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Student News Briefs – January 25, 2019

Ahh the Beauty of Winter!

Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflectors or reflective jackets. Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


Come See Comedian Stephen Agyei
Join Late Night Programming for the first comedian of the spring semester, Stephen Agyei on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!  
Memorably known for the “Whitest teeth in Denver,” he shines as bright as his mischievous smile. He’s opened for Dave Chappelle, Roseanne and was hand-picked by Duncan Trussell to open his most recent tour. Get ready for a great night full of laughter, so gather your friends for a show you won’t want to miss! This event is FREE to all, funded by the Student Activity Fee!

Rekhi Innovation Challenge

The Rekhi Innovation Challenge is a crowdfunding competition to help promote and support student innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of Superior Ideas.

The competition will run for the month of February and the team that raises the most money will receive a monetary match up of to $1,000. Additional monetary awards will also be offered.

Projects must be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, January 25th – TODAY! on Superior Ideas in order to enter into the competition. The application and guidelines can be found on Husky Innovate or by contacting Natasha Chopp.


SURF Applications Due Today

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are currently being accepted. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on Friday,  January 25, 2019 – TODAY!

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Deadline for CMU New Venture Competition Extended

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

The last event in the Husky Innovate series, the Central Michigan University New Venture Competition, is Friday, April 12, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. For the ninth year, Michigan Technological University and Central Michigan University collaborate to offer our students the opportunity to compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services.

Are you a student with a great business idea or do you want to team up with a student who has a great business idea? If so, the New Venture Competition provides an exciting venue to pitch your business, get valuable feedback, network with representatives within Michigan’s innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem, and last but not least, perhaps win some valuable prize money!

The NVC provides a transformational experience in which students are able to earn start-up funds for their new venture. Students will have multiple opportunities to connect with experienced entrepreneurs, alumni, and business professionals, venture capital experts, angel investors, and faculty and community leaders.

Students who are interested must submit an “Intent to Compete” application for the New Venture Competition by the extended January 25, 2019 deadline (TODAY).   Click here to register and apply – http://bit.ly/newventurecompetition


                                              This weekend, Film Board Presents: Venom                                                                 

Friday, Jan. 25 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Jan. 26 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30       
Sunday, Jan 27 @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Venom is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language.

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website: filmboard.mtu.edu


Jazz Cabaret at the Rozsa

Join us for two nights of Jazz Cabaret in Club Rozsa, featuring three Michigan Tech jazz ensembles: Full Send Combo, Jazz Lab Band and the Research & Development Big Band. The stage of the Rozsa is transformed into an historic jazz club with vintage atmosphere, complete with café tables and a cash bar. Join Michigan Tech’s guest jazz bands conductor Patrick Booth and the Michigan Tech Jazz ensembles for Backstage at the Rozsa this Friday and Saturday nights, January 25 & 26, 7:30 pm.


Dodgeball Tournament

Dodgeball Tournament with teams of 6 to win $25-30 gift card each. Single elimination bracket style. Uniforms are encouraged. Team names need to be appropriate. The team captain can send an email to MUBboardFGchair@gmail.com with their team name (Must be appropriate) and the 6 members of their team. Must include names and emails. We will send a PDF of the rules to each captain once they are signed up along with their start time. Games will be 10 minutes long.

This event will be at the Racquetball Courts, Saturday, January 26th, from 1 pm to 6 pm.


Men’s Club Volleyball Home Tournament

Come cheer on your MTU Men’s Club Volleyball team as they play in their first WVC tournament of the season! Five Wisconsin schools will be traveling up to Houghton to play. Admission is free, so take a break from your classes and go watch some competitive collegiate volleyball!    

Saturday, January 26th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SDC Varsity Wood Gym

Involvement Link

Facebook Event Link


Alternative Spring Break Interest Meetings 

Sunday, January 27 @ 1 pm, Wads G17/19W

Thursday, January 31 @ 4 pm, Wads G17/19W

Spend our Spring Break dedicated to sustainability and helping our environment by participating in one of our Alternative Spring Breaks (ASB). Travel to either New Orleans, Louisiana or San Jan Comalapa, Guatemala for an experience you will not want to miss!   

Attend our Interest Meetings to learn more about these amazing opportunities or apply online at AlternativeSpringBreak. If you are unable to attend the Interest Meetings, please contact Beka Horsch at huskyhelpers@mtu.edu.


Free Ski Day

Join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Tech Trailhead from 2-6 pm. Try out ski equipment for FREE! It’s a great opportunity to try cross country skiing and snacks will also be provided.  

If you can’t make it for Free Ski Day, you can still get in on the skiing fun.

By paying $10 to join the club, you get unlimited equipment usage for the season and can take advantage of beginner lessons available weekly, at no additional cost!


Photonics Night Engineering of Light


Spring HuskyLead Series

Student Activities announces the Spring 2019 HuskyLead Series. HuskyLead is a series of hour-long workshops that help Michigan Tech students elevate their leadership skills.

Tuesday, January 29 –  “Rise Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing”

Come rise up and work with Adobe Education Leader Jeremiah Baumann as we tackle the problem of “same old organization marketing tactics”. Learn some new tools and tricks to make your marketing stand out on a campus full of marketing doppelgängers. You’ll leave excited to “think past tomorrow” and create some amazing materials for your organization. Attend the first HuskyLead of the semester being held in MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m. 

If you have any questions or comments email Beka Horsch at rmhorsch@mtu.edu.


2019-2020 USG Budget Hearing Info Session

It is the beginning of the Annual USG Budget Hearing Process, which Registered Student Organizations can receive funding for the following school year from the Student Activity Fee (SAF). The Undergraduate Student Government oversees the disbursement of these funds every year, with the opportunity for organizations to receive this funding happening every spring. If your organization would like to be funded by the Student Activity Fee for the 2019-2020 school year there are a few steps you nee to take.

First a representative from your organization must be present and sign-in at the Mandatory SAF Info Session to be eligible for SAF funding. This info session will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 6:00 PM in Fisher 135. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time in order to sign in and receive your informational packet.

At this meeting you will be given all the information needed to get started planning a budget and submitting the required documents. A detailed timeline will be gone over, including submission deadlines. As a reminder, only open student organizations are eligible for SAF funding. If you are not sure if your organization is eligible, you are invited to attend this info session to see.

(Note: If your organization does not want SAF funding for the 2019-2020 school year, it is not required that you or a representative attend this info session. Special Budgetary Groups are also not required to attend this info session.)

If you have questions regarding the budgetary process, please wait until after the informational session as many questions will be answered there.


