaugural Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences as he shares insights from his research as well as examples from industry.  

Please join us on September 15th from 4-5 pm in Fisher 325 for this impactful and informative talk.  

Register here by 9/13


Intramural Sports


Husky Tae Kwon Do Practice


Women’s Golf Club RSO at Michigan Tech

Interested in learning the game of golf without the pressure? The Women’s Golf Club is a RSO created for women to learn and play the game of golf with an emphasis on simply having fun!

Our first sit-down interest meeting will be on September 15th, at 6pm in Fisher 130. Typically we play nine holes or enjoy the driving range once a month. Club membership is non-stringent and welcoming of all skill levels. Equipment is provided.

Interested? Scan the QR code or follow us on Instagram for more information @mtuwomensgolfclub


Red and Gold Together Philanthropy Event

Beta Sigma Theta is parenting with the American Cancer Society to raise money to stop the fight against Pediatric Cancer. Join the brother on September 24th from 12-6 PM at Chutes and Ladders for their Red & Gold Together Philanthropy Event. For more information please contact Jake McDowell – jwmcdowe@mtu.edu


The Library and Center for Diversity and Inclusion Host Student Study Hours

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library (VPOL) are working together this semester to promote academic excellence. The library will hold open library research help hours every other Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2-5 pm starting on September 6th in Library 244. Librarians will be available during these study sessions and look forward to helping students make the most of the library’s resources.

All students are encouraged to attend to build community, support one another academically, and achieve academic success.

For more information please contact cdi@mtu.edu or library@mtu.edu.


This Week with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Groups and Workshops

We host a variety of groups and workshops for students every semester. Workshops are held intermittently throughout the semester, while groups meet every week starting next week! Visit our webpage to learn more and sign up for the groups and workshops that interest you! 
The Stress Less workshop begins on Thursday, September 15th. That’s next week! Visit our website, fill out the registration form, and mark your calendars! You can expect to learn about managing stress and the role that stress plays in our lives while forming connections with other students and counselors at MTU! Please contact (counseling@mtu.edu ) with any questions. 


Health Hut

The Well-Being Advocates are hosting the first Health Hut of the semester! Stop by their table in the library for resources, tips, and a chance to chat with students who are passionate about well-being and health. Bring your Be Well card and get it stamped!      
When: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 1st Wednesday of each month     
Where: Library Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor 
Please contact Jillian Cyrus (jmcyrus@mtu.edu) with any questions. 

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Do you like free tacos and fun conversations? Come join us at “Let’s Taco ‘Bout It” on Thursday, September 13th. Come hang out in the MUB Commons from 6-7 PM. Bring your Be Well card along, or pick one up and get it stamped during the event!      
When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of each month     
Where: The MUB CommonsPlease contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 

Flu Shot Clinic

Mark your calendars! Flu shot clinics will be returning to campus in October! More information and a registration portal are available to students on our website. Bring your Be Well card along and get it stamped!     
When and where:     
October 4th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Rozsa     
October 11th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa     
October 18th, 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM, SDC     
October 25th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa
Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions.

Student Scoop – August 31, 2022

Help save a life!

So far our university community has only filled 88 of 213 available blood donation appointments tomorrow. We know we can do better because Huskies Give Back! If you are willing and able, please sign up for an appointment now!


Intro to Design Thinking

Get your creative energy flowing and join us for a design thinking event in which student teams practice innovation skills.  Design thinking is a human-centered design process used to solve challenging problems.  This interactive workshop will be held in the Alley Makerspace (MUB basement).   To accommodate schedules we will host this workshop twice.  

September 7, 2022 (Wednesday), 4- 6 pm, The Alley Makerspace

September 13, 2022 (Tuesday), 4-6 pm, The Alley Makerspace 

All are welcome.  Register here by 9/6


Welcome Week Continues through Saturday!

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium


Calling All Huskies to the U[Pizza]

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Student Leadership and Involvement have teamed up to host the Calling All Huskies to the U[Pizza] event. It will be a showcase of the many identity-based student organizations on campus as well as a chance to eat some FREE Ambassador pizza. 

It will be located on the CDI lawn this Friday, Sept. 2nd from 2-4 PM. If it rains, it will be moved to the DHH ballroom. We hope to see you all there!


Student Organization Re-Registration is Live!

It’s time to re-register!

Every Registered Student Organization must complete re-registration in order to remain an active RSO at Michigan Tech and receive funding from the Student Activity Fee. Instructions were sent via email to all e-board members as listed on Involvement Link.

