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The Student Scoop – February 17, 2021

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode

News 
This week in history
Pulse
Recounting the strangeness of 2021’s Winter Carnival
Enjoy a COVID-friendly Valentine’s Day with these fun ideas
Opinion
A new approach to Valentine’s DayI believe in Stardew Valley superiority
Tech
The effects of cold weather on your car
Check out our website to see past articles and more!

Do you enjoy writing, editing, photography or graphic design? We are currently in need of new individuals to join our staff! We meet weekly on Wednesdays and publish the same night on our website. Eventually, we will be returning to print publishing as well. We are a dedicated and fun group of individuals who enjoy representing campus life through news. Email us at lodesubmit@mtu.edu and find out how you can join the Lode!


Enterprise Day is coming up!

Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining Enterprise, but not sure which team is right for you?
Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Teams will meet in-person, spread out across various rooms in Fisher Hall, starting at 6pm, March 02, 2021. Teams will also have Zoom links available so interested students may join virtually.
Find more information on Enterprise Day and each team here.

For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu.


The Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

How much waste can we divert from the landfill as a community?
The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is happy to announce the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive!  Start saving these six commonly used items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw: (1) dental products, (2) razors, (3) plastic film, (4) foil-lined wrappers, (5) plastic bottle caps & rings, (6) egg cartons.  We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items!  Please refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting and drop-off locations.  Let’s work together to divert the amount of waste our community sends to the landfill!


How to Build a Personal Brand that Matters

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part I
February 17th, 5:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/PersonalBrand1withHF
Workshop topics: The why and the how
How to set up an engaging LinkedIn profile
Social media positioning

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part II
February 23rd, 5:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/PersonalBrand2withHF
Workshop topics:How to tell your story 
Content strategy 
Visual messaging

About the Workshops Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to participate in a FREE two-part virtual workshop facilitated by Michigan Tech alum, Hajj Flemings, CEO and Co-Founder of Rebrand/Cities.

Hajj has worked with clients including Cadillac, Walt Disney, Pitney Bowes, Pfizer, the Detroit Lions, and the U.S. Department of Defense, has been an invited speaker at Iowa State University, University of Michigan—Ross School of Business, Davidson College, Fiat Chrysler and others. Hajj has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable and CNN Tech Money on the subjects of startups, digital technology and branding.

Those who attend the workshop will be given the opportunity to meet with Hajj 1:1 for a consultation meeting to discuss their personal brand and answer their questions.
The workshops are free and are sponsored by Husky Innovate and Husky Innovate Bridge.


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Join us in showing off your amazing snowman building skills with us on Saturday, February 20th! Registration will begin at 10:30am that day, at the Upper Soccer Field. Teams will be 1-4 people with masks required at all times. Official rules will be posted on the Facebook event
Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.

Bumper Cars are coming to MTU! The location of the event will be announced closer to the event date so check out the MUB facebook or the event on the MTU involvement link! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events

Looking for a pass time? Come on down to MUB Board’s “Snag a Skill” to pick up a new talent! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Interested in other workshops or groups from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being? Check them out here: 
Workshops: click here
Groups: click here


OAP Upcoming Events

Are you dreaming of summer and those wonderful paddling months? We can’t get you out on the open water, but we can help you work on your skills in the pool! Sign up now for the OAP Kayak Safety Clinics and refine those skills to keep you safe on the water. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. Topics covered include kayak re-entry, de-watering your kayak, and wet exits. Focus will be on practice and improving technique; the more you do it the better you will get! All equipment will be provided including PFD’s, kayaks, paddle, and paddle floats. Appropriate swimwear required. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event.
February 17, March 24, and April 21 from 8:00-10:00pm, in the SDC Lap Pool. No kayaking experience necessary. Must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted. A parent must be present for participants under age 14. Michigan Tech Students Free, SDC Members $5/clinic, General Public $10/clinic
Visit OAP Kayak Safety Clinics for more information or to register.

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program next Thursday, February 25, for an evening snowshoe hike through McLain State Park! 6-9pm. Snowshoes provided, limited transportation available. There’s still time to register… sign up today! 
Open to all ages, no experience necessary. A parent must be present for participants under age 14 or anyone under 18 using OAP transportation.
Michigan Tech Students $5/session, General Public $10/session
Visit OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes for more information or to register.


USG-MWA Benefits Seminar

If you are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to collect $160/week from the State of Michigan (base amount) and $300/week from the federal government in unemployment benefits. This is a seminar on how to apply for state and federal pandemic unemployment benefits and other work/career-related assistance offered by the Michigan Works! Association (MWA). Presented by MWA in conjunction with USG.
If this interests you, please join us on Zoom on February 25 from 6-7 PM!


Spring 2021 Career Fair

Spring 2021 Career Fair is right around the corner, are you ready? Stop by the Campus Store for all of your last minute items such as ties, tie clips, belts, socks, pantyhose, shoe laces, shoe polish, lint rollers, sewing kits, padfolios, resume paper, folders, planners and pens. Land that internship, co-op or job by making sure you are perfectly polished


Updated 2020-2021 SDC Shooting Range Club Hours



The Student Scoop – February 10, 2021

Black Students Association and Late Night Programming Present Black History Month Trivia

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Win prizes as you test your knowledge!


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Join us in showing off your amazing snowman building skills with us on Saturday, February 20th! Registration will begin at 10:30am that day, at the Upper Soccer Field. Teams will be 1-4 people with masks required at all times. Official rules will be posted on the Facebook event
Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


Finance your Innovation Workshop

February 10th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Registration: bit.ly/HuskyInnovate-Finance

Husky Innovate is hosting Finance Your Innovation, a workshop with Patrick Visser, Chief Commercial Officer at the MTEC SmartZone. Patrick brings a broad range of finance experience.  

Workshop topics:
1) Fundamentals of small company finance including using balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and pro-forma financial statements to make financially conservative projections emphasizing the importance of vetting financial documents with data gathered during customer discovery and market research.
2) Founder capital fundraising strategies and choices including bootstrapping, angel investment, venture capital investment, and growth capital financing.