Spring Intramural Sports


Bad Art Night

The Alley Makerspace invites you to relax before Winter Carnival by making intentionally terrible art. Bring your friends and work together to create the spiciest and strangest sculptures, drawings, and paintings.  Prizes given to the worst art.

Where: Basement of the MUB

When: Friday, February 1st from 5-7 pm

Cost: Free!


Winter Carnival Karaoke

The Winter Carnival Karaoke event will be in the MUB Commons, Wednesday, February 6th,  from 8 pm to midnight. Free hot chocolate and snacks will be provided while supplies last.

This is going on during the all-nighter. Have some fun and Karaoke!


Supplies at The Campus Store
Need your broomball supplies? We are stocking brooms and all tapes at The Campus Store!
Winter Carnival gear is coming, watch our social media feeds for updates! We’ll have t-shirts, long sleeve t’s, crew and hoody sweatshirts! We’ll also be offering Winter Carnival glassware, buttons, and pictorials while supplies last! Stop by The Campus Store, University Images, or online at Bookstore.mtu.edu for more details.
Join HuskyDeals to be the first to know about our sales, promotions, and services! Email campusstore@mtu.edu to join! Stop by University Images or The Campus Store for more info!


Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe Hikes are a part of the Series and are most what we do in the winter.  We currently have about 120 pairs of Tubbs Snowshoes that are available for rent at the OAP, including about 8 pair of children’s snowshoes.  We will head out to a number of different locations and snowshoe, usually after the sun has gone down for the day.  Popular locations include Paavola Wetlands, McLain State Park, Michigan Tech Trails, and Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids in Hancock.  These hikes are $10 and include snowshoes for those who do not own a pair(yet).  We provide transportation if we are headed off campus and hot chocolate back at the OAP when we are all done!  

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest

In addition, the Bigfoot Glowshoe Event, February 7, 2019, is a partnership between the OAP and Wellness Programs and makes up the other part of the Snowshoe Series.  Held each year for the past 20 years, this year there will be some new changes to the event.  The most significant and exciting is the moving of the event to Thursday night of Winter Carnival!  We will be using glow sticks and glow paint and many other glow items to mark the trails and ensure that no one gets lost!  

More Information on Bigfoot Glowshoe and More

  • Bigfoot Glowshoe
    • Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7-10 pm                                       
    • Students $5
    • To register, visit the Student Health and Wellness Website
    • Poster attached for your convenience
  • Healthy Husky Workshop Series (Spring 2019)
    • Workshop description: We know Huskies are super smart and wildy busy.  We’ve designed this workshop series to help you learn positive life strategies, cope with the roadblocks this semester will bring, and connect with your pack.
    • Poster Attached
    • No cost to attend
    • Attend one session or all
  • Want to learn more?  Follow Student Health and Wellness on Social Media
    • Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) and Instagram!
      • Events and information posted weekly
  • We’re Hiring!
    • Do you love to talk about Health and Wellness?  Are you passionate about balance and living a healthy lifestyle?  Visit www.mtu.edu/wellness and click on “Join Our Team” to submit an    application
      • Interviews will take place in the spring 2019 semester and work will begin in the Fall 2019 semester
  • Have a question about Student Health and Wellness?  Email us at wellness@mtu.edu

Spend Your Spring Break in Silicon Valley

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Technological University Silicon Valley Experience, a Spring Break tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field. The deadline to apply is February 8th, 2019, and the application form can be found at SVE Experience 2019 Application. Up to fifteen students will be selected for this experience. Major funding for the trip is provided by Michigan Tech alum Kanwal Rekhi, as well as the Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Business and Economics in collaboration with 14 Floors.

Silicon Valley is known for its software giants, high-tech startups, Fortune 1000 companies, innovative culture and entrepreneurial ecosystem – the environment that affects local/regional entrepreneurship, such as culture, policies, talent, entrepreneurial organizations, regional resources, and networks.

The Silicon Valley Experience will showcase multiple perspectives of a day in the life of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, and business leaders. This tour will provide an interactive opportunity for students to discover more about a variety of industry settings, to sample various innovative corporate cultures through tours and presentations, and to meet and talk with successful alumni entrepreneurs.

Students who apply and are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, Clari, BYTON, Twilio, Autodesk, Waymo, the Porter Vineyard, as well as recent Michigan Tech alumnus startup, Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business, innovation, and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Lodging, some food, and ground transportation to and from toured companies will be covered. Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own air travel. As part of the student application, students will create a 2-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the Michigan Technological University community upon completion of their travel in order to positively contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for a limited travel scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Casper (lcasper@mtu.edu).


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. The two applicants selected, one choreographer and one composer, will spend two weeks on Rabbit Island, then one week of studio time at the Rozsa Center, and their final work will be premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. An honoraria of $2000 USD will be awarded to both the choreographer and composer.

The opportunity is an open call available to anyone working in the fields of choreography and composition. The selection committee is made up of each organization’s directors, Rabbit Island alumni, and accomplished choreographers and composers. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Awarded residents will be notified in early May, 2019. A complete application guide and online submission form can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

Rabbit Island is a 91-acre wilderness island partitioned from the mainland by the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. As such, the location provides artists a remote contextual challenge to create works which add to the evolving contemporary conversation of art and the environment. Since 2013 the Rabbit Island Residency open call for all disciplines has received over 1000 applications from 45 countries. The Choreographer and Composer Residency marks the Rabbit Island Foundation’s first focused residency and first collaboratively created residency with the Rozsa Center.

Rabbit Island Foundation President Rob Gorski states, “The Choreographer and Composer Residency contests the status quo. Rabbit Island exists to encourage the creative community to focus intensely on the most fundamental narrative of our age—the environment and the human relationship to it. This residency challenges applicants to take risks and create bold work challenging the assumptions of the cultural landscape created by previous generations of choreographers, composers, and thinkers. We presume that there exist more meaningful ways to contextualize music and dance to the evolving understanding of ethics within the Anthropocene. This residency offers time, space, and context to take a shot at precisely this.”

To learn more about the residency opportunity, the Rabbit Island Foundation, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; full application guidelines and submission information for can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

Spring HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness classes begin January 20. Check out the daily schedule, Adult Group Fitness at a Glance! Student rates available!

Looking for the ultimate variety of group fitness classes? Commit to be HuskiesFit with our Spring Semester HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – variety at its best. #groupfitness #ultimatepunchcard #huskiesfit.


Michigan Tech Trails

If you join the Nordic Ski Club you get free day use of equipment at Tech Trails. Equipment cannot be kept overnight and can only be used at Tech Trails.

The next Citizen’s Night is February 5, 6 pm on the lighted Michigan Tech Trails. Enjoy a little friendly competition with family, friends and fellow skiers or ski just for fun. Free to Tech Trail members.

