Author: Emilie Sander

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 activities@mtu.edu 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!

REGISTER: https://gsg.mtu.edu/events/ai-dine-dialogue/


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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y77ndxhX8nM

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 mtulode.com!

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:

https://forms.gle/pDoQyThH9F31sViJ9


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.

Learn More

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 (arwiedem@mtu.edu). Snacks provided!


Intramurals

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 activities@mtu.edu 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 ambengry@mtu.edu 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! 

Discord: https://discord.gg/st7Q7MPs4K

Involvement Link: https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/themepark


DESIGN EXPO 2024: REMINDER TO REGISTER

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 www.mtu.edu/expo before 3/8/24 to REGISTER


JOIN US FOR ENTERPRISE DAY

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 enterprise@mtu.edu.


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


Intramurals


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.

Student Scoop – February 7, 2024

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 activities@mtu.edu or 906-487-1963.


Become a Hero: Donate Blood on February 13-14

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the gift of life.

You are invited to become a hometown hero and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood on February 13-14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the MUB Ballroom. This blood drive is sponsored by the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society.

Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life. For the hour it takes to give blood, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday given to their loved one.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. A blood donor card, driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.


Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the 2024 Spring Career Fair.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on February 13, 2024, from 12-4 p.m. in the SDC (left-hand side of the main entrance).

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. RSVP in advance is strongly encouraged. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2024. Photos will be emailed a few weeks after the Career Fair.


Cookies for a Cause with Tau Kappa Epsilon

Enjoy some homemade cookies and help support children’s cancer research! Help the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon as they raise money for St. Jude’s during All-Nighter. Stop by behind the TKE’s statue site, next to the Administration Building between 4-10 PM (while supplies last).


Film Board presents

Rise of the Guardians

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. 

Rise of the Guardians is rated PG

Friday (2/9) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (2/10)  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.


Selfie Contest and Blizzard at the Campus Store? Oh my!


Undergraduate Student Government

Nominations for USG Executive Board and At-Large Representatives are open until Sunday, February 11th at 5PM. Please submit a nomination or two for someone you believe would represent the student body well as the USG President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or At-Large Representative. Below are the responsibilities for each position: 

● The President is responsible for appointing committee chairs and liaisons, speaking and advocating on behalf of the Undergraduate Student Government, and sets a vision for USG. 

● The Vice President chairs USG meetings and the Personnel committee, oversees committee chairs, and serves as the office manager. 

● The Treasurer oversees the disbursement of Student Activity Fee funds, keeps track of the USG budget, and chairs the Ways and Means committee. 

● The Secretary takes minutes at USG meetings, sets the agenda for meetings, and supervises USG elections. 

● At-Large Representatives hold the entire student assembly as their constituency. 

USG members must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 and be in good conduct standing. Additionally, Eboard members serve as Ways and Means committee members. If you are nominated for a position and do not meet the GPA or conduct requirements, you will not be eligible to run. 

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. Executive board members attend a weekly Eboard meeting and meet weekly with an advisor. 

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday, February 11th. Candidates are required to attend a mandatory election information session, either on Tuesday, February 13th at 6PM or Thursday, February 15th at 4PM. Elections will open at 8am on Monday, February 19th, and close at 5pm on Sunday, February 25th. 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!

Study Break With USG

Date: Thursday, February 22nd

Time: 5pm-8pm

Location: Room G17/G19 Wads

During this event, students will be free to relax, do puzzles, play board games, color, and eat cookies during the week of midterms.


Mu Beta Psi Annual Scholarship

For more information, people may email Mu Beta Psi’s Philanthropy chair at grbishop@mtu.edu 


Summer Internships with Manna!


Free Film & Free Food: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva on February 15 in Fisher 138

The Sustainability Film & Discussion Series, coordinated by the Michigan Tech Office of Sustainability & Resilience, will present The Seeds of Vandana Shiva on Thursday, February 15, in Fisher 138 on Michigan Tech’s campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. Films are free. A suggested $5 donation is appreciated. Free refreshments provided by the Keweenaw Co-op.

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva explores the interconnectedness of seeds, food, environment, and social justice through the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist, Vandana Shiva. The film shows how the battle against multinational agribusiness has become an international struggle between two opposing visions for feeding the world: a multinational corporate model of chemically-dependent monoculture that rewards a capitalist imperative of profit and growth, or ‘Earth Democracy, promoted by Dr. Shiva that honors ecology, biodiversity, sustainability and community.

The film series provides an opportunity for people of diverse ages, backgrounds and life experiences to engage in meaningful discussion facilitated by local experts on the topic. 

Rachael Pressley, Western UP Food Systems Collaborative and Senior Regional Planner for the Western U.P. Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) and MTU student Abraham Stone (Biological Sciences) will facilitate the discussion.

Use this link to access the list of upcoming films and this link for the list of films available for checkout from the Office of Sustainability & Resilience in Room 203 of the Van Pelt Library.

Film sponsors include: Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, WUP MiSTEM, MTU Great Lakes Research Center, Departments of Social Sciences, and Civil, Environmental & Geospatial Engineering, Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, College of Forest Resources & Environmental Science, Keweenaw Co-op, Sustainability Demonstration House, Students for Sustainability, and Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action.  

Here is the link to the photo of Vandana Sheeva.


MUB Board presents

Karaoke Night

Date: Wednesday 02/07/24

Time: 10 pm – Midnight

Location: MUB Commons

Join us for Winter Carnival Karaoke, next week Wednesday. Stop inside for some warmth, and enjoy listening to others perform or go ahead and get up there yourself or with some friends! We hope to see you there!

Stuff-A-Husky

Date: Tuesday 02/13/24

Time: 5 – 7 pm

Location: MUB Commons

STUFF-A-HUSKY IS BACK! This year’s annual event will feature huskies, frogs, octopi, koalas, and moose. Join to make your own stuffed animal of any of these, completely free to all Tech students! While supplies last!

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!


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 ambengry@mtu.edu or call (906) 487-2995.


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Winter Carnival and Rozsa Presenting Series Event: Cirque FLIP Fabrique’s Blizzard

Opening Night 7:30 p.m. February 9, 2024

Sensory-Friendly Performance 2 p.m. February 10, 2024 Learn More

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.

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

Opening Night Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Sensory Friendly Performance Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. February 13, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Lobby

Michigan Tech Jazz brings New Orleans to Michigan Tech with an epic Mardi Gras party, complete with a New Orleans inspired Fat Tuesday dinner! The Workshop Brass Band is going to be jamming all night with feel-good music that’ll make you want to move your feet to the infectious New Orleans beat! Enjoy traditional brass band music from the Workshop Brass Band while you eat dinner, catered by the Bonfire, and a party set to celebrate after! 

This performance is Student Rush eligible. The Michigan Tech student ticket fee reflects the cost of dinner, with the cost of the performance sponsored by Experience Tech.

Learn More | $25 Student Rush Tickets

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

Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. February 2, 2024

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


ITE MTU Student Chapter Seminar

Seminar topic: TRAFFIC ENGINEERING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Speaker: Julie Kroll, PE, PTOE

Speaker bio: Julie is a graduate of Michigan Tech (‘00) and is the Traffic Engineering Group Manager at Fleis & VandenBrink. She currently serves as Secretary on the ITE Michigan Section Board of Directors, and is the Board liaison to the Michigan Tech Student Chapter. 

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024 

Time: 6:00 pm 

Location: Fisher Hall – Room 125

Info: The speaker will be at Tech during the spring career fair. This seminar will provide a great opportunity to gain information and experience for students who set their careers in the transportation and traffic industry. Free to join! Free Pizza and soft drinks! Come talk to the speaker! 


SMLS Valentine’s Bake Sale

The Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists will be hosting a bake sale on February 13th from 10 am to 3 pm in the library. Make sure to stop by and buy some treats for your loved ones!! Cash and Venmo accepted! 


Learn About a New Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Exchange Program

The ECE department at Michigan Tech has established an undergraduate and graduate student exchange program with the College of IT and Engineering at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea. The exchange program is available for students to begin applying to attend for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.

Kyungpook National University has courses offered in English across several departments, but students in the ECE department will be preferred if spots are limited.

On Friday, Feb. 16th at 10:00am in EERC 122, join ECE Department Chair, Dr. Jin Choi, and Manager of Study Away, Casey Nelson, to discuss the exchange program’s opportunities. 

Questions? Please contact Prof. Jin Choi at choijw@mtu.edu and Casey Nelson at studyabroad@mtu.edu.

If you are unavailable to attend the information session but would like to meet to discuss this program, please schedule an in-person or virtual advising appointment with the Study Abroad Office.


Women in Management LinkedIn & Resume Workshop

Got a LinkedIn? Got a Resume? Whether you do or don’t, join Women in Management on Monday, February 12th from 6-7pm in Fisher 125 for a LinkedIn and Resume workshop! Perfect your resume, and expand your LinkedIn profile and network just in time for Career Fair! Please bring your preferred technology and a friend. We’ll see you there!


