Author: Emilie Sander

Student Scoop – May 8, 2024

K-Day Registration is Open!

Attention all Registered Student Organizations! Get your dice rolling and your trivia hats on because K-Day is just around the corner, and this year, it’s all about Trivial Pursuit! Mark your calendars for September 6th and gear up for a day filled with excitement, knowledge, and endless fun.

What is K-Day, you ask? Well, it’s none other than Keweenaw Day, an annual extravaganza of student involvement held at the scenic Chassell Centennial Park. Picture this: a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with the chatter of students, delicious food wafting through the air, lively music setting the mood, and a plethora of activities to engage in. With an average turnout of 3500-4000 students, K-Day is the ultimate platform for your organization to shine and attract new members.

But here’s the twist – this year, we’re putting a spin on things with our Trivial Pursuit theme! Show off your organization’s knowledge prowess and creativity by planning an activity that aligns with the theme. Whether it’s trivia games, brain teasers, or interactive challenges, let your imagination run wild and make your booth a must-visit destination for all attendees.

Registration is open now, so don’t miss your chance to secure your spot at this epic event. Make sure to have your organization’s activity finalized before registering, as space is limited, and you won’t want to miss out. And remember, the primary contact listed during registration will be the point person for all communications, so keep an eye on your inbox throughout the summer for any updates or changes.

Register Here

Got questions about K-Day? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) team at rso@mtu.edu or give us a call at 906-487-1963. We’re here to help make K-Day 2024 the best one yet!

So rally your troops, brush up on your trivia, and get ready for a day of epic proportions at K-Day: Trivial Pursuit Edition. See you there!


Experience the Spirit of leather-ball Cricket at MTU and Upper Peninsula!

Dear MTU Members, Families and All Sports Enthusiasts in Upper Peninsula!

Join us in experiencing the vibrant spirit of cricket! We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new initiative aimed at integrating the rich culture of leather ball cricket into our community life at MTU and the Upper Peninsula. We dream of having a partnership among local schools, colleges, universities, communities governing bodies and business owners to make the sports of cricket a part of UP culture in the days to come. 

How You Can Get Involved

Express your interest by filling out the Google Form provided below and share the news with your friends and family. 

Google Form Link: Experience Leather-ball Cricket 

We would appreciate it if you could  fill out this form as soon as possible.

Why Cricket? 

Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, after soccer. However, Cricket is more than just a sport; it’s a global phenomenon promoting teamwork, discipline, and cross-cultural understanding. With 108 cricket-playing nations recognized by the ICC, cricket offers a unique avenue for immersive learning. 

What We Envision

By introducing leather-ball cricket to the MTU and local community, we aim to enrich our sporting landscape, promote cultural exchange, and foster holistic health and spiritual wellness. We dream to integrate the culture of cricket as a part of holistic education – fostering skills and insights about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and MESH (Media, Ethics, Sociology and Humanity). Let’s turn this vision into reality together!

Explore the World of Cricket

Curious about cricket? Take a glimpse into the fascinating world of cricket with these resources:

# Your Support Matters

Your support and involvement are invaluable as we embark on this journey to bring leather ball cricket to MTU and the Upper Peninsula. Fill out the Google Form now and spread the word!

Note [source] that Cricket (in Michigan) was first introduced in Detroit with the establishment of the Peninsula Cricket Club in 1858. In 1908 there was talk of a cricket series between the English Oak and North of England teams along with eight teams in the Copper Country. A year later a cricket club was organized in Negaunee with the intention of league play with teams in the Copper Country from Calumet, Tamarack, Kearsarge, Ahmeek, Quincy, Mohawk, Trimountain, and Painesdale.

Thank you for your support and shining energy! 

In gratitude,

Dr. Pritam Mandal PhD in Physics, Kent State University, Kent, OH USA

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 

pmanda2@mtu.edu | 


Keweenaw Roller Derby Needs Volunteers

Looking to fill volunteer hours over the summer? The Keweenaw Roller Derby League is looking for volunteers!

We are an established 501(c)(3), flat track derby team based in the Copper Country and are dedicated to promoting local sportsmanship, inclusivity, athleticism, and recreation. Come help us celebrate our 10th season of roller derby by volunteering your time at one or more of our upcoming bouts!  We are hosting four bouts this summer season at the historic Calumet Colosseum on May 25th, June 22nd, July 13th, and August 31st.

Volunteer positions include skater check-in, security, ticket, merch, and drink sales. All volunteers will receive a meal and drink voucher and free admission while earning 3-4 volunteer hours at each event. We ask that volunteers arrive at the Calumet Colosseum at 4:30 pm the day of the bout.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our Volunteer Form here!

Questions? Email us at info@keweenawrollerderby.com

Find more information about the Keweenaw Roller Derby League on our website: https://keweenawrollerderby.com/  

Follow us on Instagram @keweenawrollerderby 


GSG Summer Softball League 2024 – Registration Open!

Summer is on its way and so is GSG’s summer softball league! This no-holds-bar extreme slow-pitch Softball League will be held over the Summer Semester between June and August! Registrations are now open on the GSG Softball website.

Don’t have any softball equipment you say? Well, no worries here! GSG will provide bats, balls, and gloves for every registered player. Of course, if you do have your own equipment, you are more than welcome to use them. Also, feel free to start recruiting for your team. Those who are not affiliated with a team but are interested in playing are welcome to register solo. We will find a team for you. If you don’t have enough players for a team, still register! We will help you to fill your team with available solo players.

Student Scoop – April 24, 2024

RSO General End of the Year Reminder

  • Check your MUB 106 mailbox! ALL ORGS have a mailbox!
  • Presidents are required to fill out our E-Board Position Update Form when an officer transition happens. New officers will be assigned but not required to complete training. Training for next academic year will be available in August. Please note: Only required officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary, Advisor) need to be added through the form and complete training in the fall. Organization-created positions can be updated directly on Involvement Link.
  • Register for K-Day! Please have your organization’s activity finalized before registering HERE. Registration closes August 30th but space is limited so do not delay!
  • Don’t forget to read any communication from SLI over the summer. It will contain important information about any policy changes, K-Day, Re-registration, etc.

Orientation and Welcome Week 2024 RSO Event Registration

Each year, Registered Student Organizations are invited to host events during Orientation Week and Welcome Week in order to introduce themselves to the campus community and welcome their peers to campus. The audience for Orientation Week is primarily first-year students, while events for Welcome Week should be designed for any member of the student body. This year:

  • O-Week is August 18th-23rd
  • Welcome Week is August 24th-31st

To request to host an event during either week, you must complete this form. Events planned through this form will be included in official Orientation or Welcome Week promotional materials. 

This form will close on May 19th. 


Grad Cap Creations


Husky Exchange is Back!

Moving out but don’t have room for everything? Give it a new home with Husky Exchange!

Throughout Final Exam Week and Move-Out Weekend, MTU’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience is hosting its annual Husky Exchange program where students donate unwanted items that will then be redistributed to next year’s residents. As long as your items are clean and useful, look for the Husky Exchange logo and leave them at any residence hall drop-off locations.

Welcomed Items: Pool Noodles, clothing, food, houseware, furniture, broomball sticks, small appliances, etc.

Rule of Thumb: If it’s clean and useful, leave it with Husky Exchange!

Follow @sustainablemtu on Instagram for future updates.


Camp STAR Needs Volunteers

Camp STAR is looking for volunteers! This is a 3-night bereavement camp for kids and teens, aged 8-17, that have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. It takes place at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Marquette, MI. With this camp being Thursday – Sunday, with lodging and food provided, we encourage volunteers from the Upper Peninsula and lower Michigan to join us for the weekend! Dates are Thursday August 8- Sunday August 11. The 8th is a full day of training for volunteers. Kids and teens arrive on August 9th.

