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The Student Scoop- September 16, 2020

It’s time for RSO Re-registration and Training!

From now until October 2nd at 5 pm, each Registered Student Organization must re-register in order to maintain active status. The president of each organization is required to complete the re-registration steps listed in Involvement Link and all officers and MTU advisors are required to participate in mandatory training. Instruction for completing your training can be found here and all questions may be directed to rso@mtu.edu.


Submit your RSO to be featured on the Student Org Spotlight!

Fill out this form to nominate your RSO to be featured on the Student Leadership & Involvement social media! Make sure you include any events coming up and any fun facts about your org.


Sorority Recruitment!

It’s your last chance to sign up for Sorority Recruitment! Join Michigan Tech Sorority Life for a completely virtual recruitment process. Kick off is September 17th, so be sure to sign up beforehand. To sign up, use this link: https://mtu.mycampusdirector2.com/landing/


K-DAY 2020

You have crossed over into the Involvement Zone… K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day, is our student organization fair and it’s an annual tradition at Michigan Tech. This is your opportunity to meet organizations and find out how you can get involved.

This year you can attend any of the in-person K-Day opportunities.  They are all taking place on campus! The final three in-person K-Days are: Thursday, September 17 1-3PM, Monday, September 21 1-3PM, and Tuesday, September 29 1-3PM. For more information on when the in-person K-Days are and which organizations will be there, check out our website!   Please send questions to raspence@mtu.edu.


SWE’s Evening with Industry

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

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


MUB- Minute to Win it

MUB board will be collaborating with the SLI office to bring the students
and homecoming teams the “Minute to Win it” event.
Students can put their skills to the test by trying to complete tasks in
under a minute. Prizes will be given away to the top 3 teams.
Homecoming teams will sign up through the homecoming form.
Student teams can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY3JhfVCUc36opEq9q4bVC2E–NO5Fvstjdl0TtEcjC85HkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link–
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our
latest events!

Upcoming Intramural Events!

Download

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

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


RSO Room Reservation Information

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

Memorial Union Building

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

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

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

Please Take Care of Breakers

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

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

Update on SDC Reservations for RSOs!

The SDC will resume reservations for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the 2020-21 academic year on September 21. 

Updated guidelines on the SDC reservation process, requirements and procedures during COVID-19 will be released early next week. Michigan Tech is adhering to state and federal guidelines related to event size, public gatherings and health and safety protocols. Face coverings are required during athletic RSO practices and competitions.

Please note that in addition to the SDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, your plan must also meet the Student Leadership & Involvement Office’s RSO Consideration for Physical Activities and Club Sports During COVID-19.

All RSO reservations that have already been submitted to the SDC are being held. There is no need to submit another form at this time. We thank you for your patience and look forward to getting your group back to the SDC! 

Please hold your questions until you receive the guidelines next week. 

ResEd Spotlight Board Program

We at ResEd have created the Spotlight Board Program which is designed to have student organizations come into the residence hall and decorate a bulletin board to introduce a learning opportunity. The board should be decorated with a given theme and content of your choosing as well as some information about your organization and how other students can get involved. Content can be anything from history/heritage month, awareness month, or any topic that your organization wants to spotlight.

If a student organization submits an idea, the residence hall councils will choose what they want to see in their environment. Submitting an idea does not guarantee your board will be picked for a certain month. For more information about this process you read up on the policy here: Spotlight Board Policy

To submit a idea to create a Spotlight Board Please fill out the following form (add form link here)  by Sept. 20th and if you need an example of a complete form here is one: Spotlight Board Form Example

Let’s Talk Times

Need more information? Please reference our website, as the Zoom links are also available online. https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/letstalk/

Husky Hour Events!

Link to Events Calendar for 9/16: https://events.mtu.edu/event/husky_hour-_exploring_the_keweenaw#.X2DOD2hKjcs 

Link to Events Calendar for 9/22: https://events.mtu.edu/event/husky_hour-_health_skills#.X2DOOmhKjcs 

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

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


The Student Scoop – September 9, 2020

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

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

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


K-Day 2020 – THIS FRIDAY!

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

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


Upcoming Intramural Events!

Download

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

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


Virtual Study Abroad Fair

For more information, contact studyabroad@mtu.edu

Evening with Industry

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

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


RSO Room Reservation Information

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

Memorial Union Building

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

Registrar – Academic Buildings and Classrooms

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


Please Take Care of Breakers

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

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


Recreation is now Hiring!

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

Michigan Tech Snapchat Takeovers

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


The Student Scoop- September 2, 2020

Snack Break?

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Come out on September 2nd at 1 pm to the MUB Circle and grab a snack with MUB Board and Student Leadership and Involvement! We will have Oreos, chips, fruit snacks, pretzels, granola bars, and other food goodies!

Recreation is now Hiring!

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

Michigan Tech Snapchat Takeovers

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

Calling All Student Organizations!

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

Intramural Registration is Now Open!