Come on out and support the Tech Trails with a season pass!

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) offers snowshoe rentals . Various lengths available to accommodate all users and use types.


Student News Briefs – January 18, 2019

Welcome to Spring Semester!

Remember: Martin Luther King Jr. day is Monday, classes are not in session.


Icy Walkways 

Drivers and walkers need to be mindful of each other. Please use caution when walking to campus or on campus. Drive with caution, keep lights on, keep your eyes on the road and off to the side to see any pedestrians on the sidewalks or crossing the road.

Drivers keep a look out for walkers!

Walkers keep an eye out for vehicles on the roads while you are walking!


 MUB Board presents Mind Reader Mark Toland 

Date: January 18th, 2019  Tonight!

Time: 9 pm                                                               

Location: MUB Ballroom

Description: Join MUB Board on Friday, January 18th at 9 pm in the MUB Ballroom for award-winning mind reader Mark Toland. His award winning entertainment is the go-to choice for major corporate and college events around the world. In 2017, Mark went on an international tour performing sold out shows around North America. “The Mystery Tour” earned praise and awards from New York City to San Diego, including “Best of Fest” (NYC), “Pick of Fringe” (Orlando), and “Outstanding Mentalism Performance” (San Diego). Mark has also correctly guessed the outcome of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, predicted the headlines of the Chicago Tribune, and bicycled through Chicago traffic completely blindfolded. You won’t want to miss this!!!


                               This weekend, Film Board Presents: Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday, Jan. 18 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Jan. 19 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30                                     
Sunday, Jan 20 @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Bohemian Rhapsody is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website: filmboard.mtu.edu



Come See Comedian Stephen Agyei
Join Late Night Programming for the first comedian of the spring semester, Stephen Agyei on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!  
Memorably known for the “Whitest teeth in Denver,” he shines as bright as his mischievous smile. He’s opened for Dave Chappelle, Roseanne and was hand-picked by Duncan Trussell to open his most recent tour. Get ready for a great night full of laughter, so gather your friends for a show you won’t want to miss! This event is FREE to all, funded by the Student Activity Fee!

Spring 2019 Dollar Days 

Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Friday, January 18 at 4 pm in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 pm in Fisher 138

Monday, January 21 at 2 pm in Fisher 138

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Festival of Concerts of Contemporary Music

Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Libby Meyer, Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts and Director, Music Composition Program, are pleased to present a festival series of three concerts of contemporary music written by composers either from or who have lived in the Upper Peninsula, featuring Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Composer and UP Native Elena Ruehr. There will be a Master Class presented by Dr. Ruehr on Saturday, January 19, at 3:00 pm in the McArdle Theatre, featuring a recital of music by student composers. The festival continues that evening with an intimate evening “Backstage” performance in the Rozsa Center at 7:30 pm, featuring the music of Evan Premo, Libby Meyer, Thomas LaVoy, Abbie Burt Betinis, Carrie Biolo, Patrick Booth, Christopher Plummer and featuring Elena Ruehr’s Third String Quartet. The final concert of the festival will take place on Sunday, January 20, at 3:00 pm in the McArdle Theatre, and will present music by Griffin Candey, Josh Loar, Sarah Rimkus, Milton Olsson, Stephen Rush, and featuring the piece Lucy by Elena Ruehr.


Calling All Volunteers!

Martin Luther King Reading Day 2019 is coming up fast!

On January 21, 2019 (MLK Day) Michigan Tech will continue a long-standing tradition of reading to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of MLK.

All readings take place between 9 am – 3 pm and we will coordinate at a later date exactly what block of times are available to choose. Participating schools include:

– Houghton Elementary

– Barkell School (Hancock)

– Dollar Bay Elementary School

If you or a group are interested in reading sign up HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/wzOJKfzzpFerKaqg1

MLK children’s books will be provided for readings

Personal transportation is required but carpool options can be arranged. If you have any questions please contact Briana Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu anytime!


Feedback on Michigan Tech Experience
The Wahtera Center is looking for your feedback about your Michigan Tech experience with academic advising. We are conducting in person group sessions next week to collect your thoughts and opinions about your  experiences with academic advising and how to improve the experiences for students and advisors alike. Food will be provided.

The feedback collected will not be tied to individual students. The sessions are

Monday, January 21 at 4 pm in Admin 201 and Thursday, January 24 at noon in Admin 130, Room 159. If you can attend, please register here.  Contact Susan Liebau at slliebau@mtu.edu with any questions.

Jack Box Games

Join Mu Beta Psi playing Jack Box in Fisher 130 on Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:30 pm. Jack Box is a party game in which the players use their phones to submit answers for the players to chose from. Mu Beta Psi is a musical service fraternity who works to serve the Rosza, VPA, and local high school and community music endeavors.


Summer Youth Programs is Hiring!

Looking for a summer job? Want to make an impact this summer? We have an amazing opportunity for you!

Summer Youth Programs will be hosting two info sessions about our current job openings for this summer. You do NOT have to attend an info session to apply but it is highly encouraged. If you are unable to attend or if you have any questions please email cpcojobs@mtu.edu.

The employment info sessions are on the following days:

Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge

Thursday, January 24th at 5:30 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge

You can also find more information on our website: https://www.mtu.edu/syp/


Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


Rekhi Innovation Challenge

The Rekhi Innovation Challenge is a crowdfunding competition to help promote and support student innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of Superior Ideas.

The competition will run for the month of February and the team that raises the most money will receive a monetary match up of to $1,000. Additional monetary awards will also be offered.

Projects must be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, January 25th on Superior Ideas in order to enter into the competition. The application and guidelines can be found on Husky Innovate or by contacting Natasha Chopp.


SURF Applications Due January 25

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are currently being accepted. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on Friday,  January 25, 2019.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Deadline for CMU New Venture Competition Extended

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

The last event in the Husky Innovate series, the Central Michigan University New Venture Competition, is Friday, April 12, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. For the ninth year, Michigan Technological University and Central Michigan University collaborate to offer our students the opportunity to compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services.

Are you a student with a great business idea or do you want to team up with a student who has a great business idea? If so, the New Venture Competition provides an exciting venue to pitch your business, get valuable feedback, network with representatives within Michigan’s innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem, and last but not least, perhaps win some valuable prize money!

The NVC provides a transformational experience in which students are able to earn start-up funds for their new venture. Students will have multiple opportunities to connect with experienced entrepreneurs, alumni, and business professionals, venture capital experts, angel investors, and faculty and community leaders.

