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The Student Scoop – March 30, 2022

MUB Board Presents…

Tech Arts Festival

Join us in celebrating the beauty of our snowy home with the Michigan Tech Arts Festival, from Monday, April 4 to Saturday, April 9! This year’s theme is “A Day in the Keweenaw”.
All Week: Student Art Exhibit – Submit a pic of your Keweenaw themed art to mubboard@mtu.edu by April 4th for information on how to turn in your piece.
Monday, 6pm: Hand Letter a Custom Mug – Join Natterdoodle in Fisher 135 as they teach you hand lettering to adorn a mug to bring home. Space is limited.
Wednesday, 7pm: Build a Lift Bridge Model – Work with the coaches at the Alley Makerspace to assemble and decorate a wooden Portage Life Bridge to take home.
We hope to see you there!

Painting with a Twist 

Grab a few friends and join us for a night of follow-along painting with some tasty charcuterie boards and beverages!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Check out the ticket link for more information: bit.ly/paintingwithaTwist

*Must be 21 to attend

Spring Fling Registration – CLOSING SOON

Looking for a chance to show off your organization, relax from the long semester, and meet some new students? Then you should sign up for the Annual Spring Fling – Outer Space Edition! Registration is now open and will close on Monday, April 4th.

Register your RSO HERE!!!


Society of Intellectual Sisters presents… Bra Show 2022

Society of Intellectual Sisters is presenting Bra Show 2022, Mardi Gras! The Bra Show is a fundraising event for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and we will be hosting our event on April 2nd from 7-9 PM in MUB Ballroom. Our event will include a runway show of fun bras that are designed and modeled by our community, there will be food and plenty to enjoy that evening, scan our QR code for more info about the show and donating!

2022 FIRST Robotics Competition Opportunities

The 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition, Kingsford District event is looking for volunteers! This event will be held at Kingsford High School on April 7-9.

For the event as a whole, there are many volunteer opportunities that are geared to a wide variety of experiences, interests, and availability for those looking to get involved in the FIRST community. More information about the FIRST program, in general, can be found at FIRST | For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (firstinspires.org).
In addition, below is the Recruitment Flyer. Judging will take place on the Friday and Saturday of the event (April 8-9; 7:30 am- 6pm). No previous experience or knowledge of robots is necessary as there are both technical and non-machine (e.g. Entrepreneurship, Team Spirit, etc.) awards.

Anyone with interest or questions about volunteering at this event can contact me (kflickinger@firstjudges.org) or the Event Volunteer Coordinators, Haley (haedie@mtu.edu) or Richelle (rbarker@diisd.org).


The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being presents…

Meet with Jade for a Wednesday Book Club! This week students will meet in room 243 in the library to discuss Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson! This week’s book club will be an introduction to the book and will include free book handouts, scheduling discussions, and more! This book club is about encouraging students to understand the difference between surviving life and living life, so come out and enjoy some reading with us!

Join Savannah in the library this Wednesday from 6-8pm to gather some Brain Break self-help resources and information! As the semester comes to a close, we all could use a little rest and self-help to push us through the final weeks. Taking a Brain Break might be just what you need, so stop by and learn how to help yourself!


Now Hiring for GLAS coaches!

The Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is now hiring coaches for the 2022-23 school year. Coaches work with international graduate students on communication, US university teaching practices, orientation to campus and community, and cultural exchange. Coaches gain valuable skills in working with international students which looks great on a resume!  Interested undergraduate students can apply now on Handshake!  More information about GLAS can be found on our website.


Remedy Drive Counter-Human Trafficking Outreach Concert 

Looking for a good reason to take a study break? 

There isn’t a much better reason than a rock concert!

Come chill with Remedy Drive as they rock out and tell their stories of volunteering in counter-human trafficking. Donations and proceeds of the event go to other organizations in counter-human trafficking efforts. Hosted by Campus Crusade for Christ. Entry nis free to students with an MTU ID and $5 for community Members at the door.

This all happens at 8:00 PM, April 8th, in the SDC Varsity gym, don’t be the one to miss out!


Keweenaw Pride Presents: LGBTQIA+ Equity Forum

Keweenaw Pride is hosting two forums for students to share their experiences at Michigan Tech as members of or allies to the LGBTQIA+ community. We encourage students to share both positive and negative experiences and there will be a designated time for students to offer suggestions on what could be done to improve the LGBTQIA+ experience on campus. The forums will be held on Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8, both starting at 7pm. Students are welcome to attend one or both events. If you plan to attend, please fill out the RSVP form so we know how many people to expect. Any students who would prefer to submit written responses or are unable to attend the forums are invited to share their experiences via a survey. We look forward to seeing you or reading your responses!
RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/hALCDB42SaXPkcWF7Survey: https://forms.gle/UA4h8Mz2y3UmZXRY7


This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation 

Our HuskiesFit Group Fitness Classes will run through April 22! Join us for All Levels Vinyasa Yoga with Natasha for an intuitively led, create your own adventure-style yoga class with the option for modifications or the possibility to transition to more advanced postures if inclined.

Sign up for upcoming IM Sports! 


The Thanksgiving Play

This week and next the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts will be presenting a thought-provoking dinner theatre production of The Thanksgiving Play.  
In Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, The Thanksgiving Play, good intentions collide with absurd assumptions as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. 

Schedule: Each evening, dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Following the show, there will be a brief panel discussion. 
Shows will be performed over two weekends from Thursday, March 31 to Saturday, April 9

Tickets: Tickets are reserved by table and must be purchased in advance. Prices include your dinner, ticket to the performance, and after-show discussion.
Student Half Table (two tickets): $20 with Experience Tech Fee
Full Table (four tickets): $120 | Half Table (two tickets): $60 for the general public

Get your tickets online


Sign-Up for Orientation Week Events

Hosting an event for O-Week is a great way to reach out to first-year students as an organization and help build and maintain the community we enjoy at Michigan Tech.