The Career Closet is back!

Come build your professional wardrobe at the Career Closet! All items are free. Career Services will be there to print your Career Fair name tag.

Friday: 1pm-5pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

MUB Makerspace and Superior Room


Women in Physics Scholarship

Women in Physics is now offering a scholarship for any graduate student who is committed to supporting women and gender minorities in their field!

The awardee will receive $2,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

The deadline to apply is Apr 26, 2024.

To apply, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduate student at MTU for the entire 2024-2025 academic year
  • Commit to supporting women and gender minorities in their field
  • Provide a Statement of Purpose
  • If awarded, agree to become an active member of Women in Physics

Our intention is to help motivate and support students that are statistically more likely to drop out of their academic pursuits, and to help encourage a more diverse atmosphere in all fields of study.More information can be found on the flier, as well as more detailed essay prompts via the QR codes.

The deadline to apply is Apr 26, 2024.


Theta Chi Epsilon Annual Mocktail Party


The Lode

Are you interested in student-led bands or the Winter Carnival production process? Tune in to our first Lode TV episode of the semester! Also, keep an eye out for a special Winter Carnival episode to be released early next week!

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 mtulode.com!

View our newest LodeTV episode at the following link:

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


Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

Join the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club on Monday, February 12th, at 7 pm! 

Our guest speaker has had a long successful career in railroad bridge design and inspection and is sharing with us the lessons and knowledge he’s acquired from working in this field. 

Bring Questions about the industry and an appetite as pizzas from The Ambassador will be served


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.

Travel, lodging, and a daily stipend are provided.

To sign up, fill out this form, or email us at mindtrekkers@mtu.edu


Summer Youth Programs

Hi Fellow Husky!

Are you looking for a summer job where you can spend your summer here in Houghton and build professional skills while making an impact on the next generation of doers and makers? If so, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is the place for you.

This summer, we’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our team of counselors as we host nearly 1000 middle and high school students from around the world. During the day our students spend time in Michigan Tech classrooms and labs doing hands-on activities to spark curiosity. In the evenings, awesome students just like you, join our participants as they explore the Keweenaw.

Come share your passion for our beautiful home and make an impact today. Job descriptions and an application can be found on our website and we’re always happy to chat. Contact us at outreach@mtu.edu, stop by our office (Admin 217) or give us a call at 906-487-2219.

We look forward to working with you this summer!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Bigfoot Glowshoe

We are excited to present Bigfoot Glowshoe for the 2024 Winter Carnival. Hit the Tech Trails with your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of snowshoeing on groomed trails below glowing lights. 

Please visit our Bigfoot Glowshoe website for more registration information. 

Board Game Night

Come de-stress with Jim and our student staff! Bring your friends and play some of your favorite board games!

  • When: Wednesday, February 7th | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: MUB Commons

Intramurals


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support Winter Carnival!

The special events Cross Country Skiing event is looking for 2 volunteers to act as a Time Keeper for the event. The event is taking place at the MTU Tech Trails.

Student Scoop – January 31, 2024

Non-Traditional Student Group

Sometimes in your student cohorts, you may feel like the only adult in the room. In NonTra, you don’t have to be.

Introducing NonTra.

We are a group of non-traditional students who made the decision to go back to school in hopes to make a better life for ourselves.

Need a change of scenery?

Spend a half hour with peers with a bit more in common than what you’d find in your cohorts. We know you have other stuff to do.

Come to the MUB on 31 January (Wednesday) at 4:00 PM.

And when you come to the info meeting, you’ll see you’re not alone… there’s at least one more us out there.


Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students at the 2024 Spring Career Fair.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on February 13, 2024, from 12-4 p.m. in the SDC (left-hand side of the main entrance).

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. RSVP in advance is strongly encouraged. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2024. Photos will be emailed a few weeks after the Career Fair.


Campus Store Selfie Contest

Winter Carnival apparel will be available starting the morning of Monday, February 5th at both the Campus Store and University Images while supplies last!


Winter Carnival Banner Painting Voting Open Now!

We need your Vote! Banner Painting for Winter Carnival 2024 is open now and will end on February 10th. The voting form is attached below, and the banners are hung along the Art Rail on the 2nd floor and close to the front desk in the Opie Library, please stop by and check it out!

https://forms.gle/bTifYHu2BheF5iD98


FREE Chili during the All-Nighter

Fuel and warm up during the All-Nighter by getting FREE chili (vegetarian!), served in front of the library on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, starting at 7 p.m. until it runs out! Don’t miss out on a delicious meal courtesy of the Alumni Engagement Office, GSG, and USG.

See you there! 


USG Spring Break Buses

USG Spring Lower Michigan Break Bus

The two Lower Michigan buses leave from campus at 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 24th and make stops in St. Ignace, Gaylord, Clare, and East Lansing. The buses leave from East Lansing at 8:00 AM on Sunday, March 3rd, and make the same stops in reverse order on their return trip to campus.

Event Link: https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=6521

Roundtrip Ticket Price: $150.00

USG Spring Wisconsin/Chicago Break Bus

The Wisconsin/Chicago bus goes through Wisconsin and ends at the O’Hare International Airport. Along the way, the bus will make stops in Stevens Point, Rockford, and Chicago. The bus leaves Houghton on Saturday, February 24th at 8:00 AM EST and leaves O’Hare on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM CST.

Event Link: https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=6537

Roundtrip Ticket Price: $138.75


Film Board presents

Gran Turismo

Based on the unbelievable, inspiring true story of a team of underdogs – a struggling, working-class gamer, a failed former race car driver, and an idealistic motorsport exec – who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world.

Gran Turismo is rated PG-13

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

Saturday (2/3)  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.


Tapping with the Maple Syrup Club

Have you looked at the weather recently? The high temps are above freezing and the low temps are below freezing…that sounds like TAPPING SEASON! If you are interested in how maple syrup is made, come to the tapping gathering at the Tech Trails located north of the SDC on Saturday, February 3rd at 12:30 PM! We will be meeting east of the Outdoor Adventure Program (aka OAP) building. If you do decide to join us, please be on time and dressed for cold weather since we will be going into a forest! If you come late, please contact the president at ofgorter@mtu.edu. Hope to see you there!


SnoBall Crash Course

The MTU Swing Club is having a crash course to prepare for the annual SnoBall, and we hope to see you there! No experience or partner needed.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Time: 2 – 5 p.m. 

Location: DHH Ballroom

2 – 3 p.m. – East Coast Basics

3 – 4 p.m. – Waltz Basics

4 – 5 p.m. – Polka Basics

*There will be time for breaks, so don’t sweat it!!


Jewelry Sale with Delta Zeta


Sustainability Demonstration House Open House

The Sustainability Demonstration House tenants invite you to attend our upcoming Open House during Carni Week on Thursday, February 8th, from 4-7 pm! The house is open to students, their families, and community members. Come to tour the house, see our systems, and learn how you can practice sustainable living too! We will havefree vegan hot chocolate and free pizza available while supplies last. 

We are also hosting our Spring Workshop on Saturday, February 17th from 9am-12pm! This semester’s family-friendly sustainable craft is macrame. Join us and learn how to make a macrame plant hanger or wall hanging of your own!

The house is located at 21680 Woodland Rd, two houses down from McNair and Hillside Place. We hope to see you there! 

Please see the flyer attached for more information. Feel free to reach out to sdh@mtu.edu with any questions. 


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 individual 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!

Dates/Times/Combinations:

Wednesday, January 31, 5:00-8:00 pm – Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Cliff/Slope

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!


SCUBA Diving Course

Registration for the next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course will open on February 7 at 8 am.

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and able to swim 200 yards comfortably.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all class sites, including the SDC and dive location in Marquette.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, March 15 — 5-10 pm, SDC
  • Saturday, March 16 — 8 am – 10 pm, SDC
  • Sunday, March 16 — 8 am – 12 pm, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, OR Saturday and Sunday,  April 20-21 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees, and training materials). Class size is limited. The deadline to register is February 29, 11:59 pm.

For more information, visit SCUBA.


Art Night

Students for Sustainability is hosting an Art Night on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Fisher 125. We will be painting cards for Valentine’s Day. All supplies will be provided.


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Speaking Truth to Power: Poets, Writers, Resistance, and Resilience Presented by Michigan Tech Art

12-1 p.m. February 1, 2024

At the Van Pelt and Opie Library, East Reading Room

Free, light refreshments will be available.

Leading up to the Rozsa Art Gallery exhibition, Simple Machines: Poetry, Letterpress, and the Art of the Little Magazine, please join special guest, Ukrainian poet, Yuliya Musakovska for a poetry reading followed by a panel discussion with Musakovska and Michigan Tech professors Richard Canevez, Stephanie Carpenter, and M. Bartley Seigel.