Students who are interested must submit an “Intent to Compete” application for the New Venture Competition by the extended January 25, 2019 deadline.   Click here to register and apply – http://bit.ly/newventurecompetition


Study Away Programs – Summer 2019


Dodgeball Tournament

Dodgeball Tournament with teams of 6 to win $25-30 gift card each. Single elimination bracket style. Uniforms are encouraged. Team names need to be appropriate. The team captain can send an email to MUBboardFGchair@gmail.com with their team name (Must be appropriate) and the 6 members of their team. Must include names and emails. We will send a PDF of the rules to each captain once they are signed up along with their start time. Games will be 10 minutes long.

This event will be at the Racquetball Courts, Saturday, January 26th, from 1 pm to 6 pm.


Men’s Club Volleyball Home Tournament

Come cheer on your MTU Men’s Club Volleyball team as they play in their first WVC tournament of the season! Five Wisconsin schools will be traveling up to Houghton to play. Admission is free, so take a break from your classes and go watch some competitive collegiate volleyball!    

Saturday, January 26th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SDC Varsity Wood Gym

Involvement Link

Facebook Event Link


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. The two applicants selected, one choreographer and one composer, will spend two weeks on Rabbit Island, then one week of studio time at the Rozsa Center, and their final work will be premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. An honoraria of $2000 USD will be awarded to both the choreographer and composer.

The opportunity is an open call available to anyone working in the fields of choreography and composition. The selection committee is made up of each organization’s directors, Rabbit Island alumni, and accomplished choreographers and composers. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Awarded residents will be notified in early May, 2019. A complete application guide and online submission form can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

Rabbit Island is a 91-acre wilderness island partitioned from the mainland by the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. As such, the location provides artists a remote contextual challenge to create works which add to the evolving contemporary conversation of art and the environment. Since 2013 the Rabbit Island Residency open call for all disciplines has received over 1000 applications from 45 countries. The Choreographer and Composer Residency marks the Rabbit Island Foundation’s first focused residency and first collaboratively created residency with the Rozsa Center.

Rabbit Island Foundation President Rob Gorski states, “The Choreographer and Composer Residency contests the status quo. Rabbit Island exists to encourage the creative community to focus intensely on the most fundamental narrative of our age—the environment and the human relationship to it. This residency challenges applicants to take risks and create bold work challenging the assumptions of the cultural landscape created by previous generations of choreographers, composers, and thinkers. We presume that there exist more meaningful ways to contextualize music and dance to the evolving understanding of ethics within the Anthropocene. This residency offers time, space, and context to take a shot at precisely this.”

To learn more about the residency opportunity, the Rabbit Island Foundation, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; full application guidelines and submission information for can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

Spring HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness classes begin January 20. Check out the daily schedule, Adult Group Fitness at a Glance! Student rates available!

Looking for the ultimate variety of group fitness classes? Commit to be HuskiesFit with our Spring Semester HuskiesFit Ultimate Session Punch Card – variety at its best. #groupfitness #ultimatepunchcard #huskiesfit


Student News Briefs – January 11, 2019

New Semester Monday!


Walkways Are Slippery

Drivers and walkers need to be mindful of each other. Please use caution when walking to campus or on campus. Drive with caution, keep lights on, keep your eyes on the road and off to the side to see any pedestrians on the sidewalks or crossing the road.

Drivers keep a look out for walkers!

Walkers keep an eye out for vehicles on the roads while you are walking!


SDC Holiday Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced building hours during the holiday break, Now – January 12, 2019.

For more information, see the attached schedule or visit Holiday Building Hours.

This is a reminder that the SDC will resume regular hours beginning Sunday, January 13.

Visit SDC Building Hours for more information.


Textbooks For Spring Semester

Looking for textbooks? You can now order your books for the 2019 Spring semester online. Head to our website www.bookstore.mtu.edu to compare our prices with our competitors.

Select in-store pickup and your books will be waiting for you when you arrive!


Benefit for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

This year, the Rozsa Center, Michigan Tech’s Dining Services, and Visual and Performing Arts Department, is hosting the second annual benefit in Ken Steiner’s honor for his favorite charity: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, featuring good food, a cash bar, and once again a host of Ken’s friends and former band mates making the music, on Friday, January 11 at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center Lobby. Ticket prices are: $10/$20/$30/donation of your choice. 100% of ticket sales will be donated in Ken’s name to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.

Musicians featured: Tom Katalin at 7:00 PM. Uncle Pete’s All Star BBQ Blues Band at 8:15 PM. And, The Mike Christianson Quartet at 9:30 PM. Ticket prices are in a range of “donation levels,” so that everyone who attends can support the fundraiser at a level they choose.

To purchase tickets, please call (906) 487-2073, go online at mtu.edu/rozsa, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Tickets will also be available at the Rozsa Box office the evening of the benefit. The Rozsa Box Office opens two hours before event times.


Spring 2019 Dollar Days 

Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

Looking for a job on campus?

Come to the On Campus Student Employment Fair!

Talk with departments hiring both regular student employees and work study students. Various departments across campus will be there to meet with you such as Admissions, IT, Student Activities, etc.

What: On Campus Employment Fair – Open to both Federal Work Study students and regular on campus employment
When: January 16, 2019 from 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: East Reading Room, Library
Why: great job experience for your resume, flexible hours around your class schedule, and MONEY.

Please contact Emily Hoffmiller in the Student Financial Services Center if you have any additional questions, ejbuchmi@mtu.edu.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Festival of Concerts of Contemporary Music

Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Libby Meyer, Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts and Director, Music Composition Program, are pleased to present a festival series of three concerts of contemporary music written by composers either from or who have lived in the Upper Peninsula, featuring Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Composer and UP Native Elena Ruehr. There will be a Master Class presented by Dr. Ruehr on Saturday, January 19, at 3:00 pm in the McArdle Theatre, featuring a recital of music by student composers. The festival continues that evening with an intimate evening “Backstage” performance in the Rozsa Center at 7:30 pm, featuring the music of Evan Premo, Libby Meyer, Thomas LaVoy, Abbie Burt Betinis, Carrie Biolo, Patrick Booth, Christopher Plummer and featuring Elena Ruehr’s Third String Quartet. The final concert of the festival will take place on Sunday, January 20, at 3:00 pm in the McArdle Theatre, and will present music by Griffin Candey, Josh Loar, Sarah Rimkus, Milton Olsson, Stephen Rush, and featuring the piece Lucy by Elena Ruehr.


Calling All Volunteers!

Martin Luther King Reading Day 2019 is coming up fast!

On January 21, 2019 (MLK Day) Michigan Tech will continue a long-standing tradition of reading to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of MLK.