Events are first come first serve. If you fill out this form, you are indicating that you are interested in hosting an event during orientation, and you will be contacted regarding further details.

Orientation Week this year will take place from August 21 in the afternoon through August 27. I ask in the form that you include not only your own contact information but also the information of a reliable contact for this summer.

Responses are due April 9th.


Prepare for Design Expo

Prepare for Design Expo and other term-end presentations the right way – with peer support, pizza, and support from dedicated library and writing center staff!

Where: Library’s East Reading Room

When: 4pm-5pm

Registration Links: https://www.mtu.edu/library/instruction/workshops/

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


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer COVID safe 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. We will reach out to you when your order is ready.



The Student Scoop – February 16, 2022

This Week Film Board Presents:

Venom Let there be Carnage

Friday Feb 18th : 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday Feb 19th: 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Venom: Let there be Carnage is Rated Pg-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references.

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

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

Party in your Jammies: family friendly films, food, and fun!

Join the Michigan Tech Film Board and the Rozsa for a screening of Disney’s Frozen and Frozen II.  Wear a costume or your jammies, and enjoy crafts, lobby activities and a photo op with your favorite characters before and between shows.  Tickets are available day-of for $3 for one show, or $5 for a double feature.  

Show times, Frozen: 1pm, 6:30pm / Frozen II: 3:30pm, 9pm.  

Box Office and lobby activities are available beginning at 12pm.


MUB Board Presents…

SPEED BOARD GAMES

Come play speed board games and have some snacks in the MUB Ballroom! You have five minutes to play a game, and you’ll be switched to a new game when the time’s up. Pick up where the last person left off!

Neon Skate Night

Come join us at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Saturday, February 19th between 7pm and 9pm for a fun night of neon skating with Blizzard!
Skates and helmets are rentable for free, but sizes are limited! We are so excited to be working with the Skate Rental program, however, you can bring your own skates and/or helmets if you have them! Almost any type of helmet (ski helmets, bike helmets, ice skating helmets, hockey helmets, etc.) is allowed!
Have any questions or are interested in hosting events like these? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu.

ESCAPE ROOMS

Do you have what it takes to escape? Come test your skills in the escape rooms in the MUB Alumni Lounge!

The room themes are Crime Scene Investigator, time traveler, and zombies. There is no need to sign up in advance, and games will be 15 minutes long in teams of five. We hope to see you there!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events! 


HuskyLEAD Presents: Strategic Doing

Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way. Strategic Doing enables participants to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile, and fast—just what student organizations and the Michigan Tech community need to grow and thrive. Join guest presenters Bre Tucker from the Enterprise Program and Mary Raber from the 21st Century Education Initiative on Thursday, February 24th at 6:00 PM in the Superior Room to develop this skill for your organization or for yourself!


Upcoming Barbell Club Seminar

TONIGHT! The Barbell Club will be holding a seminar in Fisher 138 on Wednesday, February 16th at 7pm titled “Principles of Resistance Training: Designing a Program for Muscle and Strength”, led by Isaac Wedig. 


The Blue Economy

Want to make a difference in bringing renewable energy to the UP? The SENSE enterprise team needs your help! Please take the time to scan the QR code and fill out the survey. It only takes 2-3 minutes!


Free Professional Headshots for Students

Text: Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students.  A photographer from Brockit Inc. will be taking photographs on February 16, 2022, from 1-5 p.m. in the MUB Commons (near the window).  RSVP Requested, but Walk-Ins Welcome.  The deadline to RSVP is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.  Click here to register.


Soul Train Night

Join the Black Students Association for an evening of fun, dancing, and throwback jams.

It’s Soul Train Night!

A themed dance party where everyone is invited to dress in their best 70s, 80s, & 90s attire. Let’s boogie Saturday, February 19th from 7-9pm in MUB ballroom A.


Intramural League Events


HUSKY HOBBIES

Students can register using this link: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/workshops-programs-events/husky-hobbies/


Career Navigation for Scientists – Part II

The Professional Development Committee at the Graduate Student Government and MTU’s Career Services are collaborating to bring you a three part seminar dedicated to navigating careers for scientists. Panels will be made up of professionals across academia and industry within different departments and disciplines. These panels will feature brief speaker introductions, questions about their backgrounds, public Q&A, and breakout rooms for discipline specific questions.

The second panel on February 23rd, 2022 at 6 pm EST will feature MTU graduates from departments of forestry, biology, geology and mining, and chemistry. Our prestigious panelists include:

  • Dr. Adam Coble earned his PhD in Forest Science from MTU and is now the Manager of Forest Health and Monitoring for the Oregon Department of Forestry.
  • Dr. Kelsey Carter earned her PhD in Forest Science from MTU and now is Post-Doctoral Associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Department of Energy.
  • Dr. Rapsa Basu earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from MTU and now is the Lead Scientist in Precision Immunotherapy at Humane Genomics.
  • Dr. Aparupa Sengupta earned her MS in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology and her PhD in Biological Sciences from MTU, worked as a Biosafety Officer at Rutgers University, and is now a BioSafety officer at UofC-MERCED.
  • Dr. Matthew Songer earned a BS in Biological Sciences from MTU and an MD from University of Illinois, Chicago and is now an orthopedic spine surgeon and entrepreneur. He also earned a master of business administration from Northwestern University and taught at MTU and MSU.
  • Dr. Elisa Piispa earned a PhD in Geophysics from MTU, was an assistant professor at Yachay Tech University, and now is a Research Specialist and Lab Manager at the Paleomagnetism Laboratory of Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland.
  • Dr. Chet Hopp earned an MS in Geophysics from MTU, a PhD in Geophysics from Victoria University of Wellington, and is now a Postdoctoral Scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Energy Geoscience Division.
  • Dr. Bhaskar Halami earned his PhD in Chemistry from MTU, worked as a Senior Scientist at PPD in Thermo Fisher Scientific, and is now a Senior Scientist at Sirnaomics, Inc.
  • Dr. Chelsea Nikula earned her PhD in Chemistry from MTU and now works as a Higher Research Scientist in the National Physical Laboratory in the UK.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss careers with these knowledgeable people! Register here: https://mtu.libcal.com/calendar/gsg/scp2


Husky Connect Mentor

Husky Connect Mentoring Program is looking for Mentors! Would you like to help new incoming students to adjust to new environments and to achieve their goals? Then you will be a great Husky Connect mentor! The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for Huskies willing to give new students the value of their experiences. Each Connect Mentor is assigned one or two first-year students to begin interacting within the summer before the fall semester starts. Husky Connect Mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees. You can find more information and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close February 18th, 2022 at 5:00 pm.