Each child (camper) is paired with a volunteer buddy for one-on-one support and companionship throughout the weekend. Each camper and buddy are part of a small group of other campers and buddies lead by volunteer leaders and co-leaders. All volunteers are trained and supported by trained professionals and volunteers throughout the weekend. 

Volunteer positions available:

25 Buddies

10+ Leaders and co-leaders

Activities assistants

2 Nurses

Photographer

Videographer 

Please post in your volunteer centers or provide to students that may be interested. 

Visit our site for more information:

STAR Children’s Bereavement Services – No child grieving alone (starcbs.org)

Volunteer information and application here Get Involved – STAR Children’s Bereavement Services (starcbs.org)


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

DEA Drug Takeback

The DEA Take Back day is this Saturday, April 27th! Please turn in any unused prescription medication to MTU Public Safety and they will ensure that it is disposed of safely. Do your part to ensure that prescription drugs don’t end up back in your community or environment!

Capture Your Adventure

It’s that time of the year again! Our online social media challenge kicks off in May and we can’t wait to see what you are all up to this summer! Learn more on our website about how to participate, or stay tuned for more information! 

https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/get-involved/cya/


Student Leadership and Involvement will be moving to summer hours starting April 29, 2024. We will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Student Scoop – April 17, 2024

Pre-Finals Week Pajama Party

The semester is nearly done and finals are coming up, so we’re letting loose in our pajamas! Join us on Saturday, April 20th at 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a Late Night Program and Film Board Pajama Party at Fisher Hall 135 and 132.

Come as you are or wear your favorite pajamas, slippers, and/or robe. Bring a stuffed animal to show off. There will be gluten-free and vegan snacks available and copious amounts of popcorn. Monsters University (2013) will play (for FREE!) in Fisher 135 and there are board games in Fisher 132 for all players. Bring your friends and have some downtime in your p.js watching a movie, eating snacks, and playing games.


K-Day Registration is Open!

Attention all Registered Student Organizations! Get your dice rolling and your trivia hats on because K-Day is just around the corner, and this year, it’s all about Trivial Pursuit! Mark your calendars for September 6th and gear up for a day filled with excitement, knowledge, and endless fun.

What is K-Day, you ask? Well, it’s none other than Keweenaw Day, an annual extravaganza of student involvement held at the scenic Chassell Centennial Park. Picture this: a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with the chatter of students, delicious food wafting through the air, lively music setting the mood, and a plethora of activities to engage in. With an average turnout of 3500-4000 students, K-Day is the ultimate platform for your organization to shine and attract new members.

But here’s the twist – this year, we’re putting a spin on things with our Trivial Pursuit theme! Show off your organization’s knowledge prowess and creativity by planning an activity that aligns with the theme. Whether it’s trivia games, brain teasers, or interactive challenges, let your imagination run wild and make your booth a must-visit destination for all attendees.

Registration is open now, so don’t miss your chance to secure your spot at this epic event. Make sure to have your organization’s activity finalized before registering, as space is limited, and you won’t want to miss out. And remember, the primary contact listed during registration will be the point person for all communications, so keep an eye on your inbox throughout the summer for any updates or changes.

Register Here

Got questions about K-Day? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) team at rso@mtu.edu or give us a call at 906-487-1963. We’re here to help make K-Day 2024 the best one yet!

So rally your troops, brush up on your trivia, and get ready for a day of epic proportions at K-Day: Trivial Pursuit Edition. See you there!


Student Leadership Awards 2024

Outstanding students, staff, and alumni were honored Friday (April 12) during Michigan Tech’s 30th annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom. Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating their achievements!

Congratulations to all of the 2024 winners:

President’s Award for Leadership: Marielle Raasio
Provost’s Award for Scholarship: Abraham Stone
Dean of Students Award for Possibilities: Madison Mattila
Josephine and William Balconi Community Service Award: Micaela Geborkoff
Exceptional Enthusiasm as Student Leader Award: Skyler Brawley
Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance Award: Isobel Bowker
Student Employee of the Year: Halle Hill
Rising Star of the Year: Lily Ketelsen
Outstanding Future Alumni: Joe Dlugos
Claire M. Donovan Award: Emily Ruf
Percy Julian Award: Jaylen Body and Kieran Rowan
Award for Bravery and Kindness in Service to Others: Kaleb Schroeder, Maggie Guinther, Elam Maurer, Boyd Evans, Tristan Walk, Grant Helgestad, Jacob Schang
President’s Volunteer Service Award: Mitchell Kelly, Alexia Pringle, Ellen DeMeester
Exceptional Program of the Year: Outreach Program with the Girl Scouts of WI and the U.P., presented by Society of Women Engineers
Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Junhong Min
Exceptional Civic Engagement Award: Interfraternity Council
Most Improved Student Organization: Huskies Curl
Student Organization of the Year: Tau Kappa Epsilon

Our Keynote speaker was Kimberly D’Augustino ’15 (B.S., Dual Major in Biological Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering).

More information about the awards and the recipients can be found on the Student Leadership Awards webpage. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

Want to experience the event again? Check out the recorded live stream or view our event photos!

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. – 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. April 17, 19, 20, 21, & 22nd, afternoons – 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 Floor, Library
  • Pancake Dinner: Up late studying? Grab some pancakes served up by campus administrators, faculty, and staff. April 21st, 7-9pm – First Floor, Library

Mushroom Growing Workshop

Join us this Saturday to learn about cooking, eating, and growing mushrooms! Attending the event is free! Oyster mushroom grow kits will be available for $5 each, and ready-to-fruit kits are $15 each. 


Customer Appreciation Sale


Husky Exchange is Back!

Moving out but don’t have room for everything? Give it a new home with Husky Exchange!

Throughout Final Exam Week and Move-Out Weekend, MTU’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience is hosting its annual Husky Exchange program where students donate unwanted items that will then be redistributed to next year’s residents. As long as your items are clean and useful, look for the Husky Exchange logo and leave them at any residence hall drop-off locations.

Welcomed Items: Pool Noodles, clothing, food, houseware, furniture, broomball sticks, small appliances, etc.

Rule of Thumb: If it’s clean and useful, leave it with Husky Exchange!

Follow @sustainablemtu on Instagram for future updates.


Film Board presents

Monsters University

A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sully” Sullivan during their days at Monsters University, when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

Monsters University is rated G

Friday (4/19) 8:30pm

Saturday (4/20)  8:00pm FREE during Late Night Programming’s Pre-Final Pajama Party!

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.


Rozsa Spotlight

Mosaic for Earth Presented by Michigan Tech Music


7:30 PM | April 20, 2024

In the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Choirs, conducted by Jared Anderson, close the Rozsa’s 2023/2024 season with the spectacular Great Lakes premiere — and second performance ever — of Dwight Bigler’s “Mosaic for Earth.”

Over 150 musicians — students, faculty, staff, and community members — will gather on the Rozsa stage for this awe-inspiring performance. 

Throughout the 100-minute concert, audiences can expect to be swept away by breathtaking visual scenes designed to accompany the music. Together, they showcase the beauty of our planet and our responsibility to protect it.

The choirs and orchestra are joined by the Houghton Area Children’s Chorus and guest soloists Soren Schmidt, Lara Neves, Kathryn Summersett, and Drake Dantzler.

Learn More | Free Tickets


Survey to provide women’s lab coats at the chemistry store!

Last chance to provide your input! 

As requested by students, Women in Physics and the Chemistry Graduate Safety Committee have made a survey to better understand the usage and quantity of those who would purchase a women’s lab coat. The questions cover needed sizes, lab coat specifications, etc., and will help provide information that is needed to get them in stock at the Chemistry Store.