Learn More | Free Event

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

Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. February 2, 2024

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.

Friday night, join Michigan Tech’s M. Bartley Seigel and visiting Ukrainian poet Yuliya Musakovska, along with Rozsa Art Gallery Director Terri Jo Frew, for an opening night reception. Experience the exhibit in a relaxed environment, enjoy light refreshments, and witness a live letterpress demonstration by Bonnie Loukus and Daniel Schneider from the Copper Country Community Arts Center. There will also be a poetry reading performed by Musakovska and others. Free, light refreshments will be available.

Learn More | Free Event

Winter Carnival and Rozsa Presenting Series Event: Cirque FLIP Fabrique’s Blizzard

Opening Night 7:30 p.m. February 9, 2024

Sensory-Friendly Performance 2 p.m. February 10, 2024 What is this?

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away everything in its path.

Opening Night Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Sensory Friendly Performance Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets


Barbell Club


Cookies for a Cause with Tau Kappa Epsilon

Enjoy some homemade cookies and help support children’s cancer research! Help the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon as they raise money for St. Jude’s during All-Nighter. Stop by behind the TKE’s statue site, next to the Administration Building between 4-10 PM (while supplies last).


Study Abroad – Summer 2024

Ready for an adventure this summer?

The Costa Rica and the Barcelona program are having a joint info session on Thursday, February 1st, from 5-6 at the HDMZ 120A.

Costa Rica: Spend 6 weeks during the Summer track A in the cloud rainforest living with Costa Rican families, speaking Spanish, eating amazing food, and enjoying la pura vida!!  Earn 9 HASS credits and 1 PE credit.

Read more about the program here or email khannum@mtu.edu with any questions! You can also Apply Here now! The deadline is March 8th. 

Barcelona: Spend 7 weeks during the Summer, Track B in Spain. No previous Spanish language knowledge is needed. Earn up to 9 HASS credits. The deadline is February 15th.

Check out the program’s detailed information: https://www.mtu.edu/humanities/undergraduate/study-abroad/spain/


MUB Board presents

Karaoke Night

Date: Wednesday 02/07/24

Time: 10 pm – Midnight

Location: MUB Commons

Join us for Winter Carnival Karaoke, next week Wednesday. Stop inside for some warmth, and enjoy listening to others perform or go ahead and get up there yourself or with some friends! There will also be mocktails close by presented by Center for Health and Wellness with HuskyEats! We hope to see you there!

Stuff-A-Husky

Date: Tuesday 02/13/24

Time: 5 – 7 pm

Location: MUB Commons

STUFF-A-HUSKY IS BACK! This year’s annual event will feature huskies, frogs, octopi, koalas, and moose. Join to make your own stuffed animal of any of these, completely free to all Tech students! While supplies last!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Board Game Night

Come de-stress with Jim and our student staff! Bring your friends and play some of your favorite board games!

  • When: Wednesday, February 7th | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: MUB Commons

Bigfoot Glowshoe

We are excited to present Bigfoot Glowshoe for the 2024 Winter Carnival. Hit the Tech Trails with your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of snowshoeing on groomed trails below glowing lights. 

Please visit our Bigfoot Glowshoe website for more registration information. 


Intramurals


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support Winter Carnival!

Special Events Ice Bowling is looking for two scorekeeper volunteers. The event is being held at the John Macinnes Ice Arena.

Student Scoop – January 24, 2024

Spring Involvement Fair Thank You

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Spring Involvement Fair yesterday, turning it into a lively gathering of eager minds.

If you missed the chance to join an organization or couldn’t find the perfect fit, fret not! The blossoming season brings with it Involvement Link, your gateway to a multitude of opportunities. Involvement Link hosts a diverse array of organizations, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Navigate through the digital blooms of Involvement Link to discover the organizations that align with your passions and interests. It’s not just a directory; it’s a springboard for connections. Dive in and explore the vibrant landscape of opportunities waiting for you.

Don’t let the chance slip away – head over to Involvement Link now and embark on a journey of collaboration and community!


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.


Career Closet

The Career Closet event will be back in February! The Career Closet will take place Friday, February 9 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday, September 10 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the Memorial Union Building with the goal of providing students with professional clothing that they can wear to Career Fair, interviews, and conferences. 

Last year, between the Fall and Spring Career Closets, we were able to give away 1,600 items to 420 students.

If you’d like to volunteer, sign up with GivePulse. Email huskycloset@mtu.edu with any questions.


USG-GSG Joint Statement and Weekly Updates


Non-Traditional Student Group

Sometimes in your student cohorts, you may feel like the only adult in the room. In NonTra, you don’t have to be.

Introducing NonTra.

We are a group of non-traditional students who made the decision to go back to school in hopes to make a better life for ourselves.

Need a change of scenery?

Spend a half hour with peers with a bit more in common than what you’d find in your cohorts. We know you have other stuff to do.

Come to the MUB on 31 January (Wednesday) at 4:00 PM.

And when you come to the info meeting, you’ll see you’re not alone… there’s at least one more us out there.


Chemistry Learning Center is hiring!

The Chemistry Learning Center is hiring coaches and weekly review leaders for next year. Working in the CLC provides a chance for you to hone your chemistry knowledge, support the success of your fellow Huskies, and develop 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


Heikinpäivä

One of the Midwest’s premiere ethnic festivals gets underway this week with a slate of activities that will surely appeal to Finns, friends of Finns, and fans of winter alike.

The Heikinpäivä mid-winter festival, a Finnish Theme Committee creation now in its 23rd year, begins Wednesday, January 10 with a showing of the popular Finnish film “Tommy and the Wildcat” (Poika ja Ilves in Finnish) at 2 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center. This
family-friendly movie about a young boy’s adventures trying to save a lynx is the first of many Heikinpäivä events designed for every age group to enjoy. Later that evening is an inkle weaving workshop conducted by the Finnish American Folk School, the first of several Folk School courses offered in conjunction with Heikinpäivä.

Along with weaving, interested folks can take classes in knitting, Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian pie) making, playing the five-string kantele, folk dancing, or making a quilt block. Schedule, registration, and pricing information about these classes can be found on the festival Web site
at pasty.com/heikki.

The festival culminates with a full day of activity on Saturday, January 27, with the famed tori market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Heikinpäivä parade gets underway at 11 a.m., followed by the increasingly popular Spiral Bear Dance and the outdoor games on Quincy Green. Later that
afternoon, and also on Quincy Green, the bravest festival-goers can partake in the revived Polar Plunge, which will take place on the Green using a portable pool. There will be a few portable saunas on-site for divers to thaw after completing their sisu-laden rite of passage. Appropriate footwear is strongly encouraged for the Plunge.

Heikinpäivä 2024 wraps up with an evening dance (Iltamat) at the Heritage Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Featuring the music of the Back Room Boys, and plenty of fun for all ages, it’s a great way to conclude the festival experience. The festival auction winners will also be drawn that evening.

For more information about Heikinpäivä, or the Finnish Theme Committee, find the festival’s page on Facebook, or visit pasty.com/heikki.


DESIGN EXPO 2024: SIGN UP NOW

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.  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 www.mtu.edu/expo before 3/8/24 to REGISTER


Waterski & Wakeboard Club


Film Board presents

Five Nights at Freddy’s

A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. During his first night on the job, he realizes that the night shift won’t be so easy to get through. Pretty soon he will unveil what actually happened at Freddy’s.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is rated PG-13

Friday (1/26) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (1/27)  5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Sunday (1/28) 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.


The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is Hiring!

CDI is hiring undergraduate Peer Mentors for the fall 2024 semester for the Husky Connect Peer Mentor Program. Husky Connect supports first-year students in their transition to MTU by providing direct support and resources that increase students’ success, sense of belonging, and engagement with the university.

Apply Today to be one of our undergraduate peer mentors for next fall. Application review will begin mid-February. 

For more information, contact huskyconnect@mtu.edu, view or website or stop in to CDI.


Dine & Donate for MTU Women’s Golf at Suomi Restaurant

February 3rd, 7am-2pm at 54 Huron Street in Houghton

The Women’s Golf Club, a student organization at Michigan Tech, has collaborated with Suomi Restaurant for a ‘Dine & Donate’ event! Gather your friends and have a meal at Suomi Restaurant in Downtown Houghton knowing that you’re supporting a student-led organization that provides a supportive environment for women to learn and play golf! A portion of the proceeds earned on February 7th will support the Women’s Golf Club.


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Backstage Jazz: Small Groups Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. January 26 and 27, 2024

At the Rozsa Backstage

Step behind the curtain for a dynamic backstage concert with short sets by the small groups of Michigan Tech Jazz. You can expect familiar tunes by jazz greats and be the first audience to hear original music written by the performers.