Graduate Research Colloquium

GSG is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30. GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research across the campus-wide community and work on their presentation skills for upcoming conferences. Students can give oral presentations, present posters, or do both. Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the event will be held in a pseudo-hybrid mode. Many conferences have been happening in the hybrid models due to the pandemic, so this would be an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with real-life experiences. Poster presentations will be held in person, and the oral presentations will be held virtually. Judges from a similar field will score all the presentations as the presenter. They will provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve their presentations. 

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations (1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration is open now and it closes on Monday, February 28, at 11:59 PM. Click here to register today!

Poster Presentations will occur on Tuesday, March 29 in the MUB ballroom, 5-7 pm. GSG will cover the cost of printing posters for this year’s event so don’t let that prevent you from participating! The oral presentations will be held virtually on both days of the colloquium; they will be 12 minutes live talk (no pre-recorded video presentations) followed by a Q&A session.  The GRC event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will also be held in the hybrid mode so that people may join the awards ceremony virtually if they want. The banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 30, following the closing of GRC. Full information can be found on our website. If you have any questions please contact gsg-research@mtu.edu.


Recreation Classes at the SDC

H2O Cadio Blast at the SDC Pool is a great way to get your heart pumping and leave you feeling energized! Students can purchase an 8-punch card for $33 or a 16-punch card for $50. The class runs every Wednesday from 7-7:50 pm! 
Registration opened February 15 for the newly announced Aikido Seminar (March 18-20). Michigan Tech students can purchase an individual session for $35 or purchase all four sessions for $125!

Gift of Life’s Campus Challenge

Join the Pre-Health Association at Tech in competing in the Gift of Life’s annual Campus Challenge by adding the most new names to the Organ Donation Registry! Michigan Tech is currently competing against several other schools in Michigan, all in an effort to provide life-saving organs to thousands in need. Check out how the competition is going here!It takes only a minute to fill out the form to be added to the registry, and this challenge is not limited to MTU students and staff! Share our school’s link, golm.org/go/mtu, with friends, family, and more to encourage as many people as possible to be an organ donor. One person can make a difference in dozens of lives. 



The Student Scoop – July 7, 2021


Did you miss your chance to attend one of our previous summer programs? Worry not! We’ve got some really fun ones coming up. Make some room in your calendar because you’re not going to want to miss these!

1.Kindness Rocks: July 15, 2-4pm at the DHH Patio
Paint some fun, happy rocks with some of your inspirational quotes. Rocks and Paint provided!
2. Henna Happy Hour: July 19, 11-1pm at the MUB Circle
Henna tattoos and tasty iced coffee drinks for a fun afternoon
3. Magical Celebration: July 30, 1-3 pm at the MUB Commons
Lots of fun wizarding activities to prepare for Harry Potter’s Birthday!
4. Float On!: August 6, 1-3 pm at the MUB Circle
Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with a sweet treat!


Kindness Rocks!

“One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life.”

Come join us on Thursday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the DHH Patio to paint some rocks and spread kindness.
Rocks and paint will be provided, just bring some creativity with you!

**Please do not leave your rocks in the grass or any area with a “leave no trace” policy


Programming Opportunity!

Get a chance to showcase what your organization has to offer before the semester even starts by hosting an event August 19 – 21! Our international students arrive that Thursday and are excited to learn how to get involved at Michigan Tech!  If you are interested in having an event to welcome students, please email Mayra (msmorgan@mtu.edu) with your student organization name, event idea, preferred date and time, and location. 


Camp K-Day Registration is OPEN!

It’s that time of year again, K-Day registration time!! K-Day Registration is officially open, so reserve your spot now! Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  This year’s theme will have you wanting s’more at Camp K-Day!  Organizations can get creative with this summer camp-themed student organization fair!
K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 10 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music – it’s like a week of summer camp all in one afternoon!  K-day typically sees 3000-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before registering HERE.  

* Keep in mind, the person you list as the primary contact for your organization’s registration will be the one receiving all communications.  They will need to keep an eye out for emails during the summer in case of any changes that are made to K-Day due to any updates we may need to make in regards to our campus Healthy and Safety Levels. 
Questions about K-Day can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents:

Always snacky but never know what to make? We’re here to help! Protein balls can be a great snack as they are packed with tons of ingredients that are good for your body and will keep you feeling energized all day! The best part is, they are so easy and quick to create! Learn how to make some with this week’s Husky Hobbies video! The video can be viewed on any of the social media platforms for the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being.

Husky Hobbies is starting up again through the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being! They will be asynchronous videos that offer students Health and Well-Being ideas and activities throughout the summer! Each new Husky Hobby will be posted on Sunday, and students don’t have to worry about being online or on a Zoom call at any specific time because they are able to access the videos anytime they’d like to jump into a new project or take some time for themselves!

The MTU My SSP app is available for free for all students to download. My SSP gives students 24/7/365 access to mental health support via chat, phone or video. Learn more by visiting: myssp.app or downloading the app in the app store.



The Student Scoop – November 18, 2020

Wishing you a safe and happy thanksgiving!

Looking for an awesome summer job? 

For more information and to apply please visit us online!

If you’re a Michigan Tech student looking for a summer position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you at Summer Youth Programs! All student majors and levels are welcome, full and part-time positions available.