If you are in support of this change, and would like to provide your input, please fill out the survey below! 

https://forms.gle/KQvEi1yDeSdGSPuW6


S-STEM Husky PAWS Scholarship

The S-STEM Husky PAWS (Pathways for Academic Wellness and Success) Scholarship Program awards one-year finishing scholarships for Pell students (determined by the Federal Pell Grant Program) majoring in the College of Engineering, College of Computing or in physics/applied physics who are completing their bachelor’s degrees or accelerated master’s degrees. This scholarship is awarded for one year, up to $15,000 for bachelor’s students and $20,000 for master’s students.

These scholarships are made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, which seeks to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of academically talented low-income students. 

Students can apply for an S-STEM finishing fellowship by completing the S-STEM Finishing Fellowship Husky PAWS Scholarship Application. This application is due April 26 by 5 p.m. EDT.

In addition to the financial scholarship support, Husky PAWS includes a variety of professional development programming throughout the academic year to support student graduation and career success.

Please reach out to Adrienne Minerick (ChE) at minerick@mtu.edu with any questions.


Women In Natural Resources Plant Sale

Hello! Women in Natural Resources will be holding our annual Plant Sale TODAY and TOMORROW (April 17th and 18th), from 10am-2pm! This event will be held in the atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry building, just up the road from the main campus. We will be selling houseplants, succulents, herbs, pots, handmade macrame, and more! Items will be available for purchase in person during the time of the event. Hope to see you there!


Women in Physics

Join Women in Physics as we host guest speaker Dr. Elise Rosky on April 24th at 4 PM in Fisher 130. Dr. Rosky will share her remarkable journey from completing her PhD to her current postdoctoral studies, highlighting her research in atmospheric physics and the exciting world of cloud particles. Be inspired by Dr. Rosky’s story and her contributions to the field. Don’t miss out on this special event!

Date: Wednesday,  April 24th

Time: 4 p.m.

Location– Fisher Hall 130

Please use the form to register for the talk: Sign up form

Or the QR Code attached to the flyer.

Food and refreshments will be provided!


Capture Your Adventure

It’s that time of the year again! Our online social media challenge kicks off in May and we can’t wait to see what you are all up to this summer! Learn more on our website about how to participate, or stay tuned for more information! 

https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/get-involved/cya/

Student Scoop – April 10, 2024

Pre-Finals Week Pajama Party

The semester is nearly done and finals are coming up, so we’re letting loose in our pajamas! Join us on Saturday, April 20th at 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a Late Night Program and Film Board Pajama Party at Fisher Hall 135 and 132.

Come as you are or wear your favorite pajamas, slippers, and/or robe. Bring a stuffed animal to show off. There will be gluten-free and vegan snacks available and copious amounts of popcorn. Monsters University (2013) will play (for FREE!) in Fisher 135 and there are board games in Fisher 132 for all players. Bring your friends and have some downtime in your p.js watching a movie, eating snacks, and playing games.


K-Day Registration Opens Tomorrow!

K-Day is just around the corner on September 6th, and registration opens tomorrow! K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual student involvement fair held at Chassell Centennial Park with food, fun, and music! Typically 3500-4000 students come out for this event. This is a fantastic chance for your organization to showcase what you have to offer and attract new members.

The theme this year is Trivial Pursuit!  Please have your organization’s activity finalized before registering. Registration closes August 30th but space is limited so do not delay!

Keep an eye out for the registration link in your email!


Sense of Belonging Focus Groups


2nd Annual Sustainability Month

This year, Michigan Tech celebrates the 2nd Annual Sustainability Month with a variety of events put on by our very own Students for Sustainability, Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action, the Sustainability Demonstration House, and the Office of Sustainability and Resilience. Check out the events below to join us in celebrating Earth Month!

For additional sustainability updates from Michigan Tech, follow the Office of Sustainability and Resilience on Instagram, @sustainablemtu, or check out the ‘Michigan Tech Sustainability Blog’.


3rd Annual KYCA Art and Music Festival

Celebrate the Earth with us at the 3rd annual KYCA Art & Music Festival!

We will have live music throughout the day and a pop-up art show. There will be (limited) food handouts and concessions later in the night.

April 13, 2:30 to 7:30 pm

Rozsa Center 


Pitbull Dance Party


Women In Natural Resources Plant Sale

Hello! Women in Natural Resources will be holding our annual Plant Sale on April 17th and 18th, from 10am-2pm! This event will be held in the atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry building, just up the road from the main campus. We will be selling houseplants, succulents, herbs, pots, handmade macrame, and more! Items will be available for purchase in person during the time of the event, or you may pre-order on our website starting April 10th at  https://womeninr.wixsite.com/winrplantsale or by clicking the link in our Instagram bio (@winr_at_mtu). Hope to see you there!


MUB Board presents

Spring Fling

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 12 – 4 pm

Location: All Over Campus! Husky Statue

Rain Location: SDC Multi-Purpose Room

Spring Fling is coming up soon!! Come see many of the registered student organizations and what they have accomplished this year. There will be all sorts of activities including tie-dying & caricatures, free catered food, plenty of giveaways, and more! Don’t miss out on this Tech Tradition!

Sips and Succulents

Date: Thursday, April 18th

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: MUB Commons

Join us for one last event before finals! Take a break from the chaos and come paint a clay pot, then plant one of a variety of succulents inside! Located in the MUB commons, there will also be refreshments available, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


Graduate Cultural Night


GSG, in collaboration with the African Students Organization, Bangladeshi Student Association, Indian Students Association, Iranian Community at MTU, and Nepal Student Organization will be hosting a cultural celebration.

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 6-9PM

Venue: MUB commons.

Stop by to enjoy a night of music, food, and fun!

RSVP is appreciated.

Please do so here: https://gsg.mtu.edu/events/graduate-cultural-night/


Join Us for Design Expo 2024

Please save the date for Michigan Tech’s 24th Design Expo! It’s happening April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library and in the MUB Ballroom.

Design Expo is an annual event highlighting hands-on, discovery-based learning with a showcase of Enterprise, Senior Design/Capstone, and team projects from all across the Michigan Tech campus.  This is a great opportunity to see the amazing projects going on throughout campus and even get a chance to talk to the teams about their experiences.  You may even find an Enterprise Team or research project you want to participate in!

Questions?
Design Expo is hosted by the Enterprise Program and the College of Engineering. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Any questions? Contact designexpo@mtu.edu.


See Your Pets While You Study

Once again the library will be putting pictures of your pets on our digital displays during finals week. Sharing pet photos helps everyone smile and will hopefully remind you of all the fun you’ll have with your pets once this semester is in the books. Share images with us using this form by April 12th to have your pet included. 


Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise, a multidisciplinary group consisting of multiple projects, is holding an info session for interested students on Wednesday, April 17th from 6-6;30pm in the Wadsworth Annex (Room G11). Students are able to work on a variety of projects, ranging from creating sustainable biofuel, developing process improvements for corporate sponsors, and engineering a below-knee prosthesis. Attend to learn more about how CPM operates, their current projects, and how you can get involved.


Survey to provide women’s lab coats at the chemistry store!

As requested by students, Women in Physics and the Chemistry Graduate Safety Committee have made a survey to better understand the usage and quantity of those who would purchase a women’s lab coat. The questions cover needed sizes, lab coat specifications, etc., and will help provide information that is needed to get them in stock at the Chemistry Store.