We recommend reserving your free Student Rush tickets in advance for this limited capacity backstage concert.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Speaking Truth to Power: Poets, Writers, Resistance, and Resilience Presented by Michigan Tech Art

12-1 p.m. February 1, 2024

At the Van Pelt and Opie Library, East Reading Room

Free, light refreshments will be available.

Leading up to the Rozsa Art Gallery exhibition, Simple Machines: Poetry, Letterpress, and the Art of the Little Magazine, please join special guest, Ukrainian poet, Yuliya Musakovska for a poetry reading followed by a panel discussion with Musakovska and Michigan Tech professors Richard Canevez, Stephanie Carpenter, and M. Bartley Seigel.

Learn More | Free Event

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

5-7 p.m. February 2, 2024

At the Rozsa Galleries

Free, light refreshments will be available.

The Rozsa A Space Gallery is proud to share the art and words of Simple Machines in a multi-media setting featuring audio clips of the poets reading their own work, a live printing demonstration, and a live performance from visiting Ukrainian poet and Simple Machines contributor, Yuliya Musakovska.

Learn More | Free Event


Frozen Waterfall Hike at Hungarian Falls

Escape to a winter wonderland! Join Triangle Fraternity for a mesmerizing hike to Hungarian Falls, where cascading waterfalls are frozen in time. Embrace the chilly air, snap photos of nature’s icy masterpiece, and make memories in this snowy paradise.

Date: 2/3/2024

Time: 11 AM

Meeting Point: Hungarian Falls Trailhead

Bundle up, lace your boots, and let’s explore the magic of frozen waterfalls together!

Rides will be provided in Wads Lobby at 10:30 AM


Winter Carnival Banner Painting Voting Open Now!

We need your Vote! Banner Painting for Winter Carnival 2024 is open now and will end on February 10th. The voting form is attached below, and the banners are hung along the Art Rail on the 2nd floor and close to the front desk in the Opie Library, please stop by and check it out!

https://forms.gle/bTifYHu2BheF5iD98


Open House for Exploring Majors in Social Sciences

All students are welcome to the Open House for Exploring Majors in the Social Sciences.  Learn about our five majors, seven minors, study away programs, undergraduate research, accelerated master’s degrees, and more from 5-6:30 p.m. on January 30 in the Library East Reading Room. Free pizza and drinks will be available. Reach out to kbhenqui@mtu.edu or csflood@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


Guardians of the North Annual Pancake Booth

Guardians of the North is hosting their annual All You Can Eat Pancake Booth during Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival, February 7th-8th 6pm-2am. They will be serving drinks, hot and fresh pancakes, and playing music! Come meet the Guardians of the North members and claim the title of Pancake Champion for eating the most pancakes! They will be located in the Fisher 135 Hallway (Main hallway) of Fisher Hall, all are welcome!


Delta Upsilon’s Jack box Rush

The brothers of Delta Upsilon are hosting a jack box dinner night at the chapter house on 1101 College at 6pm on 1/26/24. Rides will be given 15 minutes before the event at the front of Wadsworth.


International Students Forum

Join the Van Pelt and Opie Library, various international Registered Student Organizations, and the Social Science International Relations course for the second annual International students forum. At the forum international and domestic students are invited to share their experiences, culture, and views with one another over dinner in casual conversation. Registration encouraged but not required. 

Wednesday, January 24th 4-6pm: Register

Thursday, January 25th 4-6pm: Register


MUB Board presents

7 Days of MUB

This week we will be hosting giveaways, bring a friend to meeting, and many more things to help students learn about who we are as MUB Board, what we do, and how all MTU students can take advantage of the free events going on around campus! Stay tuned on our social media @mubboard for more information!

Comedian Joe Eames

Join us Friday night for Comedian Joe Eames! From the Midwest, he has performed quite a few stand-up acts in the Chicago area. You can see what he has to offer on his Instagram, @_joe_eames!

Date: Friday 01/26

Time: 9 – 10 pm

Location: MUB Ballroom


Jewelry Sale with Delta Zeta


Center for Student Health and Well-being

Let’s Talk

Are you wondering if counseling is right for you? Perhaps you are concerned about a friend. Maybe you are overwhelmed and just need to talk to someone who is committed to listening. Try Let’s Talk! It’s a free, informal, and confidential individual consultation program through our center! 

Cookies & Coloring

Come eat some cookies and destress with our counselors and student staff in the CDI basement! We love spending time with our students doing low-stress activities to provide a safe and relaxing space. 

Husky Hour

Join our guest speakers, Lisa Meyer and Laura Putwen, to talk about how to use substances safely and responsibly! Engage in discussions about how mixing substances can impact your experience with them, what conduct policies Michigan Tech has in place, and how to practice safe strategies when going to parties during Winter Carnival. 


Rhythm Africana

Venue :   Mub Commons

Time   :   7:00pm to 9:30pm

Date   :   3 Feb 2024

Please Join us for some diverse African Cuisine and Music on Saturday, 3 Feb 2024! See you there.


Study Abroad – Sumer 2024

Have you ever considered traveling to Britain? This summer you can spend 15 days traveling through Wales while earning 6 HASS credits and 1/2 PE credit.

Make it so!

Spend the two weeks after Finals this spring with MTU faculty visiting National Museums and World Heritage Sites, spying on puffins, climbing mountains, and touring mines. We’ll also learn a little Welsh, Cymraeg bach, and eat a lot of great food, bwyta mawr!

Read more about the program here or email marhodes@mtu.edu with any questions! You can also Apply Here now! The deadline is February 2nd.

Join us for an info session in AOB 209 at 5:00pm on January 29th.

Or maybe you want to spend more time in Britain and see more of England and Scotland? Well, you can do that, as well!

We are now accepting students for the Summer 2024, Track B five-week Cumbria Faculty-led program.

Earn up to 9 HASS credits both in the classroom at the University of Cumbria and out and about on the Roman Hadrian’s Wall, in the Lake District National Park, or in the cities of York, Durham, or Edinburgh.

Check out the program’s detailed information: https://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/undergraduate/study-abroad/cumbria.html

Or Apply Here by the March 11th deadline.

Both UK programs will be in the East Reading Room of the Library on January 30th at 5:00pm. Join us for free food, and drinks, and get your questions answered.


Intramurals

Student Scoop – January 17, 2024

Trivia Night Grocery Giveaway

It’s cold outside but you can hunker down with your winnings. Start the semester strong by stocking up on much-needed supplies! FOR FREE!

Join Student Leadership and Involvement’s Late Night Program for a fun Trivia Game to test your grocery and shopping smarts. Win prizes that every person needs–snacks, toilet paper, home supplies, and more! Amusing prizes that are easy to win. 

Trivia, snacks, and prizes are located in MUB Commons. Saturday, January 20th at 9:00 PM.

Questions? Reach out to Amy at SLI: ahjerste@mtu.edu 


Spring Involvement Fair

Spring Involvement Fair is in full bloom with a theme that’s as vibrant as it gets: “Clear the Gloom, Find your Bloom!” It’s bound to add a burst of color to your day. Help us spread the joy, clear away the gloom, and help others find their bloom in the wonderful world of registered student organizations!

Here are some of the bloomin’ fantastic things you can expect:

  • Planting seeds of connection with the nearly 100 student organizations that have signed up for this year’s event.
  • Watering the roots of community engagement as you try out new activities.
  • Blossoming opportunities to win prizes! Talk to five tables and visit both floors to be entered to win amazing prizes from flower legos, hammocks for sunnier weather, and a signed Michigan Tech hockey jersey!

So, why not take a leap and let your inner bloom shine? Join us at the Spring Involvement Fair, where the only requirement is a love for spreading positivity and making a difference. Let’s make this a bloomin’ great experience together!

Date: Tuesday, January 23rd

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: MUB Ballroom, Alumni Lounge, and 106


HuskyLead: Student Organization Budgeting

Budgeting for student organizations can be difficult. Explore sources of funding for your group, develop a working budget to track funds, and understand financial rules for RSOs at MTU. To get the most out of this workshop we recommend bringing your org’s e-board!


2024 Orientation, Welcome Week, and K-Day Theme

Help us choose a theme for Orientation, Welcome Week, and K-Day!

Submit your choice here!


Visit Puerto Rico or Florida on an Alternative Spring Break this February!

Join a group of your peers and experience a new community this Spring Break! A few spots are still available for both Alternative Spring Break trips which are planned and led by Student Leadership and Involvement staff. During an ASB trip students participate in hands-on service activities, exploration, and reflection as they get to know a community outside the Keweenaw.

This year’s Domestic ASB trip will travel to St. Joe, Florida. It will be focused on hurricane repair and shoreline cleanup. The group will work alongside several local parks, including TH Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, and the Rish Recreation Area.

In collaboration with Community Collaborations International, this year’s overseas ASB trip will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico to work with community organizers on issues such as home repair, forest recovery, and youth development.