We are currently planning our 2021 Summer Youth Programs and will be accepting staff applications now through the end of November and interviewing virtually in early December. For more information and to apply please visit us online and submit your application, resume, and schedule your virtual interview. 


G.R.I.T. Leadership Workshop

Attend this leadership event, G.R.I.T. on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM. This interactive virtual event will help you learn and grow in the areas of values-based leadership, self-motivation, perseverance, and accountability!

Spots are limited, register here to participate. There will be prizes and giveaways available to those who attend!!!


Winter Warm Up


On-Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Michigan Tech, in collaboration with UP Health System – Portage, brings you an on-campus flu shot clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19) in the Rozsa Center Lobby.

A few things to remember for this year’s Flu Shot Clinics:

  • No need to make an appointment—all flu shot clinics are walk-in friendly
  • Be sure to have a valid copy of your insurance card (or a very clear picture of the front and back of the card) with you when you arrive
  • Be sure to fill out the 2020 Influenza Vaccination Authorization Form before you arrive
  • Be Smart, Do Your Part: Michigan Tech’s health and safety guidelines apply to everyone on campus. At all flu shot clinics, practice six feet of physical distancing and wear a face covering. If you don’t feel well, please stay home and plan to attend a future clinic.
  • Flu shots are $40 for those who do not have insurance. Payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Join the UP Regional Flu Shot Challenge! Your results will be added to your institution’s data as we compete against other UP institutions. To log your flu shot (even if you received it off campus), please visit The Center For Rural Health page.

Full details can be found by visiting The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being web page and questions can be directed to Whitney Boroski.


IRHC “Among Us” Whiteboard Decorating Competition


HuskyLead: Step Into Leadership

In the final HuskyLead of the semester, join presenter Beka Horsch, Coordinator of Student Leadership & Involvement for Step Into Leadership. An effective officer transition can set the tone for future organization success! Learn how to effectively run an officer election and facilitate proper knowledge transfer for incoming organizational leaders. Please join us on Zoom on Thursday, December 3 at 6 PM.


Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode


University Senate Ad-Hoc Committee Survey

The University Senate Ad-Hoc Committee to Review Institutional Policy and Procedures for On-Campus Events would like to invite you to take the following survey. Part of our charge as a committee is to fully document the September 27th rally held on and around campus. If you attended, witnessed, or were impacted by the event and would like to share thoughts, pictures, videos, or audio recordings of this event, we’d like to hear from you.

Link: https://forms.gle/bfz4QF2kK5NEi7y99

The survey will remain open/accepting responses through December 4th, and the committee will be reporting on its findings at the January 20th meeting of the University Senate.


Virtual RTC Colloquium

The Department of Humanities will be hosting its first virtual RTC colloquium of the year on Wednesday, November 18th, between 4:00 and 5:30 PM. We will have two cross-disciplinary presentations: Dr Michelle Javie-Eggart (Engineering Fundamentals) will present “Investigating Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies”; Alfred Owusu-Ansah (Humanities) will present “Rhetorically Decoding Computer Programming as a Digital Literacy.” Dr Sarah Bell (Humanities) will be the respondent. All are welcome! Here is the link to the Zoom event: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86408896251


Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate


How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Upcoming Husky Hour Events!

Learn about the in’s and out’s of moving off campus. Get a handle on understanding a lease, where to look, and how to look for the best place for you. Join us on zoom!

Learn all about sustainability at MTU and how you might live a more sustainable lifestyle. Join us on zoom!


Michigan Tech Title IX 2020 Sexual Misconduct Survey Results

Click for the full survey executive summary.

The recent Michigan Tech sexual misconduct climate survey reflects students’ voices and thoughts on the sexual misconduct climate, including information related to incidents of sexual violence, policy, reporting, training, programming, support and resources. In January 2020, the survey invitation was distributed to all enrolled students. Participation was voluntary and responses were anonymous. Approximately 11% responded; 21% were graduate and 77% undergraduate students. 

The results tell us that overall, students agree that faculty and staff are concerned about their welfare and Michigan Tech has a good support system for students going through difficult times. Full details on the survey results can be found on Michigan Tech’s Title IX web page at mtu.edu/title-ix/assessment


SDC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced hours over Thanksgiving Break from Friday, November 20, through Sunday, November 29. The SDC will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. 

SDC Thanksgiving Break Schedule


The Student Scoop – November 11, 2020

To all the veterans out there… thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Winter Warm Up


Campus Store and University Images

Stop by November 11-15 for our Hats Off to Veterans sale. All hats of any style 20% off in-store at the Campus Store and University Images! Everyone welcome. You can also visit us online!


G.R.I.T Leadership Workshop

Check out our new leadership workshop – open to all students!!!

G.R.I.T. stands for Goals, Resilience, Individual, and Teams. This interactive virtual workshop being held on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM is a great mixture of synchronous learning and self-guided content leading up to the day. Come prepared to develop and hone your leadership skills to improve yourself and the areas you are involved in!

Spots are limited, register here to participate! There will be prizes and giveaways available to those who attend! 


The Lode – Student Newspaper

What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 


Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


HuskyLead: Health and Well-being

How do you encourage your friends and organization members to engage in self-care and well-being? Find ways to recognize the signs of over-involvement and the importance of a well-rounded experience by attending this HuskyLead!

Join us in MUB Ballroom A2 at 6 PM on Thursday, November 12. 


MUB Board: UPCOMING EVENTS!

MUB Board Musical

Show off your group’s dance moves and favorite song in our music video competition! Please fill out this form to get your song approved: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc7wayU7eSzTa…/viewform

Videos will be due on November 23rd, and voting on Facebook will start the week of November 29th to determine the winners.

First, second, and third place will receive prizes. Prizes include gift cards, Tech gear, and Mont. Ripley Tubing Passes.

Superhero Night!

