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The Student Scoop – April 13, 2022


Celebrate Earth Week at MTU!

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day this year? From April 16-23, Michigan Tech is hosting a week-long celebration offering many opportunities to get involved and learn about sustainability in your community! See the flyer below or check out the Sustainability Blog for more information.


Film Board Presents…

In Collaboration with GSG – Django Unchained

GSG & Film Board join forces to bring you Grad Movie Weekend! Catch the story of Django, a former slave turned freeman who just wants to get his wife back.

When? 
Friday, April 15th: 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30pm
Saturday, April 16th: 2:30 and 5:30pm
Where? Fisher 135

Free tickets for grad students and their families.

Django unchained is Rated R for language, nudity, and strong graphic violence 

In Collaboration with BSA – BlacKkKlansman

Blakkklansman showtimes:
Saturday Apr 16th: 8:30,11:30
Sunday Apr 17th: 2:30,5:30,8:30

BlacKkKlansman is rated R for language, violent material, racial epithets, and some sexual 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!


Navigating Advisor/Advisee Relationships

Many advisor/advisee relationships are positive and productive; others can be challenging and difficult. Communication, power dynamics, different expectations, and more, can make these relationships difficult to navigate, and even negatively impact graduate students’ experiences at the professional and personal levels.

Please join us on April 14, 2022, from 9.00am to 10.00am for a webinar that addresses these difficulties. Dr. Debra Charlesworth and Anna McClatchy will discuss ways to navigate advisor/advisee relationships and resolve problems that may arise. There will be time for a Q&A session.

Register here!  https://mtu.libcal.com/calendar/gsg/advisoradvisee


Become a Donor with Michigan Tech Football

The MTU Football Team is joining with the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation and Be the Match, to help register people to go on the national registry as a blood stem or bone marrow donor.  All that is involved to be on the registry is providing some information, and swabbing the inside of your cheek.  Get In The Game and save a life!  (Chance of becoming a match and being selected during your lifetime on the registry is .006 percent).  They are looking for Donors between 18-40 years of age.
This event will be held Wednesday, April 20th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Lobby of Fisher Hall.  If you are interested, you can join the national registry online or by stopping by our booth on Wednesday, April 20th in Fisher hall and registering.  


WANTED: CAMPUS LEADERS

MTU’s chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is opening up applications for residence hall students who are interested in joining!

A good candidate for NRHH is a resident who is active in their community, has given recognition to others, and has performed acts of service on small or large scales. Being a housing organization, NRHH does focus on the demonstration of these qualities in the residence halls but also recognizes contributions to the greater campus and Houghton/Hancock community as a whole.
We have two forms to be used, the first one is the application form itself, and the second form is for individuals to nominate potential members to NRHH. Anybody is able to submit a nomination (including you!), however, the applicant must be an MTU student living on campus to be eligible to apply.

The nomination form closes on Wednesday, April 13th at 5pm and the application form closes Wednesday, April 20th at 5pm. If you have any questions about NRHH or the application process, contact our Recruitment Chair Emily Vincent at epvincen@gmail.com
Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/hhmJax3skGrnTL9R8  Application Form: https://forms.gle/7m9v3K3o1zkyMZGE7


MUB Board Presents…

Spring Fling – Outer Space Edition

We will be hosting our annual Spring Fling this Friday, April 15th from noon-4pm. Join us for an afternoon of celebrating spring with our student organizations all across campus with free food, inflatables, and music!

A Drive-In Cinema

Power up your DeLoreans, recharge your flux capacitors, and drive on over to the Rozsa Lot 9 this Saturday, April 16th to join us in winding down after a successful semester. The show will start at 8pm streaming through FM 88.5 so sit back, relax, and come watch Back to the Future. Feel free to grab your favorite snacks, snag some friends, and pack up those fuzzy blankets. This event is FREE to students and $5 for community members.

ProCRAFTination

Are you a tired college student? Stop by the MUB Commons on April 21 from 6-8pm to unwind before exam week! There will be supplies for a variety of crafts including string art, origami, macrame, and bracelets. You just need to bring yourself and have fun. Don’t miss your last chance to relax before finals!



This week in Michigan Tech Recreation

Registration for the three Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Courses is now open! This is the course you must take to get your Michigan CPL. This is the premier course in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) course covers what you need to carry a loaded weapon safely in open spaces. Rental equipment is available for an additional fee. Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class. No experience is necessary.

The HuskiesFit Group Exercise Class highlighted this week is HIGH Fitness! HIGH Fitness is a hardcore, fun fitness class set to pop music participants can sing along to. It incorporates high-intensity plyometrics and toning with easy-to-follow choreography. It’s like Jane Fonda meets HIIT Training. Come join the fun!


Does the end of the semester have you struggling to eat healthily and purchase groceries? Do you need access to food during this time?

Canterbury House is offering free food and toiletry items to members of the Michigan Tech Community. Use the Google Form to place an order and select a pick-up time and we will contact you when your order is ready.


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

Brain Break

We’re in the final weeks of the semester, which means we are all in need of a brain break! Stop by the library on Wednesday, April 13th to get some self-help resources and activities and some self-care information!

Furiously Happy Book Club

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 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!

3WOW

Week 2 of the 3WOW challenge is officially complete! Thank you to all who participated! We will be focusing on nutrition for week 3. If you have not participated yet and still want to, just hop right in and post your pictures using the #MTU3WOW. The week 3 challenges are posted on the CSMHW social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and you can follow wherever works best for you! Click the link, https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/workshops-programs-events/events/ to learn more, or visit our social media!

Howl With the Huskies

Come join the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being to Howl With The Huskies on Saturday, April 23rd! We will meet at the Husky Statue at 11:50pm and scream at 11:59pm!


Earth Day Dinner

Join us on April 22nd, 4-7 pm for the 2nd annual Earth Day Dinner! 90% of the food served in the McNair Dining Hall will be plant-based and 100% of the food and paper waste generated at the dinner will be diverted from the landfill. Some menu items include Buffalo Chickpea Quesadillas, Red Lentil Curry, and Portabella Mushroom Burgers. Wads will have more plant-based options and a waste diversion station. Students with a meal plan are encouraged to donate any remaining guest passes to be used by off-campus students, faculty, and staff.