All readings take place between 9 am – 3 pm and we will coordinate at a later date exactly what block of times are available to choose. Participating schools include:

– Houghton Elementary

– Barkell School (Hancock)

– Dollar Bay Elementary School

If you or a group are interested in reading sign up HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/wzOJKfzzpFerKaqg1

MLK children’s books will be provided for readings

Personal transportation is required but carpool options can be arranged. If you have any questions please contact Briana Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu anytime!


Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


Come See Comedian Stephen Agyei
Join Late Night Programming for the first comedian of the spring semester, Stephen Agyei on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!  
Memorably known for the “Whitest teeth in Denver,” he shines as bright as his mischievous smile. He’s opened for Dave Chappelle, Roseanne and was hand-picked by Duncan Trussell to open his most recent tour. Get ready for a great night full of laughter, so gather your friends for a show you won’t want to miss! This event is FREE to all, funded by the Student Activity Fee!

HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. The two applicants selected, one choreographer and one composer, will spend two weeks on Rabbit Island, then one week of studio time at the Rozsa Center, and their final work will be premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. An honoraria of $2000 USD will be awarded to both the choreographer and composer.

The opportunity is an open call available to anyone working in the fields of choreography and composition. The selection committee is made up of each organization’s directors, Rabbit Island alumni, and accomplished choreographers and composers. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Awarded residents will be notified in early May, 2019. A complete application guide and online submission form can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

Rabbit Island is a 91-acre wilderness island partitioned from the mainland by the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. As such, the location provides artists a remote contextual challenge to create works which add to the evolving contemporary conversation of art and the environment. Since 2013 the Rabbit Island Residency open call for all disciplines has received over 1000 applications from 45 countries. The Choreographer and Composer Residency marks the Rabbit Island Foundation’s first focused residency and first collaboratively created residency with the Rozsa Center.

Rabbit Island Foundation President Rob Gorski states, “The Choreographer and Composer Residency contests the status quo. Rabbit Island exists to encourage the creative community to focus intensely on the most fundamental narrative of our age—the environment and the human relationship to it. This residency challenges applicants to take risks and create bold work challenging the assumptions of the cultural landscape created by previous generations of choreographers, composers, and thinkers. We presume that there exist more meaningful ways to contextualize music and dance to the evolving understanding of ethics within the Anthropocene. This residency offers time, space, and context to take a shot at precisely this.”

To learn more about the residency opportunity, the Rabbit Island Foundation, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; full application guidelines and submission information for can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


Student News Briefs – January 4, 2019

Have A Wonderful Holiday Break!


Walkways Are Slippery

Drivers and walkers need to be mindful of each other. Please use caution when walking to campus or on campus. Drive with caution, keep lights on, keep your eyes on the road and off to the side to see any pedestrians on the sidewalks or crossing the road.

Drivers keep a look out for walkers!

Walkers keep an eye out for vehicles on the roads while you are walking!


SDC Holiday Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced building hours during the holiday break, Now – January 12, 2019.

For more information, see the attached schedule or visit Holiday Building Hours.


Textbooks For Spring Semester

Looking for textbooks? You can now order your books for the 2019 Spring semester online. Head to our website www.bookstore.mtu.edu to compare our prices with our competitors.

Select in-store pickup and your books will be waiting for you when you arrive!


Benefit for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

This year, the Rozsa Center, Michigan Tech’s Dining Services, and Visual and Performing Arts Department, is hosting the second annual benefit in Ken Steiner’s honor for his favorite charity: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, featuring good food, a cash bar, and once again a host of Ken’s friends and former band mates making the music, on Friday, January 11 at 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center Lobby. Ticket prices are: $10/$20/$30/donation of your choice. 100% of ticket sales will be donated in Ken’s name to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.

Musicians featured: Tom Katalin at 7:00 PM. Uncle Pete’s All Star BBQ Blues Band at 8:15 PM. And, The Mike Christianson Quartet at 9:30 PM. Ticket prices are in a range of “donation levels,” so that everyone who attends can support the fundraiser at a level they choose.

To purchase tickets, please call (906) 487-2073, go online at mtu.edu/rozsa, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC). Tickets will also be available at the Rozsa Box office the evening of the benefit. The Rozsa Box Office opens two hours before event times.


Spring 2019 Dollar Days 

Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. The two applicants selected, one choreographer and one composer, will spend two weeks on Rabbit Island, then one week of studio time at the Rozsa Center, and their final work will be premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. An honoraria of $2000 USD will be awarded to both the choreographer and composer.

The opportunity is an open call available to anyone working in the fields of choreography and composition. The selection committee is made up of each organization’s directors, Rabbit Island alumni, and accomplished choreographers and composers. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Awarded residents will be notified in early May, 2019. A complete application guide and online submission form can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

Rabbit Island is a 91-acre wilderness island partitioned from the mainland by the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. As such, the location provides artists a remote contextual challenge to create works which add to the evolving contemporary conversation of art and the environment. Since 2013 the Rabbit Island Residency open call for all disciplines has received over 1000 applications from 45 countries. The Choreographer and Composer Residency marks the Rabbit Island Foundation’s first focused residency and first collaboratively created residency with the Rozsa Center.

Rabbit Island Foundation President Rob Gorski states, “The Choreographer and Composer Residency contests the status quo. Rabbit Island exists to encourage the creative community to focus intensely on the most fundamental narrative of our age—the environment and the human relationship to it. This residency challenges applicants to take risks and create bold work challenging the assumptions of the cultural landscape created by previous generations of choreographers, composers, and thinkers. We presume that there exist more meaningful ways to contextualize music and dance to the evolving understanding of ethics within the Anthropocene. This residency offers time, space, and context to take a shot at precisely this.”

To learn more about the residency opportunity, the Rabbit Island Foundation, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; full application guidelines and submission information for can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


Student News Briefs – December 21, 2018

Have A Wonderful Holiday Break!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there!

Drivers should always be on the lookout for students walking to school as well!


Public Skating

Make wonderful memories over the holidays with a fun family get together at the Mac for public skating!

  • Friday, December 21, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm                                  
  • Sunday, December 23, 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Friday, December 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 30, 12:00-2:00 pm

Free to SDC members and Michigan Tech students. Included in same day SDC day pass purchase. $3/person skating only.

For more information, visit Public Skating.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Michigan Tech Recreation!

SDC Holiday Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced building hours during the holiday break, December 22, 2018 – January 12, 2019.

For more information, see the attached schedule or visit Holiday Building Hours.


