Make A Difference Day 2021 Registration is OPEN!
Registration for Make a Difference Day 2021 is now open! Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service in which students, faculty, and staff come together to serve our community. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 23 from 9am-1pm.
Join the Michigan Tech community in giving back to our local area by volunteering for a local organization, agency, or community member! Volunteer projects will vary based on the needs of partner organizations. Painting, weeding, planting, digging, raking, cleaning, organizing, and moving are all likely projects that we have seen in the past. Register here to be assigned to a service site.
Check-in will start at 9AM in the MUB Ballroom. Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations. Projects may require that groups drive to the location.
PLEASE NOTE: Each member of your organization/group must register individually for Make a Difference Day. The final deadline to register is Monday, October 18th at 10 AM
Mini Pumpkin Painting
Make a custom fall decoration this year with Keewenaw Pride, Panhellenic Council, and Women’s Leadership Council! The event will take place on October 18th from 7-9 pm in MUB Ballroom A. There will be mini plastic pumpkins available to paint. Supplies are limited.
Beta Sigma Theta and Delta Sigma Phi host “Protect your Pumpkin”
Protect your Pumpkin is a pumpkin carving and painting event to raise money for mental health charities. The prices of the pumpkins depend on their size. Students will be able to find us in the MUB Ballroom A2(207 A2) from 2-7 pm on Friday. After students finish with their pumpkins they will be able to place them around campus on the grassy areas for everyone to see.
Contact Bryan Kison at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cody Towe at email@example.com with any questions
Film Board Presents…
Friday Oct 15th: 5:30,8:30,11:30
Saturday Oct 16th: 5:30,8:30,11:30
This week in collaboration with SHPE! 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.
In The Heights is rated pg-13 for some language and suggestive references.
Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being Presents…
Things change when you come to school, and that can be challenging. Suddenly you have to take care of yourself, keep your space clean, and get your homework done. In order to handle all of this, you might need to build some resilience. Join the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being for their Building Resilience workshop on Thursdays from 1-2pm. Learn how to bounce back from all the challenges that college brings and get yourself back on track!
Husky Hobbies: Photography
Join Hannah Bershing to learn more about cameras and photography 101 in this week’s Husky Hobbies! Those who register will be entered for a raffle of a free photography book!
Open Skate and Free Skate Rental at the SDC
Join MTU Athletics and Recreation in celebrating the grand opening and dedication of the Skate Rental Center this Saturday, October 16, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Located on the ice level, the Skate Rental Center will have a full inventory of skates and helmets in youth and adult sizes and will also provide skate sharpening services.
Festivities will kick off at 12:30 pm with a dedication ceremony in honor of Charlotte Jenkins and Cheryl DePuydt. Jenkins, an undergraduate student and resident assistant who had a passion for skating, was known for offering extra skates to friends, residents, or anyone looking to learn to skate. DePuydt was an ardent supporter of MTU Athletics throughout her life; helping start women’s athletics at the university and forming the MTU Skating Academy. Cheryl’s contributions to Michigan Tech are still felt today, especially when it comes to skating and women’s athletics. Those unable to attend may view a live stream of the dedication. The link to the live stream of the dedication ceremony is https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84243721930.
The dedication ceremony will be followed by an open skate with free skate rental during the event.
11th Annual Treat Street
The City of Houghton and Houghton Police Department are hosting their 11th Annual Treat Street in downtown Houghton on Saturday, October 16th from 4-7pm. All you have to do is show up in a (not too scary) costume and enjoy the fun!
There will be music, vendors, a petting zoo and all kinds of fun things for all ages. Want to help pass out candy or trick-or-treat bags? Contact Lt. Nicholas Roberts at 906-487-5912 to volunteer.
IDEA Pitch Competition
Mark your calendar & share this event with students! Husky Innovate is hosting an Idea Pitch Competition.
On October 20th, we will meet in-person from 5:00 – 7:00 in M&M U115. Please register in advance to pitch – bit.ly/Pitchyourideas. Audience guests are encouraged to attend in person but may also attend remotely. Please email – Husky Innovate at firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link.
Do you have an innovative idea that could disrupt the status quo and “business as usual”? Pitch your idea at the Idea Pitch Competition. Each contestant will have two minutes to share their idea in an interactive community setting. Judges will vote to select top pitches and award cash prizes to the top contestants:
First place – $200
Second place – $100
Third place – $50
Honorable mention – $25 (two prizes offered)
Audience favorite – $25
Enterprise Day- October 20, 2021
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 take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 in The Rozsa Center Lobby. Teams will be spread out across the Rozsa Lobby and outside, weather permitting.
- Alternative Energy
- Advanced Metalworks
- Blizzard Baja
- Blue Marble Security
- BoardSport Technologies
- Built World
- Clean Snowmobile
- Green Campus
- Husky Game
- Open Source
- Robotic Systems
- 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. Apple Cider and Donuts will be provided on a first come, first served basis during this event.
The use of masks and social distancing will be determined by the current Campus Health and Safety Level on the day of Enterprise Day, October 20, 2021. Please keep an eye on the Campus Health and Safety Level information page.
Murder Mystery Dinner
Have you ever thought you would be a good detective? Here’s your opportunity to try! At the Murder Mystery Dinner You will be assigned a “role” as a random celebrity and led through the story of a murder. You can work as a team to collect clues, but don’t trust anyone. Meet in the MUB Ballroom at 6pm on Friday, October 22nd for an evening full of food, murder, and fun! Dinner will be provided. You must sign up beforehand at the link below to guarantee a spot:
Library Haunted House/Resource Fair
The library will be hosting a haunted house / resource fair with the theme “Don’t be Afraid to Ask Us!” We are inviting student groups who have an interest in connecting their peers with wellness and mental-health resources to have a table at this event.
How will this look?
As of right now, we’re planning to give each participating group a chunk of space (this may be a study room, a table, or a library classroom) that they can decorate and use as they’d like to promote both this theme and to get a little spooky.
When will this take place?
We’re planning on October 26. However, because this is so student-focused, we’d like to hear more from you about what time of day would be ideal!
How do I get involved?
Please complete this google form by the end of Monday of next week (October 11). Please feel free to share this with other student orgs in your orbit!
Get Your Erg On at the SDC
Get Your Erg On with our certified instructor who will guide you through the basics of rowing and will coach you through fun and challenging workout sessions all on the SDC’s brand new ergometers in our new rowing facility! At a low registration cost, you can get a great full-body workout that can be adjusted to meet the abilities of anyone! The initial sessions will focus on general stroke technique and progress to workouts that represent on-water sprints and head races.
Location SDC Rowing Studio (2nd floor)
Dates/ Times October 25- December 6, 2021 (No class November 22) Mondays, 6:00-6:50 p.m.
Deadline to register is October 22, 11:59 p.m. To learn more and to register, visit https://michigantechrecreation.com/programs/adult/conditioning/erg/index
IRHC Night of Fright
IRHC is having a new Halloween event, “Night Of Fright” on Sunday, October 31 from 1-5pm on Walker Lawn. It will include a house competition event in the form of decorating tables where each house will have the opportunity to give out candy provided by IRHC as well as the opportunity for your hall to win house funds for the best decorated table. There will also be other activities targeted at both children and students including pumpkin carving (everyone), a costume contest (students, $300 in bookstore gift cards up for grabs), photo booth with props (everyone), bowling (children), ring toss (children), cornhole (everyone) and potentially mini golf (everyone).. Apple cider and root beer will also be provided to all.