Line 5 Presentation and Forum

Did you know that Enbridge Energy is operating the Line 5 Pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac illegally? Did you know that Line 5 only provides propane to roughly 12,000 homes and businesses in the UP and that other propane sources and providers already exist? Join us for a public forum with Line 5 activists Art Hirsch & Susan Holcombe (members of the Lansing Climate Reality Chapter) and Gary Street (an MTU alum) who will dive into the history of Line 5, the current status of Line 5, and how Line 5 affects the Upper Peninsula. Presenters will be tuning in virtually, patrons can attend in person (Fisher 138) or on Zoom (81094555102).



The Student Scoop – April 6, 2022

Ducks Unlimited Banquet 2022

When: April 8th, 2022 5:00 PM
Where: The Continental Fire Co. Houghton, MI

Tickets are $25 if bought before the event, or $30 at the door. Cash and card will be accepted at the door.
Tickets can be bought online using the QR code.

Each ticket includes dinner, a free raffle entry, and a Duck’s Unlimited Membership.

All proceeds go to wetland conservation projects around the US.


SHPE Presents: Gala Latina

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is presenting Gala Latina. Gala Latina is open to everyone in the Michigan Tech Community and will be held on April 16th from 6-9 PM in the MUB Ballroom. Our event will include food, music, and a free raffle.


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/hALCDB42SaXPkcWF7
Survey: https://forms.gle/UA4h8Mz2y3UmZXRY7


Film Board Presents:

SING 2

Saturday, April 9th: 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, April 10th: 2:30, 5:30, 8:30

Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show. Sing 2 is Rated PG for some rude material and mild peril/violence.

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!


The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Presents…

We’re in week 12 of the semester, which means we are all in need of a brain break! Stop by the library on Wednesday, April 6th to get some self-help resources and activities and some self-care information!

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 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!

Come crochet with our student worker Kady G. this Thursday in the Makerspace! You can sign-up here (https://forms.gle/4bc7L9yaHF1qgMU89).

Week 1 of the 3WOW challenge is officially complete! Thank you to all who participated! We will be focusing on mindfulness for week 2. If you have not participated yet and still want to, just hop right in and post your pictures using the #MTU3WOW. The week 2 challenges are posted on the CSMHW social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and you can follow wherever works best for you! Click the link, https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/workshops-programs-events/events/ to learn more, or visit our social media!


The Thanksgiving Play

How hard can it be to celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month at the same time? Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of teaching artists scrambles to create a show that somehow manages to celebrate both while avoiding any cultural missteps.

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


SENSE Enterprise needs your feedback!

The SENSE Enterprise (Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences) is looking for student perspectives on renewable energy and the blue economy! Share your thoughts by signing up for a time to chat with us for 15 minutes here (slots 10 am – 12 pm on Thurs 4/7 and Fri 4/8). Or, don’t sign up and just drop by library study room 238 between 10-11 am on Friday. Your input will help us as we continue to work on our project for the worldwide Marine Energy Collegiate Competition. 

If none of the interview time slots work for you or they are all full, please fill out our online survey instead to share your perspective! If you would still like to have a conversation with us, there is an area in the form to leave a comment with your name and email so we can reach out to schedule something with you.


Did you know Michigan Tech has a thriving business program?

 It’s true—the College of Business is accredited by the same institution as Harvard, Dartmouth, and Yale. We are a community of 400 Tech students, offering STEM-centered business majors including accounting, construction management, economics, engineering management, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. Graduate degrees include the TechMBA®, a Master of Engineering Management, a Master of Science in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics. Discover the MTU business major that fits your passions and goals by using our major finder tool: mtu.edu/business/undergraduate/majorfinder/


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 – March 23, 2022


Comedian Reggie Conquest – THIS FRIDAY!

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

Reggie Conquest is an actor and comedian from West Philadelphia where he started his comedy career at the legendary Laff House. He has written for TruTV’s Impractical Jokers and has been featured at a wide variety of comedy festivals. Get ready for a night of laughter and grab your friends for a show won’t want to miss! This event will take place Friday, March 25 at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom.  *Please note, the show contains college humor.


Student Leadership & Involvement is hiring!

Are you an undergraduate student who enjoys campus traditions, working with student organizations, and providing excellent customer service?  You should consider applying to work in Student Leadership & Involvement.  We are looking for team-oriented and organized individuals for our summer and fall semesters!  Apply HERE. Send any questions to Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu.



This Week Film Board Presents: Spiderman no way home

Friday Mar 25th: 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday Mar 26th: 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Spider-Man no way home is Rated Pg-13 for some language, sequences of action/violence, and brief suggestive comments

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

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


MUB Board Presents…

Live @ Lunch

THIS THURSDAY!

Join us for Live at Lunch with Austin Cain! Enjoy some inspirational live music while studying and eating in the MUB Commons this Thursday, March 24.

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 138 as they teach you hand lettering to adorn a mug to bring home. Space is limited.
Monday, 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 – NOW OPEN

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!!!


Fraternity & Sorority Life Presents… Seize the Awkward

The words “I’m fine” are used in many contexts, but when it comes to our mental health, are we truly “fine” all the time? Talking to others about how you are really doing should not be awkward and together as a community, we can help make that happen. The national campaign “Seize the Awkward” is coming back to campus for the second year in a row huskies! This campaign focuses on how mental health can be extremely hard to speak about candidly: so let’s change that together.

On Wednesday, March 23th, our Awkward Art Night will be held from 7:00- 9:00 PM in MUB Ballroom A. Join us as we get creative and bring awareness to mental health and help to destigmatize those conversations surrounding it. All art supplies will be provided, please feel free to also bring your own. 

Thursday, March 24th, the Walk Out of Darkness will be held at the John Macinnes Student Ice Arena from 7:00- 9:00 PM. This walk is meant to help to make those conversations about mental health a little less awkward, and support those who may be struggling by giving them a safe space. Whether you’re walking for yourself, a loved one, or a friend; you’re not alone in your journey. Campus and community resources will also be available at this walk for students to engage with.

Talking about our mental health should not be awkward. Let’s come together and show our faculty, peers, friends, and family who may be struggling that we are in their corner and support them every step of their journey. For resources and to learn more about this campaign, please check out seizetheawkward.org!


Railroad Engineering and Activities Club Meeting

Come join the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club for our March General Business Meeting on March 28 in Fisher 130 at 7pm.

Amanda Decesare will be presenting her experience working for CSX Transportation in coordinating railroad construction projects.

Free tacos and refreshments will be provided for all attendees!


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.