Film Board Presents: Zoom Toons!

Join Film Board on Zoom for some ZoomToons before Valentines day! This Friday and Saturday from 5-6pm, Film Board will be showing old timey cartoons over zoom. Don’t miss out!  


Upcoming OAP Events

Just because the sun sets early doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play! Sign up now for the OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes and experience winter in the dark! Clear skies or cloudy, night snowshoeing is a ton of fun. We will visit a few different locations, choose to join us for as many as you want. Some locations will provide more elevation to snowshoe, Hungarian and Pilgrim Community Forest, and others will be a bit flatter terrain, McLain State Park. Snowshoes are provided, limited transportation available. Meet at the location unless using OAP transportation (meet at Tech Trails). February 11 – Hungarian Falls (registration closes February 10) February 25 – McLain State Park (registration closes February 24) March 4 – Pilgrim Community Forest (registration closes March 3) Open to all ages, no experience necessary. A parent must be present for participants under age 14 or anyone under 18 using OAP transportation. Michigan Tech Students $5/session, General Public $10/session
Visit OAP Evening Snowshoe Hikes for more information or to register.

Looking for something new to stay active? Sign up now for the OAP Open Log Rolling and test your skills on the log!
Instruction and materials provided. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. Most new rollers can pick up the basics in one 1-hour session, though many come back each week to practice! Focus will be on balance, foot movement, and core strength; the more you do it the better you will get! 
Open to ages 5 & up. No experience necessary. Must be able to swim at least 10 yards unassisted, come dressed in a swimsuit and bring a towel.

Future Dates February 16, 23; March 2, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27
Tuesdays, 8-10pm, at the SDC Pool
Cost Free to Michigan Tech Students SDC Members $5 General Public $10
Pre-registration required. 
Visit Open Log Rolling for more information or to register.

Are you dreaming of summer and those wonderful paddling months? We can’t get you out on the open water, but we can help you work on your skills in the pool! Sign up now for the OAP Kayak Safety Clinics and refine those skills to keep you safe on the water. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. Topics covered include kayak re-entry, de-watering your kayak, and wet exits. Focus will be on practice and improving technique; the more you do it the better you will get! All equipment will be provided including PFD’s, kayaks, paddle, and paddle floats. Appropriate swimwear required. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event.
February 17, March 24, and April 21 from 8:00-10:00pm, in the SDC Lap Pool. No kayaking experience necessary. Must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted. A parent must be present for participants under age 14. Michigan Tech Students Free SDC Members $5/clinic General Public $10/clinic
Visit OAP Kayak Safety Clinics for more information or to register.


Register Now for Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons Session 2

Register now for Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons Session 2! February 22 – March 31, Monday or Wednesday, 7-8pm, Gates Tennis Center. Ages 17 & up. Technique and games to learn and develop skills, improve your workouts and match play. Sign up for both nights and double your fun! Registration closes February 20.


Upcoming Intramural Events


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer COVID safe pick-up and delivery of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community in the Houghton and Hancock area. To place an order, fill out the Google Form at any time. Once an order has been placed, we will reach out to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Interested in other workshops or groups from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being? Check them out here: 
Workshops: click here.
Groups: click here.  


How to Build a Personal Brand that Matters Workshop

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part I
February 17th, 5:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/PersonalBrand1withHF
Workshop topics: The why and the how
How to set up an engaging LinkedIn profile
Social media positioning

How to Build a Personal Brand: Explore your personal brand Part II
February 23rd, 5:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/PersonalBrand2withHF
Workshop topics: How to tell your story 
Content strategy 
Visual messaging

About the Workshops Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to participate in a FREE two-part virtual workshop facilitated by Michigan Tech alum, Hajj Flemings, CEO and Co-Founder of Rebrand/Cities.

Hajj has worked with clients including Cadillac, Walt Disney, Pitney Bowes, Pfizer, the Detroit Lions, and the U.S. Department of Defense, has been an invited speaker at Iowa State University, University of Michigan—Ross School of Business, Davidson College, Fiat Chrysler and others. Hajj has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Mashable and CNN Tech Money on the subjects of startups, digital technology and branding.

Those who attend the workshop will be given the opportunity to meet with Hajj 1:1 for a consultation meeting to discuss their personal brand and answer their questions.
The workshops are free and are sponsored by Husky Innovate and Husky Innovate Bridge.


The Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

How much waste can we divert from the landfill as a community?
The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is happy to announce the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive!  Start saving these six commonly used items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw: (1) dental products, (2) razors, (3) plastic film, (4) foil-lined wrappers, (5) plastic bottle caps & rings, (6) egg cartons.  We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items!  Please refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting and drop-off locations.  Let’s work together to divert the amount of waste our community sends to the landfill!


The Student Scoop – February 3, 2021

Hang out with Steve-O

Friday, Feb 5 at 9 PM on Zoom
This virtual Q&A event will allow you to catch up with the Jackass star Steve-O and ask him questions about his life.
There will be prizes for a few lucky attendees!
*This event has college humor and is recommended for ages 18 and up.*


Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode: 
News: This week in history
Michigan population vaccinated exceeds total diagnosed since March
Pulse: Denali art exhibit: a brief review
One week ‘til Carni! Here’s what to expect
Opinion: Camera on
Flavor Flav is slept on
Tech: Technology for Winter Carnival 2021 is essential
Check out our website to see past articles and more!

Do you enjoy writing, editing, photography or graphic design? We are currently in need of new individuals to join our staff! We meet weekly on Wednesdays and publish the same night on our website. Eventually, we will be returning to print publishing as well. We are a dedicated and fun group of individuals who enjoy representing campus life through news. Email us at lodesubmit@mtu.edu and find out how you can join the Lode!