Spring 2019 Dollar Days 
Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

The Rabbit Island Foundation and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts announce a new 2019 residency opportunity: The three-week Choreographer and Composer Residency encourages collaboration between a choreographer and composer in a wild natural setting offering time, space, and financial support to explore environmental concerns through dance and music. The two applicants selected, one choreographer and one composer, will spend two weeks on Rabbit Island, then one week of studio time at the Rozsa Center, and their final work will be premiered as part of the Rozsa Center Presenting Series season in 2020-2021. An honoraria of $2000 USD will be awarded to both the choreographer and composer.

The opportunity is an open call available to anyone working in the fields of choreography and composition. The selection committee is made up of each organization’s directors, Rabbit Island alumni, and accomplished choreographers and composers. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Awarded residents will be notified in early May, 2019. A complete application guide and online submission form can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.

Rabbit Island is a 91-acre wilderness island partitioned from the mainland by the largest body of freshwater in the world, Lake Superior. As such, the location provides artists a remote contextual challenge to create works which add to the evolving contemporary conversation of art and the environment. Since 2013 the Rabbit Island Residency open call for all disciplines has received over 1000 applications from 45 countries. The Choreographer and Composer Residency marks the Rabbit Island Foundation’s first focused residency and first collaboratively created residency with the Rozsa Center.

Rabbit Island Foundation President Rob Gorski states, “The Choreographer and Composer Residency contests the status quo. Rabbit Island exists to encourage the creative community to focus intensely on the most fundamental narrative of our age—the environment and the human relationship to it. This residency challenges applicants to take risks and create bold work challenging the assumptions of the cultural landscape created by previous generations of choreographers, composers, and thinkers. We presume that there exist more meaningful ways to contextualize music and dance to the evolving understanding of ethics within the Anthropocene. This residency offers time, space, and context to take a shot at precisely this.”

To learn more about the residency opportunity, the Rabbit Island Foundation, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; full application guidelines and submission information for can be found at http://www.rabbitisland.org/art.


Student News Briefs – December 14, 2018

Have a wonderful day!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there!

Drivers should always be on the lookout for students walking to school as well!


The Rozsa Center Presents Three Holiday Concerts This Week

Celebrate the holidays with music at the Rozsa! Join the Rozsa Center and the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts for two holiday inspired concerts this week: enjoy “Gifts of Music,” a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony on Friday, December 14. And the Michigan Tech Choirs present a “Celebration of Lights” on Saturday, December 15. Both shows are at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

On Friday, The Superior Wind Symphony brings musical gifts that are varied and diverse for you at the end of this year. The Gifts of Music program includes “The Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol” by Percy Grainger and Mike Christianson; “Three Moods of Hanukkah,” arranged by Lenny Niehaus; two traditional carols, Silent Night and O Tannebaum, co-arranged by Wynton Marsalis, and “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by  Aaron Copland; among other holiday-inspired songs.

Jared Anderson, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech, presents A Celebration of Lights,  The choirs at Michigan Tech are looking forward to sharing a program of diverse music that they have grown to love over the past couple of months. The concert includes traditional carols as well as a number of newer pieces that capture the spirit of the holiday season, when the nights are long and we appreciate light from many sources.  The choirs will sing of light from the menorah, the moon, stars, warm homes, a cradle. We hope that people from across the Keweenaw will take some time to join us for this concert. We are especially looking forward to collaborating with the Copper Country Bells, a local group of handbell players who will join the combined choirs for two numbers on the program.”

Tickets for Gifts of Music and Celebration of Lights are on sale now, $13 for adults, $5 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or the night of the show at the Rozsa box office, which opens two hours prior to performances.


Festive Fusion Holiday Party!

Join Zumba instructor Allison and POUND instructor Rochelle for a fun night of dancing and rocking out to  celebrate the holidays! This jam-packed evening will have Zumba and POUND®, holiday music, and giveaways! Get in the holiday spirit and wear something festive! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

Saturday, December 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

SDC Studio

Cost $15/person (sorry, no punch cards!)

Visit Festive Fusion Holiday Party to register!


SDC Holiday Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced building hours during the holiday break, December 22, 2018 – January 12, 2019.

For more information, see the attached schedule or visit Holiday Building Hours.


New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

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Fall Session: Now Through – December 19

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.


Spring 2019 Dollar Days 
Commit to be HiskiesFit in 2019! Change up your workout or try a new class. Set some new fitness goals.
Several HuskiesFit Programs will offer classes for only $2 during Dollar Days, January 13 – 19. This is a great chance for you to test the waters and see what we have to offer without breaking your budget!
Find what works for you and commit to be HuskiesFit in 2019!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Residential Life is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. An information session will take place on January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

Check out the awesome lineup of HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs we have in store for you this spring! All adult and youth classes are open for registration!  

We’ve got something for everyone! Keep yourself and your family HuskiesFit with HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs classes this spring!


Student News Briefs – December 7, 2018

Have a great weekend!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there!


Come See Comedian Chinedu Unaka

Late Night Programming presents Comedian Chinedu Unaka. Chinedu has been featured on FOX’s Laughs, The Mindy Project, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage and on HBO’s Shorts. He’s been to clubs & colleges across the nation and even internationally. Join us on Friday, December 7 in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 pm for a night full of laughs.
FREE for everyone, funded by the Student Activity Fee.


Big Sale at Campus Stores!

Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Friday, December 7th.

Nearly everything in the stores will be 25 percent off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list.


Help the Husky FAN
Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community, while spreading the word about Husky FAN. How can you get involved?
Step One: Take down an ornament or two from the tree on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall. Each ornament has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on December 7th from 12-3 pm. If this time does not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office.
The last date to donate is December 7th. Please spread the word and help out our fellow Husky’s in having a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance for your support!

                                              This weekend, Film Board Presents: The Predator                                                                     

Friday, Dec. 7 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Dec. 8 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30              
Sunday, Dec. 9 @ 2:30, 5:30

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

The Predator is rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, and crude sexual references

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website: filmboard.mtu.edu


Banana Phone

The Rozsa Center and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are excited to announce their semi-annual student showcase. The showcase, titled Banana Phone, features works of art created by Michigan Tech students who are participating in Project Learning Lab. Project Learning Lab is an innovative arts classroom based inside of Rozsa gallery b. Work on display was created by students in Lisa Gordillo’s Contemporary Sculpture and art + design classes. The exhibition runs Dec. 7 – 10, 2018. A reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. 


Residential Live is Hiring

Residential Life is hiring Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. All new resident assistant candidates must attend one information session. Information sessions will take place on December 10, 2018 from 7-8 pm and January 23, 2019 from 6-7 pm in Fisher 135. After attending an information session, candidates may complete the application on Handshake. Interviews will be held between February 4 – 5, and February 11 – 15, 2019. With any questions about the RA position, please email Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1453.


Transportation Logistics!


MUB Board to Host Shake N’ Bake

Need a stress free environment to study for finals?   