Broomball is Seeking Committee Members for 2022-23

Do you want to be a part of the epic team that makes Broomball happen? With the 2022 season officially wrapped, we are now seeking committee members for next year. Available positions include Chair, Vice-Chair, Referee Manager, Rink Manager, Web Developer, Webmaster, Public Relations, Treasurer, and Special Tasks Managers. All positions are compensated with a quarterly stipend. Join us in keeping one of the oldest traditions at Michigan Tech alive!

Apply today on our google form!


Silver Wings Info Session

Register in advance on Involvement Link


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…

We’re in week 10 of the semester, which means we are all in need of a brain break! Stop by the library on Wednesday, March 23rd to get some self-help resources and activities and some self-care information!

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!

If you are a student looking to better explore your well-being, check out the new 3 Weeks of Well-being challenge brought to you by the Center for Student Mental Health and Wellbeing. Starting Sunday, March 27th, students will have the opportunity to participate in the online well-being challenge. Each week there will be the opportunity to win new prizes and grand prizes will be distributed at the end of the challenge. Visit the CSMHW social media pages to learn more!


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!


Ask Me About Socialism – Presentation Night

Submit your questions about socialist theory, history, countries, or about the Keweenaw Socialists @ MTU and we’ll answer the most asked ones via PowerPoint! Learn more about leftism and meet the Keweenaw Socialists.
Submit Questions HERE
Date/Time: March 27th, 5pm-6pm, Fisher 138


“Ask the Dean” with The Lode!

The Lode is starting a new column called “Ask the Dean,” where students can submit questions to the Dean of Students, Dr. Southerland. Do you have a question you’d like to see the dean answer? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/cdyihD8NP9FMbqZs6 You can also submit questions to The Lode directly by email: lodesubmit@mtu.edu. All questions will remain anonymous. 


Art Exhibit Scavenger Hunt!

As part of the World Water Day 2022 events, there is a scientific-art scavenger hunt. Find art pieces and answer questions from the Environmental Graphiti Exhibit throughout campus for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Answers can be submitted via the Scavenger Hunt Google Form found on the GLRC’s World Water Say web page.

Responses will be accepted March 14-25, 2022, and the winner will be drawn and notified on March 28. 


This Week in MTU Recreation…

Join us at the SDC Fitness Studio for Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Katy every Wednesday and Friday! 
Check out this week’s IM Sports deadlines and sign up today! 

Husky Tae Kwan Do presents…


Rozsa Presents: Four Free Events for Michigan Tech Students

Digital Joy Workshops — Rozsa Presenting Series Thursday, March 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Each Movement of Joy Workshop curates and facilitates conversations for social change through the art and research of joy developed by founder Naila Ansari. Register for this free digital workshop.

Sinkane — Rozsa Presenting Series Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Sinkane is bringing Funky electronica mixed with Sudanese pop to the Rozsa. Check him out on Spotify.
Tap in Free with Experience Tech Fee.

Vieux Farka Touré — Rozsa Presenting Series Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. One of the world’s greatest guitarists and most innovative musicians, Vieux Farka Touré, is on an American Tour from Mali and his next stop is the Rozsa! Check him out on Spotify.
Tap in Free with Experience Tech Fee.

Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States — Rozsa Presenting Series March 25 at 7:30 p.m. | Register for free Joy Harjo will read a selection of poems from her book, An American Sunrise. U.P. Poet Laureate M. Bartley Seigel will moderate a conversation about her poetry and experiences as the first Indigenous United States Poet Laureate.

Look ahead: The Thanksgiving Play —- Rozsa Presenting Series March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 Join in this intimate dinner theatre performance of Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny play, The Thanksgiving Play, performed by Wolf’s Head Theatre. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
Purchase a half-table (2 tickets) in advance for $20 with Experience Tech Fee. Half-tables may be seated alone or with another half-table, as space allows.


The Student Scoop – March 16, 2022

HuskyLEAD Presents:

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

IQ can get you far, but can EQ get you farther? We all recognize the power of relationships, but how do you develop your own emotional intelligence skills? This workshop will both introduce the topic of emotional intelligence as well as offer practical strategies and ideas for improving yours. Join guest presenter Danielle Meirow from Student Leadership & Involvement in MUB Ballroom A1 on Thursday, March 17th at 6 PM to learn more!


Student Leadership Award nominations close Friday!

The Student Leadership Awards recognize leadership, achievement, and excellence at Michigan Tech. While the deadline to nominate students for our larger awards has passed, there is still time to nominate someone in the Michigan Tech community for the following awards:
-Clair M Donovan Award
-Outstanding Future Alumni Award
-Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader
-Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance
-Rising Star of the Year
-Student Employee of the Year
-Student Organization Advisor of the Year
-Exceptional Civic Engagement Award
-Exceptional Program of the Year
-Most Improved Student Organization
-Student Organization of the Year

Do you know someone who deserves recognition in one of those areas? Nominate them today! Nominations are due by noon, this Friday, March 18th, 2022.

Please visit the Student Leadership Awards website to read the award descriptions, review the requirements of each award, and access the nomination forms. If you have any questions or concerns about the awards, please contact SLI at activities@mtu.edu or 906-487-1963.


Comedian Reggie Conquest

Reggie Conquest is an actor and comedian from West Philadelphia where he started his comedy career at the legendary Laff House. He has written for TruTV’s Impractical Jokers and has been featured at a wide variety of comedy festivals. Get ready for a night of laughter and grab your friends for a show won’t want to miss! This event will take place Friday, March 25 at 10 PM in the MUB Ballroom and contains college humor.


Student Leadership & Involvement is hiring!

Are you an undergraduate student who enjoys campus traditions, working with student organizations, and providing excellent customer service?  You should consider applying to work in Student Leadership & Involvement.  We are looking for team-oriented and organized individuals for our summer and fall semesters!  Apply HERE. Send any questions to Rochelle at raspence@mtu.edu.


Broomball is Seeking Committee Members for 2022-23

Do you want to be a part of the epic team that makes Broomball happen? With the 2022 season officially wrapped, we are now seeking committee members for next year. Available positions include Chair, Vice-Chair, Referee Manager, Rink Manager, Web Developer, Webmaster, Public Relations, Treasurer, and Special Tasks Managers. All positions are compensated with a quarterly stipend. Join us in keeping one of the oldest traditions at Michigan Tech alive!

Apply today on our google form!