Test of your superhero knowledge during a trivia session at 7 PM, followed by a comic drawing class with Will Sliney @ 8 PM! There will be super prizes for those who win in trivia.
Will Sliney is an award-winning comic book artist, writer, and presenter!!! He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland’s best selling comic book), and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics!!!
He presented We Will Draw for RTE’s Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw, and presents Marvel Live’s How to Draw show including launching Marvel’s Twitch Channel.
Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children’s unit, and is the Cork Person of the Month for July 2016. 

Color and Calm Study Break

Feeling stressed about school and need a break? We have a solution! MUB Board will be handing out goodie bags full of de-stressing materials such as custom-made coloring pages drawn by one of our members, colored pencils, puzzles, play-dough, tea, and snacks! You can use this kit for the rest of the semester whenever you need a break from homework!  Don’t miss out on Tuesday, November 17 at 6 PM in the MUB Commons.

Want to stay up-to-date with MUB Board events? Or interested in joining? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on all of our events! Or check out our website


Virtual RTC Colloquium

The Department of Humanities will be hosting its first virtual RTC colloquium of the year on Wednesday, November 18th, between 4:00 and 5:30 PM. We will have two cross-disciplinary presentations: Dr Michelle Javie-Eggart (Engineering Fundamentals) will present “Investigating Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies”; Alfred Owusu-Ansah (Humanities) will present “Rhetorically Decoding Computer Programming as a Digital Literacy.” Dr Sarah Bell (Humanities) will be the respondent. All are welcome! Here is the link to the Zoom event: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86408896251


Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate


Advertise on WMTU

Is your student org looking for a way to break out of the mold of poster advertisements and email lists? Are table tents just not cutting it anymore? Want to reach all of campus, all at once? WMTU has you covered! If you or your student org would like to advertise on the radio, it’s fast, easy, and best of all free! Just send an email to wmtu-pr@mtu.edu, and we’ll get to work on boosting YOU with the 91.9 MHz frequency and our live stream. We’ll work with you to tailor the ads to your needs and even record them ourselves as requested. So if you’ve been looking for a new way to say hey, consider giving WMTU a shot! As always, tune in at 91.9 FM, and wmtu.fm – Keep on rockin’!


Grant Writing Seminar

As a student or a researcher, a necessary component of your work is applying for a multitude of grants to obtain funding for future projects. Peter Larson, the Director of Research Development at Michigan Tech, will be conducting a seminar on Grant Writing on November 12 from 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom. Peter specializes in creating effective grant and research proposals, particularly in the non-technical proposal sections that researchers often struggle with. Please send any topics or questions you wish to see discussed to gsg-prodev@mtu.edu so we can structure the seminar to better suit your needs. Those who participate in the seminar will get a chance to enter a raffle draw. 

Zoom Link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/92904132886

Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register using the link below!

Event Registration: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/7146638


Virtual Library “Drop-In” Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is piloting a series of virtual “Library Drop-in Hours” for the remainder of the semester. Twice a week (Tuesdays, 4-5p and Wednesdays, 1-2p), we’ll host an open Zoom session on tools, topics, and skills that can streamline your research to save you time. Drop-in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of the topic. Upcoming topics are: 

Citing with APA and IEEE Styles, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Discuss the ins and outs of two of the most commonly used citation styles on campus.
Google Apps, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1:00-2:00pm: Make Google Applications (calendar, docs, sheets, groups, etc.) work for you!

If you would prefer a different topic or are unavailable at the scheduled time, please schedule a consultation. Immediate reference assistance is also available M-F, 9-5 via our Ask Us & FAQ page


iDesign Info Session

iDesign Panama info session

November 11th, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Attend this virtual info session to learn about the iDesign program — a program that provides a venue to do inspired, international, and integrative community design working with partners in economically disadvantaged locations around the world. A program in Panama is tentatively being planned for August 2021. Engineering majors may enroll for senior design credit (subject to department approval), and other majors can earn elective course credits.


Upcoming Intramural Events!


Looking to add some more pep to your event?

Well, then you should invite your local Huskies Pep Band to come and crash your orgs event! To invite along a band just fill out the following form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible. Please give us at least a week’s notice.  https://bit.ly/3lN1n3p


How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Husky Hour Events!

Come learn about proper nutrition practices, why nutrition is important, and tips and tricks to be a healthier person overall at this Husky Hour. Join on Zoom!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Sign up for this workshop here.
Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Biofluids Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Position Open

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

More detailed description of our website can be found HERE.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum (hhatoum@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.



The Student Scoop – November 4, 2020

On-campus Flu Shot Clinic

Michigan Tech, in collaboration with UP Health System-Portage, will be hosting an on-campus flu shot clinic on Friday, November 6 in the Rozsa Lobby from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information on the Flu Shot Clinic and what you need to do before you arrive, please visit The Flu Shot Clinic site.

Don’t forget to participate in the Yooper U’s Fight The Flu Challenge and log your flu shot. Did you already get your flu shot at an off-campus location? YES! You can still participate in the challenge (it takes about 30 seconds to submit your information). Go Huskies!

Questions? Reach out to Whitney Boroski (wmborosk@mtu.edu).  


The Lode – Student Newspaper

What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 


Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


MUB Board: UPCOMING EVENTS!

MUB GRUB

MUB GRUB Update
Not quite GRUBHUB, but it’s FREE!

On Tuesday, November 10th, students can find us on Walker Lawn at 6pm in a Food Truck passing out FREE to-go Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes. There will also be a dessert inside and vegetarian boxes available.

MUB Board Musical

Show off your group’s dance moves and favorite song in our music video competition! Please fill out this form to get your song approved: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc7wayU7eSzTa…/viewform

Videos will be due on November 23rd, and voting on Facebook will start the week of November 29th to determine the winners.

First, second, and third place will receive prizes. Prizes include gift cards, Tech gear, and Mont. Ripley Tubing Passes.

Superhero Night!