Come to the Shake N’ Bake on Tuesday, December 11th  from 6 – 8 pm in the MUB Ballroom B.

Milkshakes and baked goods will be on hand to keep you going.

Have some fun while you study.


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Festive Fusion Holiday Party!

Join Zumba instructor Allison and POUND instructor Rochelle for a fun night of dancing and rocking out to  celebrate the holidays! This jam-packed evening will have Zumba and POUND®, holiday music, and giveaways! Get in the holiday spirit and wear something festive! Class includes some of your favorite holiday jams, complimentary raffle, surprises, and more!

Saturday, December 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

SDC Studio

Cost $15/person (sorry, no punch cards!)

Visit Festive Fusion Holiday Party to register!


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

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Fall Session: Now Through – December 19

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application. 

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

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


Spring Intramural Sports



Student News Briefs – November 30, 2018

Enjoy the Snow!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

It can be slippery so be cautious!

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there.


See the Magic of the Beloved Christmas Tradition: The Nutcracker

The snowflakes, the beloved Christmas music, the magical tale: Come to the Rozsa Center to experience the timeless Christmas tradition that is the Nutcracker Ballet! Minnesota Ballet and Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) (with Joel Neves conducting) present a fully-staged production, with live orchestra, of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Nutcracker ballet. Aspiring young dancers from many area schools have also been training and rehearsing for their upcoming performances of “The Nutcracker.”  There will be a pre-performance interview in the Rozsa Lobby with Joel Neves, Conductor, and the dancers and director of the Minnesota ballet each night!

Young dancers with the Superior School of Dance will take the stage with the professionals from The Minnesota Ballet to create this magical Christmas fairytale, along with Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 30th – Saturday, December 1st at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now, $28 for adults, $12 for youth. Special for the Nutcracker performances, a $64 “family package” includes two adults and two youth tickets, and additional youth tickets can be added on for $8 each. No charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Advance reserved seating is now available, please order tickets early! Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance.  Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Come Dance With Us

NOSOTROS invites you to our next Latin dance and party that will be held this Saturday, December 1st. As usual we will have Latin and international music, free snacks, and a lot of fun. This is the last of the semester, so don’t miss it!

Where: MUB ballroom A

Time: 8-9 pm salsa lessons, 9-11 pm open floor

When: Saturday, December 1st

Cost: FREE!

All levels, no partner needed & family friendly!

SEE YOU ALL THERE!


Bubble Soccer

Come out to the SDC on Saturday, December 1st,               from 8 pm – 11 pm for some Bubble Soccer fun! It’s a lot of fun and it’s free!

Sponsored by the MUB Board.


Become an Agent for Innovative Change at Michigan Tech

We are looking for students interested in becoming agents of change to become University Innovation Fellows! They will work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. We are looking for creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change. Please forward this on to any students who you think may be interested. We appreciate all of your help in finding awesome students for this opportunity!

Learn more by attending an info session, held on December 4, 2018 at 7 pm in Chem Sci 102, or December 5, 2018 at 4 pm in Fisher Hall 101. We will be accepting applications will open December 10, 2018 at 8 am and close January 25, 2019 at 8 pm. The application can be found here: bit.ly/mtu-uif2019. Interviews will take place from 6-8 pm on January 27, 2019


 Navigating Through The Holidays Workshops
A 60-minute workshop that will focus on empowering you to make healthy choices as you attend parties and family gatherings during the holiday season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays derail your healthgoals! Learn some tips and tools to help you navigate safely through the season.  
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: SDC Room 237
Only $10 per person. Discounted rate for SDC members. Reserve your spot today! Visit

Join us for Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Dec. 5

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Wednesday, December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Opie Library. The competition includes an idea pitch and a business model description. Come show your support and cheer on your fellow huskies!

President Koubek will be serving as a distinguished judge alongside other entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, and community members. Prizes for the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition will be:

First Prize – $2,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Second Prize – $1,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Third Prize – $500 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone     

Honorable Mention (2) – $250 each

Audience Favorite – $250

MTEC SmartZone prize – $1000

The 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development while emphasizing evidence based strategies for success. Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics, and the Vice President for Research Office.


Self-Motivation Talk/Seminar

African Students Organization’s campus-wide seminar on self-motivation as final exams draw close. The speaker is Professor Amato-Henderson. She is the chair of Cognitive and Learning Sciences department and expert in motivation science, self-efficacy, and individual differences in STEM learning.

Thursday, December 6th

Venue is FISHER 133. Time: 5:15- 7:30 pm.


Chess and Euchre Event

The MUB Board is hosting a Chess and Euchre Night on Thursday, December 6th,  from 6 – 9 pm in the MUB Commons.       

If you fancy yourself as a good chess or euchre player, come on in for some fun with some friends!


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2019-20!

Are you looking for leadership opportunities where you encourage the success of other Michigan Tech students?  Come join the staff of the Wahtera Center in the following positions:  OTL (Orientation Team Leader), ExSEL Peer Mentor, Academic Success Coach, and Success Course Peer Teaching Assistant.

To apply for any of these positions, you must attend one of the following info sessions to obtain an application.

Thursday, December 6 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 129 

Friday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. in Fisher 138

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


Come See Comedian Chinedu Unaka

Late Night Programming presents Comedian Chinedu Unaka. Chinedu has been featured on FOX’s Laughs, The Mindy Project, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage and on HBO’s Shorts. He’s been to clubs & colleges across the nation and even internationally. Join us on Friday, December 7 in the MUB Ballroom at 10:00 pm for a night full of laughs.
FREE for everyone, funded by the Student Activity Fee.


Big Sale at Campus Stores

Feeling appreciated is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the Michigan Tech Campus Store and University Images would like to show our appreciation and thank you for your continued patronage by once again offering our semi-annual Customer Appreciation Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Friday, December 7th.

Nearly everything in the stores will be 25 percent off. We have a great selection of sporting apparel, outerwear, and souvenirs that would be the perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday shopping list.


Help the Husky FAN
Don’t let a Husky go hungry this holiday season! Help the Fraternity and Sorority community stock the Husky FAN shelves with food and personal hygiene items. The Greek Community wants to get the faculty, staff, and student body involved in making a difference within our Husky Community, while spreading the word about Husky FAN. How can you get involved?
Step One: Take down an ornament or two from the tree on the Greek Board in Fisher Hall. Each ornament has roughly a $3 item.
Step Two: Buy the item(s) (quantity up to your discretion).
Step Three: Bring it to the Greek Office in MUB 106 on December 7th from 12-3 pm. If this time does not work, please place the items in the box outside the Greek Office.
The last date to donate is December 7th. Please spread the word and help out our fellow Husky’s in having a meal and supplies for the holidays! Thank you in advance for your support!