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Come sing your heart out at the Winter Carnival Karaoke Night! We will have three large prizes to hand out to participants! This event will take place on the night of all-nighter. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 

Tarot Card Readings

Gain insight into your past, present, and future through a free tarot card reading.
Each reading will be a 3 card spread and will last 8-10 minutes long.
Register for a time-slot to ensure you get a reading. However, you do not need to register to attend!
Time-slot registration:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAFA82DA4F9C16-tarot
Zoom link will be posted closer to the event


36 Hour Teeter Totter for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon will be teeter-tottering for 36 hours during Winter Carnival in order to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Thirty-six hours represents the average lifespan of someone with cystic fibrosis, which is thirty-six years old. We would appreciate any donation that you might be able to provide in order to help those affected by this disease. A small amount can go such a long way! Here is our donation page.


Memorial to Charlotte Jenkins on Friday, February 5th

Residence Education and Housing Services will be holding a memorial to Charlotte Jenkins, the student, friend, RA, and dear member of our Tech community who passed away on January 16th. The memorial/open house will take place this Friday, February 5th from 6pm to 8pm in the Rozsa parking lot (lot 5 and lot 9) and also virtually. All students, staff, faculty, and members of the community are welcome. For more information on the event, please reach out to Anna Browne (ambrowne@mtu.edu) or join the Remembering Charlotte discord server. A link to the server can be found here.


Black Students Association and Late Night Programming Present Black History Month Trivia

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Win prizes as you test your knowledge!


Speed Study Abroad Advising

Zoom into ISA and USAC: Speed study abroad advisingFebruary 4th, at 12:00 pm
Zoom: bit.ly/ISA-USAC

Stop by the virtual information table for speed study abroad advising with International Studies Abroad (ISA) and University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Just like an in-person information table, representatives from ISA and USAC will give you a brief overview of their study abroad programs and will give you their contact information for a follow-up meeting.

Students will be admitted into the Zoom room every 15 minutes, with the last admittance at 12:45. 

If you have any questions, please email studyabroad@mtu.edu


Ireland Student Abroad Virtual Information Sessions

Are you searching for something adventurous to experience this summer? How does exploring the coasts of Ireland sound? Or what about exploring Aran Islands, Galway, the Ring of Kerry, and Cliffs of Moher? You can see all of those places with Michigan Tech faculty and students through the summer Michigan Tech faculty-led Ireland study abroad program.
Attend an upcoming info session to learn more about the program and the application process.
February 8th at 12:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/MTU-Ireland

February 11th at 5:00 pm
Register in advance: bit.ly/MTU-Ireland 11


Finance Your Innovation Workshop

February 10th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Registration: bit.ly/HuskyInnovate-Finance

Husky Innovate is hosting Finance Your Innovation, a virtual workshop with Patrick Visser, Chief Commercial Officer at the MTEC SmartZone Nathan Sturos, Michigan Tech alum and Principal at Sturos CPA, a full-service accounting firm based Calumet. Both bring a broad range of finance experience.  

Workshop topics:
1) Fundamentals of small company finance including using balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and pro-forma financial statements to make financially conservative projections emphasizing the importance of vetting financial documents with data gathered during customer discovery and market research.
2) Founder capital fundraising strategies and choices including bootstrapping, angel investment, venture capital investment, and growth capital financing.


Three Minute Thesis Competition for World Water Day

2021 World Water Day will be virtually the week of March 22-26 (exact dates & events are being planned now). WWD has been celebrated annually at Michigan Tech since 2007. World Water Day events will include a student Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition (previously a poster competition, but the committee determined 3MT is a better fit for our virtual 2021 celebration), panel discussion, art show, and other virtual student engagement activities. World Water Day is sponsored worldwide by the United Nations—this year’s theme is “What Does Water Mean To You?”

The student 3MT competition has three categories: (1) original student research; (2) course-based research; and (3) people’s choice. There will be student cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for categories #1 & #2, plus a single cash prize for category #3.

Here is the link to the Google Form students should use to register for the competition. Students must register by Friday, February 12th at 11:59 p.m. Once registered, the WWD Committee will send a second form to which registered students can submit their video and supporting materials, which will be due the week prior (Thursday, March 18). Check out Michigan Tech’s 2020 winning 3MT presentation by Jordan Ewing here.


Math Learning Center is Hiring


Registration Open for Michigan Concealed Pistol License Course

Registration is open for the next Michigan Concealed Pistol License course at the SDC Shooting Range. This is the premier course in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) course covers what you need to know for carrying in open spaces. Not just what to do in your home, but what to do in the parking lot, in the alley, etc. We also add in things we teach our other courses that we feel you are going to need to know, doing our best to help prepare you to prevail in any encounter. Rental equipment available for an additional fee; individuals responsible for supplying their own ammunition (100 rounds). Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class. 
Must be 20 years of age or older, no experience necessary. Class size is limited. 
February 13, 8am-5pm
Cost
$150/person (participant has their own equipment)
$185/person (w/ rental equipment provided by 906 Tactical –  9mm pistol @ $35)
Deadline to register: February 8
Visit Michigan CPL Course for more information or to register.


Upcoming Intramural Events


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Interested in other workshops or groups from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being? Check them out here: 
Workshops: click here.
Groups: click here.  


The Student Scoop – January 27, 2021

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode

News: Dorm life resumes

Pulse: Michigan Tech offers virtual well-being workshops, groups and more
KYCA hosts “Day of Solidarity” for variety of causes

Opinion: Wine under $10 – the good, the bad, and the ugly
The best day to hit the slopes

Check out our website to see past articles and more!
PS – do you enjoy writing, editing, photography or graphic design? We are always looking for new members! Email us at lodesubmit@mtu.edu and find out how you can join the Lode!


HuskyLead: Organizational Finances and Budgeting

Want to feel prepared and ready to present your RSO budgets? Attend this HuskyLead to discuss organizational budgeting and how to prepare a successful budget for your club. Join us in this Virtual HuskyLead at 3 PM on January 28 on Zoom.