Haven’t received the email? Forgot to update your e-board? Email us at rso@mtu.edu for assistance!

The deadline to complete the required RSO training and other steps for re-registration without the loss of funds is September 28th, 2022.


This Week FilmBoard Presents:

Ghostbusters (1984)

Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.

Ghostbusters is rated PG 

Friday and Saturdays at 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30

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.

5:30 Showtimes are to be shown with subtitles now!

Labor Day Film: The Wobblies

FREE Movie Showing brought to you by the Keweenaw Socialists @ MTU and Filmboard.

As the labor movement continues to see a renaissance in the United States with notable strikes, including John Deere, Kellogg’s, and Warrior Met Coal, and groundbreaking unionization efforts at Starbucks, Amazon, and many other companies, we take a look at the history of one of the most influential labor unions in history, the Industrial Workers of the World or IWW.

Monday, September 5th at 3:00pm in Fisher 135


Engineering Ambassadors Information Session


Husky Tae Kwon Do


This Week with the Center For Student Mental Health & Well-being…

Flu Shot Clinic

Mark your calendars! Flu shot clinics will be returning to campus in October! More information and a sign-up portal will be available to students on the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being website by the end of the week. Bring your Be Well card along and get it stamped!   

When and where:     

October 4th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Rozsa     October 11th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa     October 18th, 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM, SDC     October 25th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rozsa

Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Do you like free tacos and fun conversations? Come join us at “Let’s Taco ‘Bout It” on September, October 13th! Come hang out in the MUB Commons from 6-7 PM. Bring your Be Well card along, or pick one up and get it stamped during the event!    

When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of each month     

Where: The MUB Commons

Please contact wellness@mtu.edu with any questions. 

Health Hut
The Well-Being Advocates are hosting the first Health Hut of the semester! Stop by their table in the library for resources, tips, and a chance to chat with students who are passionate about well-being and health.    

When: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 1st Wednesday of each month

Where: Library Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor 

Please contact Jillian Cyrus (jmcyrus@mtu.edu) with any questions. 


Catalyst Leadership Workshop

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of. A catalyst starts something. It provokes change or action. You can be a catalyst. Join other student leaders who also want to start something extraordinary for small-group discussion, large-group interaction, and personal reflection.

All participants will receive free workshop materials, lunch, and a participation gift. 

RSVPs must be received by noon on Wednesday, September 7th to ensure adequate program supplies.


MSGC Funding Opportunities

by Graduate School

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) aims to foster awareness of, education in, and research on space and Earth-related science and technology in Michigan.

Funding opportunities are available in the following categories:

Undergraduate fellowship, graduate fellowship, pre-college education, public outreach, teacher training, and research seed grants.

Deadlines:

  • November 9, 2022, by Noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals.
  • October 19, 2022, by  Noon — All other submissions.
  • November 16, 2022, by 5 pm — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant.

Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit the Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

For more information, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at miaw@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2326.


SDC Fall 2022 Building Hours

SDC Fall 2022 building hours will run from August 29 – December 15 with limited hours during the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov 18 – 27).

Check out our website for more information: https://michigantechrecreation.com/landing/index


Society of Women Engineers: Evening with Industry

SWE would like to welcome ALL students to attend our largest networking event of the year, Evening with Industry (EWI). EWI is a free networking event where MTU students have the opportunity to connect with company recruiters the night before career fair. This event is sponsored by companies, includes a free meal, and is open to all MTU students regardless of gender or major!

Student Scoop – August 24, 2022

Alex Ahn Concert with MUB Board

Join MUB Board for their kickoff concert, now at their rain location in the Wood Gym at the SDC.

Our performer this year is Alex Ahn, an award-winning electric violinist. “He has transitioned from the strict structure of classical violin to his own free-flowing style stemming from the culture of Atlanta. While studying at Emory University abroad in Korea, Alex Ahn discovered his love for performing and upon returning to the States he began playing shows all over the U.S. Time and time again, Alex Ahn shows the violin can be whatever you want it to be.” Join us tonight at 9pm!


Spend An Afternoon on the Town!

Explore what our local community has to offer at our community resource and business fair on Saturday, August 27th from 11 AM – 3 PM! Starting on campus, down the south side of College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area, there will be music, refreshments, and giveaways for student participants. Students will also be entered to win prizes after tapping their IDs at BOTH tapper locations on the route. The first tap-in station and the start of the route will be located on the north side of the Memorial Union Building. The second tap location will be downtown on the south side of Shelden Avenue in front of the Quality Inn and Suites. We have an incredible assortment of prizes up for grabs this year! Check out the list on our website. With over 70 prizes with a combined value of over $3000 to giveaway, you or someone you know is bound to be a winner!