There is a nominal fee for participating in an Alternative Spring Break trip. The cost includes transportation throughout the trip, lodging on-site, meals on-site, and service project coordination. The costs per trip, which are subsidized by the Student Activity Fee, are:

St. Joe, Florida – $400
San Juan, Puerto Rico – $1200

Applications for the 2024 Alternative Spring Break trips are now open and will close when all remaining spots are filled. You are encouraged to apply by January 22nd. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and spots could be filled before the deadline.


Study Abroad – Summer 2024

Are you interested in spending 6 weeks immersed in Costa Rican culture while earning 9 HASS credits and 1 PE credit? Make it happen! 

Spend Summer track A in the cloud rainforest living with Costa Rican families, speaking Spanish, eating amazing food, and enjoying la pura vida!! 

Read more about the program here or email khannum@mtu.edu with any questions! You can also Apply Here now! The deadline is March 8th. 

Did you ever wish to spend the summer in Barcelona? You are in luck!

We are now accepting students for the Summer 2024, Track B Barcelona Faculty-led program. Join us Thursday 18th, from 5.30-6.30 at in Walker 120A for an info session. We will answer your questions about the program.

No previous Spanish language knowledge is needed.

  • Spend 7 weeks in Spain with Tech students & faculty.
  • Take up to 3 of the following classes: HU3293, HU3294, HU3261 (in English) or HU3264 (in English) that will count for a Spanish International Minor or Gen Ed requirements.
  • Program fee: $3800 (There is a $1000 fellowship for HU majors & Spanish minors) 

Check out the program’s detailed information: https://www.mtu.edu/humanities/undergraduate/study-abroad/spain/


Swing Club Lessons

Interested in dancing to jazz music with some 40’s flair? Join us for our 2-part Lindy Hop Boot Camp! All lessons are held in the DHH Ballroom at 7pm followed by an open dance hour at 9pm.

First Lesson: Wednesday, Jan. 17th 

Second Lesson: Sunday, Jan. 21st


Delta Zeta presents


The Textbook Affordability Project

Purchasing textbooks can be a financial burden for students. In recognition of this challenge, the Van Pelt and Opie Library and Campus Store work together to identify course materials that are available in the Library’s collections. A list of every textbook request sent to the Campus Store for the Spring 2024 semester was reviewed and compared to existing library collections.

Where applicable, these “accidental textbooks” have been placed on Course Reserve and instructors have been notified of their availability. Course Reserve allows students to borrow materials for a limited time, ensuring everyone will have the opportunity to use a book for free when it’s assigned in a course. All materials currently placed on Course Reserve, including ebooks identified during the search, can be found in this special collection on the Library’s webpage. A spreadsheet that identifies which courses are using these Library materials can be searched here. 

If the Library doesn’t already own a print copy of a book, instructors are welcome to lend one to the Library. They may also search the Library’s catalog and submit a Course Reserve Request for any assigned texts they find. Student Research Consultants (SRCs) and Librarians are available to help anyone who’d like assistance with this task. Stop by the Ask Us! station on the 1st floor of the library or email library@mtu.edu for more information.

Please note: The Library is unable to purchase copies of every book assigned in Michigan Tech classes, but identifying “accidental textbooks” in the Library’s collections can help to make the Course Reserve system a valuable resource.


USG Weekly Update


Film Board presents

Oppenheimer

The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Oppenheimer is rated R

Friday (1/19) 6:00 10:00pm

Saturday (1/20)  6:00 10:00pm

Sunday (1/21) 1:00 5:00pm

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1. Get $1 off your ticket to Oppenheimer if you bring your ticket from last week’s showing of Barbie. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.


Women’s March

Join women and their friends in towns and cities around the country for a Women’s March on Saturday, January 20 at 1 pm. In Houghton, we will gather at Bridgeview Park and walk across the Bridge. Women’s voices and votes matter for so many issues: e.g., equal rights under the law (the ERA), reproductive choice, voting rights, equal pay, banned books, climate change, responsible gun legislation.

Bring a sign that showcases your issue. (Please note: this is a non-partisan march, so no signs that mention particular political candidates, and no obscene signs.)

For more information contact Vicky Bergvall v.bergvall.mt@gmail.com (906) 482-1636 or Susan Burack, ssburack@gmail.com (906) 482-3270.

This march is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Justice Ministry, among other groups.


Boost Mobile Food Ordering Now Available at Michigan Tech’s Campus 

Dining retail locations on Michigan Tech’s campus are introducing BOOST Mobile for quick food pick-up. Save time by pre-ordering your favorite meals, snacks, and drinks on your browser or with our mobile app! Boost offers convenience, options, and fast service at your fingertips, so skip the line and order ahead for pickup. 

  • Get exclusive offers
  • Pay using your campus card, credit/debit card
  • Easily reorder your favorite meals or customize orders
  • Pick up on your schedule
  • Get real-time order status updates through push notifications
  • Separate pick-up window area (follow the boost signs and skip the line)

Boost ordering is currently available for BRKFST & CO and Bowl Life, located in the Memorial Union Building, and the Campus Cafe located in Wadsworth Hall. The Library Café is scheduled to add Boost ordering on January 22. To download the Boost app search Boost Ordering on android or iOS in the app store or text: BOOST to 99299.
Then search Boost for Michigan Technological University, pick your current food craving, customize your meal, and choose a pickup time that works best for you!


March for Life


Indoor Soccer League

The Men’s and Women’s Soccer Clubs are hosting an indoor soccer league starting January 23rd. Games will be played Tuesday and Thursday nights in the SDC multipurpose room. It costs $10 per person, and you can sign up a team in the MUB commons on the 17th or 19th from 5-8pm. Contact cmelmy@mtu.edu with any questions.


DESIGN EXPO 2024: SIGN UP NOW

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.  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 www.mtu.edu/expo before 3/8/24 to REGISTER


Phi Delta Chi

Have fun with the sisters of Phi Delta Chi at this event! 

All women and nonbinary people are welcome. Bring your friends and have a good time!

Contact Ani at abschnei@mtu.edu for more information.


Calling all volunteers!

You’re invited to join the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers as we travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin on February 14th – February 16th for the NWTC Science & Engineering Festival! 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.

Travel, lodging, and a daily stipend are provided. This is also an opportunity to earn 15 volunteer hours.

To sign up, scan the QR code on the flier, or email us at mindtrekkers@mtu.edu


Backstage Jazz: Small Groups Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. January 26 and 27, 2024

At the Rozsa Backstage

This superb concert creates the feeling of a jazz club with you on stage with the musicians. 

Tickets are limited. Tap the link below to snag free Student Rush tickets before we’re at capacity for this backstage concert.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

How to Get Free Tickets


Delta Upsilon Fraternity


Theme Park Engineering Group

Have you ever had an amazing family vacation to Disney or Universal? Do you love going to theme parks or riding roller coasters? If so, then we are the club for you! We are the Theme Park Engineering Group at Michigan Tech! Our goal is to create an open space where Michigan Tech students can be exposed to or talk about the themed entertainment industry. Our club brings in industry speakers, goes on trips to theme parks and tradeshows, and talks about recent themed entertainment news! We are open to ALL majors and we plan on participating in a theme park design competition this summer! Our next general meeting will be TODAY, January 17th at 6 PM in Fisher 133. Ride on!

Discord: https://discord.gg/MT5Pgd6Z

Involvement Link: https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organization/themepark


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Husky Hour Featuring Career Services

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

  • When: Wednesday, January 17, 1-2 pm
  • Where: Career Services 

Bigfoot Glowshoe

We are excited to present Bigfoot Glowshoe for the 2024 Winter Carnival. Hit the Tech Trails with your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of snowshoeing on groomed trails below glowing lights. 

Please visit our Bigfoot Glowshoe website for more registration information. 


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support Late Night Programming!

Student Leadership and Involvement is hosting Trivia Night with a grocery/food theme. We need volunteers to help add points, give out prizes, check people in, and ensure a smooth event. 

Student Scoop – January 10, 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. This role is a work-study position. Applicants must be eligible to apply and be considered.

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.


Spring Involvement Fair RSO Sign-Up Deadline is Today!

The Spring Involvement Fair – an event to connect students to organizations – will take place on the first and second floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on Tuesday, January 23rd from 4 -7 pm. The theme this year is “Clear the Gloom, Find your Bloom”! 

Please reserve your organization’s spot in the fair by TODAY AT 11:59PM. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after the 10th containing your organization’s table number. Please have your activities planned before filling out this registration- indoor-appropriate activities are permitted.  

Keep in mind, space is limited. Organizations are not permitted to bring in food or beverages apart from prepackaged non-perishable items. Orgs cannot charge for giveaways such as apparel, a raffle, a fundraiser, etc.  

By filling in your contact information, you will be the primary contact for your organization for Spring Involvement Fair. Please be sure to check your email regularly in the weeks leading up to the event for important announcements and information.