HuskyLead: How to Market Your College Experience to Employers

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Join us for our first HuskyLead of the semester.
How to Market Your College Experience to Employers will focus on how to market your involvement, both on your resumes and in conversation.
Being able to communicate the skills gained outside the classroom is key when companies are faced with many qualified candidates. 
This presentation is being held on Thursday, September 3 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A2.


The Student Scoop – August 26, 2020

Night On The Lawn

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Join the MUB board on Wednesday, August 26th from 7-9pm on campus to celebrate the start to a great school year! We will have live music, snacks, artists, and games provided all over campus.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 


An Afternoon on the Town

On Saturday, August 29th starting at 10:00 AM the annual Welcome Week event, An Afternoon on the Town, will take place virtually. 
Students will engage with a virtual map to learn about local businesses and organizations to welcome new students and returning students prior to the fall semester. The virtual map can be found here.

There will be an opportunity for students to enter to win prizes by filling out the Prize Form before 3 p.m. on Saturday. The map will be accessible after the Prize Form closes.

“An Afternoon on the Town” is sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success and Residence Education and Housing Services. 

Q&A with Jason Nash!

Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 PM virtual

https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/92624180944

Virtually hang out and ask questions of Jason Nash!

Jason Nash is a comedian and internet personality with 3 million subscribers on YouTube. He’s written and directed two feature films (“FML” and “Jason Nash is Married”), was a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” recently starred in his own Comedy Central series “Second Chances”, and is a co-host of the successful podcast VIEWS, which reaches over 1 million listeners per episode.


Snack Break?

Come out on September 2nd at 1 pm to the MUB Circle and grab a snack with MUB Board and Student Leadership and Involvement! We will have Oreos, chips, fruit snacks, pretzels, granola bars, and other food goodies!

Welcome Week Blood Drive

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors, please join us in the Rozsa Lobby and donate blood on:

September 1, 11 AM – 5 PM
September 2, 10 AM – 4 PM
Our new location this year allows for social distancing while donating. We ask that everyone wear a mask and reserve your appointment slot ahead of time. You can reserve online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=49931. Please bring a photo ID with you.
Everyone who donates will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card and a free t-shirt. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. For more information go to: www.redcrossblood.org/ or email raspence@mtu.edu


HuskyLead: How to Market Your College Experience to Employers

Join us for our first HuskyLead of the semester.
How to Market Your College Experience to Employers will focus on how to market your involvement, both on your resumes and in conversation.
Being able to communicate the skills gained outside the classroom is key when companies are faced with many qualified candidates. 
This presentation is being held on Thursday, September 3 at 6:00 PM in the MUB Ballroom A2.

The Lode wants YOU!

Do you have experience with WordPress?
The Lode is looking for a student familiar with WordPress to edit our website for compensation.
Please reach out directly to cjmadish@mtu.edu or madegnit@mtu.edu for all inquiries.
Our website currently uses a Flex WordPress Theme by SNO. Check it out here: https://mtulode.com/ 

Intramural Sports

JOIN TODAY!

Download

Check out our imleagues.com/mtu page for all registration info and deadlines. Questions: Contact Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu or visit: www.michigantechrecreation.com/IM/index



Student News Briefs- August 21, 2020

Comedian Eric O’Shea

Saturday, August 22 at 9:00 PM

Rozsa and virtual! *Seating in the Rozsa is limited to 200 and will be on a first come basis. 

https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/96660143540

Get ready to witness not only a comedy show, but an EVENT! With over 10 million hits on YouTube, and being nominated 6-TIME Campus Activities Magazine’s “National Comedy Performer of the Year,” Eric O’Shea is one of the best!  As a veteran performer of over 1800 colleges and universities and countless clean corporate events, let Eric’s clean wit and priceless observations take you through your embarrassing childhood and hidden everyday moments that drive you insane!


Night On The Lawn

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Join the MUB board on Wednesday, August 26th from 7-9pm on campus to celebrate the start to a great school year! We will have live music, snacks, artists, and games provided all over campus.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 


Q&A with Jason Nash!

Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 PM virtual

https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/92624180944

Virtually hang out and ask questions of Jason Nash!

Jason Nash is a comedian and internet personality with 3 million subscribers on YouTube. He’s written and directed two feature films (“FML” and “Jason Nash is Married”), was a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” recently starred in his own Comedy Central series “Second Chances”, and is a co-host of the successful podcast VIEWS, which reaches over 1 million listeners per episode.


Snack Break?

Come out on September 2nd at 1 pm to the MUB Circle and grab a snack with MUB Board and Student Leadership and Involvement! We will have Oreos, chips, fruit snacks, pretzels, granola bars, and other food goodies!