MUB Board Upcoming Events

Come sing your heart out at the Winter Carnival Karaoke Night! We will have three large prizes to hand out to participants! This event will take place on the night of all-nighter. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 

Tarot Card Readings

Gain insight into your past, present, and future with a free tarot card reading on Friday, February 12th from 8-10pm! Zoom link will be posted on our Facebook page closer to the event.


36 Hour Teeter Totter for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon will be teeter-tottering for 36 hours during Winter Carnival in order to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Thirty-six hours represents the average lifespan of someone with cystic fibrosis, which is thirty-six years old. We would appreciate any donation that you might be able to provide in order to help those affected by this disease. A small amount can go such a long way! Here is our donation page.


Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

How much waste can we divert from the landfill as a community? The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is happy to announce the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive!  Start saving these six commonly used items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw: (1) dental products, (2) razors, (3) plastic film, (4) foil-lined wrappers, (5) plastic bottle caps & rings, (6) egg cartons.  We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items!  Please refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting and drop-off locations.  Let’s work together to divert the amount of waste our community sends to the landfill!


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer COVID safe pick-up and delivery of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community in the Houghton and Hancock area. To place an order, fill out the Google Form at any time. Once an order has been placed, we will reach out to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery.


Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)

GSG is thrilled to announce that registration for this year’s virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is now open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually to avoid any community spread from taking place. It is gearing up to be an exciting event, and we are excited to see what everyone has to present. The GRC will be held on Thursday April 1, and Friday April 2, 2021. The event is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter, who will give valuable insight and feedback on how you can improve the presentation. Cash prizes are available for the top 3 places in both oral and poster presentations ( 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration closes Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 PM. Don’t wait, register today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P53fNc3ZSJ86NJbguqkxOEAEbDC54-u1q4gL6RozxOk/edit

Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. Video submission deadline is March 22, 2021. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 PM on April 1st, 2021. Oral presentation will be a 12 minute talk followed by Q&A session. The event will be capped off with a virtual GRC awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held April 2, 5-7 pm, following the close of GRC. Full information can be found on our website at https://gsg.mtu.edu/grc/.


SDC Pool Hours

Beginning Monday, February 1st, the SDC Pool schedule will change to the following hours:

General Requirements for Entry:
A valid Michigan Tech Student ID, Membership ID or SDC Action Pass 
Complete the COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form (Community Members) or the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Tracking Form (MTU Students/Faculty/Staff) before arriving
Wear face coverings upon entry and throughout the building 
Follow social distancing practices and designated traffic patterns
Members with ID will check-in at desired locations, which includes acknowledgment of no listed symptoms, temperature check and ID tap for verification/timestamp of your visit. 
Action pass holders will stop at the SDC Ticket Office (during business hours) to verify ID, complete contact tracing, get pass punched and receive a single day-use wristband. During Ticket Office non-open hours, patrons should proceed directly to the location for the above steps to be completed. 
Action pass holders also have the opportunity to put the remaining value of their Action Pass towards the purchase of a new SDC membership. 

Operating Procedures:

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Ann Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at ambengry@mtu.edu or 906-487-2995


Upcoming Intramural Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

For more information and to register for a workshop click here.
For more information about groups click here


January is National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month and an opportune time to provide information in order to recognize and prevent stalking, including cyberstalking. Stalking refers to engaging in a menacing course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to: fear for their safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. Signs of stalking can include unwanted phone calls, messages, letters or emails. People who stalk may also follow their victims or show up at class, work or home without invitations. It may also seem as though the person always knows the location of their victim. The Center for Disease Control reports 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have been victims of stalking at some point in their lives. Though stalking affects millions every year, it is often misunderstood, minimized and/or ignored.
Cyberstalking involves the use of technology such as the internet, social media, or applications used to make someone fear for their safety. It is relatively easy for a cyberstalker to find out information about their victims online. Many of us share our locations, interests, private thoughts and personal photos on social media. A cyber stalker can easily keep tabs on their victim through social media accounts and use the information to harass and threaten their victims. For example, a cyberstalker may utilize Snapchat to find their victim’s location if their GPS is enabled. Cyberstalkers may also send unwanted messages, sometimes hundreds per day, terrorizing their victim and making them fear for their lives.
It is never the victim’s fault if they have been stalked or cyberstalked. There are some things you can do to protect yourself from cyberstalking. It is important to adjust privacy settings on all social media accounts. Only share content you post on social media with those that you trust. Additionally, always log out of applications and social media especially if you use a shared computer. Never share your passwords with anyone.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be a victim of stalking or cyberstalking, act. Don’t ignore it or downplay it. Don’t assume someone else will report. If you are made aware of potential stalking, it is important that any concerns are taken seriously and reported appropriately. Contact your supervisor or the Title IX Coordinator, Kirsti Arko. Michigan Tech ensures its faculty, staff and students a safe workplace and educational environment free from discrimination and harassment.
More information on Michigan Tech’s Policies:

Reporting

  • In case of emergency, dial 911
  • Public Safety and Police Services丨206 MacInnes Drive 丨906-487-2216
  • Michigan Tech Title IX丨 Kirsti Arko丨Admin 306 丨 906-487-3310丨 titleix@mtu.edu

Support and Counseling

Additional Resources


The Student Scoop – January 20, 2021


HuskyLead: Organizational Finances and Budgeting

Want to feel prepared and ready to present your RSO budgets? Attend this HuskyLead to discuss organizational budgeting and how to prepare a successful budget for your club. Join us in this Virtual HuskyLead at 3 PM on January 28 on Zoom.


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Tinder…but for your dog! Fill out the form by Jan. 26th to enter your doggo for a chance to win some fun prizes! Voting will be held Jan. 28th-30th on our Facebook page.

Ballroom Dance Class

Come dance the night away on Friday, January 29th @ 7 pm. We will be teaching you how to ballroom dance so find your partner! The zoom link for this event can be found on Involvement Link and the Facebook event page! 

Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


WMTU Presents: Music Trivia Night 2021

Join WMTU for a virtual music trivia event on January 26th from 6 to 7 PM! Test your knowledge of pop artists, classic rock, song lyrics, moments in music history, and much more. You’ll be competing for the title of WMTU Music Trivia Champion 2021, and the top three contestants will leave with a claim to some sweet WMTU merch! Join us on Zoom at https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89605245840. Trivia will be delivered through Kahoot.


Study Abroad Faculty-Led Info Session

Where will you go? Study abroad faculty-led info session
January 25th, 12:00 pm, Zoom
Registration: bit.ly/FacLed
England, Bolivia, Panama, Peru, Ireland, Guatemala — where will you go this summer? Grab your lunch and tune in to learn more about Michigan Tech’s summer faculty-led summer study abroad programs, and how you can go abroad this summer. Contact studyabroad@mtu.edu for questions.


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Attend the Sustainable Film Series

Date & Time: 7:00-8:00 pm, 3rd Thursdays of each month, Jan-May, 2021 (facilitated discussions only)
Cost:  FREE, donations appreciated. Follow donation link: Michigan Tech Fund Sustainable Film Series
Location: Online (instructions on how to view each month’s film and a zoom link for facilitated discussions will be sent via email to registered participants. Register HERE ) 
It’s time to kick off the 11th annual Sustainable Film & Facilitated Discussion Series! The 2021 Sustainability Film Series (formerly Green Film Series) will allow you to participate, no matter where you live! See the film line-up below and save these dates in your calendar.
Since we are unable to host public gatherings on campus at this time, films and facilitated discussions will be online.  
Participants need to register HERE and information will be emailed monthly regarding how to view that month’s film, plus a zoom link to the facilitated discussion, 7:00-8:00 pm, 3rd Thursdays of each month, Jan-May, 2021. 
The Film Series and facilitated discussions will kick off with the showing of True Cost, a film about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. This 2015 documentary film investigates who really pays the price for our clothing? The discussion facilitator will be Dr. Soonkwan Hong, Associate Professor of Marketing, MTU College of Business.
“This seemed like an appropriate film for January, after the consumption spree of the holidays!” explained Joan Chadde, film series coordinator, and Director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach. “Dr. Hong is the perfect discussion facilitator for this film, given his interests in marketing ethics, sustainable lifestyles, and consumer behavior.”


Rozsa Center Presents a digital version of Class Acts with “Smart Art Bites”

The 2020-21 school year has been full of challenge, flexibility and innovation for students, educators and families. At the Rozsa we typically host performance field trips for K-5 classes through our Class Acts program, but this year we’ve brainstormed something different…and digital. Introducing Smart Art Bites! Smart Art Bites is a 5-episode digital series that offers bite-sized arts lessons for K-5 students, families and teachers to incorporate the arts into everyday learning. Each episode focuses on a different arts skill taught by a professional artist. We will be releasing new videos over the coming weeks, and we’ve partnered with the Portage Lake District Library to bring you reading lists tailored to each Smart Art Bites episode. Our first episode was released today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. It can be viewed on the Rozsa Center Class Acts webpage: https://www.mtu.edu/rozsa/community/class-acts/

In our first Smart Art Bites episode Arthur “L.A.” Buckner teaches a beat using a low sound and high sound that you can play on objects in your home. Watch as L.A. jams out for a drum set performance and see how the beat evolves. This episode is streaming now on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/J_KOu9Au1gc


Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are pleased to announce Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness, an exciting collaboration culminating in both a Rozsa Gallery A-Space exhibit “Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness,” and a virtual event, “Denali: Music and Art Inspired by Wilderness,” featuring composers and artists, their music, and the art inspired by it. Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness exists in the confluence of two languages-music and visual art. It features eighteen works of art made in response to original chamber music inspired by composers’ experiences in Denali National Park, in central Alaska. The in-person gallery experience opens in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space on Friday, January 22, and both the live and virtual events will be available through Saturday, April 17.


Innovation Week

Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation both on and off campus. We will host talks with alumni entrepreneurs, showcase campus innovation and interactive events. Learn about innovative research, new ventures, solutions to Covid-19 and education prototypes. Connect with alums, students and faculty. Drop in for one event or several!

MTU Health Research Institute
Monday, January 25, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/HRI_talk
Health research at Michigan Tech has been steadily growing for over 10 years. This growth has led to many practical uses for the technology developed. Three researchers, Dr. Megan Frost (Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology), Dr. Bruce Lee (Biomedical Engineering), and Dr. Weihua Zhou (College of Computing) will discuss their experiences with start-ups and apply their research to relevant health problems.

Private Equity Investment for Innovation
Tuesday, January 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/equity_for_innovation_talk
Entrepreneurs exploring financing options for their innovation, future private equity investors, and current equity investors will find this panel discussion with Michigan Tech private equity experts invaluable.  
Topics include:

  • Private investors goals and strategies
  • The types of opportunities that investors look for
  • Business stages and when investing is appropriate
  • Terms involved
  • Exit strategies for entrepreneurs
  • Current investment trends in private investing

Panelists include: John Rockwell, Karl LaPeer, Tom Nye, and Jeff Helminski

Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS)
Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/APS_talk 
Jeremy Worm of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) will provide an overview of APS LABS and discuss innovative approaches to research, education, and collaboration with industry. A panel discussion with APS LABS leadership will follow the overview.
Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) is focused on clean power generation and nearly all aspects of mobility with emphasis on ground vehicle systems. APS LABS is a full service organization conducting fundamental research, applied research & advanced engineering, product development, and validation testing. APS LABS supports commercial partners ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, and serves in a lead, or sub-role on many government contracts with commercial partners. 

IDEA Hub Innovation Hour
Wednesday, January 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/IDEAhub_talk 
IDEA Hub leaders will share their innovative education pilot projects and approaches to address the challenges of Education in the 21st Century.