Register in advance on Involvement Link


Desi Beats – An Indian Holi Night 2022

Following the tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Indian Students’ Association at Michigan Tech heartily invites you in the celebration of the festival of colors, Holi. We will be hosting the “Desi Beats – An Indian Holi Night” on March 19, 2022 (Saturday) from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the MUB Commons & MUB Ballroom. The event comprises enthralling cultural performances and a sumptuous Indian dinner buffet.

Get ready to taste delicious Indian food and feel the essence of our Indian culture again. We would like you to be a part of this event, to celebrate and enjoy our most well-known festival, and revel in the festivities at our home away from home. The venue for the festivity is MUB Commons and MUB Ballroom for the food and performances respectively. We hereby proudly invite you to join us and enjoy a Grand 7-Course Dinner Buffet at MUB filled with a mouthwatering list of Indian special delicacies, and of course, a complete stage show with engaging performances from Music and Dance teams.

EVENT OUTLINE:
Date: March 19, 2022 (Saturday)
Food: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ET (MUB Commons)
Festival: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET (MUB Ballroom)
TICKETING LOCATION: https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=3976

Tickets are also available by phone at (906)487-2073, SDC Ticketing Office and on-the-spot at the MUB on the evening of the event (While supply last).

PRICE:
$10 – Students
$12 – Staff/ Community

We surely know, your presence elevates the charisma of the event. Awaiting your gracious presence. Hope to see you all there.

P.S: We will have a separate Holi Colors event later this semester on April 30, 2022 (Saturday) from 4:00 pm onwards outside Daniell Heights Community Hall.


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.


Career Navigation for Scientists – Part III (March 2022)

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 third panel on March 17th, 2022 at 6 pm EST will feature MTU affiliates from departments of cognitive learning, social sciences, and humanities. Our prestigious panelists include:
Cognitive learning:
Dr. Brandon Perelman – earned his PhD in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and is now the Human-Autonomy Teaming ERP Program Manager at Army Research Laboratory.
Hannah North – earned her MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from MTU and now is a Senior UX researcher at Sleep Number corp. Between her MS and current job she also was employed as a senior human experience researcher at Kohler and a User Experience Designer/Analyst at Imperial Supplies
Social Sciences:
Dr. John Arnold – earned his PhD in Industrial Heritage and Archeology from MTU and is now the historical architect at the Keweenaw Historical National Park.
Humanities:
Dr. G. Edzordzi Agbozo – earned his PhD in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture from MTU and is now an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.
Dr. Hua Wang – earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from MTU and is now the senior lecturer in the Engineering Communications Program at Cornell University.
Dr. Maria Bergstrom – earned her PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and is now a lecturer and academic advisor here at MTU in the department of Humanities.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register here: https://mtu.libcal.com/calendar/gsg/scp3


Join the sisters of Phi Delta Chi for MOVIE NIGHT

Come hang out with the sisters of Phi Delta Chi TODAY from 6-7 PM for a movie night! We will be watching Megamind and snacks will be provided. All female and non-binary identifying persons are welcome! We will be meeting in the Wads lobby for rides at 5:45. Please contact Samantha Walker (srwalke1@mtu.edu) with any questions.


MUB Board Presents…

The video game night is a collab with Fighting Game Club along with Smash Club. The PS4 games include Guilty Gear, Blaze Blue, and Street Fighter. The Smash club will be bringing Nintendo Switches along with the popular game Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We will run a tourney of Smash with sign-ups at the door. We hope to see you there!

Want to test your musical knowledge? Join us for a night of musical trivia! Come with a team or go alone. Sign up with at this link or show up at the door.

Join us for Live at Lunch with Austin Cain! Enjoy some inspirational live music while studying and eating in the MUB Commons next Thursday.


Join Michigan Tech Jazz Ensembles, special guest Caroline Davis and the Alumni Jazz Band for the Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Festival this Friday and Saturday (March 18 and 19).

 Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.

The Video Game Jazz Ensemble will kick off the festival on Friday with jazz covers of excellent video game music. Then the R&D Big Band will take the stage with a mix of music by Dizzy Gillespie, Fred Sturm, Horace Silver, Thad Jones and Herbie Hancock. The Workshop Brass Band will close the concert with energetic New Orleans-style jams. 

Post-Show Jam Session:  If you’re looking for more at the end of the night, head over to the Orpheum for a Jazz Jam Session following the show ($10 cover

Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s show opens with the DK Jazz Fest 2022 Alumni Jazz Band, conducted by Adam Meckler and Mike Irish (director of jazz studies 1991-2018) and featuring Jazz Band alumni. Then, headliner Caroline Davis, saxophonist, takes the stage with the Jazz Lab Band. “We are incredibly lucky to have Caroline Davis in from New York City to be featured as our guest artist,” says Meckler. “Caroline is one of my favorite musicians today.” Together with the Jazz Lab Band, Davis — whose work has garnered praise from NPR, The New York Times, The Wire, DownBeat, and JazzTimes — will perform her original work and pieces by Thad Jones and Carla Bley. 

The festival will wrap with a post-show reception in the Rozsa Lobby.

TICKETS:
Michigan Tech students can attend and bring a friend for free with the Experience Tech Fee. Tickets for each evening are $15 for adults and $5 for youth. Get your tickets online or by phone at 906-487-1906. The Rozsa Box Office will also be open for ticket purchases an hour before the performance.

Can’t make it in person, but still want to see the concerts? Stream them live (post-show jam session and post-show reception will not be streamed).

Note: Face coverings are strongly recommended for this performance. Please visit the Rozsa COVID-19 Policies for the most up-to-date information.


Greek Life Presents… Seize the Awkward

The words “I’m fine” are used in many contexts, but when it comes to our mental health, are we truly “fine” all the time? Talking to others about how you are really doing should not be awkward and together as a community, we can help make that happen. The national campaign “Seize the Awkward” is coming back to campus for the second year in a row huskies! This campaign focuses on how mental health can be extremely hard to speak about candidly: so let’s change that together.

On Friday March 18th is National Awkward Moments Day and the kickoff of the Seize the Awkward campaign here at MTU! Join the Green Bandana Project in the library from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM for resources about mental health. Help us to start a dialogue that is open and accepting of those awkward moments or conversations in life. 

On Wednesday March 23th, our Awkward Art Night will be held from 7:00- 9:00 PM in MUB Ballroom A. Join us as we get creative and bring awareness to mental health and help to destigmatize those conversations surrounding it. All art supplies will be provided, please feel free to also bring your own. 