Test of your superhero knowledge during a trivia session at 7 PM, followed by a comic drawing class with Will Sliney @ 8 PM! There will be super prizes for those who win in trivia.
Will Sliney is an award winning comic book artist, writer and presenter!!! He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland’s best selling comic book) and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics.
He presented We Will Draw for RTE’s Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw and presents Marvel Live’s How to Draw show including launching Marvel’s Twitch Channel.
Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children’s unit and is the Cork Person of the Month for July 2016. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events!

Color and Calm Study Break

Feeling stressed about school and need a break? We have a solution! MUB Board will be handing out goodie bags full of de-stressing materials such as custom-made coloring pages drawn by one of our members, colored pencils, puzzles, play-dough, tea, and snacks! You can use this kit for the rest of the semester whenever you need a break from homework!  Don’t miss out on Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm in the MUB Commons.

Want to stay up-to-date with MUB Board events? Or interested in joining? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on all of our events! Or check out our website


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD & LISTEN TO WHAT OTHER STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY!

The reality is November 4th is going to happen, and someone will be elected President. With this there may be a lot of uncertainty, stress and/or anxiety. Talking circles are a type of restorative practice that allow participants to process their feelings. Restorative practices proactively build community and manage conflicts by focusing on repairing harm and restoring relationships. Come join in the conversation!

Post-Election Talking Circles

  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. Douglass Houghton Hall Basement Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. Memorial Union Building Ballroom A2

* Room capacity provides for a maximum of 25 people. Please RSVP by email to rmbishop@mtu.edu or call (906)487-1964.


Virtual Library “Drop-In” Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is piloting a series of virtual “Library Drop-in Hours” for the remainder of the semester. Twice a week (Tuesdays, 4-5p and Wednesdays, 1-2p), we’ll host an open Zoom session on tools, topics, and skills that can streamline your research to save you time. Drop in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of the topic. Upcoming topics are: 

Citing with APA and IEEE Styles, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Discuss the ins and outs of two of the most commonly used citation styles on campus.
Google Apps, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1:00-2:00pm: Make Google Applications (calendar, docs, sheets, groups, etc.) work for you!

If you would prefer a different topic or are unavailable at the scheduled time, please schedule a consultation. Immediate reference assistance is also available M-F, 9-5 via our Ask Us & FAQ page


iDesign Info Session

iDesign Panama info session

November 11th, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Attend this virtual info session to learn about the iDesign program — a program that provides a venue to do inspired, international, and integrative community design working with partners in economically disadvantaged locations around the world. A program in Panama is tentatively being planned for August 2021. Engineering majors may enroll for senior design credit (subject to department approval), and other majors can earn elective course credits.


Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session

November 10th, 5:00 pm, Zoom

Where will you go? Ireland? Peru? Greece? Cumbria? Attend this virtual info session to learn where you can study abroad next summer with Michigan Tech students and faculty!


Upcoming Intramural Events!


Looking to add some more pep to your event?

Well, then you should invite your local Huskies Pep Band to come and crash your orgs event! To invite along a band just fill out the following form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible. Please give us at least a week’s notice.  https://bit.ly/3lN1n3p


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel

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Register here

How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Biofluids Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Position Open

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

More detailed description of our website can be found HERE.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum (hhatoum@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.


Join us!! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TItle IX would like to offer one last opportunity for students. SAVE hosted a watch party earlier this week, and now we want to make this video available to all students. Available until November 9

Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD – Creating a Culture of ConsentTitle IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention. 
If you have an hour, considering spendign it with Dr. Edwards as he provides some very concrete steps to take in shifting our culture and eliminating all sexual violence from our campus.
Please direct any questions or comments to titleix@mtu.edu



The Student Scoop – October 28, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS: Halloween Fun!

Take and Make Pumpkin Painting

Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM in the MUB Commons

A festive pumpkin is the best way to decorate your house, apartment, or dorm room! Paint your own pumpkin with this kit you can take home filled with everything you may need to make that pumpkin look extra festive. These kits come complete with a small pumpkin, paint, paintbrushes, and other fun goodies!  (*While supplies last – masks and social distancing required)
Don’t forget to share pictures of your finished pumpkins on social media by using the hashtag #MUBkins or by tagging MUB Board and Panhellenic Council at Michigan Tech.

Trick or Treat Trivia

There’s no better way to get ready for Halloween than some trick or treat trivia! Join MUB board via zoom as we play Kahoot trivia on October 29th from 7pm- 7:30pm. There are 3 categories and if you win the category you get a prize. After trivia, everyone can show off their spooktacular costumes and the top 3 winners get a prize too! Use this link to join in on the Halloween fun: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kclHkqgm43

Zombie Bingo hosted by Dusty Ray Bottoms

Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

Hang out and play bingo with drag artist and performer Dusty Ray Bottoms, known for competing on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!!!

Winners will receive prizes!


What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 

Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


Order Your Caps and Gowns!


Upcoming Intramural Events!


Well-Being Penpal Program


3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150 respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

LEAP is Now Hiring for Spring 2021


Husky Hour Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Tenant Applications for the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House are Officially Open!

We are looking for sustainably-minded students who are ready to make a positive impact on our community!

Both undergraduate and graduate students in any major are welcome to apply to be an SDH tenant.  Want to learn more about what it’s like to be an SDH tenant?  Watch our YouTube video!
Interested in touring the house?  Sign-up for a tour on Saturday 10/31 through this link.  Due to COVID, we are only allowing one person into the house at a time for tours.
Download an application and the official SDH program agreement at sdh.mtu.eduApplications are due on Monday, November 9th at noon.


Join us!! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TItle IX would like to offer one last opportunity for students. SAVE hosted a watch party earlier this week, and now we want to make this video available to all students. (Available until November 9) Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD – Creating a Culture of ConsentTitle IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention. 
If you have an hour, considering spendign it with Dr. Edwards as he provides some very concrete steps to take in shifting our culture and eliminating all sexual violence from our campus.
Please direct any questions or comments to titleix@mtu.edu



The Student Scoop- October 21, 2020


Halloweekend Events!