Due to construction along College Avenue, students will be asked to return to campus utilizing the lakefront trail. Check out a map of the route and participating groups online today!


One Week Left to Register your Student Organization for K-Day!

Registration for this year’s K-Day will close next Friday, September 2nd, but we are already close to capacity! Register your student organization today to guarantee your space! Registration is available on the homepage of Involvement Link.


Welcome Week 2022

Come have a ROARING good time at Welcome Week! Try out a wide variety of activities from Broomball to Rock Hunting with our dedicated Student Organizations. Join SLI for free binders, free snacks, and free pizza in collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Watch our own Michigan Tech Huskies take on their early opponents in football or soccer. Check out our late-night options as well – from Comedian Tommy Ryman to dancing the night away with the Black Student Association. These events are going to be DINO-mite!

We hope to see you there! (I’m SAUR-ee I came up with these half-baked pun. I feel PTERO-BILL.) The full schedule is below.

Saturday, August 27
An Afternoon on the Town – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Downtown
Welcome Week Broomball – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Ice Arena
Party on the Patio with DHHC – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, DHH Patio
Comedian Tommy Ryman – 10:00 PM, Rozsa

Sunday, August 28
Volleyball Tournament with Club Volleyball 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sand Volleyball Courts
Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech and Superior Ma’s 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Soccer Fields

Monday, August 29
Back to School Binders – 11:00 AM, MUB Circle
Intro to Rock Hunting in the Keweenaw with the Geology Club – 6:00 PM, Rock Garden

Tuesday, August 30
Ice Cream with MUB Board – 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 7:00 PM, Fisher 129

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium


Become a Makerspace Coach!

Do you enjoy making things? Do you want access to free tools? Could you use some great experience for your resume? Consider becoming a coach at the Alley Makerspace! The Alley is a student-led makerspace in the Memorial Union Building. Sponsored by Husky Innovate and Pavlis Honors College, the space was made to be a completely free resource for everyone at MTU to create and innovate. The Alley depends on volunteer coaches to help run the space, train and guide makers, and host fun events for students to learn more about creating. In exchange for dedicating a few hours a week to the space, coaches receive tap access to enter the Alley when it might be closed to other students. The tools in the space that coaches are trained to use include 3-D printers, an electronics/soldering station, sewing machines, a Cricut, a CNC, and woodworking equipment such as a table saw, miter saw, scroll saw, drill press, jigsaw, and basic hand tools. If you’re interested in joining the team, please fill out this Google form! If you have any questions about the coach role or the Alley in general, contact marotole@mtu.edu
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesvJOTP0T_Axk7Al-rIWaQhIvAgJIkAI0Vkdc0RNS22fwlGA/viewform?usp=sf_link 


This Week on GivePulse…

Welcome Week Binder Stuffing

Welcome Week Binders are back but we need your help to make them a reality! We have 1200 binders that will be distributed to students on the first day of classes with a wealth of information from our partners around campus. Come hang out with us to snap that information into place!

Friday, August 26th, 2022, 10:30 AM-Noon in MUB 106

House Construction with Habitat for Humanity

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is in the process of building its next home for someone in need. They have started to clear lot 26 on Green Acres road, in Houghton and will continue work on the property throughout the fall. Volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 9-3 and on Saturdays from 9-3. Lunch will be provided. Any skill level is welcome to come and volunteer, there will be someone to show the volunteers how and what they can do to help during their shift volunteering.

Husky FAN Pantry Volunteers

HuskyFAN is a food access network for people in the Michigan Tech community in need of resources such as food and personal hygiene products. The Husky FAN Food Pantry is located in the alcove near Fisher 135.

During their shift, volunteers will package orders, interact with clients, and do general pantry upkeep such as labeling or updating forms. All volunteers must be trained before their first shift.


Film Board Presents…

Shrek 1 & 2

Join us this Thursday 8/25 on Walker lawn for a special double showing of the amazing films Shrek 1 & 2

The Show Starts at 9 pm

Tickets are free for this event!

Shrek 1 & 2 are rated pg for mild language and crude humor


Welcome Week Blood Drive – Schedule your appointment today!