Innovation and Collaboration at the Library Activity
Thursday, January 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Registration: bit.ly/library_innovation 
Join us for a fun mixer activity at the Van Pelt and Opie Library in which we’ll see first-hand how collaboration leads to innovative solutions. Libraries are inherently interdisciplinary spaces that can serve as a jumping off point for active collaboration and innovation. Join librarians Jenn Sams and Erin Matas for a speed collaboration activity designed to let you meet new people, see a problem through a different lens, and inspire innovation. They will also share highlights about how the library supports and participates in innovative activities via a Patent & Trademark Resource Center, the 3D printers, and its innovative response to Covid-19.

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition
Thursday, January 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/HuskyInnovateBobMark
Pitch your idea and potentially win some cash! This year, we’ll be accepting two-minute idea pitches (evaluated on uniqueness and potential impact) and four-minute business model pitches (evaluated on scalability and actionable business models.) Register to compete by January 25, or join us in the audience to watch the event. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes offered!

Journey as an Entrepreneur with Hajj Flemings
Friday, January 29, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Registration: bit.ly/Hajj_Flemings_talk
Join us for a talk with entrepreneur and author Hajj E. Flemings, Michigan Tech Mechanical Engineering (‘96) alum. Hajj will share his journey as an innovator and entrepreneur. Hajj has long embraced the entrepreneurial mindset and chose Michigan Tech because he enjoyed solving problems. Hajj is the founder of Rebrand Cities, a brand strategy consulting company that serves clients such as Cadillac, Pfitzer, Walt Disney and the Detroit Lions, to name a few.  Hajj authored, The Brand YU Life:  Re-thinking who you are through personal brand management.
In 2011 Hajj was featured on CNN’s documentary series, “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley”. During filming of the series, he came to a deeper understanding of the meaning of “digital divide” for communities of color and dedicated himself to creating solutions. His insight led him to become founder and CEO of Brand Camp University, an educational platform that creates technology accessibility and supports job readiness for clients in underserved communities. In parallel, he led a new global civic design initiative within Rebrand City which focuses on eradicating the digital divide by getting 10,000 small businesses online.


Get Well, Stay Well

Looking for connection, support and opportunities to grow your well-being this spring? Check out the groups and workshops from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being. Groups and workshops focus on topics ranging from reducing stress, improving career confidence, mindfulness, depression, & anxiety – we’ve got opportunities for anyone to connect! 
For more information and to register for a workshop click here.
For more information about groups click here


SDC Hours

The SDC will have updated building hours beginning Tuesday, January 19 through April 30. Reduced Spring Break hours will be posted at a later date. For details visit michigantechrecreation.com.


Upcoming Intramural Events!


The Student Scoop – January 13, 2021

You’re Invited to the Fireside Fair!

Are you looking to get involved?  Interested in joining a club?  Look no further! This Thursday, Student Leadership & Involvement will be hosting a Virtual Spring Involvement Fair – the Fireside Fair!  This is a perfect chance for you to check out the awesome Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that Michigan Tech has to offer!  
The fair will occur virtually, through Involvement Link, and will be live from 1 pm to 3 pm on Thursday, January 14th. Check out these links for specific information about the Virtual Spring Involvement Fairhow to participate, as well as information for RSO’s that want to sign up
Please reach out to rso@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Zoom Breakout Games

Come hangout with your fellow MTU students and play some of your favorite online games! Join the zoom call anytime from 7 to 10 pm and choose the games you would like to participate in, you can switch games anytime! Games available are: Jackbox, Among Us, skribble.io, Kahoot, Poker, UNO, and playing cards. Zoom Link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/88114024710

Donut Panic

Come grab a FREE donut from the Library Lobby on Tuesday, January 19th at 10am for a sweet start to your semester!
*While supplies last*

Ballroom Dance Class

Come dance the night away on Friday, January 29th @ 7 pm. We will be teaching you how to ballroom dance so find your partner! The zoom link for this event can be found on Involvement Link and the Facebook event page! 

Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


Business Model Boot Camp

January 20th, 5:00 pm, registration: bit.ly/HuskyInnovateBootcamp
Do you plan to pitch at the Bob Mark Business Model Competition? Do you have an innovative idea that you want to develop further? Are you interested in starting your own business or leading an innovative improvement project? If yes, consider attending the Business Model Boot Camp – a virtual workshop, free to Michigan Tech students.
Using the Business Model Canvas, students will work with members of the I-Corps teaching team to develop a business model for their innovation. We walk through steps involved to help you understand the relationship between your value proposition and the customers’ needs. The more clearly you understand this relationship, the better your position to launch a winning product or service.  
If you plan to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition, or if you’d like to learn how to develop a business model, this workshop is for you. There is a capacity of 15 contestants for our Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Priority will be given to those who have completed the Business Model Boot Camp.
This event is hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization


Bob Mark Business Competition

January 28th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Zoom registration to compete or attend: bit.ly/HuskyInnovateBobMark

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community are invited to attend an energized virtual pitch competition. The Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition is a tribute to the late Professor of Practice Bob Mark within the College of Business. This legacy event recognizes student entrepreneurial spirit. While we will miss meeting in person, we are excited about the opportunity to host this event during Innovation Week and to extend this invitation to the Michigan Tech community around the world.
Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines are invited to compete.

This event is hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization. Prizes will be awarded by the College of Business, the MTEC SmartZone, and Husky Innovate.  


Resident Assistant Selection

For more information about the Resident Assistant Selection (RA) position or selection process, visit https://www.mtu.edu/housing/staff/employment/selection.html

WMTU Presents: Music Trivia Night 2021

Join WMTU for a virtual music trivia event on January 26th from 6 to 7 PM! Test your knowledge of pop artists, classic rock, song lyrics, moments in music history, and much more. You’ll be competing for the title of WMTU Music Trivia Champion 2021, and the top three contestants will leave with a claim to some sweet WMTU merch! Join us on Zoom at https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89605245840. Trivia will be delivered through Kahoot.