Halloweekend: Virtual Escape Rooms. Friday, October 23rd from 7-9 pm

“Framed” is the theme of this escape room and this is your scenario:
Your friend has been convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend. He was sentenced to Execution by Gas Chamber. In his final hour, he still maintains that he has been framed for the murder but no one will believe him. The person who set him up has planted a bomb to destroy all evidence of his innocence. Time is running out as the bomb is set to explode and the gas released to send your friend to his death. You and his closest friends are his last chance at survival. Do you have what it takes to diffuse the bomb, find a way to break into prison and disable the gas chamber before it activates? You are his last hope! Good Luck.
Grab some friends and see if you have what it takes to escape in time.
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: CyberSleuth Murder Mystery. Friday, October 23rd from 9-10 pm

Can you solve this mystery?
Interact through live chat with fellow players and CyberSleuth’s live moderator while you pour over the QR clues that are regularly pushed to your mobile device. Just remember… TRUST NO ONE in this game, and whatever you do, don’t answer the door! Work to solve the crime, keep your answers to yourself, and there will only be one winner!
Check out our social media for more info on how to attend this event.

Halloweekend: Summoning Spirits. Saturday, October 24rd from 10-11 pm

Join SLI And MUB Board as we reach beyond the grave with an all-new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a séance-meets-magic show designed to get your adrenaline pumping with help from the other side. Written and performed by Peter Boie, one of the countries top touring college acts. He’s been featured on the hit tv show, “Penn & Teller Fool Us” and is a best selling magic inventor. Summoning Spirits brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight … and fright. Peter combines freaky magic effects with masterful storytelling to create one of the most unique and spine-tingling experiences you will ever be a part of! 
Here is the link to attend Summoning Spirits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yfKWk2jtR0&feature=youtu.be

Trick or Treat Trivia

There’s no better way to get ready for Halloween than some trick or treat trivia! Join MUB board via zoom as we play Kahoot trivia on October 29th from 7pm- 7:30pm. There are 3 categories and if you win the category you get a prize. After trivia, everyone can show off their spooktacular costumes and the top 3 winners get a prize too! Use this link to join in on the Halloween fun: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kclHkqgm43

Husky Pride Sale at the Campus Bookstore!

This Friday, all Michigan Tech branded apparel is 25% off in-store and online! Let your Husky Pride show!
Visit us online!

Flu Shot Clinics Postponed!

Due to COVID-19 and the national shortage of the Flu Vaccine, the on-campus flu shot clinics scheduled for today (Oct. 22) and Monday (Oct. 26) have been postponed. Please check the Flu Shot Clinic schedule for updates on upcoming clinics and locations.  

If you have already received your flu shot be sure to log your shot and join the Yooper U’s Fight The Flu Challenge and participate in the challenge now (it only takes a second).

Questions?  Contact Whitney Boroski.


Order Your Caps and Gowns!


Calling All Student Organizations!

The Lode, Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, is looking to do feature articles on the student organizations of Michigan Tech in the Pulse section of the paper.
Is your group doing something cool and noteworthy that you would like to share with others in the MTU community? Reach out to the Pulse Section Editor at madegnit@mtu.edu to schedule an interview.   

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150 respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

Title IX Events

#PurpleThursdayAll day Thursday, Oct. 22 – join Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in the annual tradition of wearing purple for #PurpleThursday to to shed light on domestic violence, reduce stigma, advocate for survivors, and work for greater safety and equity. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness. In addition, (SAVE) will be handing out purple ribbons to raise awareness about domestic violence. These purple ribbons are meant to be conversation starters to discuss the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities and lives and to empower us to prevent and end domestic violence.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech – 2 PM to 6 PM Friday, Oct. 23 on the Rozsa sidewalk – The student organizations Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) and the Society of African American Men (SAAM) are hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at Michigan Tech. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international Men’s Walk to raise awareness of sexual and relationship violence and to give men the opportunity to put themselves in “her shoes.” All students are invited to join. The walk will start outside of the Rozsa near the front entrance. Licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.

Zoom with Pavlis Honors College

Do more of what you love through the Pavlis Honors College! Give us an hour and we’ll give you an overview of Study Abroad, Enterprise, and the Honors Pathway Program – and how they can work together. 
Roll up your sleeves and join an Enterprise that will give you real-world industry experience. Explore the world (and get college credit) with Study Abroad. And graduate with honors recognition and a portfolio packed with marketable skills through the Honors Pathway Program. 
Zoom in on Pavlis on Monday, October 26,  from 5-6 p.m. Please register in advance to help us tailor our presentation to your interests. If you have any questions, please email honors@mtu.edu.

Advertise with WMTU!

Is your student org looking for a way to break out of the mold of poster advertisements and email lists? Are table tents just not cutting it anymore? Want to reach all of campus, all at once?
WMTU has you covered! If you or your student org would like to advertise on the radio, it’s fast, easy, and best of all free!
Just send an email to wmtu-pr@mtu.edu, and we’ll get to work on boosting YOU with the 91.9 MHz frequency and our live stream. We’ll work with you to tailor the ads to your needs and even record them ourselves as requested.
So if you’ve been looking for a new way to say hey, consider giving WMTU a shot! As always, tune in at 91.9 FM, and wmtu.fm – Keep on rockin’!

Upcoming Intramural Events!


Well-Being Penpal Program


Sustainable Living Webinar Series

Since we are unable to open the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) to the public this semester, we are bringing our house and all of its sustainable systems to you!  You are invited to join us for a series of webinars centered around various aspects of sustainable living:

Wednesday, October 21st at 6PM: Bite Down on Emissions by Changing Your DietLearn how to save 700 kg of CO2 emissions per year by changing what you eat!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89733696370
Thursday, October 22nd at 6PM: Striving for a Zero-Waste LifestyleLearn practical steps to take to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle while saving $$$!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84239350917

Please see the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar links!  You won’t want to miss out on these talks:View live demos of the MTU SDH sustainable systemsGain access to valuable tools & resourcesLearn practical and efficient ways to reduce your impact right nowPlease email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you there!