If you are in support of this change, and would like to provide your input, please fill out the survey below! 

https://forms.gle/KQvEi1yDeSdGSPuW6


Ballet Barre

Experience the rejuvenating world of barre, a fusion of the grace of ballet and the fun energy of cardio fitness. This class is thoughtfully designed to provide a comprehensive, low-impact workout suitable for all skill levels, regardless of your dance background. With a diverse range of music, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the transformative benefits of movement, build strength, and enhance flexibility.

Sunday, 6:00 – 6:50 pm

SDC Fitness Studio

Class Day Pass $10

HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card

MTU Student 8-punch card $33, 16-punch card $50


Gear Auction

Join Michigan Tech Athletics, Recreation, and Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) at the annual silent gear auction. The Gear Auction will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 11am – 1pm, in the SDC Ice Arena, on the concourse. The Auction is open to everyone and is a silent/blind bid auction. No pre-registration is needed, however participants will be required to sign in when entering the auction with name, phone, and email.

All items start at $50 or more. The auction will take place from 11am to 1pm and will include used and surplus outdoor and sports gear. Calls will be made to winning bidders between 1pm and 2pm. Winners are required to pay and pick up items between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday, April 13th.

We will also be accepting outdoor and recreational gear for commission in the gear auction starting Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th. You determine the starting price for each of your items, however, items less than $50 will not be accepted. We are taking a $10 commission fee for each item sold.
Visit https://www.michigantechrecreation.com/oap/trips-events/gear-auction/index for more.


Free Matlab Workshop

Join us for a free MATLAB Session Tutorial hosted by Women in Physics! 

Date– Friday, April 12th

Time– 5 – 6 pm

Location– Fisher Hall 101

MATLAB is a useful programming language used in various fields like engineering and data analysis. This tutorial is designed to arm you with essential MATLAB skills, setting a sturdy groundwork for your future endeavors.

Please use the form to register for the class: Sign up form

Or the QR code attached to the flyer.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your skills! Hope to see you there!


Rozsa Spotlight

Purple Hearts Presented by Michigan Tech Theatre

7:30 PM | April 10-13, 2024

In the McArdle Theatre

Opening tonight! Get your tickets to the suspenseful, thought-provoking (and sometimes funny) 4-show run of Purple Hearts by C.S. Wallace performed by Michigan Tech Theatre in McArdle Theatre. See performances tonight through Saturday, April 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. in McArdle Theatre.

This play marks the director’s debut production at Michigan Tech; while this is his first here, Nich has directed over 50 plays, operas, and musicals in Chicago and across the United States. The play also represents the final curtain call for five graduating seniors this semester; meet the full cast in the digital program

Set in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Purple Hearts tells the story of three soldiers who were trapped aboard the sunken USS West Virginia, and the loved ones who await them back home. Based on true events, the play imagines what may have happened during the weeks they were trapped inside the ship’s compartment.

Learn More | Free Tickets

Spring Fling Reception Hosted by Michigan Tech Art

5-7 PM | April 12, 2024

At the Rozsa Art Galleries

Stop by the Rozsa Art Galleries for a showcase of student artworks from the Spring ’24 Fiber Arts and World Sculpture Traditions Classes. The drop-in Artist Reception will be from 5-7 p.m., featuring a variety of works in different media, including fibers and textiles, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and more. 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. The showcase will be open in the Rozsa Art Galleries through April 16. 

Learn More | Free Event

The Greatest Movie and Video Game Music Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 PM | April 14, 2024

In the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The Superior Wind Symphony and Campus Concert Band join together for an epic concert of movie and video game music. Music will include: Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Halo, The Incredibles, Back to the Future, James Bond, Disney/Pixar’s UP, Disney’s Moana, and more. 

Learn More | Free Tickets

Student Art Exhibition Reception Hosted by Michigan Tech Art

6 – 7:30 PM | April 15, 2024

In the Wadsworth Hall Studio G04W

Join students from across campus at the exhibition of their artworks. See photographs made from a contemplative point of view in nature spaces. Explore drawings informed by the study of mindfulness and human perception.

Light refreshments provided.

Learn More | Free Event

LOOKING AHEAD!

Mosaic for Earth Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 PM | April 20, 2024

In the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech Choirs celebrate Earth Day with a presentation of Dwight Bigler’s Mosaic for Earth. Over 150 students, professors, and community members come together to perform the new 14-movement work celebrates the wonders of nature and explores humanity’s impact on the environment and our responsibility towards it. 

Learn More | Free Tickets


Taylor Swift Listen Party with IRHC

Join IRHC (and Alexandra) Thursday, April 18th, at 11:00 PM at McNair Glass Lounge for a Taylor Swift party! There will be coffee shop deserts, T-Swift Trivia, Friendship Bracelets, and listening to her new album together! If you would like to feel free to dress in all black and white to add to the “Tortured Poets” Theme!


Winter Carnival 2025 Logo Contest

Do you want to design next year’s Winter Carnival Logo? Now’s your chance! Submit it to bluekey@mtu.edu before Noon on Sunday, April 14th to have a chance of having your logo picked for next year!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Cookies & Coloring

Join us to eat cookies, color, and destress on Friday, April 12th from 1:30-3:30 in the CDI Basement! 

Capture Your Adventure

It’s that time of the year again! Our online social media challenge kicks off in May and we can’t wait to see what you are all up to this summer! Learn more on our website about how to participate, or stay tuned for more information! 

https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/get-involved/cya/

Student Scoop – March 27, 2024

HuskyLEAD: Authentic Time Management


CDI’s Women’s History Trivia Night

Wager on your women’s history knowledge in Wads G42W on Friday, March 29, from 6-9pm, for a chance to win awesome prizes. Bring a friend, test your knowledge, and fill up on food and women’s trivia. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled night hosted by CDI.


Neurodiversity Workshop

Join the Student Affairs DEIS Team on Tuesday (April 2) from 1:30-3 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A for a discussion about neurodiversity.

Christy Oslund, coordinator of Student Disability Services, will discuss the science and history of neurodiversity and guide the audience through some tabletop scenarios focused on supporting neurodiverse students.

Everyone is welcome! Snacks will be provided.


The Great Game Outdoor Adventure is still on!

The Great Game Outdoor Adventure is still on! The Late Night Program was moved but not canceled. Join Student Leadership and Involvement’s fun outdoor app scavenger hunt for Michigan Tech clues and answer riddles. You’ll dive into fun facts and culture and hopefully learn something new during your fun campus adventure. Meet us at the Memorial Union Building in the Commons (cafe area) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th. Check out Involvement Link for more details


MUB Board Presents:

Tech Arts Festival

The Tech Arts Fest is this week! Multiple events are happening throughout!

Arts Competition in the Library

There is art up in the library posted for our art competition! Make sure to stop by and vote on your favorite submissions!

Cookie Decorating: Thursday March 28th @ 6 pm, MUB Commons

Join us in the MUB Commons for Cookie decorating from 6-8 pm! While supplies last!

Painting with a Twist

Date: Friday, March 29th 

Time:  6 – 8 pm

Location: MUB Commons

Be treated to a painting course from a local artist on canvas, accompanied by charcuterie snacks and drinks! It is sure to be a good time, so make sure to get your tickets while you can! Find more information about the event at this link, and buy your tickets here tooMUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND


Help Test the Usability of the SLI Website!

We are always striving to improve for you! Help us understand the usability of our website and how we should change moving forward.

Complete the screening questionnaire to let us know you are interested in participating!


Join the KLT & MTU Psychology Dept on a Mindfulness Hike!


Poetry Reading with the Creative Writing Club


Book Sale in the MUB on Thursday and Friday

The Friends of Michigan Tech Library will hold their annual book sale on Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29 in the Memorial Union ballroom. Thursday 5-7 for FMTL members, but students enter for free; Friday 10-4 the sale is open to all. And Friday from 3-4 we have a $5 bag sale for all the books you can fit in a brown paper grocery bag.
All proceeds go to the library, and this year we have many books from the former Finlandia Library as well as Joe Kirkish’s book collection, so lots of art, social sciences, and cultural studies in addition to our usual selection of fiction and technical books.