Graduate Students: Join Write-D


Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) Coach Spotlight

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural skills.  Take a look at our coach spotlight on Kady Gehrke!

What do you enjoy about being a GLAS coach?
“I enjoy being a GLAS coach because I often feel that I learn just as much from my students as they do from me. They often tell me about their culture and their life back home. So I am able to help them to have an easier time speaking and interacting here, but I also get to hear about the wonderful things that they miss and love back home, and how similar some of it is to my own culture.”

Are you interested in trying out GLAS?  Learn more about our program and sign up with our online schedule here (link to https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/resources-for/students/glas/).  


Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons Now Open

Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons are now being offered for ages 17 and up who are looking to learn more about the game of tennis! Each class will include techniques and games to learn and develop skills that will improve players’ workouts and match play. Class size is limited and based on social distancing. Masks required at all times.
Lesson participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but Gates can provide equipment to those who don’t have their own.

Spring 2021 Session Dates:
Session 1: January 20 – February 17, 2021 (registration closes January 16, 11:59pm)
Session 2: February 22 – March 31, 2021 (registration closes February 20, 11:59pm)
Session 3: April 5 – May 12, 2021 (registration closes April 3, 11:59pm)
Cost
Session 1, Mondays, 4-week session: $50
Session 1, Wednesdays, 5-week session: $62.50
Sessions 2 & 3, 6-week session, 1 day/week: $75Drop-in rate: $15/class (available if the class has not reached capacity, 24 hour notice required.) Private lessons are also available.

For more information, visit Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons.


SDC Hours


Upcoming Intramural Events!


The Student Scoop – December 16, 2020


Rozsa Center Presents “Christmas Carol,” From Emmy-Award Winning Manual Cinema

In pandemic-times, the arts become even more creative: Direct to your home, the Rozsa Center brings an imaginative Christmas Carol blending innovative storytelling, puppetry, cinema, and live performance. Streaming Thursday – Sunday, December 17 – 20

The Rozsa Center brings original, creative, groundbreaking arts to the Keweenaw, whether audiences are in person or online. In that tradition, we are proud to host the world premiere live stream of Christmas Carol by Manual Cinema, an award-winning artistic company that has pushed the art and crafts of filmmaking, puppetry, and live performance in an exciting and breathtaking new artistic direction. In this world premiere online event created for audiences of all ages, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on Charles Dickens’s holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. There will be four (4) Live Showings only!  Each performance will only be live at the advertised times: Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 PM; Friday, December 18 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, December 19 at 4:00 PM; Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 PM. For tickets,  click here.

According to the Dec. 4th theater review by Chris Jones, of the Chicago Tribune, “Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol” doesn’t begin with the image of Marley, dead to begin with, or even an nasty old miser headed home from his frigid counting house. It starts right where most of us currently live: Lysol canisters, Clorox wipes, pizza boxes, empty bottles of wine, computers standing in for humanity. For its 60-minute holiday show, which is “touring” nationally but actually streamed live every night from the company’s Chicago studio, this inventive group of artists has created, in essence, a COVID-19 ‘Christmas Carol.’” 


Virtual Student Organization Involvement Fair

Get ready for the Virtual RSO Involvement Fair! On Thursday, January 14th Student Leadership & Involvement will be hosting a virtual fair for all Registered Student Organizations. This event will run from 11 am to 3 pm and provide an opportunity for organizations to recruit new members, engage with other organizations, and show off all the amazing accomplishments your organization achieved during the fall!

Registration will open on Involvement Link on 12/17/2020 and more information can be found in the registration form. 


Resident Assitant Selection

For more information about the Resident Assistant Selection (RA) position or selection process, visit https://www.mtu.edu/housing/staff/employment/selection.html


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications are Open!

If you’re interested in spending a summer in Houghton to work on an undergraduate research project, apply to the SURF program!

Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are open now, and due by 4 p.m. on February 12, 2021.

Fellowship recipients are required to:
-Submit interim reports of their progress through the summer
-Attend four professional development meetings, which typically occur once a week in June
-Present their research at the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium, or at a professional conference in their field

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF webpage or email surf@mtu.edu.


Spring Courses on Mentoring and Leadership

ENG3060: Developing Mentoring Skills
ENG4060/5060: Leadership in Group Environments

The Student Scoop – December 9, 2020

Husky Hour – December 9

Explore your mental triggers and think about how to grow into the person you want to be.
Join us on zoom!

Film Board Presents: Cartoons!

As the final weekend before finals rolls around treat yourself to a study break with your friends at Film Board! This weekend we are showing older cartoons on Saturday (12/12) and Sunday (12/13) from 5-6pm. take a break from studying to enjoy some classic cartoons!
Zoom link:  https://michigantech.zoom.us/s/89487328890


SDC Hours

Monday – Friday, 6am-8am MTU faculty/staff SDC members only
Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm MTU students & MTU faculty/staff SDC members combined
Monday – Friday, 7pm-8pm MTU faculty/staff SDC members only
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-5pm MTU students & MTU faculty/staff SDC members combined

ISO: Food Photos! Win a Prize!

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The Western UP Food Systems Collaborative invites you to join us in telling our food stories! We are hosting youth and adult photo contests to help us create a rich narrative about our community. You are invited to submit one or more photos you love for their look, message, or personal meaning to at least one of the following categories: 

  • Homegrown and Home Raised
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering
  • Make It, Bake It, Preserve It
  • Food as Community
  • Local Festivals and Markets
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Food Cultures and Histories
  • A Category of Your Choosing! 

Photos accompanied by a short description can be submitted using the Google Form included with this message. If you do not have a Gmail account, please complete our printable PDF submission form and email it to wupfoodsystems@gmail.com. Participants are invited to submit as many entries as they would like, but only one photo may be submitted per form. Submissions are due on December 9th at 11:59 pm EDT and prize winners will be announced shortly afterward! 