Please send any questions you have to rso@mtu.edu


HuskyLead: Student Organization Budgeting

Budgeting for student organizations can be difficult. Explore sources of funding for your group, develop a working budget to track funds, and understand financial rules for RSOs at MTU. To get the most out of this workshop we recommend bringing your org’s e-board!


Catalyst

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 the end of the day on Sunday, January 14th to ensure adequate program supplies.


Visit Puerto Rico or Florida on an Alternative Spring Break this February!

Join a group of your peers and experience a new community this Spring Break! A few spots are still available for both Alternative Spring Break trips which are planned and led by Student Leadership and Involvement staff. During an ASB trip students participate in hands-on service activities, exploration, and reflection as they get to know a community outside the Keweenaw.

This year’s Domestic ASB trip will travel to St. Joe, Florida. It will be focused on hurricane repair and shoreline cleanup. The group will work alongside several local parks, including TH Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, and the Rish Recreation Area.

In collaboration with Community Collaborations International, this year’s overseas ASB trip will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico to work with community organizers on issues such as home repair, forest recovery, and youth development.

There is a nominal fee for participating in an Alternative Spring Break trip. The cost includes transportation throughout the trip, lodging on-site, meals on-site, and service project coordination. The costs per trip, which are subsidized by the Student Activity Fee, are:

St. Joe, Florida – $400
San Juan, Puerto Rico – $1200

Applications for the 2024 Alternative Spring Break trips are now open and will close when all remaining spots are filled. You are encouraged to apply by January 22nd. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and spots could be filled before the deadline.


Trivia Night Grocery Giveaway

It’s cold outside but you can hunker down with your winnings. Start the semester strong by stocking up on much-needed supplies! FOR FREE!

Join Student Leadership and Involvement’s Late Night Program for a fun Trivia Game to test your grocery and shopping smarts. Win prizes that every person needs–snacks, toilet paper, home supplies, and more! Amusing prizes that are easy to win. 

Trivia, snacks, and prizes are located in MUB Commons. Saturday, January 20th at 9:00 PM.

Questions? Reach out to Amy at SLI: ahjerste@mtu.edu 


REHS Resilience Campaign

For week 1 and week 2 of the spring semester, Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) is hosting a campaign focused on Resilience from a mental health lens. Some of the best ways to develop resilience are: fostering an internal locus of control and growth mindset, maintaining strong social connections, regulating your emotions, and practicing self-compassion (What Is Resilience? VeryWellMind). Resilience means strong mental health! During the campaign, keep an eye on our social media and common areas in the residence halls for passive opportunities to engage.


Rotaract Can & Bottle Drive

The Rotaract Club is having a can-drive pickup. We will be picking up cans (need to fill out the form) from your front door on the morning of Saturday, January 13th between 9:00am – 11:00am. Please have cans placed outside by 9:00 am for efficiency purposes.

Please keep pick-up locations within Hancock and Houghton city limits. (Other locations will be considered based on the amount of cans, you can still fill out the form and we will contact you)

We are fundraising to help support local events that will give back to the community!


Film Board Presents

Barbie (Next Week Showing Oppenheimer)

Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.

Barbie is rated PG-13

Friday (1/12) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (1/13)  5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Sunday (1/14) 5:30 8:30pm

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1. Get $1 off your ticket to Oppenheimer next week if you get a ticket to Barbie. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.


Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring!

The Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for the 2024-2025 School year! Please apply by January 25, 2024!


MUB Board presents

Date: 01/20/2024

Time: 12 – 3 pm

Location:  SDC Multipurpose Room

Come up to the SDC for some rounds of laser tag! Bring friends or come alone and be matched up for 10-minute games of teams 4 v 4. Refreshments will be provided as well and it is free for all students!


Intramurals


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support MLK Reading Day!

In need of volunteer hours for the spring semester? Stay warm and read inside to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.! Transportation and books will be provided by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion – you just need to bring yourself and a positive attitude!

Student Scoop – December 13, 2023

Spring Involvement Fair RSO Sign-Up

The Spring Involvement Fair – an event to connect students to organizations – will take place on the first and second floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on Tuesday, January 23th from 4 -7 pm. The theme this year is “Clear the Gloom, Find your Bloom”! 

Please reserve your organization’s spot in the fair by midnight on Wednesday 1/10/2023. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after the 10th containing your organization’s table number. Please have your activities planned before filling out this registration- indoor-appropriate activities are permitted.  

Keep in mind, space is limited. Organizations are not permitted to bring in food or beverages apart from prepackaged non-perishable items. Orgs cannot charge for giveaways such as apparel, a raffle, a fundraiser, etc.  

By filling in your contact information, you will be the primary contact for your organization for Spring Involvement Fair. Please be sure to check your email regularly in the weeks leading up to the event for important announcements and information.

Please send any questions you have to rso@mtu.edu


New Alumni Welcome Event

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a brief New Alumni Welcome immediately following commencement rehearsal on Friday, December 15 in the SDC Multipurpose Room for our Midyear 2023 graduates. Plan to sign the class banner, receive an alumni welcome gift, and be sure to save room for a treat or two! 


Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition

Register here to pitch your business model and market opportunity to a team of judges, potentially win prizes, and get feedback to help you move forward with your idea.  We will meet on 1/24/24 from 5-7:30 pm in the MUB Ballroom A. Guidelines and a pitch rubric will be shared with you after you have registered. 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

’24 MLK Library Exhibit:

The Van Pelt Opie Library and The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to present the MLK Library Exhibit featuring students’ posters. The purpose of the Exhibit is to give students the opportunity to reflect on Dr. King’s contribution to the social justice cause. 

Eligibility: Participants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Michigan Technological University. 

Student Groups may also submit one poster per group. NOTE: This does not restrict individual members from submitting a poster they designed. Individual members can still submit their own poster design.

How to enter: Students must complete all required sections of the Google form. If submitting a physical poster, please drop off to CDI.

MLK Reading Day:

In need of volunteer hours for the spring semester? Stay warm and read inside to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2024 from 10 AM – 3 PM for MLK Day. 

If you are interested in reading, please sign up through GivePulse.
Transportation and MLK children’s books will be provided. For questions, please contact CDI at cdi@mtu.edu.

MLK Events: 

MLK Brunch: 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee is proud to announce the 35th Annual MLK Jr Day Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10 AM in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building. This year, we welcome back 2018 Michigan Tech Alumni, Jaylyn Boone, as our Keynote speaker. Spots are limited. Sign up now by using the 35th Annual MLK Brunch Sign Up Sheet. Please note, filling out the form does not guarantee a seat at the event.

MLK Interfaith Prayer Vigil:

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Cooperative Campus Ministry are

organizing an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), Monday, January 15, 2024 at noon in the Van Pelt and Opie Library’s East Reading Room. We invite students, faculty, and staff from all faiths to share a prayer, personal reflection or excerpt from one of King’s prayers, sermons or speeches.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachael Hathcoat at rehathco@mtu.edu or Jennifer Ormsbee at Jennifer@gladtidingsag.org.

MLK Peace March:

Following the MLK Interfaith Prayer Vigil, we invite the campus community to gather at the Husky statue at 1 p.m. for a peace march across campus to honor Dr. King and solidify our campus’ commitment to his life and work ensuring justice and equity for all. This year’s march will be led by Vice President for Student Affairs, Laura Bulleit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CDI at cdi@mtu.edu


Rail Transportation Program Scholarships

he Rail Transportation Program at Michigan Tech is offering scholarships for students with a demonstrated interest in the railroad industry.  Details are on the RTP website at https://rail.mtu.edu/rail-industry-scholarships.  Scholarship amounts range from $1000 to $2500 for the 2023-24 school year, deadline for applications is Jan 10, 2023.  The application for the scholarships can be found at https://forms.gle/4TojgVnRmpPaQ5b7A.  Contact David Nelson at dannelso@mtu.edu for more information!


Elevator Problems?


Rotaract Can & Bottle Drive

The Rotaract Club is having a can-drive pickup. We will be picking up cans (need to fill out the form) from your front door on the morning of Saturday, January 13th between 9:00am – 11:00am. Please have cans placed outside by 9:00 am for efficiency purposes.

Please keep pick-up locations within Hancock and Houghton city limits. (Other locations will be considered based on the amount of cans, you can still fill out the form and we will contact you)

We are fundraising to help support local events that will give back to the community!


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support Michigan Tech Hockey and Athletics!

The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. They need ushers/ticket takers.


Student Leadership and Involvement will be closed from Monday, December 25 to Tuesday, January 2. Happy Holidays!

Student Scoop – December 6, 2023

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 hiring for a student worker position. This position is only for work-study students. 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.