Become an EMT

Michigan Tech EMS is looking for our next class of EMTs for the 2024-2025 class. The class will run from October until early April. We are looking for any major to apply. All we ask is for a love for helping people and the ability to work on a team. Applications open Monday, 3/25, and be open until Friday, April 5th at 22:00. To apply all we ask is for a resume and cover letter to be sent to amlamere@mtu.edu or ems@mtu.edu. Along with the resume and cover letter, we also require that you attend one of our informational sessions. These will be hosted on 3/25, 3/27, and 4/1 all at 18:00 in Wads Annex (G11W). During the informational sessions, we will go over an overview of our agency, agency structure, class expectations, and class structure.

If you have any questions about our agency or the class before the informational sessions please feel free to contact me at the above email address.


Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise is looking for new members!

Innovative Global Solutions enterprise is looking for new members! if you’re interested in learning more about what we do, come join us at our info session Thursday, March 28th!

Joining an enterprise is a great alternative to senior design. It gives members the flexibility to choose the project they work on and it allows them to become more familiarized with the project as the work is spread out over a two-year timeframe. Unlike senior design where students dedicate 15-20 hours a week to project work, with Innovative Global Solutions enterprise, only 3.5 hours/week are required during the first year and 7 hours/week during the second year. Being a part of an enterprise also allows for more team bonding opportunities and the flexibility to experience new teams within the enterprise realm!


FilmBoard Presents:

This Week Film Board Presents:

Kung Fu Panda 2

Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

Kung Fu Panda 2 is rated PG

Friday (3/29) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (3/30)  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.


Attend the LGBTQIA Campus Social!

The Student Success Council Sense of Belonging group invites you to attend an LGBTQIA campus social! This event is open to students, faculty, and staff. This is an opportunity to meet and network with others on campus who are in and support the LGBTQIA community. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

The social will take place in Wadsworth Hall G42 on Wednesday, March 27 from 5-7pm. This event is informal, so feel free to stop by for a few minutes, or stay for the entire two hours! Please RSVP.


ASME Internship Panel

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at Michigan Tech proudly announces our Spring 2024 Internship Panel. This panel is designed to assist you in preparing for your Summer Internship by providing an opportunity to ask questions to students with internship experience. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to take your career to new heights!

The event will take place on Friday, March 29th, from 6-8 PM, in DOW 0641. During the event, we will be hosting a raffle featuring various items from local businesses. Attendees will also be offered free sandwiches and beverages. Additionally, panelists will receive $20-25 gift cards to either Walmart or Amazon. If you would like to be an attendee please fill out our Attendee Sign-Up Form. If you would like to be a panelist please fill out our Panelist Sign-up Form. This event has a cap of 80 guests and 6 panelists so sign up soon! An email to confirm your spot will be sent out on 3/27 with an itinerary of the event. If you have any questions about the event details, please contact Destiny Klinkhammer (dfklinkh@mtu.edu). Don’t miss this golden opportunity to advance your career!


Waterski and Wakeboard Club General Meeting

The Waterski and Wakeboard Club General meeting is open to anyone who may be interested in learning/practicing waterskiing, wakeboarding, Trick skiing, etc. in the Fall. All those interested are strongly encouraged to attend as the meeting will cover information important for the start of the ski season.


New Alumni Welcome

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a brief New Alumni Welcome immediately before both the Graduate and Undergraduate commencement rehearsals on Thursday, April 25 in the SDC Multipurpose Room for our Spring 2024 graduates.

Be sure to arrive at your respective rehearsal a few minutes early to sign the class banner, receive your alumni welcome gift, and enjoy a treat!


Gear Auction

Join Michigan Tech Athletics, Recreation, and Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) at the annual silent gear auction. The Gear Auction will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 11am – 1pm, in the SDC Ice Arena, on the concourse. The Auction is open to everyone and is a silent/blind bid auction. No pre-registration is needed, however, participants will be required to sign in when entering the auction with their name, phone, and email.

All items start at $50 or more. The auction will take place from 11am to 1pm and will include used and surplus outdoor and sports gear. Calls will be made to winning bidders between 1pm and 2pm. Winners are required to pay and pick up items between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday, April 13th.

We will also be accepting outdoor and recreational gear for commission in the gear auction starting Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th. You determine the starting price for each of your items, however, items less than $50 will not be accepted. We are taking a $10 commission fee for each item sold.
Visit https://www.michigantechrecreation.com/oap/trips-events/gear-auction/index for more.


Rozsa Spotlight

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

March 28, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

A Rozsa Presenting Series and Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series Event

Michigan Tech’s own Darnishia Morris, instructor and manager of global engagement programs with the Pavlis Honors College, sits down with Emmy-nominated speaker Ryan O’Connell to break down what systemic ableism is, and discuss how to build inclusivity into classrooms, buildings and communities in ways that go beyond ADA compliance. They’ll dig into why representation matters now more than ever and tell us what we can do about it. Attendees should expect some adult language.

O’Connell is an American writer, actor, director, comedian, LGBTQ activist, and disability advocate. He is known for his 2015 memoir, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” which tells about his life as a gay man with cerebral palsy. O’Connell adapted the memoir into the television series “Special,” which premiered in April 2019 on Netflix.


Reserve your seats for this free event through the Rozsa Box Office online 24/7, or on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in person or by calling 906-487-1906.

Learn More 

FINAL WEEK!

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


H2O Cardio Blast!

H2O Cardio Blast

What you put into a class is what you will get out of it, so make the water work for you! Come find your depth. Whether you prefer the deep or the shallow end, you won’t be in over your head. Use the water for a workout that is low on impact but high in resistance, that will get your heart pumping and leave you feeling energized.

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm

SDC Pool

Class Day Pass $10

HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card

MTU Student 8-punch card $33, 16-punch card $50


AIPG Pizza Sale

Help support the American Institute of Professional Geologists by doing what you love; shopping online and eating pizza! By purchasing Little Caesar Pizza kits, you will help AIPG fund networking events, club supplies, and trips. Kit options include frozen pizza, cookie dough, meal coupons, and more. Best part; everything will be shipped right to your door! No need to talk to a salesperson!

Either scan the QR Code or click here to order now!

Thank you for your support! You rock!

Student Scoop – March 20, 2024

The Great Game: An Outdoor Adventure

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

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

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

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


Diverse Dialogues: Women in STEM


Volunteer opportunity with Friends of Library Book Sale

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

On Thursday, March 28, we need set-up help from 12-3pm and at the end of the sale Friday 4-6pm we will be breaking down the sale and need some help again.  We also need cashiers throughout the day on Friday (hour-long slots from 10-4. All these volunteer opportunities are on GivePulse: https://mtu.givepulse.com/group/1090558. Would you consider joining us?  We so appreciate you! (And as a sweetener, setup volunteers get the first look at all the books!)

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


Houghton Elementary School is seeking After School Program Instructors

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

After School Care Instructors

(3:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Description and Qualifications:

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

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

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

Mrs. Amy Forsell

Houghton Elementary School

203 West Jacker Avenue

Houghton, MI 49931

Or to:

aforsell@hpts.us

Deadline:  May 1, 2024

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


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

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


MHA Annual Vegas Night

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

MHA is still looking for volunteers for this event! If you are interested in volunteering, check us out on GivePulse here: https://mtu.givepulse.com/event/434586-2024-MHA-Vegas-Night

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

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

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


Nowruz

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

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


Gala Latina

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

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

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


SMLS Blood Drive

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

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

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


USG Representative Elections Open!