Welcome Week Blood Drive

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Currently, there is a critical need for blood donors, please join us in the Rozsa Lobby and donate blood on:

September 1, 11 AM – 5 PM
September 2, 10 AM – 4 PM
Our new location this year allows for social distancing while donating. We ask that everyone wear a mask and reserve your appointment slot ahead of time. You can reserve online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=49931. Please bring a photo ID with you.
Everyone who donates will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card and a free t-shirt. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. For more information go to: www.redcrossblood.org/ or email raspence@mtu.edu


Covid-19 Course For Students

Given the amount of misinformation out there and the impact of COVID-19 on our students lives and therefore their potential interest in the topic, we have developed a 1-credit ‘town hall’ style course for this fall on COVID-19 (UN 3990 COVID-10 Impact & Response). The course is remote, offered on Thursday evenings. Each week 2-4 guests will give a short talk on related topics and then we will have a moderated Q&A period. The topics will cover diverse aspects of the virus and the impacts on our communities and populations. Speakers will include faculty, public health professionals, community experts, and local clinicians. 


Intramural Sports

JOIN TODAY!

Download

Check out our imleagues.com/mtu page for all registration info and deadlines. Questions: Contact Craig Pellizzaro at crpelliz@mtu.edu or visit: www.michigantechrecreation.com/IM/index



Student News Brief Update!

The Student News Brief, a weekly electronic publication sent out to all current students is getting an update that includes a new name!  The Student News Brief will now be The Student Scoop and will be sent out weekly on Wednesday mornings.  The Student Scoop provides an opportunity for Registered Student Organizations to submit events, fundraisers, and reminders that are focused on students and student events.

The changes will begin next week, August 26 and all submissions for The Student Scoop should be sent in by noon on Tuesday to be published in that week’s blog. To submit a Student News Brief article, please email activities@mtu.edu. Please include your article and feel free to attach an image – either a JPG or PNG (MAX size 2MB) if you have one.


Student News Briefs – May 15, 2020

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in the fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald


Update Memorial Union Building

Update from the Memorial Union: The Memorial Union is currently closed and will tentatively reopen in late August.  If you have any questions while the Memorial Union is closed, please email Daryl Matthews at djmatthe@mtu.edu


Get Involved, Give Back, Serve

As our Husky family finds itself spread across the world this Spring, we have come to realize now more than ever the importance of continual dedication to civic engagement and service. 

Thus, we encourage each of you to get involved by finding opportunities to serve!  Even though we cannot always volunteer together, there are many ways to give back. We have compiled a list of opportunities that most anyone can pursue regardless of geographic location.  You can also sign up for our volunteer newsletter here. To all of you that volunteer your time and talents – YOU are our Husky Helpers! We appreciate all that you do.


Get Moving Copper Country

Click here to register


Huskies Fit Online

Huskies fit is now offering some classes online!  Check out their Facebook for more information

Visit their Facebook page for more information


MTU SDH Event: The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive has officially been rescheduled!

Drive Date: Saturday, June 27th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

Please continue collecting these items for the drive: foil-lined granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw on the day of the drive, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Student News Briefs – May 1, 2020

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

Have a great summer Huskies!


Get Involved, Give Back, Serve

As our Husky family finds itself spread across the world this Spring, we have come to realize now more than ever the importance of continual dedication to civic engagement and service.  Thus, we encourage each of you to get involved by finding opportunities to serve!  Even though we cannot always volunteer together, there are many ways to give back. We have compiled a list of opportunities that most anyone can pursue regardless of geographic location.  You can also sign up for our volunteer newsletter here. To all of you that volunteer your time and talents – YOU are our Husky Helpers! We appreciate all that you do.


K-Day Registration

K-Day Registration is officially open, so reserve your spot now!  Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  

K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 11 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music.  K-day typically sees 3500-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before  registering HERE.  

Keep in mind, the person you list as the primary contact for your organization’s registration will be the one receiving all communications.  They will need to keep an eye out for emails during the summer in case of any changes that are made to K-Day due to the fall semester start date. 

Get ready because with this year’s theme you will be crossing over into… The Involvement Zone!  Organizations can get creative with this science fiction and fantasy themed student organization fair!

Questions about K-Day can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu.


MTU SDH Event: The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive has officially been rescheduled!

Drive Date: Saturday, June 27th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

Please continue collecting these items for the drive: foil-lined granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw on the day of the drive, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

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Michigan.gov Coronavirus Volunteering, Donation, & Assistance Request Page: comprehensive resource for those looking to volunteer (health professionals, students, community members, etc.) or request assistance within Michigan

Community Volunteer Sign-Up (by county)

Yoopers Helping Yoopers Facebook Group: group for all UP residents dedicated to sharingresourcesand requesting assistance

Western Upper Peninsula Subgroup

Face Masks for the Keweenaw: coalition of makers, creating masks for Keweenaw hospitals and residents

GoFundMe for monetary donations

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: a great place to donate resources and time due to our elderly population being especially vulnerable

Mission in Motion: Ways to Volunteer

Donation Wish List

If you know of any other opportunities or needs that you would like the Michigan Tech community to be aware of, please contact Dr. Kari Henquinet (kbhenqui@mtu.edu).