Thursday March 24th, the Walk Out of Darkness will be held at the John Macinnes Student Ice Arena from 7:00- 9:00 PM. This walk is meant to help to make those conversations about mental health a little less awkward, and support those who may be struggling by giving them a safe space. Whether you’re walking for yourself, a loved one, or a friend; you’re not alone in your journey. Campus and community resources will also be available at this walk for students to engage with.

Talking about our mental health should not be awkward. Let’s come together and show our faculty, peers, friends, and family who may be struggling that we are in their corner and support them every step of their journey. For resources and to learn more about this campaign, please check out seizetheawkward.org!


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

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being is teaming up with the crafting club for our Husky Hobbies felting night! Students can learn to felt with members of each organization!

We’re just over halfway through the semester, which means we are all in need of a brain break! Stop by the library on Wednesday, March 16th to get some self-help resources and activities and some self-care information!

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!


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.


“Ask the Dean” with The Lode!

The Lode is starting a new column called “Ask the Dean,” where students can submit questions to the Dean of Students, Dr. Southerland. Do you have a question you’d like to see the dean answer? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/cdyihD8NP9FMbqZs6 You can also submit questions to The Lode directly by email: lodesubmit@mtu.edu. All questions will remain anonymous. 


Indian Trails Camp is Seeking Summer Staff!

Joining Indian Trails as an employee or intern will give you the opportunity to model, mentor, and empower individuals with disabilities, helping them develop their skills and independence through community inclusion and participation. Together, we can give clients the tools they need to make every day another best day.

Working at IKUS provides a number of unique benefits:

  • IKUS serves clients of all ages and abilities, giving staff a wide variety of job experience that will serve them well when they enter the job market.
  • The skills and knowledge you will acquire are transferrable to other employment settings, especially those in the human services professions.
  • Working at IKUS is ideal preparation for a career in special education, PT, OT, recreation therapy, psychology, social work, nursing, and medicine.

Opportunities available include Internships and Fieldwork, Cabin Counselor, Day Camp Counselor, Skill Building Mentors, Leadership/activity staff, Health and Safety Staff, and Community Living Support Mentors. Visit their website for more information.


The Student Scoop – March 2, 2022


Student Leadership Awards Nominations Due this Friday!

There is still time to submit your nominations for the Student Leadership Awards! Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities, the new William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award, and the Percy Julian Award are due by noon on Friday, March 4, 2022. Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by noon on Friday, March 18, 2022, which include a variety of awards to recognize the efforts and achievements of our Michigan Tech community.

The recipient of each award will be honored at the 28th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2022, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and their information can be found on the Student Leadership Awards webpage. For each individual award, click on the award title to read more about the award and its requirements, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu or 7-1963. Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today! Thank you in advance for supporting our recognition efforts and celebrating our university community.


Hiring for Orientation Team Leaders 

Summer in the Keweenaw? Heck yes! Joining our team for training and Orientation Week, August 13-27. The application deadline for this round of hiring is March 14, 2022. New applicants for Wahtera Center staff positions should visit: www.mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/, for all the information needed to apply. Students who have worked for the Wahtera Center previously, but have yet to apply for the 2022-23 academic year, should contact Susan Liebau directly at slliebau@mtu.edu


Following the tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Indian Students’ Association at Michigan Tech heartily invites you in the celebration of the festival of colors, Holi. We will be hosting the “Desi Beats – An Indian Holi Night” on March 19, 2022 (Saturday) from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the MUB Commons & MUB Ballroom. The event comprises of enthralling cultural performances and a sumptuous Indian dinner buffet. Get ready to taste delicious Indian food and feel the essence of our Indian culture again. We would like you to be a part of this event, to celebrate and enjoy our most well-known festival, and revel in the festivities at our home away from home. The venue for the festivity is MUB Commons and MUB Ballroom for the food and performances respectively. We hereby proudly invite you to join us and enjoy a grand 7-Course Dinner Buffet at MUB filled with a mouthwatering list of Indian special delicacies, and of course, a complete stage shows with engaging performances from Music and Dance teams.

EVENT OUTLINE: 
Date: March 19, 2022 (Saturday)
Food: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ET (MUB Commons)
Festival: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET (MUB Ballroom) 
TICKETING LOCATION: https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=3976 Tickets are also available by phone at (906)487-2073, SDC Ticketing Office and on-the-spot at the MUB on the evening of the event (While supply last). PRICE:
$8 – Early bird (Till Friday, March 04, 2022)
$10 – Students
$12 – Staff/ Community
We surely know, your presence elevates the charisma of the event. Awaiting your gracious presence. Hope to see you all there. 


Enterprise Day — March 02, 2022

Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Maybe you are thinking about joining Enterprise but are 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! Enterprise Day will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 02, in the Rozsa Center Lobby. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby.

Visit with:
-Advanced Metalworks
-Aerospace
-Alternative Energy
-Blue Marble Security
-Boardsport Technologies
-Built World Enterprise
-Clean Snowmobile Challenge
-Consumer Product Manufacturing
-Green Campus
-H-STEM Enterprise
-Hotforest
-Humane Interface Design (HIDE)
-Husky Game Development
-Innovative Global Solutions
-IT-Oxygen
-Multiplanetary Innovation Enterprise (MINE)
-Robotic Systems
-Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences -(SENSE)
-Supermileage Systems
-Wireless Communication

Find more information about each Enterprise team, please visit https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/enterprise-day/. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Root Beer Floats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during this event.

The current Campus Health and Safety Level will determine the use of masks and social distancing on the day of Enterprise Day, March 02, 2022. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Level information page.


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.


SIS Seeking Models and Bra Designers for Annual Bra Show

Society of Intellectual Sisters is presenting Bra Show 2022, Mardi Gras! Bra Show is a fundraising event for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and we will be hosting our event on April 2nd. 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. We are currently seeking bra designers and models for our show this year, scan our QR code for more info about the show, donate, and sign up for modeling or designing!


Tech Traditions Committee – JOIN TODAY!

The Tech Traditions Committee is looking for new members!!  Would you like to help organize events like Welcome Week or select comedians that come to campus?  Do you love Homecoming and wish you were more involved?  We would love to have you join the Tech Traditions Committee!  If you are interested, please fill out this form.  To learn more about our campus traditions, check out this site!


MUB Board Presents…

Pancake Art Showdown

Have you ever wanted to watch pancake art done in real life? Well, then today is your day! We will be having free pancakes tonight in the MUB Commons at 7pm while you watch the competition unfold!
Have any questions or are interested in hosting events like these? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu.