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

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

Elections are open until Sunday, March 24th at 5PM. Thank you for electing your future campus leadership! For more information about USG, visit our website, follow us on Instagram, and join our discord!


Delta Upsilon Volleyball Rush


Ramadan Awareness Day

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

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

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

Thank you so much for your visit in advance!


Call for Artists and Musicians

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

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


Rozsa Spotlight

Don Keranen Jazz Festival ft. Kris Johnson

Presented by Michigan Tech Music

March 22-23, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

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

Here’s this year’s lineup:

FRIDAY 7:30 PM PERFORMANCE
DURATION | Approx. 2 hours
Video Game Jazz Ensemble and the R&D Band feat. guest artist Kris Johnson.

SATURDAY 6 PM PERFORMANCE
DURATION | Approx. 90 minutes
Lab Band with Kris Johnson, Trumpet

SATURDAY 9 PM PERFORMANCE
DURATION | Approx. 2 hours
JazTec and Workshop Brass Band

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

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

March 28, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

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

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

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

Exhibit Open February 2-March 30, 2024

In the Rozsa Galleries A-Space

Simple Machines is a two-edition, international, letterpress poetry magazine founded and edited by Michigan Tech’s M. Bartley Seigel, funded through a Research Excellence Fund—Scholarship & Creativity Grant, produced in collaboration with designer/printers at the Copper Country Community Arts Center, and TYPA Letterpress & Paper Art Center, Tartu, Estonia, and featuring original poetry from a diverse array of national and international poets.

Learn More | Free Exhibit


Undergraduate Student Government


ASME Internship Panel

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at Michigan Tech proudly announces our Spring 2024 Internship Panel. This panel is designed to assist you in preparing for your Summer Internship by providing an opportunity to ask questions to students with internship experience. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to take your career to new heights! The event will take place on Friday, March 29th, from 6-8 PM, in DOW 0641. During the event, we will be hosting a raffle featuring various items from local businesses. Attendees will also be offered free sandwiches and beverages. Additionally, panelists will receive $20-25 gift cards to either Walmart or Amazon. If you would like to be an attendee please fill out our Attendee Sign-Up Form. If you would like to be a panelist please fill out our Panelist Sign-up Form. This event has a cap of 80 guests and 6 panelists so sign up soon! An email to confirm your spot will be sent out 3/27 with an itinerary of the event. If you have any questions about the event details, please contact Destiny Klinkhammer (dfklinkh@mtu.edu). Don’t miss this golden opportunity to advance your career!


NOW HIRING: REHS Quad Core Fitness Center Student Supervisors!

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


Alpha Gamma Delta Recruitment Event

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


The Lode

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

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

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


Cornhole Student Org Interest Meeting


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Husky Hour

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

Anxiety Screenings 

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

 
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/appointments/schedules/AcZssZ34WYRNuKsj0VRBWuJeNJ9z6ZIbY39k2BLEyZ566_pEWJ3kHETT_fBAM721jTquzAeT80QiYU4C

P.A.W.S Program

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

Cookies & Coloring

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


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

Student Scoop – March 13, 2024

GRIT Workshop

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

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

Please RSVP here by March 18th!


The Great Game: An Outdoor Adventure

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

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

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


HuskyLEAD: Authentic Time Management


Diverse Dialogues: Women in STEM


Bowl for Kid’s Sake 2024

MORE INFO | REGISTER | DONATE

Teams Needed for 2024 Event to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

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

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

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


Outdoor Adventure Program is Hiring!

Are you in search of a summer job? The Outdoor Adventure Program is looking to hire adventure guides and rental desk attendants for the 2024 summer season! If you love sharing your passion for the outdoors with others, consider joining our awesome team. Scan the QR code on the flyer to easily apply today! Prior outdoor/wilderness experience is encouraged but not required


REHS Desk Assistant Applications OPEN!

Interested in working at the front desk in Wads, McNair, and/or DHH? Look no further! Deskie applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now LIVE and can be found HERE.

Applications will NOT be accepted after 10:00AM on March 18.


CCHA Semifinal Playoff Tickets Now On Sale

Michigan Tech will host Minnesota State in the CCHA Mason Cup Semifinal on Saturday at 5:07 p.m. at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Tickets for the game are on sale now through the SDC Central Ticket Office. Season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to purchase tickets and claim their seats. 

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Central Ticket Office in the Student Development Complex, online at BuyHuskiesTickets.com, or via phone by calling 906-487-2073. Ticket prices are as follows: Rail 555: $55, Adult: $30, and Youth: $20. Michigan Tech students can enter the game at the Experience Tech entrance as usual.

For information on skybox and platform pricing and availability, email suites@mtu.edu.

No. 3 seed Michigan Tech advanced with a sweep of Bowling Green in the CCHA Quarterfinal and the Mavericks swept Northern Michigan in Mankato as the No. 4 seed. No. 6 Lake Superior State will travel to No. 1 Bemidji State in the other semifinal. The CCHA Mason Cup Championship is scheduled for Friday, March 22.

The excitement is real as the Michigan Tech Huskies gear up to face the Minnesota State Mavericks in a highly anticipated CCHA Semifinal clash. Scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 5:07 PM, the stage is set at the MacInnes Ice Arena for what promises to be a riveting encounter in college hockey. The stakes are high, and the energy of the crowd is expected to reach feverish levels as the Huskies look to secure their spot in the Mason Cup final. 

In a grand gesture of support, the Athletic Department has sponsored 750 tickets for students to thank them for their unwavering support throughout the season. This move underscores the community spirit and the strong bond between the team and its supporters. As the team prepares, they call upon the Husky faithful to “pack the MacInnes Ice Arena on Saturday” to create an electrifying atmosphere that will boost their enthusiasm.


Free Sustainability Film: Going Circular, 7pm,  March 21st

The Sustainability Film & Discussion Series presents Going Circular at 7pm, Thursday, March 21, in Fisher 138 on MTU’s campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. The film imagines a future where we mimic the genius of nature—to create an economic system that eliminates waste and saves the planet’s resources. The film explores concrete solutions individuals and communities worldwide can use to move toward a more circular economy. The discussion facilitator will be Utkarsh Shailesh Chaudhari. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from India and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. The film and refreshments are provided by the Great Lakes Research Center in recognition of 2024 World Water Day.


Houghton Elementary School is seeking After School Program Instructors

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

After School Care Instructors

(3:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Description and Qualifications:

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

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

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

Mrs. Amy Forsell

Houghton Elementary School

203 West Jacker Avenue

Houghton, MI 49931

Or to:

aforsell@hpts.us

Deadline:  May 1, 2024

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


Copper Country Cycling Team FrosTRI

What happens if there is no snow? We’ve all been confused with this winter, so it’s hard to predict snow conditions for late March. If we’re low on snow, we’ll remove the ski event and instead do just a bike/run event. We will post updates to this website and email registrants as the date gets closer!

Join the Copper Country Cycling Club (C4) at Michigan Tech for our first winter triathlon! This event will take place at the Swedetown trails. We will start with a ski (classic or skate), followed by a fat bike ride, and finally, a snowshoe! 

What?: A winter triathlon at Swedetown trails. 

Where?: Swedetown Main Trailhead

When?: Saturday, March 23rd, at 10 am

How much?: It’s free, but we do want you to bring food to the event! We would love to have baked goods, fruit, chips, finger foods, or other food you can see yourself craving after your hard work! We’ll set this all up at the Swedetown Chalet to be feasted upon by race participants.

Donations are appreciated and all profits will support local trail networks!