Alumni and Friends

Cram Jam Study Break Snack

ATTENTION all students: Are you hungry? Do you need a break from studying and finals? The Alumni Engagement Office has you covered! Fuel your brain with trail mix at the library on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. (or until supplies last). Don’t miss out on a study time treat and a free reusable snack bag. 

New Alumni Welcome Event

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a brief New Alumni Welcome immediately following commencement rehearsal on Friday, December 15 in the SDC Multipurpose Room for our Midyear 2023 graduates. Plan to sign the class banner, receive an alumni welcome gift, and be sure to save room for a treat or two! 


Film Board presents

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 

The film follows the Turtle brothers as they work to earn the love of New York City while facing down an army of mutants.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is rated PG

Friday (12/8) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (12/9)  5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are free and concessions are $1. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.


Finals Week with the Van Pelt and Opie Library 

The end of the semester often comes with a lot of stress. The Library wants to help! Along with campus partners, we are planning things to help ease that stress, take much-needed breaks, and tackle your studies. 

  • Pet Photos: Enjoy pictures of you and your friends’ pets up on our digital displays while you study. Submit a photo here by the morning of Dec. 8. – First and Second Floors, Library
  • Brain Break Stations: give your brain some time off with games, coloring, snacks, and other odds and ends to fidget with. – First and Second Floors, Library
  • Pet Therapy: Spend time with trained therapy dog teams for adorable destressing. Dec. 7,8, & 11 3-5 pm & Dec. 10, 1-3pm- First Floor, Library
  • Snacks: Multiple groups, including Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, will be in the library at various times with snacks to keep you fueled and your brain powered up. First, Library
  • Pancake Dinner: Up late studying? Grab some pancakes served up by campus administrators and staff. Dec. 10, 7-9pm – First Floor, Library

Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Seeing as Creative Act: An Artist Talk

6-7 p.m. December 6, 2023

At the Wadsworth Hall Studio G04W

Anne Beffel, Professor of Art, will project recent works of art and explore how “seeing” is a creative act. Light refreshments provided.

Learn More | Free

Bon Voyage, New Zealand Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. December 8, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The choirs of Michigan Tech present a concert of music in preparation for a Concert Choir tour to New Zealand in May 2024.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Enigma Variations Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. December 9, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

British composer, Edward Elgar, wrote his Enigma Variations as a tribute to 14 dear friends, including his bulldog, Dan. Each movement represents the character and personality of the friend. The most well-known song is Nimrod, played yearly on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph in London.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

The Rozsa box office will be closed throughout winter break, from Dec. 18 until Jan. 8. It will reopen for normal business hours — Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — on Jan. 8.

Tickets for upcoming events can still be purchased online throughout winter break.


GSG Open Skate

Enjoy some winter fun ice skating with GSG! Join GSG for one of two 1-hour graduate student open skate blocks at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in the SDC.

Date: Sunday, December 10 from 4-5PM and 5-6PM.

Rental skates and head protection are available, but must be reserved on sign-up due to limited availability.

Admission is free to all students: https://gsg.mtu.edu/events/gsg-open-skate/

We hope to see you there!

Collaborators: MTU Athletics and Recreation


Xi Sigma Pi Silent Auction

Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honors Society is hosting a silent auction in the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building Admin hallway (hallway behind the main atrium) on December 8th from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to find gifts for your friends and family! 

Auction Details:

  • All bids will be done in person on paper, with a name and email required alongside the bid amount (higher than the last bid value).
  • All winners will be announced the following Monday, December 11th. Emails will be sent to all winners. 
  • All proceeds will be directed to Xi Sigma Pi to support their annual research symposium for topics in natural resources, as well as maple leaves for new member induction. 

Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring!

The Wahtera Center has opened the application process for OES. Are you looking for something to do this summer? Do you want to stay in the Houghton area to enjoy all the beauty that Keweenaw County has to offer during the summer months? Have you wanted experience planning and executing a large program like Orientation? Are you thinking that you really should be doing an internship this summer but don’t know what to do or where to go for an internship? You can use the experiences that you will have planning OTL Training Week and O-Week. It is a great opportunity to have one of the largest student-planned and student-run programs on campus under your belt. We are looking for students who are hardworking, creative, and self-motivated, and who are excited to bring the New Huskies to campus!  Applications close December 15, 2023.

Have something lined up for this summer but you can be back for Fall Training starting August 10? Apply to be Orientation Team Leader (OTL). We are looking for students from all areas to help lead our incoming class of Huskies! You will need to be on campus from August 10-August 16 for Training, August 16-18 for help with move-in, and O-Week is from August 18- August 24. We will also have 1 more meet and greet with students in September. Applications Will close on January 22, 2024.

Being part of orientation is not something you can swing this summer, that is okay we are looking for individuals who are motivated, organized, and have a commitment to help other Huskies find their path to success. We have Success Coaches, ExSEL Peer Mentors and Success Course Peer Assistants open as well. Applications will close on January 22, 2024.

All the job descriptions are listed on the Wahtera Website. (https://www.mtu.edu/success/). Applications are open through Handshake.  Please email success@mtu.edu if you have any questions.   


MUB Board presents

Join us this Saturday, December 9th for a unique, comedic tour through Nick’s thrifted VHS tape collection. 

Check out the following link to learn more about the event!

Nick’s VCR Party


Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition

Register here to pitch your business model and market opportunity to a team of judges, potentially win prizes, and get feedback to help you move forward with your idea.  We will meet on 1/24/24 from 5-7:30 pm in the MUB Ballroom A. Guidelines and a pitch rubric will be shared with you after you have registered. 


Calling All Nominations for the Bayard Rustin Award

The nomination deadline for the Bayard Rustin Award has been extended to Friday, December 8.  Student submissions will be accepted until 5 PM. Nominate an MTU faculty or staff member here

Bayard Rustin was an influential advisor to civil rights leaders, doing much of the work behind the scenes. The Bayard Rustin Award is presented to a Michigan Tech faculty or staff member who is a major asset to students, faculty, and staff. They frequently provide major support behind the scenes and exhibit the qualities of being a servant leader.  This year’s award will be presented at the 35th Annual MLK Celebration on January 15, 2024, @ 10 AM in the MUB Ballroom.

Visit https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-center/ to learn more.


Letter of Support


AST Recruiting Event

Alpha Sigma Tau has a recruitment event this Thursday from 12-5. You can stop by anytime during that time and hang out with sisters and start studying for finals!!

Contact Rachel Weyenberg to RSVP and get more information about the location of the study room!!! Rachel’s number is 920-840-3887


Powerlifting Meet by Barbell Club


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

’24 MLK Library Exhibit:

The Van Pelt Opie Library and The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to present the MLK Library Exhibit featuring students’ posters. The purpose of the Exhibit is to give students the opportunity to reflect on Dr. King’s contribution to the social justice cause. 

Eligibility: Participants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Michigan Technological University. 

Student Groups may also submit one poster per group. NOTE: This does not restrict individual members from submitting a poster they designed. Individual members can still submit their own poster design.

How to enter: Students must complete all required sections of the Google form. If submitting a physical poster, please drop off to CDI.

MLK Reading Day:

In need of volunteer hours for the spring semester? Stay warm and read inside to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2024 from 10 AM – 3 PM for MLK Day. 

If you are interested in reading, please sign up through GivePulse.
Transportation and MLK children’s books will be provided. For questions, please contact CDI at cdi@mtu.edu.

MLK Events: 

MLK Brunch: 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee is proud to announce the 35th Annual MLK Jr Day Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10 AM in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union Building. This year, we welcome back 2018 Michigan Tech Alumni, Jaylyn Boone, as our Keynote speaker. Spots are limited. Sign up now by using the 35th Annual MLK Brunch Sign Up Sheet. Please note, filling out the form does not guarantee a seat at the event.

MLK Interfaith Prayer Vigil:

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Cooperative Campus Ministry are

organizing an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), Monday, January 15, 2024 at noon in the Van Pelt and Opie Library’s East Reading Room. We invite students, faculty, and staff from all faiths to share a prayer, personal reflection or excerpt from one of King’s prayers, sermons or speeches.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachael Hathcoat at rehathco@mtu.edu or Jennifer Ormsbee atJennifer@gladtidingsag.org.

MLK Peace March:

Following the MLK Interfaith Prayer Vigil, we invite the campus community to gather at the Husky statue at 1 p.m. for a peace march across campus to honor Dr. King and solidify our campus’ commitment to his life and work ensuring justice and equity for all. This year’s march will be led by Vice President for Student Affairs, Laura Bulleit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CDI at cdi@mtu.edu


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support Michigan Tech Hockey and Athletics!

The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. They need ushers/ticket takers.

Student Scoop – November 29, 2023

Volunteer Expo

Volunteer Expo is happening Tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MUB Commons! Stop by to find your next meaningful adventure. Twenty-five organizations from the region will showcase service and philanthropy opportunities. Whether you want to help kiddos, elders, fuzzy critters, green spaces, or voters, there is an adventure for you. Reach out to Amy Hjerstedt (ahjerste@mtu.edu) with questions about this event.