Student News Briefs – April 24, 2020

I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.

-Maya Angelou


Student Leadership Awards

You are cordially invited to the 26th Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students who are crazy smart, motivated, and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits. Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony posted Friday (April 24) on the Student Leadership Awards web page.


EVERY WEDNESDAY: Trivia Night!

Trivia Night! 

Join us April 29 at 8 PM EST on Zoom.  This week’s theme will be general trivia!  Think you know more than your friends?  Full of facts and not sure when you might need them?  Prove to everyone you know your stuff!  We will have weekly Wednesday trivia nights until the end of the semester. Our final Trivia Night will be April 29 and the theme will be Disney! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more information about upcoming trivia topics and other fun events! 


K-Day Registration

K-Day Registration is officially open, so reserve your spot now!  Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  

K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 11 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music.  K-day typically sees 3500-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before  registering HERE.  

Keep in mind, the person you list as the primary contact for your organization’s registration will be the one receiving all communications.  They will need to keep an eye out for emails during the summer in case of any changes that are made to K-Day due to the fall semester start date. 

Get ready because with this year’s theme you will be crossing over into… The Involvement Zone!  Organizations can get creative with this science fiction and fantasy themed student organization fair!

Questions about K-Day can be directed to Rochelle Spencer at raspence@mtu.edu.


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

Download

Michigan.gov Coronavirus Volunteering, Donation, & Assistance Request Page: comprehensive resource for those looking to volunteer (health professionals, students, community members, etc.) or request assistance within Michigan

Community Volunteer Sign-Up (by county)

Yoopers Helping Yoopers Facebook Group: group for all UP residents dedicated to sharingresourcesand requesting assistance

Western Upper Peninsula Subgroup

Face Masks for the Keweenaw: coalition of makers, creating masks for Keweenaw hospitals and residents

GoFundMe for monetary donations

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: a great place to donate resources and time due to our elderly population being especially vulnerable

Mission in Motion: Ways to Volunteer

Donation Wish List

If you know of any other opportunities or needs that you would like the Michigan Tech community to be aware of, please contact Dr. Kari Henquinet (kbhenqui@mtu.edu).


Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Poetry Reading

Hosted by CDI

As we face a new normal to our day-to-day lives, maintaining a creative, expressive, and connected community has taken on new meaning and importance.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amy L. Howard (Center for Diversity and Inclusion) and M. Bartley Seigel (Department of Humanities) cordially invite you to submit work for participation in a virtual poetry reading engaging any facet of life and love in the time of Covid-19.

Anyone may submit a poem for this virtual reading. You may submit either an original poem or a favorite poem that has spoken to you during this difficult time. This reading is about community, feeling, healing, loving, and connecting, and we wish all individuals to feel empowered either as poets themselves or as avid readers of poetry.

Please note, by submitting a poem for possible inclusion, you are agreeing to be available to read that poem in person via the Zoom event.

The virtual poetry reading will be held Friday, April 24th at 4pm via Zoom.

This event is open to all. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person via Zoom. Please submit the following Google Form to participate!

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 5 pm
Notification of Selection: Monday, April 20, 5 pm
Virtual Poetry Reading: Friday, April 24, 4pm


Virtual Spring Fling!

Avast ye, Huskies!

The first ever “Virtual Spring Fling” is happening, and it’s time to have all hands on deck for this year’s Pirates Edition! This event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), and is a chance for you to promote your organization. Check your email for all of the details!!!

Instead of doing a booth competition and presenting your org at tables on campus, we will be having a virtual poster event with added competition for the best posters. The posters which best match the theme of pirates will have a chance to win money for their organization! First place is $125 and Second place is $75! Additionally, if your poster receives the most likes from our Facebook post your organization will get to select the location of your booth at next year’s spring fling!

Feel free to email MUB Board (mubboard@mtu.edu) if you have any further questions. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

-MUB Board Special Events Committee 


Intramural Rocket League Info

Michigan Tech Intramurals is happy to announce that we will be offering Rocket League Tournaments. The attached link is a sign-up sheet for the tournaments so we can get a rough estimate of how many people will be participating, their skill level and what platform they will be using. Feel free to inform other Michigan Tech students who you would think would be interested. 

This is a general sign-up sheet, it is to get a rough estimate of how many people are interested.

If everything goes well these next couple of days we should be starting this coming week.

The sign-up sheet is to get a general count of people who want to play in these tournaments. The tournaments will be divided by skill level, grouping some ranks together to make it more fair. There is now a category of what game mode you play. Your team will be based upon who is in your party at the start of the tournament. These tournaments will be private so there will be a name and password associated to be able to join. The name and password will be provided via IMLeagues in some way. If you have any questions you can reply to this announcement. 

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Program Collaboration” group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to program-collaboration-l+unsubscribe@mtu.edu.

To view this discussion on the web visit 


COVID-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Are you interested in volunteering to help community members of the Keweenaw during the Covid-19 crisis?