Event routes and distances (in this order):

  • 14k Nordic ski: Valley trail to Upper Greenstone to reverse Mama Bear, reverse Papa Bear, reverse Baby Bear, Lower Greenstone, Relentless Loop to Pine Ridge Loop, and then Tiger Loop.
  • 10k Fat bike: Fat bike loops 1, 2, 3, and 5.
  • 5k Snowshoe: Bear Paw Snowshoe Short Loop to Bear Paw Snowshoe Long Loop to Valley Trail.

All are welcome! We invite students and community members to come out and enjoy the race!


Young Americans for Freedom

The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Michigan Technological University will host Yeonmi Park for a free event in the Minerals and Materials Engineering Building, Room U115. This event is free and open to the public and is hosted by YAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise as part of the Preserving American Liberty & Freedom Lecture Series. Following her speech, Yeonmi will participate in a Q&A discussion with members of the audience.

Born in North Korea, human rights activist and YAF Speaker Yeonmi Park grew up in a punishing society devoted to the worship of Kim Jong-Il. But at the age of 13, she and her family made a daring escape to China in search of a life free of tyranny.

An insightful and candid speaker, Park is fast becoming a leading voice of oppressed people around the world.

Learn more here: https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/event/9723764


MasterpiECE Mania!

  • Masterpiece will occur on April 11th, at from 6PM to 8PM, tentatively in EERC501 or 508. This time is to allow for extra time for projects, as well as to work around Dr. Shane’s MakerFest.
  • MasterpiECE is sponsored by Micronet this year. Big thanks to this startup for helping make the competition possible! Micronet is a startup that helps organizations create strong connections with their members. Visit their website, https://micronet.social/, if you are interested in their services or a potential job oppurtunity!
  • MasterpiECE top prize is $500, second is $250, third is $150, with the podium placers (1,2,3) having the ability to be reimbursed up to $100 for their project costs, on top of the prize winnings.
  • To compete and win, you MUST be an IEEE Global member. Go to https://www.ieee.org// to get a student membership. They are cheap, and provide you with countless resources and connections to continue your professional development.
  • Your projects must be original works that you make. These projects can be senior design, MakerFest, or any other form of project that is submitted elsewhere, however, it CAN NOT be a previous submission used for MasterpiECE, UNLESS it is a continuation with significant changes/improvements. This will need to be noted in your presentation.

Celebration of Indigenous Stories

The Van Pelt and Opie Library and American Indian Sciences and Engineering Society (AISES) are excited to announce a Celebration of Indigenous Stories in partnership with this year’s Great Michigan Read program featuring, “Fire Keeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley. On March 14th from 5-8pm in the Van Pelt and Opie Library, the celebration will center around an exhibit of art, author talks, and a sharing of stories. Light refreshments and indigenous food will be served.

5-6pm: Art exhibits, including beadwork, birchbark baskets, and more will be on display.
6-7pm: Author talks with April Lindala and T. Marie Bertineau
7pm-8pm: Open mic featuring poetry and stories from invited speakers and open to students and KBIC members to join. Moderated by Anna Lindgren.


Rowing Club Erg-a-Thon

The MTU Rowing club will be hosting Erg-a-Thon the week of March 18th. Our rowers have pledged over 500,000 meters and are looking forward to raising money for our club. 

Help support us in any way you can by donating at mturowingclub.com!!


CDI’s Women’s History Trivia Night

Wager on your women’s history knowledge in Wads G42W on Friday, March 29, from 6-9pm, for a chance to win awesome prizes. Bring a friend, test your knowledge, and fill up on food and women’s trivia. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled night hosted by CDI.


Dance Team at Michigan Tech Spring Showcase

The Dance Team at Michigan Tech is hosting our annual dance showcase on Sunday 3/17! Come join us at this free event and enjoy performances by the Dance Team, MTU Swing Club, and the NMU Dance Team! Doors open at 1:30pm in the SDC Wood Gym, and the showcase begins at 2pm.


Campus Barbershop

There are still a few appointments available for the Campus Barber Shop on this Monday, March 18th. Appointments are open for all Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff. Don’t miss out, book today!

https://getsquire.com/booking/book/the-good-life-hair-studios-marquette/barber/michigan-tech/services


Film Board presents

Wonka

With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Wonka is rated PG

Friday (3/15) 5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Saturday (3/16)  5:30 8:30 11:30pm

Sunday (3/17) 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.


Volunteer opportunity with Friends of Library Book Sale

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

On Thursday, March 28, we need set-up help from 12-3pm and at the end of the sale Friday 4-6pm we will be breaking down the sale and need some help again.  We also need cashiers throughout the day on Friday (hour-long slots from 10-4. All these volunteer opportunities are on GivePulse: https://mtu.givepulse.com/group/1090558. Would you consider joining us?  We so appreciate you! (And as a sweetener, setup volunteers get the first look at all the books!)

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


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. 


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 flyer for additional details and the updated QR code for questions and submissions.

Form for questions and submissions: https://forms.gle/pDoQyThH9F31sViJ9


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Canterbury House Food Pantry is back! Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer contactless and anonymous pick-up of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community at The Canterbury House at 1405 E. Houghton Ave. To place an order and select a pick-up time, fill out the Google Form at any time. Supplies may run out, but we will try our best to meet your needs. Feel free to stop inside and meet our students as well! Our house hours are 10-4pm Monday-Thursday.


Sigma Phi Epsilon Polar Plunge

The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon are hosting our 4th Annual Polar Plunge at Chutes and Ladders park from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on March 16th, 2024. This event raises money for a local charity, this year once again being for ‘Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly’. This organization provides services for the elderly community here in the Keweenaw and across the Upper Peninsula. Whether it’s companionship, combating loneliness, medical equipment, doctor appointments, or basic human needs, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly offers their support and aid.
Last year, SigEp’s polar plunge raised a record breaking amount of $2,034 for LBFE. Please join us in achieving our goal of raising $3,000 this year!

Please submit donations through the Legacy Financial link here. One SigEp brother will jump for every $25 raised. Any member of the community is able to jump themselves on the day of the event for a $5 donation. 


MHA Annual Vegas Night

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

MHA is still looking for volunteers for this event! If you are interested in volunteering, check us out on GivePulse here: https://mtu.givepulse.com/event/434586-2024-MHA-Vegas-Night

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

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

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


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) on 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 is open!

Registration closes: March 16, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Visit Indoor Triathlon for more information!


CIRCL Mobility

Whether you’re a fitness lover, a busy mom, or a 9-5er, you’ll benefit from my all-new 30-minute class. We’ll be exploring flexibility, breathwork, and mobility exercises to help you move better, longer. It’s also set to music and healing tones to help your mind focus. Plus, it’s all backed by science! I can’t wait to have you join me for some time to check in with your physical and mental selves, chill out, and keep your body moving. See you there!”

Sunday 5:00-5:50 pm, Tuesday 12:00-12:30 pm.

SDC Fitness Studio

Class Day Pass $10

HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card

MTU Student 8-punch card $33, 16-punch card $50



Rozsa Spotlight

Zoot Suit Pi-it Presented by Michigan Tech Music

7:30 p.m. March 14, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Join the Huskies Pep Band for a Pi Day concert of loud and proud music! Just like pi, the band’s love for MTU and the Keweenaw is never-ending.

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Don Keranen Jazz Festival ft. Kris Johnson Presented by Michigan Tech Music

March 22-23, 2024

At the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

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

Here’s this year’s lineup:

FRIDAY 7:30 PM PERFORMANCE
DURATION | Approx. 2 hours
Video Game Jazz Ensemble and the R&D Band feat. guest artist Kris Johnson.