Video Game Night

Get excited for Video Game Night! The Minecraft build-off will take place in the 2 weeks leading up to the video game night. This will go from 12:00am on March 5th until 11:59 pm on March 18th. SIGN UP! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be given out to the builder’s choice via voting at the video game night amongst the builders. Up to 3 pictures of the builds will be taken and shown off during the event. Sign-ups for the build-off will end at 11:59 pm on 3/4/22. 

Video Game Night is a collab with Fighting Game Club along with Smash Club. The PS4 games include Guilty Gear, Blaze Blue, and Street Fighter. The Smash club will be bringing Nintendo Switches along with the popular game Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We will run a tourney of Smash with sign-ups at the door. We hope to see you there!


This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation

With fun music and traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a workout that’s mixed with cardio, body toning, and is most of all exhilarating. Land-based Zumba dance steps are more exaggerated and slower in the water.

Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC members! Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance with a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! This event is FREE, but you must register in order to participate. Registration opens March 2! Register at buyhuskiestickets.com

Our March seminar is a rare opportunity to train with a world-class Aikido instructor in a small intimate setting. Gleason Shihan will focus on the internal applications of Aiki to one’s Aikido practice. For MTU students & Aikido club members, the full seminar (all four sessions) is $125 OR purchase a single session for $35. 

The SDC spring break building schedule has been announced. Visit michigantechrecreation.com for the SDC’s facility hours from March 4- March 13. 


Become a Husky Connect Mentor

The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for Student Mentors. Mentors will help in aiding first-year incoming students during their transition to Michigan Technological University and the surrounding community by providing direct support and resources that will increase students’ success, sense of belonging, and engagement with the University. Mentors receive compensation during their time with the program. If you or someone you know would make an amazing mentor, apply and learn more at our website. Applications close March 4th at 5 p.m.


Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being

Take a moment to check in with yourself!


The Student Scoop – February 23, 2022


Join SLI for an Alternative Spring Break Day of Service!

Are you staying in the Keweenaw for Spring Break and looking for a fun and meaningful way to spend your time? Join Student Leadership and Involvement for an Alternative Spring Break Day Trip! On Monday, March 7th, we will be heading to Calumet to support the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home with their spring cleaning efforts. On Friday, March 11th, we will be making the short drive over to Hancock to help St. Vincent De Paul organize donations in both the food pantry and thrift store. Both trips include a free lunch for participants. Sign up today for one or both on GivePulse!


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 Bre Tucker from the Enterprise Program and Mary Raber, Director of the 21st Century Education Tech Forward Initiative, to learn more on Thursday, February 24th at 6:00 PM!


Snowshoe Fundraiser for KSNAG – hosted by SWE

The Society of Women Engineers is hosting a snowshoe fundraiser for the Keweenaw Spay and Neuter Assistance Group (KSNAG). Come have fun outdoors at the Tech Trails and help support a great cause!

Tickets are $15 or $10 for MTU students and season pass holders. You can register at this link: signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44a4a622a0fdc43-snowshoe. There will be free hot coco and stickers 🙂


MUB Board presents…

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!

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Pancake Art Showdown

Have you ever seen those super fun pancake art videos and wanted to do it yourself? Well now’s your chance to try it out! Sign up by Monday, February 28th to work as a team or by yourself to create the best-looking pancake. 
The event will be on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm in the MUB Commons, and we will be giving out complimentary pancakes for the contestants and spectators!


Hiring for Orientation Team Leaders 

Summer in the Keweenaw? Heck yes! Joining our team for training and Orientation Week, August 13-27. The application deadline for this round of hiring is March 14, 2022. New applicants for Wahtera Center staff positions should visit: www.mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/, for all the information needed to apply. Students who have worked for the Wahtera Center previously, but have yet to apply for the 2022-23 academic year, should contact Susan Liebau directly at slliebau@mtu.edu


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!


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. 


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


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.


Enterprise Day — March 02, 2022

Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Maybe you are thinking about joining Enterprise but are 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! Enterprise Day will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 02, in the Rozsa Center Lobby. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby.

Visit with:
-Advanced Metalworks
-Aerospace
-Alternative Energy
-Blue Marble Security
-Boardsport Technologies
-Built World Enterprise
-Clean Snowmobile Challenge
-Consumer Product Manufacturing
-Green Campus
-H-STEM Enterprise
-Hotforest
-Humane Interface Design (HIDE)
-Husky Game Development
-Innovative Global Solutions
-IT-Oxygen
-Multiplanetary Innovation Enterprise (MINE)
-Robotic Systems
-Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences -(SENSE)
-Supermileage Systems
-Wireless Communication

Find more information about each Enterprise team, please visit https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/enterprise-day/. Registration is not required for interested students who would like to attend. Root Beer Floats will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis during this event.

The current Campus Health and Safety Level will determine the use of masks and social distancing on the day of Enterprise Day, March 02, 2022. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Level information page.


Reimagining the Possible – Discover Engineers Week

This week, we’re celebrating National Engineers Week (Feb. 20-26). Everyone’s invited to special events on campus sponsored by Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society student chapter at Michigan Tech.

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Eweek is celebrated each February around the time of George Washington’s birthday (February 22) because Washington is considered by many to be the first US engineer. Engineers create new possibilities all the time. From green buildings to fuel-efficient cars to life-saving vaccines, engineers work together to develop new technologies, products, and opportunities that change how we live for the better.

At Michigan Tech, the week is organized by Tau Beta Pi, and celebrated with special events on campus, many hosted by student organizations. Everyone is welcome! Please feel free to stop by and check out Eweek events as your schedule allows:

Wednesday, Feb. 23
Eweek Cake – 11am to 2pm
112 Dillman
Delicious cake from Roy’s Bakery, hosted by the Department of Engineering Fundamentals, it’s a longtime Eweek tradition at Michigan Tech!

Spaghetti Towers – 5pm to 6pm
Fisher 129
Test your engineering skills with SSC and Built World Enterprise: Who can build the tallest spaghetti and marshmallow skyscraper?!?

Friday, Feb. 25
Escape Room – 4 pm to 7 pm
MUB Ballroom A2
Join Mind Trekkers for an engineering Escape Room that is truly above and beyond!


This Week in Michigan Tech Recreation…

Register for IM sports at imleagues.com
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.