Husky Hour Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/


The Student Scoop – September 9, 2020

HuskyLead: “Recruitment Basics” – MAP your way to success

Thursday, September 10 –  MUB Ballroom A2 at 6 p.m.

Are you looking to gain more members? Do you struggle to keep the members you have? Join us to learn more about using a M.A.P. to recruit and retain members. We will explore the necessary steps to implement a repeatable recruitment process!


K-Day 2020 – THIS FRIDAY!

You are now entering the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech held on the Friday of the week of Labor Day – THIS FRIDAY! This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year, there are multiple ways for you to enjoy K-Day. First, you can attend virtually through Involvement Link on Friday, September 11 between Noon and 5 PM.  There are opportunities to win a prize for participating during that time! You can also attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The first three in-person K-Days are: Friday, September 11 Noon – 2PM, Friday, September 11 3-5PM, and Tuesday, September 15 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to raspence@mtu.edu.


Upcoming Intramural Events!

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Register your team at – www.imleagues.com/MTU

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Pellizzaro at 487-3040 or crpelliz@mtu.edu.


Virtual Study Abroad Fair

For more information, contact studyabroad@mtu.edu

Evening with Industry

EWI is an annual event hosted by the Michigan Tech Society of Women Engineers the day before the Fall Career Fair. EWI provides a relaxed environment where students and corporate representatives can interact before the career fair.

The event is open to all Michigan Tech University students, who will have the opportunity to network with company representatives while learning about numerous and diverse companies and the internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities they offer. These employers target Michigan Tech in their recruiting efforts and are eager to meet and interact with top talented students.


RSO Room Reservation Information

Due to the current Health & Safety level on campus and the ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, many of our buildings have adjusted their options for room reservations this semester.

Memorial Union Building

  • Reservations are for the fall semester only
    • reserved on a first-come, first-served basis 
    • reservation requests for the spring semester will be accepted beginning on November 1, 2020
  • Ballroom is available after 6 p.m. Monday–Friday and on weekends during normal operating hours
    • offered up for student use as a quasi-classroom, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. for the fall semester when classes are in session
    • Weekdays – walls up separating Ballrooms A1, A2, and B with classroom seating only
    • Weekends – walls can be removed for use of the entire Ballroom with classroom seating only
  • Alumni Lounge will be offline for the fall semester to be utilized as a University testing site
  • Room capacities will be determined using approved capacity guidance
    • Capacities will vary depending on what is allowable for your event/activity type and the meeting room setup you require
    • Existing reservations will be assessed every week for reservations within 30 days, confirming that reservations are still in line with COVID-19 protocols
    • Any additional service staff that are part of your meeting (i.e. Catering or IT) will count toward your overall capacity
  • Rooms will be sanitized between scheduled events and in-room self-sanitizing stations will be available to users
  • Submit a room request here at least 72 hours (3 days) before your event.  If you need to request a room less than 72 hours ahead of time, please contact the Memorial Union at 906-487-2543 or reservations-l@mtu.edu.  
  • Room Setups – View standard setups for each room here. Custom setups are not available at this time.

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

  • Classroom reservations for evenings and weekends are maintained in the Registrar’s Office.  You may submit your request using the online room reservation system.  
  • Room reservation requests must be submitted at least one day in advance to ensure Public Safety and Police Services and Energy Management are notified.
  • Registered Student Organizations must adhere to guidelines found here.
  • For all group meetings, the group size of 10 is in effect. Even though your room may hold more, your group must adhere to the size of 10. An option if you have more is to reserve another room or meet outside.
  • Reminder: Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for the locking of all University buildings. If you need after hours access to a building or room, or lock yourself out of your office, please call 487-2216.
  • Information: If you need to reserve equipment or need assistance in a classroom, please contact Information Technology-User Services at it-help@mtu.edu or call 487-1111. Any questions, call the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319.
  • Classrooms are cleaned daily, except weekends. Sanitize the areas where you sit and touch before and after use. Groups must maintain at least six feet of distance. Face coverings must be worn. Close windows, turn off lights, clean up, return room to order, and close the door when leaving. Be smart, do your part, and be responsible for your own safety.


Please Take Care of Breakers

The North Canal Township Park is what we call “Breakers.” Breakers is unique in that the beach was partly formed due to the result of local mining and is made up largely of stamp sand. Breakers is very popular for students at Michigan Tech – the drive out is nice and it seems like there’s always some group having a bonfire. But we must also be good stewards of the park. Here are a few tips to help us all continue to enjoy Breakers…

  • Pack it in, pack it out
  • Leave it better than you found it
  • Let the wildlife be
  • Be prepared
  • Think about your impact
  • Be courteous to others


Recreation is now Hiring!

Recreation is now hiring lifeguards for the SDC pool!  You can apply at michigantechrecreation.com.  Send any questions to Annie at ambengry@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2995.

Michigan Tech Snapchat Takeovers

Do you want to raise awareness about your organization or event? Attract more members? Show others the great things you’re doing? University Marketing and Communications is looking for responsible, outgoing students, faculty, or staff willing to run a Snapchat Takeover.
University Snapchat Coordinator Megan Ross works with campus groups to organize awareness-raising Snapchat Takeovers targeted to current and future Huskies. With more than 2,500 followers, our Snapchat account is a great way to reach other students.
We’ve had students and groups run takeovers in other countries through IPS, promote Enterprise competitions with the Concrete Canoe team, share their work with Summer Youth Programs, show incoming students what the Residence Education and OTL teams are preparing, and much more.
To run a Snapchat Takeover, all you need to do is identify who will run the takeover and choose a time slot of one to three days where that person can highlight your organization or event. Then go online to check availability, fill out the request form and contract, and review our tips and tricks. Email socialnetwork@mtu.edu with any questions.