The Pavlis Honors College is looking to connect Michigan Tech students with opportunities to lend a helping hand–even from a distance–during this time! If you’d like to get involved, please fill out this survey.

 Covid-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Please note, this survey is for gauging initial interest. After you fill out the survey, we will reach out with further details as they become available!
If you have any questions, contact Elise Cheney Makens  (eacheney@mtu.edu).


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan Tech is planning to host virtual events educate the campus community to prevent sexual violence. 

Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29

Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence. Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day here. Please join us in wearing denim proudly on April 29. 

With any questions about these events, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu.


Campus Store Course Material Updates – Buyback and Rentals

RENTAL RETURNS
Students who have rented books for the Spring Term will be required to return those books to Public Safety by May 15, 2020.  Students have a two week extension for rental returns.  Students who have left campus will be asked to ship their books back to the store, while those who remain on campus will have a drop location at Public Safety while the campus store is closed. We are planning in the event that we are unable to reopen, or for students who have returned to their permanent home. During this process, both the Campus Store and Public Safety will ensure adherence to the Governor’s order of social distancing, and respect safety guidelines for handling rental returns. These steps include, keeping a 6′ distance and disinfecting books. Students will receive communication regarding their rentals with instructions for proper returns. If students reach out to faculty to questions regarding their rental books, please have them contact Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store.  

BUYBACK
Students will now have the chance to sell their used textbooks through an online buyback program. Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore has partnered with two used textbook wholesalers who are offering students the opportunity to sell their books back without leaving their home. The Campus Store website will allow students to compare prices to both Nebraska Book Company and MBS Book Exchange. Both companies will allow students to print off a return label for free shipping. If you’d like to find out more, you can reach out to Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store or click here (https://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech) During this time of social distancing, this is just one way the Campus Store is helping to smooth the transition for students by seeking new ways to offer services students depend on.


MTU SDH Event: The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Student News Briefs – April 17, 2020

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

 —Vincent van Gogh


EVERY WEDNESDAY: Trivia Night!

Trivia Night! 

Join us April 22 at 8 PM EST on Zoom.  This week’s theme will be general trivia!  Think you know more than your friends?  Full of facts and not sure when you might need them?  Prove to everyone you know your stuff!  We will have weekly Wednesday trivia nights until the end of the semester. Our final Trivia Night will be April 29 and the theme will be Disney! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more information about upcoming trivia topics and other fun events! 


Info Session

Have you ever thought of combining your study abroad experience with your Christian faith?

What: Join International Studies Abroad in a virtual info session to learn how to incorporate spiritual support and mission work into your time abroad through ISA Veritas.

When: April 21st at 3:00 pm EST

Where: Zoom  https://zoom.us/j/8920880649?pwd=SGZVVVkvTmlqbWdYVmN0VmJqV3NhZz09

Questions: info@veritasabroad.com 


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

Download

Michigan.gov Coronavirus Volunteering, Donation, & Assistance Request Page: comprehensive resource for those looking to volunteer (health professionals, students, community members, etc.) or request assistance within Michigan

Community Volunteer Sign-Up (by county)

Yoopers Helping Yoopers Facebook Group: group for all UP residents dedicated to sharingresourcesand requesting assistance

Western Upper Peninsula Subgroup

Face Masks for the Keweenaw: coalition of makers, creating masks for Keweenaw hospitals and residents

GoFundMe for monetary donations

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: a great place to donate resources and time due to our elderly population being especially vulnerable

Mission in Motion: Ways to Volunteer

Donation Wish List

If you know of any other opportunities or needs that you would like the Michigan Tech community to be aware of, please contact Dr. Kari Henquinet (kbhenqui@mtu.edu).


Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Poetry Reading

Hosted by CDI

As we face a new normal to our day-to-day lives, maintaining a creative, expressive, and connected community has taken on new meaning and importance.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amy L. Howard (Center for Diversity and Inclusion) and M. Bartley Seigel (Department of Humanities) cordially invite you to submit work for participation in a virtual poetry reading engaging any facet of life and love in the time of Covid-19.

Anyone may submit a poem for this virtual reading. You may submit either an original poem or a favorite poem that has spoken to you during this difficult time. This reading is about community, feeling, healing, loving, and connecting, and we wish all individuals to feel empowered either as poets themselves or as avid readers of poetry.

Please note, by submitting a poem for possible inclusion, you are agreeing to be available to read that poem in person via the Zoom event.

The virtual poetry reading will be held Friday, April 24th at 4pm via Zoom.

This event is open to all. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person via Zoom. Please submit the following Google Form to participate!

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 5 pm
Notification of Selection: Monday, April 20, 5 pm
Virtual Poetry Reading: Friday, April 24, 4pm


Virtual Spring Fling!

Avast ye, Huskies!

The first ever “Virtual Spring Fling” is happening, and it’s time to have all hands on deck for this year’s Pirates Edition! This event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), and is a chance for you to promote your organization. Check your email for all of the details!!!