Gates Tennis Center Announcement

The boilers that heat Gates Tennis Center as of yesterday are no longer functioning.  Our facilities team has been working hard to keep our building warm for the time being with emergency space heaters.  Starting Tuesday, February 22nd, we will have two large temporary units heating our building until a new boiler is delivered and installed.  It will cause a little extra noise than we are used to at Gates.

Court 4 will be out of commission for the time being where the units will be housed.  It can still be used for pickleball with a day in advance reservation, giving time to prepare the space.  As a reminder, the ball machine can now be used on any court because we have court divider nets.  There are outlets on the wall behind each of the courts.

Unfortunately, this also means that we will not have any hot water at Gates Tennis Center until we have a new boiler installed.  If you have a need for the showers, we can issue you access to the locker rooms at the SDC.

We apologize for the inconvenience over the course of the next couple of weeks. Please feel free to reach out to Kristin Yep (kvyep@mtu.edu) with any questions or concerns you may have.


Husky Hobbies Presents…

Students can register for the in-person pour painting with Maia B. at this link:
https://forms.gle/z6EKBYeewDTSqUoF7


This Week Film Board Presents: Encanto

Friday Feb 25th: 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday Feb 26th: 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Encanto is Rated Pg for some thematic elements and mild peril

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!


Registered Student Organization Catering Menu

Michigan Tech Dining Services is now offering a Registered Student Organization catering menu.  The menu is discounted compared to the regular catering menus, so it is affordable to Registered Student Organizations and is only available to RSOs.

Please click the download button to the right for written instructions on how to use the Dining Services catering website, find the RSO menu, and how to order on the website.


ISA invites you to celebrate of the festival of colors, Holi

Following the tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Indian Students’ Association at Michigan Tech heartily invites you in the celebration of the festival of colors, Holi. We will be hosting the “Desi Beats – An Indian Holi Night” on March 19, 2022 (Saturday) from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the MUB Commons & MUB Ballroom. The event comprises of enthralling cultural performances and a sumptuous Indian dinner buffet. Get ready to taste delicious Indian food and feel the essence of our Indian culture again. We would like you to be a part of this event, to celebrate and enjoy our most well-known festival, and revel in the festivities at our home away from home. The venue for the festivity is MUB Commons and MUB Ballroom for the food and performances respectively.  We hereby proudly invite you to join us and enjoy a grand 7-Course Dinner Buffet at MUB filled with a mouthwatering list of Indian special delicacies, and of course, a complete stage shows with engaging performances from Music and Dance teams.

EVENT OUTLINE: 
Date: March 19, 2022 (Saturday)
Food: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ET (MUB Commons)
Festival: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET (MUB Ballroom) 

TICKETING LOCATION: https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=3976 Tickets are also available by phone at (906)487-2073, SDC Ticketing Office and on-the-spot at the MUB on the evening of the event (While supply last).

PRICE:
$8 – Early bird (Till Friday, March 04, 2022)
$10 – Students
$12 – Staff/ Community
We surely know, your presence elevates the charisma of the event. Awaiting your gracious presence. Hope to see you all there. 


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 – February 9, 2022

Winter Carnival Comedian – Drew Lynch

Come one, come all and help us welcome comedian, Drew Lynch on Friday February 11 at 9 PM in the Rozsa! MUB Board, Blue Key, IRHC, and Late Night Programming are hosting the hilarious stand-up comedian during Winter Carnival!
Ticket Prices
MTU Students: Free
General Public: $10—
“Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with his charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition.Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. At the young age of 19, Drew moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming an actor; a dream he had since he was a kid. A freak accident just a year into his acting career left Drew with a severe stutter and crushed his hopes of ever performing again.But his continued drive to become an entertainer forced him in a different direction, often reflecting on the “softball that humbly changed his life and gave him a career”. The relatability of Drew’s real-life situations in dealing with a stutter propelled him each week of the competition – advancing to the finals and ultimately landing second place on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. Drew attributes much of his success from his ability to be honest- genuinely facing the “elephant in the room” head on.


FREE CHILI at the Alumni House during the All-Nighter

Fuel and warm up during the All-Nighter by getting FREE chili, served from the porch of the Alumni House on Wednesday, February 9 from 7:30 pm-it is gone. Don’t miss out on a delicious meal courtesy of USG, GSG, the Alumni Engagement Office, and Alumni Board of Directors. See you there!


Film Board Presents…

The Greatest Showman

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

Saturday Feb 12th: 5:30,8:30,11:30

The Greatest Showman is Rated Pg for thematic elements including a brawl.

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

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


MUB Board Presents…

Live Band Karaoke

Sing. Dance. Mocktail. Repeat.
Grab your friends, family, roommates, or whoever and come join MUB Board at our annual Winter Carnival Karaoke night! This year, not only are we bringing you a live band and free giveaways, but we’ll be providing free mocktails throughout the evening as well! Come warm up in the MUB Commons TONIGHT between the hours of 8p and 11p.

Have any questions? Contact us at mubboard@mtu.edu.

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.


Upcoming Barbell Club Seminar

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. 


Free Professional Headshots for Students

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.


Stage Revue

Come support your favorite organizations as they put on a great show! Stage Revue is a performance given by multiple groups of Michigan Tech students participating in individual short sketches, with a focus on comedy. These sketches will all be based on the Winter Carnival Theme: “Come One Come All to our 100th Carnival,” celebrating both traditional carnival themes as well as the rich history of 100 years of Winter Carnival. Expect college-level humor, which may be unsuitable for younger children, but no overly obscene content.
Tickets are free for Michigan Tech students and $10 for the general public. For more information check out the Winter Carnival website or the events calendar. Contact bkstage@mtu.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!


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.


The Student Scoop – February 2, 2022

Alternative Spring Break 2022

This year’s Alternative Break service site is One Heartland, a summer camp for youth living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, children experiencing housing instability, and LGBTQ+ young people. At camp, young people develop self-acceptance, life-long friendships, and the courage to face the world. Service tasks will include painting, furniture construction, bike tuning, and program preparation.

ASB 2022 will depart in a Michigan Tech 15-passenger van on the morning of Saturday, March 5th, and return the afternoon of Saturday, March 12th. The cost of the trip will be $250 per person which will cover all travel, food, and accommodations for the week. Participants will be required to attend a pre-trip meeting for both planning and educational purposes.

Interested in participating? This trip can accommodate up to nine students who will be selected through an application process. Apply today via our google form! Applications are due by midnight TONIGHT! An application is not a commitment to attend. If selected, students have the option to accept or deny their spot.