We hope that this contest inspires you to share stories about our community. Sharing your stories with the public is one way to generate knowledge about our community and this knowledge has the power to inspire social change. Please invite others to contribute to or hear our stories! Past and present submissions are accessible to the public on Flickr @WUPFoodPics (no account needed.) Your photos and stories may also be published on the WUPFSC website, the WUPFSC annual report, or in other WUPFSC publications. 


Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) Coach Spotlight

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural skills.  Take a look at our coach spotlight on Krys Indish!

What do you enjoy about being a GLAS coach?
“I love that no two sessions are alike. The students are such diverse individuals that sometimes I’m kept on my toes.”
What do your students enjoy about the sessions? 
“My students seem to enjoy that all GLAS coaches are so accepting and understanding. I have had students compliment myself or other coaches to me for being so open-minded to their culture.”

Are you interested in trying out GLAS?  Learn more about our program and sign up with our online schedule here (link to https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/resources-for/students/glas/).  


Tech Theatre Presents “Miasma” Thursday – Saturday

Tech Theatre Company presents a video recorded production of playwright Eric Samuelsen’s play “Miasma,” a story of enduring love’s struggle with selfish desire, will be video streamed for three nights only: Thursday, December 10- Saturday, December  12, at 7:30pm. 

You can stream here on the event page on mtu.edu/rozsa, by clicking on the “View Stream” button, or for a more interactive experience, please visit the Rozsa Facebook page and look for the livestream event.


The Student Scoop – December 2, 2020


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.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2021-22!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring students for the 2021-2022 academic year. There are a variety of positions that we will be filling with over 70 new employees:  Orientation Team Leaders, ExSEL Peer Mentors, Success Coaches and Peer Teaching Assistants.  If you are interested in helping your fellow students in their transition to and overall success at Michigan Tech, we encourage you to apply!

Interested students must take in an information session either live on Zoom on December 3 from 5-6 p.m. https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/83869416760, or watch a recording of that session that we will post on our hiring page starting on December 4. Please visit our hiring website for the link to the information session, position descriptions, and more information about the hiring process: https://www.mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/
Applications are due January 24, 2021 – early applications encouraged!
Students can direct any questions success@mtu.edu


ISO: Food Photos! Win a Prize!

The Western UP Food Systems Collaborative invites you to join us in telling our food stories! We are hosting youth and adult photo contests to help us create a rich narrative about our community. You are invited to submit one or more photos you love for their look, message, or personal meaning to at least one of the following categories: 

  • Homegrown and Home Raised
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering
  • Make It, Bake It, Preserve It
  • Food as Community
  • Local Festivals and Markets
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Food Cultures and Histories
  • A Category of Your Choosing! 

Photos accompanied by a short description can be submitted using the Google Form included with this message. If you do not have a Gmail account, please complete our printable PDF submission form and email it to wupfoodsystems@gmail.com. Participants are invited to submit as many entries as they would like, but only one photo may be submitted per form. Submissions are due on December 9th at 11:59 pm EDT and prize winners will be announced shortly afterward! 

We hope that this contest inspires you to share stories about our community. Sharing your stories with the public is one way to generate knowledge about our community and this knowledge has the power to inspire social change. Please invite others to contribute to or hear our stories! Past and present submissions are accessible to the public on Flickr @WUPFoodPics (no account needed.) Your photos and stories may also be published on the WUPFSC website, the WUPFSC annual report, or in other WUPFSC publications. 


Graduate Students: Join Write-D


SDC Hours

The SDC has updated building hours for the period of November 30 through December 18. The fitness center, multi, and lap swim pool are currently MTU students and MTU faculty/staff SDC members. Gates Tennis Center is open to MTU students and Gates members. Daily court fees are available for non-members. Visit michigantechrecreation.com for details.

Superior Wind Symphony Presents “Reparations 2,” a Virtual Concert

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and
Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a virtual streamed video concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS), titled “Reparations 2,” planned for Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 PM. Led by Michigan Tech’s director of bands Mike Christianson, the title surrounds the theme of “little-known and under-recognized Black American composers in history.” The concert will feature the Superior Wind Symphony in a streamed video concert of music by all African-American composers from the 1700’s to the present.

According to Christianson, “Our concer, the second in a series of four that will be performed along the theme of “Reparations,” will feature music, played in a somewhat socially distanced way by the members of the Superior Wind Symphony, that represents the music of black and other minority composers who have not received either the attention or recognition of white composers. This music will be from roughly 1700 to now, and will all be wonderful, whether you’ve heard of the composers or not. Concerts will be made available via online video streams, as they are ready.”
This concert is free and open to the public, and the link can be accessed on the Rozsa Center website.
For more details, please contact Mike Christianson, D.M.A., Associate Professor, Director of Bands, Michigan Technological University, mchristi@mtu.edu, 906-487-2825 (off.).
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.


Film Board Events

It’s a Wonderful Life Movie

On December 4th and 5th at 8pm, Film Board will be showing It’s a Wonderful Life on Zoom. Grab some snacks and find a cozy seat to watch this classic holiday film.

The Zoom link will be shared later this week on our social media pages:
Instagram: @film_board
Facebook: Film Board
Twitter: filmboard


The Art of Fricion Management

On December 7th at 7pm via Zoom, the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be hosting our final presentation of the semester. Brian Royak from LB Foster will be talking about a very important, yet relatively unknown topic in the railroad industry: Friction Management. Why is this important? Well for one, the core of what makes a railroad a viable form of transportation is a very low coefficient of friction. Without it, the railroad industry wouldn’t exist! After the presentation, we will be holding officer elections, so if you have attended a meeting at all this semester, we need you to help vote! If you aren’t on our email list, reach out to reac@mtu.edu for the Zoom link.


Upcoming Husky Hour Events!

Anxiety can take over sometimes – learn about how to take control and learn some tips and tricks for de-stressing any situation. Join us on Zoom!
Join us for an honest and healthy conversation about sex. Participate via Zoom!

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