Student Scoop – August 17, 2022

Move-In Comedian – Eric O’Shea

LET’S PLAY! Standing ovation after standing ovation, get ready to witness not only a comedy show but an EVENT! With over 10 million hits on YouTube, and being nominated 6-TIME Campus Activities Magazine’s “National Comedy Performer of the Year,” Eric O’Shea is one of the best!  As a veteran performer of over 1800 colleges and universities and countless clean corporate events, let Eric’s clean wit and priceless observations take you through your embarrassing childhood and hidden everyday moments that drive you insane! WARNING!

This show gets randomly wild! Yes, including the voice of Elmo – Eric O’Shea’s unique, high-energy show is unlike anything you’ve ever heard…including his world-famous “Songs for Commercials” that was performed at the Creative Emmy Awards in L.A. on the E! Network! (Eric also hugged Betty White – awww!).  Eric’s new comedy special on Dry Bar Comedy has had millions of views as well and is taking the comedy world by storm!


Spend An Afternoon on the Town!

Explore what our local community has to offer at this community resource and business fair on Saturday, August 27th from 11 AM – 3 PM! Starting on campus, down the south side of College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area there will be music, refreshments, and giveaways for student participants. Students will also be entered to win prizes after tapping their IDs at BOTH tapper locations on the route. The first tap-in station and the start of the route will be located on the north side of the Memorial Union Building. The second tap location will be downtown on the south side of Shelden Avenue in front of the Quality Inn and Suites. We have an incredible assortment of prizes up for grabs this year! Check out the list on our website. With well over 60 prizes to giveaway, you or someone you know is bound to be a winner!

Due to construction along College Avenue, students will be asked to return to campus utilizing the lakefront trail.


Welcome Week 2022

Start the year off strong by joining the campus community in celebrating Welcome Week! Try out a wide variety of activities from Broomball to Rock Hunting with our dedicated Student Organizations. Join SLI for free binders, free snacks, and free pizza in collaboration with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Watch our own Michigan Tech Huskies take on their early opponents in football or soccer. Check out our late-night options as well – from Comedian Tommy Ryman to dancing the night away with the Black Student Association.

We hope to see you there! The full schedule is below.

Saturday, August 27
An Afternoon on the Town – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Downtown
Welcome Week Broomball – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Ice Arena
Party on the Patio with DHHC – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, DHH Patio
Comedian Tommy Ryman – 10:00 PM, Rozsa

Sunday, August 28
Volleyball Tournament with Club Volleyball 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sand Volleyball Courts
Ultimate Frisbee with Disco Tech and Superior Ma’s 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Soccer Fields

Monday, August 29
Back to School Binders – 11:00 AM, MUB Circle
Intro to Rock Hunting in the Keweenaw with the Geology Club – 6:00 PM, Rock Garden

Tuesday, August 30
Ice Cream with MUB Board – 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 7:00 PM, Fisher 129

Wednesday, August 31
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Snack Break – 1:00 PM, MUB Circle

Thursday, September 1
American Red Cross Blood Drive – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, MUB Ballroom
Lawn Games with St. Al’s – 3:30 – 5 PM, Walker Lawn
Sorority Life Info Session and Craft Night – 6:00 PM, MUB Commons
Football VS Wisconsin Platteville – 6:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 2
Welcome to the UP[izza] with Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hamar House Lawn
Soccer VS Minnesota Crookston – 5:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
WMTU Welcome – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Blackout Dance with Black Student Association – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Sunday, September 4
Soccer VS Bemidji State – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium


Welcome Week Blood Drive – Schedule your appointment today!


Fall 2022 Intramural Sports


Music, sun, and lots of fun! That’s right, get ready to embrace sand and summer with this beach vibes-themed student organization fair. Mark your calendars for September 9th from Noon – 4 PM. You don’t want to miss the bus to the beach at Chassell Centennial Park!

Student Organization table registrations are due by September 2nd. Complete the form on your Involvement Link homepage today if your group would like to participate.


Registration is now open for the Parade of Nations!

The Parade of Nations planning committee is excited to announce registration for the 33rd annual Parade of Nations is now open!

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition on September 17th! This year’s parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock, crosses the Portage Lift Bridge, and ends at the Dee Stadium. This amazing celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community, and we hope you will consider participating!

Any individual is invited to request a flag of any country that they wish to represent by completing the Flag Request Form. One flag and one sign will be provided per nation. Everyone is welcome to walk in the Parade of Nations with any of the represented countries.