SATURDAY 6 PM PERFORMANCE
DURATION | Approx. 90 minutes
Lab Band with Kris Johnson, Trumpet

SATURDAY 9 PM PERFORMANCE
DURATION | Approx. 2 hours
JazTec and Workshop Brass Band

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets


Blue Key

Check your inbox! Are you looking to give back to the MTU and Keweenaw Communities? Are you wanting to grow your leadership skills and make you more employable? Do you want to be a part of Winter Carnival? Look no further, Blue Key National Honor Society is looking for new members to join the leadership and service organization that puts on Winter Carnival! Join us either March 13th or 14th for a Blue Key Social! Or Apply Here!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfE3t_TiFFYBljSrraVGVlGAWyMtMdWazG-58smMqXeId7rdg/viewform


Pottery and Tea

Come hang out and paint your own pottery to keep! 

The event, in collaboration with local business Magic Kiln Studio, is sure to be a fun and relaxing time. Any pottery you paint will be brought to the kiln and fired to keep your pottery durable, and can be picked up at the Grad Commons a few days after the event.

Meet us at the MUB Commons after 6PM on Thursday, 3/21 to participate. 

[RSVP here]


College of Science and Arts

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


Calling all volunteers!

You’re invited to join the MIchigan Tech Mind Trekkers as we travel to Escanaba, Michigan on April 10th – 11th for the OneUP: Hidden Coast 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.
To sign up, fill out this form!


Modern Languages Film Series

Modern Languages & Cultures is happy to announce the 10th Modern Languages Film Series. The theme for this year is “In pursuit of democracy”: a theme well-suited to various events taking place throughout the world as well as the American elections coming this next November.

Three films will be shown in late March:

Thursday March 21 will be Québexit: a 2020 film in French, Cree and English set in Québec in a hypothetical future in which Québec secedes from Canada. Watch the trailer here!

Wednesday March 27 will be Argentina, 1985: a 2022 film in Spanish depicting the 1980s in Argentina as the country tries to establish democracy after a military dictatorship, and a team of lawyers battle to bring justice to victims of the junta. Watch the trailer here!

Thursday March 28 will be The Silent Revolution: a 2018 film in German based on the true story of a group of high school students in East Germany who demonstrate their sympathy with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Watch the trailer here!

All films have subtitles in English and will begin at 7:00 P.M. in Fisher 135. They are free and open to the public.


MUB Board presents

Ivan Pecel

Date: Friday 03/15

Time: 7 – 8 pm

Location: The Rosza Center

Join us at the Rosza for a spectacular show, full of juggling, jokes, and more! Ivan Pecel comes from California to give you some excitement this weekend!

Pool Party with the WIBIT

Date: Saturday 3/23

Time: 4 – 7 pm

Location: SDC Pool

THE WIBIT IS BACK next week Saturday, an inflatable obstacle course in the pool! Along with this, there will be water basketball, swimming, and other fun pool activities! This will be open only to MTU students, so make sure to bring your ID! We hope to see you there!

Tech Arts Festival

The Tech Arts Fest makes its return! There will be multiple events happening that week, but Art Competition submissions will be due March 22nd at 5 pm! Anyone can enter, and the theme this year is “Make Someone Smile.” Submit your art at the form submission here, also check it out to see more details about the competition!


Bake Sale

Join the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club on Thursday 3/14 from 3-5pm for our first bake sale!

Show your support by taking home some delicious MTU themed cookies! Get one for $2.50 or 2 for $4. 

Don’t wait, they won’t last long!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Anxiety Screenings 

Have you been feeling anxious, nervous or on-edge lately? The CSMHW will be offering free anxiety screenings on Thursday, March 21st from 10-2pm in Library 244. Take the screening and chat with a clinical counselor about resources and additional information.You can participate on a walk-in basis or schedule a time slot using this link. 
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/appointments/schedules/AcZssZ34WYRNuKsj0VRBWuJeNJ9z6ZIbY39k2BLEyZ566_pEWJ3kHETT_fBAM721jTquzAeT80QiYU4C

Husky Hour

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


Intramurals

Student Scoop – March 6, 2024

Student Leadership and Involvement New Hours!

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


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

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

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

The recipient of each award will be honored at the 30th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2024, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Nominators are warmly encouraged to attend, also.

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


GRIT Workshop

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

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

Please RSVP here by March 18th!


Upcoming HuskyLEADs


Now Hiring LEAP Leaders for Fall 2024!


Bowl for Kid’s Sake 2024

MORE INFO | REGISTER | DONATE

Teams Needed for 2024 Event to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

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

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

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


Triangle Fraternity Philanthropy Event

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

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

Link to the stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/trianglemtu


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

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

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

*Free to IM teams. Register at http://imleagues.com/mtu.

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

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

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


Africa Students Organization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dates: March 4- March 9

Venue: Michigan Tech Campus

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

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

The African Night!

Come and learn about some African Countries!

Come and enjoy some African food!

Come and listen to some African Music!

Come and relax and get in a good mood!

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


WIBIT Wednesday

MTU Students, SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month), and WIBIT Wednesday Pass Holders, come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT!

Events will be held this spring for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Not a current student or SDC Access Pass Holder? Purchase a WIBIT Wednesday Pass (space is limited)!
Test your skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles.
The course is set up in the deep water and requires users to be able to pass our swim test.
See the WIBIT rules and swim test content at WIBIT for more information. 

There are many different pieces of the WIBIT and each event will have a featured combination.
Potential featured pieces include:

  • ”The Step” – This piece allows users to climb up onto the course.
  • ”The Base” – Users must make their way across a horizontal surface. Be careful how fast you move as it can get slippery!
  • ”The Cliff” – Users must navigate either side of a slope using the handles and their balancing skills.
  • ”V-Connect” – Users must use limited footing space to navigate across the horizontal structure.
  • ”The Bridge” – Users must navigate up and over an arched structure without falling through.
  • ”The Slope” – Users must climb up a 6-foot wall that leads to a slide into the pool water below!

Upcoming Dates/Times/Combinations:

Wednesday, March 6, 5:00-8:00 pm – Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Slope
Wednesday, April 10, 5:00-8:00 pm – Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope

Come visit us at the pool to try out your skills! For more information, visit WIBIT!


MTU Needs Student Opinions!

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


Film Board presents

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

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

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

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

Saturday (3/9)  5:30 8:30 11:30pm

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

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.


Board Game Night

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


The Lode

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

Link to feedback form:

https://forms.gle/JkNsX2wb7e49DWhSA

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


USG Representative Nominations Open!

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

● Second Year Representative (2 positions available) 

● Third Year Representative (2 positions available) 

● Fourth Year Representative (2 positions available) 

● College of Business Representative (1 position available) 

● College of Computing Representative (2 positions available) 

● College of Engineering Representative (4 positions available) 

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

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

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

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

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


MTU American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2024 Internship Panel

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

Attendee Signup Form: https://forms.gle/SUWWuSBpiEZiQPfC8

Panelist Signup Form: https://forms.gle/q41DzpHJiWrP6RE48


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


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

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

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

Where: Library’s East Reading Room

When: 2-3pm

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

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

March 20: Video Creating & Editing 

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

April 4: The Finishing Touches 

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


Blue Key

Check your inbox! Are you looking to give back to the MTU and Keweenaw Communities? Are you wanting to grow your leadership skills and make you more employable? Do you want to be a part of Winter Carnival? Look no further, Blue Key National Honor Society is looking for new members to join the leadership and service organization that puts on Winter Carnival! Join us either March 13th or 14th for a Blue Key Social! Or Apply Here!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfE3t_TiFFYBljSrraVGVlGAWyMtMdWazG-58smMqXeId7rdg/viewform


Society for Technical Communication: Student Chapter


Intramurals

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


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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.