Please note: The location has changed from the MUB Ballroom to the MUB Commons.


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 hiring for a student worker position. This position is only for work-study students. 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.


Calling All Nominations for the Bayard Rustin Award

The Michigan Tech chapter of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) presents the Bayard Rustin Award annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Banquet.

Bayard Rustin was an influential advisor to civil-rights leaders, doing much of the work behind the scenes. He worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to organize the Freedom Rides and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 2013, Rustin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Bayard Rustin Award is presented to a member of the Michigan Tech community that is a major asset to students, faculty, and staff. They frequently provide major support behind the scenes and exhibit qualities of being a servant leader.

Nominations are due by December 1, 2023.

This year’s award will be presented at the 35th Annual MLK Celebration on January 15, 2024.

Submit nominations to https://forms.gle/p93KJ3uBKyZa3Nyc7.


FSL Award Nominations close on Sunday!

The much-awaited Fraternity and Sorority Life Award Nominations for outstanding chapters and individuals close on Sunday, December 3rd at 5pm! This is your chance to honor the exceptional contributions and remarkable achievements within the Greek community.

Whether it’s an entire chapter that has demonstrated unwavering commitment to philanthropy, leadership, and academic excellence, or an individual member who has gone above and beyond to make a positive impact, now is the time to give them the recognition they truly deserve.

All nomination forms are located here!


Film Board presents

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is rated PG-13

Friday (12/1) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (12/2)  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.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

P.A.W.S Program

Our center is launching a newly adopted program called “P.A.W.S.” (Peer Awareness for Well-being and Support). Students who are passionate about mental health awareness on campus are invited to learn more about this program! Nominations for Spring 2024 close December 3rd! Please visit our information table in the Van Pelt library during November 27th through December 1st or email paws@mtu.edu for more information. We hope to see you there!

DIY Cookie Decorating with Well-being

If you like eating, frosting, or gifting cookies join MTU Well-being in collaboration with Husky Eats to decorate sugar cookies. Take a sweet brain break and bring your friends to the library at 2:30pm on  Wednesday, November 29th. 


Cram Jam Study Break Snack

ATTENTION all students: Are you hungry? Do you need a break from studying and finals? The Alumni Engagement Office has you covered! Fuel your brain with trail mix at the library on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 2-3:30 p.m. (or until supplies last). Don’t miss out on a study time treat and a free reusable snack bag. 


Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Love, Charity, and Esteem Event

As the semester nears its close, come join Michigan Tech’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter as they celebrate their core values of Love, Charity, and Esteem and look to share positivity with the Michigan Tech and local community.  

On Thursday, November 30th, you can share a message of encouragement, support or love to a friend, colleague or your entire Husky community. Materials to write messages will be provided on the lawn of the TKE house at 1304 College Ave, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, and will be displayed throughout the rest of the day and as long as weather permits.


Letter of Support

To: Michigan Tech students

From: Nancy Langston, Distinguished Professor of Environmental History, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University

Date: Nov. 27, 2023

Dear Michigan Technological University students, 

We, the undersigned faculty and staff of Michigan Technological University, stand in steadfast support of an inclusive campus environment where all have equitable access to education.

To our LGBTQ+ students, know that we are committed to supporting you. We value freedom of speech, and we also recognize that hate speech is discriminatory, hurtful, and opposed to the university’s core value of community.

One of the university’s stated goals is to “foster and support an exceptional and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.” Embracing diversity is at the heart of Michigan Tech. Together, we celebrate the strength in our differences and strive for a campus where every individual feels supported, valued, and empowered.

Please feel free to reach out to any of us.

Warmly,

Faculty and Staff of Michigan Technological University


Husky Eats

December 5– Weight the Waste, in partnership with the Sustainability MTU and Green Campus Enterprise. In The Food Hall at Wadsworth Hall from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. Take what you want but eat what you take! Join us for a food waste challenge as we weigh the food waste for one lunch period.

December 7 – Join us for the next Teaching Kitchen! Join Chef Erik at The Food Hall at Wadsworth Hall as we make up some tasty snacks to help fuel you through finals. 

December 10 – Evening Pancake & Bacon Breakfast in the Opie Library from 7:00-9:00 pm.                                                                                                                                        

December 11 & 12 – Stop by the Van Pelt & Opie Library for some goodies to help with a Stress-Free Finals week! A partnership event with Husky Eats and Student Mental Health and Well-being.


Coppler Farm Horseback Riding

Coppler Farm LLC in Alston, Michigan is located about 30 minutes south of Houghton.  It is a horse farm where they board horses, offer horsemanship lessons and horse leasing, give trail rides to the general public, and have a certified instructor for equine-assisted learning (life skills) and life coaching.

Spending time with horses is a great way to get outdoors.  It’s a healthy physical activity as well as calming mind and soul. Coppler Farms run their trail rides all year around (except for two weeks during firearm deer season November 15-30). They have a large indoor riding arena where they can conduct their horsemanship lessons in all of our lovely UP weather! The arena is also open for use to boarders and those who lease horses from them.


Modern Languages & Cultures Celebration

Modern Languages & Cultures at the Department of Humanities is happy to host a celebration of our Minor students, especially those graduating this Fall 2023 with a minor in French, German or Spanish. We will gather on Thursday November 30th, 6-7.30PM at the MUB, Ballroom B.

Come play games, sing karaoke songs in the four languages, meet people and have fun! Taste a snippet of our homemade food. Friends are welcome!

For more information, contact Leyre Alegre.


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Art-O-Rama Showcase Reception Hosted by Michigan Tech Art

5-7 p.m. December 1, 2023

At the Rozsa Center Art Galleries

A showcase of student artworks from the fall ’23 Art + Design and Art & Ecology classes. A variety of media is represented including painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, and mixed media. Students from many different majors at MTU, including (but not limited to) Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, Theatre Entertainment & Technology, and Physics are presenting their art in this eclectic show.

Free, light refreshments will be available. Many of the student artists represented in the show will be present to discuss their artworks.

Learn More | Free

Orchestral Music (sort of) Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. December 1, 2023

At the McArdle Theatre

The Superior Wind Symphony presents a concert entirely of band arrangements of orchestral music.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets


Jingle Bell Pop with the Detroit Youth Choir Presented by The Rozsa

7:30 p.m. December 2, 2023

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

“…absolutely brilliant. That was magic!” – Simon Cowell,  America’s Got Talent: All Stars, 2023

Celebrate the holidays with your loved ones and the world-famous America’s Got Talent finalists, the Detroit Youth Choir!

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets


Mind Trekkers Looking for Volunteers!

On Dec. 12, the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers will host the OneUP Copper Trail Festival, a STEM and career expo for middle school students held in the SDC Wood Gym. 

We are seeking volunteers for this event. Your presence and participation as a volunteer will inspire hundreds of students, and allow STEM to be accessible to the next generation. There are 3 different possible volunteer shifts for this event – sign up for whatever you are able to!

  • Load In (December 11th) – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Morning (December 12th) – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Afternoon (December 12th) – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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 for any of the roles at the event, just a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for learning.

Lunch will be provided for any volunteers volunteering for both the morning and afternoon sessions!

To volunteer for this event, sign up through this link!If you have any questions, email mindtrekkers@mtu.edu


Xi Sigma Pi Silent Auction

Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honors Society is hosting a silent auction in the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building Admin hallway (hallway behind the main atrium) on December 8th from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to find gifts for your friends and family! 

Auction Details:

  • All bids will be done in person on paper, with a name and email required alongside the bid amount (higher than the last bid value).
  • All winners will be announced the following Monday, December 11th. Emails will be sent to all winners. 
  • All proceeds will be directed to Xi Sigma Pi to support their annual research symposium for topics in natural resources, as well as maple leaves for new member induction. 

Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

Feel free to join REAC this Monday, Dec. 4 at 7pm in Fisher 326 for REAC’s officer election for 2024 and to hear from Michael Iden, an Engineering Consultant in the railroad industry! If you have any interest in the rail industry or are pursuing Mechanical Engineering, this meeting is for you! 


Hillside Place Floor Logo Design Contest

At the end of Spring 2023, Hillside Place (the residence hall)  adopted a brand new set of floor names.  In order to promote a sense of community in the building we are trying to get floor signs made for the building for the first time ever. The RAs and Hillside Place Association (HPA) have started a floor logo design competition and we would like to extend the offer to you all.  The building will be polled on submitted logo designs for each floor.  The winner of each floor design will receive a $50 MTU gift card up to a maximum of $300 based on 6 floors in the building.  Additional details can be found by scanning the QR code or this link.


Intramurals


Coming Up on GivePulse

Support Michigan Tech Hockey and Athletics!

The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. They need ushers/ticket takers.