Student Leadership Awards Nominations are now Open!

The Student Leadership Awards celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved across campus. Do you know someone deserving of recognition? Nominate them today! Awards include the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities, the William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award, Student Employee of the Year, Student Organization of the Year, and many more! Visit the Student Leadership Award webpage for a complete list of awards, their requirements, and respective nomination forms.


Barbell Club Event

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”, lead by Isaac Wedig. 

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced lifter, this seminar will teach you about:-The major components of a resistance training program-The importance and prioritization of these components-How to design an individualized training program for increasing muscle size and strength


Winter Carnival Comedian – Drew Lynch

Come one, come all and help us welcome comedian, Drew Lynch on Friday February 11 at 9 PM in the Rozsa! MUB Board, Blue Key, IRHC, and Late Night Programming are hosting the hilarious stand-up comedian during Winter Carnival!
Ticket Prices
MTU Students: Free
General Public: $10—
“Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with his charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition.Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. At the young age of 19, Drew moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming an actor; a dream he had since he was a kid. A freak accident just a year into his acting career left Drew with a severe stutter and crushed his hopes of ever performing again.But his continued drive to become an entertainer forced him in a different direction, often reflecting on the “softball that humbly changed his life and gave him a career”. The relatability of Drew’s real-life situations in dealing with a stutter propelled him each week of the competition – advancing to the finals and ultimately landing second place on season 10 of America’s Got Talent. Drew attributes much of his success from his ability to be honest- genuinely facing the “elephant in the room” head on.


Did you lose something at the comedian last week? We found a glove and a water bottle after the event.  If you believe one of these items belongs to you, please email a description of the item to raspence@mtu.edu. Any unclaimed items will be sent to MUB lost and found on Feb 16.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents…

Keep an eye out on the MTU Well Being socials and the student scoop for husky hobby events after winter carnival. We will be changing things up this semester and will be giving students more creative freedom along with some fun organized events.

Come out to the Tech Trails on Thursday, February 10th from 6-9pm during Winter Carnival to participate in the Bigfoot Glowshoe event! All are welcome to join in the fun!


Upcoming Intramural Events


Upcoming: Book Signing Event at Forestry Building

Book signing on Feb 10th from 12:00 noon until 5pm in the Atrium of the Forestry Building, with a behind the scenes presentation about the book, and the artwork, in G002 from 3-4pm.

Questions? Contact Joanna Walitalo at joannar@mtu.edu


SDH Open House

We would like to invite you to our upcoming Sustainability Open House on Thursday, February 10th from 4-7 pm over Winter Carnival weekend! Come learn about our sustainable systems including composting, hydroponics, aquaponics, a solar array, a beehive, energy-efficient appliances, a zero-waste household, and many more. In addition, all guests will receive free sustainable swag. 
The Sustainability Demonstration House is located at 21680 Woodland Rd, just down the road from East McNair. Parking is available at East McNair, Hillside, and Lot 10E. Masks will be required indoors. 
Please see the attached flyer for more information. Feel free to email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!


Rush Events with Phi Kappa Tau

Join the Brothers of Phi Kappa Tau this week at the following events:
Boot Hockey – Wednesday Feb 2 5:00-6:00 PM @ Dodgeville Ice ArenaJoin us tonight at the Dodgeville Ice Rink for some Boot Hockey! Helmets, Sticks, pizza, and refreshments will be provided at the event.
Game Night – Friday Feb 4 6:30-7:30 PM @ Phi Tau HouseCome hang out at the Phi Tau House and play games like Super Smash Bros, Pool, Foosball, and more!
Fruit Ninja – Saturday Feb 5 4:00-5:00 PM @ Phi Tau HouseEver wondered what it would be like to play Fruit Ninja in real life? Come to the Phi Tau House this Saturday to smash some fruit and find out!
RIDES WILL BE GIVEN FROM THE WADS LOBBY 15 MINUTES BEFORE EACH EVENT
For more information contact:Kelby Gingerich: (701) 213-6709Mikey York: (616) 469-8997


MUB Board Presents…

Stuff a Husky!

It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for: Stuff a Husky!
Thursday, February 3rd from 6-8pm. Come make a stuffed friend with the MUB Board. Huskies, cows, red pandas, kangaroos, and moose will be available! The front of the line will begin in the MUB Commons. We hope to see you there!

Live Band Karaoke

Sing. Dance. Mocktail. Repeat.
Grab your friends, family, roommates, or whoever and come join MUB Board at our annual Winter Carnival Karaoke night! This year, not only are we bringing you a live band and free giveaways, but we’ll be providing free mocktails throughout the evening as well! Come warm up in the MUB Commons on February 9th between the hours of 8p and 11p.

Have any questions? Contact us at mubboard@mtu.edu.


Upcoming Seminar: Career Navigation for Scientists

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 first panel on February 2nd, 2022 at 6 pm EST will feature MTU graduates from departments of Math, Physics, and Computing. Our prestigious panelists include:
Derek Dykens – graduated with a BS in computer system networking and telecommunications from MTU and is now a Global Retail Industry Strategist for Splunk

Dr. Alexandria Johnson – graduated with a BS in Physics from MTU and went on to Purdue to get her PhD in Atmospheric Science. She is now an Assistant professor at Purdue University.

Dr. Manish Kulkarni – graduated with a MS in Physics from MTU and went on to Case Western Reserve to get his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He is now working as a Senior Staff Scientist at Diagnostic Solutions and Systems.

Dr. Ruihao Huang – graduated with a PhD in applied mathematics from MTU and is now working for the FDA as a pharmacometrics reviewer. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss careers with these knowledgeable people!

Register here: https://mtu.libcal.com/calendar/gsg/scp1


Upcoming HuskyLead: New Date! Creating and Maintaining a Student Organization Budget

Student Organization Budget Hearings are quickly approaching! Join Mark Holmgren from Student Leadership and Involvement to learn budgeting best practices for creating and maintaining your organization’s finances. Basics from setting up your organization’s budget tracking spreadsheet to tracking expenses will be reviewed. Add this event to your calendar!


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. 

Husky Connect Open House

The Husky Connect Mentoring Program is looking for Huskies willing to give new students the value of their experiences. Mentors connect with first-year students during the summer before they begin their first fall semester. Join our open house this Friday, February 04, 2022, from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) drop in for some snacks and to learn more!. 

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.