Instead of doing a booth competition and presenting your org at tables on campus, we will be having a virtual poster event with added competition for the best posters. The posters which best match the theme of pirates will have a chance to win money for their organization! First place is $125 and Second place is $75! Additionally, if your poster receives the most likes from our Facebook post your organization will get to select the location of your booth at next year’s spring fling!

Feel free to email MUB Board (mubboard@mtu.edu) if you have any further questions. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

-MUB Board Special Events Committee 


Winter Carnival Logo Contest

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Interested in helping to shape next year’s Winter Carnival? Then help Blue Key create their next logo with their logo design contest! The rules are on the form and you can submit your design to bluekey@mtu.edu by Saturday, April 18, by 11:59pm.  


Husky Hour: Understanding Grief & Loss

Please visit this page for more information!


Intramural Rocket League Info

Michigan Tech Intramurals is happy to announce that we will be offering Rocket League Tournaments. The attached link is a sign-up sheet for the tournaments so we can get a rough estimate of how many people will be participating, their skill level and what platform they will be using. Feel free to inform other Michigan Tech students who you would think would be interested. 

This is a general sign-up sheet, it is to get a rough estimate of how many people are interested.

If everything goes well these next couple of days we should be starting this coming week.

The sign-up sheet is to get a general count of people who want to play in these tournaments. The tournaments will be divided by skill level, grouping some ranks together to make it more fair. There is now a category of what game mode you play. Your team will be based upon who is in your party at the start of the tournament. These tournaments will be private so there will be a name and password associated to be able to join. The name and password will be provided via IMLeagues in some way. If you have any questions you can reply to this announcement. 

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Program Collaboration” group.

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to program-collaboration-l+unsubscribe@mtu.edu.

To view this discussion on the web visit 


Michigan Tech Intramurals Rocket League Tournaments

Registration Deadline : April 17 at 5:00pm

Location: Participants will play from their personal device

Eligibility: Currently enrolled Michigan Tech Students are eligible to participate in Rocket League Tournaments. Full-Time Faculty and Staff may participate

Tournament Information: Join and/or create a team in the league that reflects your online rank in Rocket League.

Lower ranked players can join higher ranked tournaments.

All tournament matches will be 3 vs 3

There is a 2 vs 2 open division that is not divided by rank, any ranked player can team up and face off.

Tournaments
Unranked-Silver @ 6pm April 18th
Unranked-Platinum @ 7pm April 18th
Unranked-Diamond @ 8pm April 18th
Unranked-Grand Champ @ 9pm April 18th
Open Rank 2vs2 Tournament @ 3pm April 19th

Register your team at:
https://www.imleagues.com/mtu

Contact Info:
imsports@mtu.edu


COVID-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Are you interested in volunteering to help community members of the Keweenaw during the Covid-19 crisis?

The Pavlis Honors College is looking to connect Michigan Tech students with opportunities to lend a helping hand–even from a distance–during this time! If you’d like to get involved, please fill out this survey.

 Covid-19 Volunteer Interest Survey

Please note, this survey is for gauging initial interest. After you fill out the survey, we will reach out with further details as they become available!
If you have any questions, contact Elise Cheney-Makens (eacheney@mtu.edu).


Husky Hour: Preparing for Finals

Tuesday, April 21 at 4:00 PM Eastern on Zoom: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/95859781031


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan Tech is planning to host virtual events educate the campus community to prevent sexual violence. 

Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29

Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence. Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day here. Please join us in wearing denim proudly on April 29. 

With any questions about these events, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu.


Campus Store Course Material Updates – Buyback and Rentals

RENTAL RETURNS
Students who have rented books for the Spring Term will be required to return those books to Public Safety by May 15, 2020.  Students have a two week extension for rental returns.  Students who have left campus will be asked to ship their books back to the store, while those who remain on campus will have a drop location at Public Safety while the campus store is closed. We are planning in the event that we are unable to reopen, or for students who have returned to their permanent home. During this process, both the Campus Store and Public Safety will ensure adherence to the Governor’s order of social distancing, and respect safety guidelines for handling rental returns. These steps include, keeping a 6′ distance and disinfecting books. Students will receive communication regarding their rentals with instructions for proper returns. If students reach out to faculty to questions regarding their rental books, please have them contact Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store.  

BUYBACK
Students will now have the chance to sell their used textbooks through an online buyback program. Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore has partnered with two used textbook wholesalers who are offering students the opportunity to sell their books back without leaving their home. The Campus Store website will allow students to compare prices to both Nebraska Book Company and MBS Book Exchange. Both companies will allow students to print off a return label for free shipping. If you’d like to find out more, you can reach out to Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store or click here (https://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech) During this time of social distancing, this is just one way the Campus Store is helping to smooth the transition for students by seeking new ways to offer services students depend on.


New Deadline for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) applications

The deadline for   Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)  applications has been extended to April 20th.  