Groups are invited to apply to enter a float, and our contest returns this year! Every registered float has the chance to win prize money ($300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 1st place). All floats must be designed according to this year’s Parade of Nations theme: The World is One. A float can be a decorated vehicle, a vehicle pulling a decorated trailer, or other motorized or non-motorized conveyance that serves as a platform for a decorated display, exhibit, and/or performance. Complete the Float Application to sign up!

Grants are available to support Student Organizations in purchasing supplies for their float. The grant application is included as part of the float application process. Organizations are eligible for up to $100 in funding.

You do not have to be a multicultural organization to sign up! Consider how your club, organization, or group is influenced by diverse cultures. For example, how do sports connect people across the globe? How does community service benefit our global society? How does climate change impact all nations? You are invited to explore how your group’s purpose is influenced by our global society and share that through a float entry.

Need service hours? Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set-up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and sign up for the one that best fits your interests.

For more information, please visit the Parade of Nations website or contact the Parade of Nations committee at paradeofnations@mtu.edu.


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Student Scoop – August 10, 2022

Move-In and Orientation need your help!

When I think back to move-in my freshman year of college, I remember the slew of volunteers who greeted me, welcomed me, and helped carry my stuff! You could be someone’s positive memory of their first day at Tech. Join us in welcoming the newest class of Huskies!

Residence Education and Housing Services and the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success are still seeking volunteers to assist with this important task! Sign up today for one (or more) of the available shifts on GivePulse, our volunteer management website. (Select single sign-on, indicate Michigan Technological University as your login provider, and then login with your MTU credentials)

Assistance is needed for:

Orientation Set-Up (Thursday, August 18th 2-5 PM)

New Student Move-In (Friday & Saturday, August 19th & 20th throughout the day)

Orientation Tear Down (Saturday, August 20th at 2:30 PM)

A Taste of Tech Traditions (Friday, August 26th 1-5 PM)


Registration is now open for the Parade of Nations!

The Parade of Nations planning committee is excited to announce registration for the 33rd annual Parade of Nations is now open!

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition on September 17th! This year’s parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock, crosses the Portage Lift Bridge, and ends at the Dee Stadium. This amazing celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community, and we hope you will consider participating!

Any individual is invited to request a flag of any country that they wish to represent by completing the Flag Request Form. One flag and one sign will be provided per nation. Everyone is welcome to walk in the Parade of Nations with any of the represented countries.

Groups are invited to apply to enter a float, and our contest returns this year! Every registered float has the chance to win prize money ($300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 1st place). All floats must be designed according to this year’s Parade of Nations theme: The World is One. A float can be a decorated vehicle, a vehicle pulling a decorated trailer, or other motorized or non-motorized conveyance that serves as a platform for a decorated display, exhibit, and/or performance. Complete the Float Application to sign up!

Grants are available to support Student Organizations in purchasing supplies for their float. The grant application is included as part of the float application process. Organizations are eligible for up to $100 in funding.

You do not have to be a multicultural organization to sign up! Consider how your club, organization, or group is influenced by diverse cultures. For example, how do sports connect people across the globe? How does community service benefit our global society? How does climate change impact all nations? You are invited to explore how your group’s purpose is influenced by our global society and share that through a float entry.


Need service hours? Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set-up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and sign up for the one that best fits your interests.

For more information, please visit the Parade of Nations website or contact the Parade of Nations committee at paradeofnations@mtu.edu.


Coming up on GivePulse… Sign up to volunteer today!

Welcome Week Binder Stuffing

Welcome Week Binders are back but we need your help to make them a reality! We have 1200 binders that will be distributed to students on the first day of classes with a wealth of information from our partners around campus. Come hang out with us to snap that information into place!

Shifts are available on Thursday, August 18th, 2-4 PM and Tuesday, August 23rd, 3-5 PM.

Parade of Nations 2022

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw through the Parade of Nations and the Multicultural Festival that follows. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022.

This year’s theme is The World is One and we need your help to make it a reality! Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.

Shifts are available throughout the day on September 17th.

Student Scoop – August 4, 2022

National Root Beer Float Day!

We’re celebrating National Root Beer Float Day early this year!

Join Student Leadership and Involvement and a dedicated crew of volunteers from Residence Education, TODAY, August 4th from 1-3 PM in the MUB Circle for your annual treat!

Floats are free while supplies last!

We hope to see you there!


GSG Donation Drive

GSG is looking for donations for new graduate students as they arrive on campus. These donations will be provided as a free resource for students, allowing them to focus on other aspects of settling into campus life. We hope by facilitating this resource not only will our students benefit, but it will also create a sustainable option for graduate students to obtain household items they need during their time at Michigan Tech.


Student Scoop – July 27, 2022

Register Today for the Verna Mize Triathlon

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 8am
Ray Kestner Park, Houghton, MI

MAIN MIZE = ½ mile swim, 8 mile bike, 4 mile run
Mini Mize = ¼ mile swim, 4 mile bike, 2 mile run

All races open to all ages
Team and individual categories
Entry Fee = $5.00 (t-shirts sold on site)

MUST PRE-REGISTER
Go to vernamizetriathlon.com

Copy and bring your form and money to race day
Call/text to enter or with questions 906-482-2422

beach@up.net

Wondering who Verna Mize is?

Verna Mize was a pioneer for Lake Superior in the environmental movement back in 1967. The standard at the time was to dump the shavings of iron ore pellets into the lake with the proposal being, “the solution to pollution is dilution.” She refused this reply and convinced the Federal Government and the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to bring a lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit was settled in favor of the people and the companies are now dumping on land effectively saving Lake Superior from certain destruction.


Join SLI for Root Beer Floats!

We’re celebrating National Root Beer Float Day early this year!

Join Student Leadership and Involvement and a dedicated crew of volunteers from Residence Education, next Thursday, August 4th from 1-3 PM in the MUB Circle for your annual treat!

Floats are free while supplies last!

We hope to see you there!

Student Scoop – July 20, 2022

Join CDI for a Bonfire at Prince’s Point!


Volunteers are needed for Camp STAR!

Camp STAR is a bereavement camp for children ages 8-17 that have experienced the death of a loved one. It is a free weekend-long camp held at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, MI. There are traditional camp activities along with grief support and education for children. The camp will be from August 11th – 14th. The 11th is a mandatory training day for volunteers. Please contact us directly if you need an application printed or mailed to you. If you aren’t able to email or mail your application in, please contact us and we will assist in getting your application submitted. Please submit applications by July 23rd.


Coming Up on GivePulse…

Keweenaw Co-op’s MDOT Highway Cleanup

Please join the Keweenaw Co-op Board of Directors for our 2nd highway clean-up event of 2022 on Wednesday evening, July 20, from 6:30-8:00 PM. Learn more on their event page.

House Construction with Habitat for Humanity

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is in the process of building its next home for someone in need. They have started to clear lot 26 on Green Acres Road, in Houghton and will continue work on the property throughout the summer. Volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 9-3 and on Saturdays from 9-3. Lunch will be provided. Any skill level is welcome to come and volunteer, there will be someone to show the volunteers how and what they can do to help during their shift volunteering. Learn more on their event page.

Student Scoop – July 13, 2022

Come Hang with Us!

Come HANG with Student Leadership and Involvement staff this Friday! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on Walker Lawn lounging in a hammock, balancing on a slackline, or just sitting outside soaking in the summer heat. We will have limited hammocks and slacklines for use so feel free to bring your own as well!

Beekeeping 101 with the Sustainability Demonstration House

The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is excited to be offering Beekeeping 101 classes this summer!  If you are curious about backyard beekeeping and want to learn more about what it takes to set up a hive, then this is the class for you!  Please see the attached flyer for information on the class content, days, and times. Class space is limited, so sign up now!  (sign-up link can be found in the attached flyer).  Any questions can be sent to sdh@mtu.edu.


SDH Logo Competition

The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) is in search of an official project logo!  We would like to invite students across campus to submit logo designs for the SDH project.  We have over $60 in prizes available, including gift cards to two local businesses: Refill U.P. and the Keweenaw Co-op.  The official contest guidelines are attached to this email.  Logos are due on August 14th and can be submitted via this Google form


Volunteers needed for Text Entry study

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study exploring how well people are able to learn eyes-free text entry techniques. The study will consist of 8 sessions taking approximately one hour each over a period of about 2 weeks, and you will be paid $10 per session for your time, for a total of $80. This is an in-person study that will be conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus.  

To participate you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a fluent speaker of English.
  • Must be a citizen or resident alien of the United States.
  • Must be physically able to tap on a smartphone device with both hands.
  • Must be able to read the smartphone display. You may use whatever glasses, contacts, or reading glasses you would normally use for reading small format text.
  • Must not have a hearing impairment

If you would like to take part, please contact Dylan Gaines at dcgaines@mtu.edu.