The program consists of a 20-week internship (Mid-September through Mid-March), a $1,600 stipend, and professional development activities centered in academic research and scholarship. The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus.

Applications are due by April 20 and include the following:

1.     Online Application Form

2.     Project Description

3.     Faculty Mentor Letter of Support

4.     Faculty Match Funding Acknowledgement

Details of these requirements can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

This program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation, the DeVlieg Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


MTU SDH Event: The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?


Student News Briefs – April 10, 2020

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Comedy Magician Trent James – LIVE on your computer!

Join us virtually on April 10 at 9:00 PM EST for a night of laughs, magic, and fun!  

Comedy magician Trent James is bringing a fresh new feel to the “classic magic show”. Trent’s high-energy performance combines mind boggling magic with gut busting humor that has earned rave reviews in seventeen states. Trent is now quickly becoming one of the top magicians in the country. Don’t take our word for it…he has received top awards from both The International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians, as well as being the youngest recipient of The Milbourne Christopher Award (Past winners Included David Copperfield and Penn and Teller). Trent’s unique sleight of hand magic and hip vibe have made him a huge hit at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events.

Everyone is invited and the show is family-friendly.  You will even get to learn a trick or two!

Watch on Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LZz9opwiR3GVUCkHH4GQ0g


EVERY WEDNESDAY: Trivia Night!

Trivia Night! 

Our next theme is Harry Potter on April 15! 

Join us at 8 PM EST on Zoom.  Think you know more than your friends?  Full of facts and not sure when you might need them?  Prove to everyone you know your stuff!  We will have weekly Wednesday trivia nights until the end of the semester. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get more information about upcoming trivia topics and other fun events!


Husky Hour (Online)

Dealing with a little extra stress these days? Check out Husky Hour online and watch the Stress Less Webinar from Counseling Services to learn more about stress and get some great tips. 

Link to article & video


Michigan Tech Community Outreach – COVID-19

Download

Michigan.gov Coronavirus Volunteering, Donation, & Assistance Request Page: comprehensive resource for those looking to volunteer (health professionals, students, community members, etc.) or request assistance within Michigan

Community Volunteer Sign-Up (by county)

Yoopers Helping Yoopers Facebook Group: group for all UP residents dedicated to sharingresourcesand requesting assistance

Western Upper Peninsula Subgroup

Face Masks for the Keweenaw: coalition of makers, creating masks for Keweenaw hospitals and residents

GoFundMe for monetary donations

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: a great place to donate resources and time due to our elderly population being especially vulnerable

Mission in Motion: Ways to Volunteer

Donation Wish List

If you know of any other opportunities or needs that you would like the Michigan Tech community to be aware of, please contact Dr. Kari Henquinet (kbhenqui@mtu.edu).


Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Virtual Poetry Reading

Hosted by CDI

As we face a new normal to our day-to-day lives, maintaining a creative, expressive, and connected community has taken on new meaning and importance.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amy L. Howard (Center for Diversity and Inclusion) and M. Bartley Seigel (Department of Humanities) cordially invite you to submit work for participation in a virtual poetry reading engaging any facet of life and love in the time of Covid-19.

Anyone may submit a poem for this virtual reading. You may submit either an original poem or a favorite poem that has spoken to you during this difficult time. This reading is about community, feeling, healing, loving, and connecting, and we wish all individuals to feel empowered either as poets themselves or as avid readers of poetry.

Please note, by submitting a poem for possible inclusion, you are agreeing to be available to read that poem in person via the Zoom event.

The virtual poetry reading will be held Friday, April 24th at 4pm via Zoom.

This event is open to all. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person via Zoom. Please submit the following Google Form to participate!

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 17, 5 pm
Notification of Selection: Monday, April 20, 5 pm
Virtual Poetry Reading: Friday, April 24, 4pm


Virtual Spring Fling!

Avast ye, Huskies!

The first ever “Virtual Spring Fling” is happening, and it’s time to have all hands on deck for this year’s Pirates Edition! This event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board), and is a chance for you to promote your organization. Check your email for all of the details!!!

Instead of doing a booth competition and presenting your org at tables on campus, we will be having a virtual poster event with added competition for the best posters. The posters which best match the theme of pirates will have a chance to win money for their organization! First place is $125 and Second place is $75! Additionally, if your poster receives the most likes from our Facebook post your organization will get to select the location of your booth at next year’s spring fling!

Feel free to email MUB Board (mubboard@mtu.edu) if you have any further questions. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

-MUB Board Special Events Committee 


Intramural Rocket League Info

Michigan Tech Intramurals is happy to announce that we will be offering Rocket League Tournaments. The attached link is a sign-up sheet for the tournaments so we can get a rough estimate of how many people will be participating, their skill level and what platform they will be using. Feel free to inform other Michigan Tech students who you would think would be interested. 

This is a general sign-up sheet, it is to get a rough estimate of how many people are interested.

If everything goes well these next couple of days we should be starting this coming week.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LQ32V7cL8dinRFWGf6jwiSOc_rQIta-N3AcpzJR_EoI/edit?usp=sharing

The sign-up sheet is to get a general count of people who want to play in these tournaments. The tournaments will be divided by skill level, grouping some ranks together to make it more fair. There is now a category of what game mode you play. Your team will be based upon who is in your party at the start of the tournament. These tournaments will be private so there will be a name and password associated to be able to join. The name and password will be provided via IMLeagues in some way. If you have any questions you can reply to this announcement. —

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Program Collaboration” group.

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Census 2020 — Help Our Community

Michigan Tech encourages everyone to complete the 2020 Census and count yourself where you reside for most of the year. This would be your residence in the Houghton/Hancock/Keweenaw area or on campus. Your participation ensures the Michigan Tech community receives the future support it needs for parks, roads, walking and bike trails, schools, and city services and programs. For more information, please visit this site.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan Tech is planning to host virtual events educate the campus community to prevent sexual violence. The following events are available to students, staff and faculty: End Rape on Campus and It’s On Us Zoom UniversityFor Sexual Assault Awareness Month, End Rape On Campus & It’s On Us have partnered together to bring you Zoom University: A Self-Care Survivor Series, a virtual course collection of webinars, workshops and more for students and survivors throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join them next week for:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action on Tuesday, April 7

Help turn social media teal — the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention — on April 7th by sharing a teal selfie using #SAAM. Teal ribbons, t-shirts, nails, hair, makeup, jewelry, ties, and other accessories have been popular items worn in the past. You can also take the It’s On Us pledge and share your pledge through social media. Sample post: Today is the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action, and I’m wearing teal to show my support for survivors. #SAAM #IAsk

Dial Help Virtual TEAL Survivor Support Group on Tuesday, April 7

Dial Help, Inc. is hosting a virtual TEAL Survivor Support Group at 7:00 PM on April 7, 2020 through Zoom. Contact Paige to join at (906)482-9077 or psetter-hallwachs@dialhelp.org. TEAL is a free, safe, and non-judgmental community support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. Funded by the Division of Victim Services.

RAINN Checks for RAINN Day on April 14

The Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) is holding their annual RAINN Day on April 14, 2020. On April 14, Dial Help, Inc. and Michigan Tech Title IX are teaming up to host two Zoom meetings:

In these Zoom meetings, we will discuss self care, violence prevention and services available. Each session will hold space for questions from the audience.

Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29

Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence. Denim Day was founded after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Enraged by the verdict, within hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. You can find more information about Denim Day here. Please join us in wearing denim proudly on April 29. 

With any questions about these events, please contact Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu.


Campus Store Course Material Updates – Buyback and Rentals

RENTAL RETURNS
Students who have rented books for the Spring Term will be required to return those books to Public Safety by May 15, 2020.  Students have a two week extension for rental returns.  Students who have left campus will be asked to ship their books back to the store, while those who remain on campus will have a drop location at Public Safety while the campus store is closed. We are planning in the event that we are unable to reopen, or for students who have returned to their permanent home. During this process, both the Campus Store and Public Safety will ensure adherence to the Governor’s order of social distancing, and respect safety guidelines for handling rental returns. These steps include, keeping a 6′ distance and disinfecting books. Students will receive communication regarding their rentals with instructions for proper returns. If students reach out to faculty to questions regarding their rental books, please have them contact Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store.  

BUYBACK
Students will now have the chance to sell their used textbooks through an online buyback program. Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore has partnered with two used textbook wholesalers who are offering students the opportunity to sell their books back without leaving their home. The Campus Store website will allow students to compare prices to both Nebraska Book Company and MBS Book Exchange. Both companies will allow students to print off a return label for free shipping. If you’d like to find out more, you can reach out to Jennifer Cowan at the Campus Store or click here (https://www.bookstore.mtu.edu/michtech) During this time of social distancing, this is just one way the Campus Store is helping to smooth the transition for students by seeking new ways to offer services students depend on.


New Deadline for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) applications

The deadline for   Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)  applications has been extended to April 20th.  

The program consists of a 20-week internship (Mid-September through Mid-March), a $1,600 stipend, and professional development activities centered in academic research and scholarship. The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus.

Applications are due by April 20 and include the following:

1.     Online Application Form

2.     Project Description

3.     Faculty Mentor Letter of Support

4.     Faculty Match Funding Acknowledgement

Details of these requirements can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

This program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation, the DeVlieg Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


MTU SDH Event: The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

*DRIVE DATE POSTPONED TO THIS SUMMER (OFFICIAL DATE TBD)*

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Drive date.  We are hoping to hold the drive sometime this summer when it is safe for people to gather in groups again.  If you are no longer able to hold on to your items or you will not be in the Keweenaw this summer, please contact sdh@mtu.edu and we will work with you to take your items off your hands.

Please continue saving these five items: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.How much WASTE can we SAVE from the landfill as a COMMUNITY?