MUB Board to Host Shake N’ Bake

Need a stress free environment to study for finals?   

Come to the Shake N’ Bake on Tuesday, December 11th  from 6 – 8 pm in the MUB Ballroom B.

Milkshakes and baked goods will be on hand to keep you going.

Have some fun while you study.


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


Read a good book? Let us know!

The Summer Reading as Inquiry Committee is seeking book recommendations for fall 2019 and we’d love to hear from you!

Please review the recommendation guidelines below and if you have a title you’d like to recommend, complete the recommendation form.

Reading as Inquiry Book Recommendation Guidelines:

  • Feasibility: Is the book a reasonable length (<350 pages)? Will it be in paperback by May?
  • Readability: Could students read this with little guidance over the summer? Does it keep their attention until the end of the book? Does it appeal to a wide audience, regardless of major?
  • Relevance: Are the themes and/or characters relevant to the Michigan Tech community and students, particularly as they transition from high school to college?
  • Integration: Could the book be used across disciplines and campus programs?
  • Author availability: Is the author living and an engaging speaker? (A priority of the program is to bring the author to campus.)

Questions? Email hsimpson@mtu.edu.


New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

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Fall Session: November 5 – December 19 (no class November 19 & 21)

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.


Student News Briefs – November 16, 2018


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there.


                                                     


Navigating Through The Holidays Workshops
A 60-minute workshop that will focus on empowering you to make healthy choices as you attend parties and family gatherings during the holiday season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays derail your healthgoals! Learn some tips and tools to help you navigate safely through the season.  
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: SDC Room 237
Only $10/person per session. Discounted rate for SDC members. Reserve your spot today! Visit

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2018: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to ClassTributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday,November 19.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


SDC Building Hours During Thanksgiving Break

                       


Home for the Holidays Gift Mart: Call for Vendors

Vendor booth applications are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart, which will be held at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart is a juried show, guaranteeing patrons an excellent and varied assortment of quality hand-crafted items to shop. Fifty vendors will be accepted into this year’s Gift Mart, and local crafters and artists are encouraged to apply. Interested vendors, contact the Rozsa Center for a Booth Application by calling (906) 487-2858, or by emailing rozsa@mtu.edu. Early applications will be reviewed on Friday, October 19th, and vendors will be notified of their acceptance during the week of October 22nd. Applications received after October 19th will be reviewed upon receipt, and the application deadline is November 16th.

For applications and complete vendor details please contact Mary Ann Struthers, (906) 487-2858, rozsa@mtu.edu


MUB Board is Hosting Splash of Color – Painting Night

Join in on the fun and express yourself by painting either a canvas, glass or rock.

The Painting Night Splash of Color will take place in the Maker Space, MUB B002. Thursday, November 29th,  from 7 pm to 9 pm. Supplies are limited and is on a first come first served basis.


Bubble Soccer

Come out to the SDC on Saturday, December 1st,               from 8 pm – 11 pm for some Bubble Soccer fun! It’s a lot of fun and it’s free!

Sponsored by the MUB Board.


Bob Mark Business Model Competition Applications Now Open

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Wednesday, December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Opie Library. Students can apply to compete here. The 2018 competition includes an idea pitch and a business model description.

President Koubek will be serving as a distinguished judge alongside other entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, and community members.

Prizes for the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition will be:

First Prize – $2,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Second Prize – $1,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Third Prize – $500 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone   

Honorable Mention (2) – $250 each

Audience Favorite – $250

MTEC SmartZone prize – $1000

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the School of Business and Economics. Mark started and ran the first four years of the Elevator Pitch Competition and brought the Business Plan Competition to Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition and other efforts support his entrepreneurial spirit that continues to live on in students, faculty, and staff.

Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition on October 17 are strongly encouraged to apply to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students should apply by submitting this form no later than midnight on Wednesday, November 21st (before Thanksgiving break). The top 15 applicants will be selected to participate in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students who upload a business model canvas to their application will be given priority consideration. Student guidelines, scoring criteria, and a blank Business Model Canvas can be found at mtu.edu/honors/ice/husky-innovate.

The 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development while emphasizing evidence based strategies for success. Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics, and the Vice President for Research Office.


Chess and Euchre Event

The MUB Board is hosting a Chess and Euchre Night on Thursday, December 6th,  from 6 – 9 pm in the MUB Commons.       

If you fancy yourself as a good chess or euchre player, come on in for some fun with some friends!


MUB Board to Host Shake N’ Bake

Need a stress free environment to study for finals?   

Come to the Shake N’ Bake on Tuesday, December 11th  from 6 – 8 pm in the MUB Ballroom B.

Milkshakes and baked goods will be on hand to keep you going.

Have some fun while you study.


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


Read a good book? Let us know!

The Summer Reading as Inquiry Committee is seeking book recommendations for fall 2019 and we’d love to hear from you!

Please review the recommendation guidelines below and if you have a title you’d like to recommend, complete the recommendation form.

Reading as Inquiry Book Recommendation Guidelines:

  • Feasibility: Is the book a reasonable length (<350 pages)? Will it be in paperback by May?
  • Readability: Could students read this with little guidance over the summer? Does it keep their attention until the end of the book? Does it appeal to a wide audience, regardless of major?
  • Relevance: Are the themes and/or characters relevant to the Michigan Tech community and students, particularly as they transition from high school to college?
  • Integration: Could the book be used across disciplines and campus programs?
  • Author availability: Is the author living and an engaging speaker? (A priority of the program is to bring the author to campus.)

Questions? Email hsimpson@mtu.edu.


New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

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Fall Session: November 5 – December 19 (no class November 19 & 21)

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.


Student News Briefs – November 9, 2018

 Winter is Here!


Walkers Be Careful

If you are walking to campus in the morning when it is still dark, please use extreme caution. There have been numerous reports of near misses as students are difficult to see in the dark, rain and snow.

Wear reflective clothing and be careful out there.


Come check out our next Late Night comedian, Jessi Campbell! 

Tonight!

Comedian Jessi Campbell has been seen on Last Comic Standing on NBC. She was named 2015 Female Performer of the Year by Campus Activities magazine, an award she was also nominated for in 2013. She has performed her unique brand of story telling at over 200 colleges, and over 100 comedy clubs, military bases, and bars where they begrudgingly turned off the TV. Jessi’s debut comedy CD “Winner Winner” has been featured on iTunes and can be heard on Sirius/XM Radio, Pandora Radio, and terrestrial radio stations across country. Jessi was a part of the ARMY I.A.M. Strong Tour, and has performed at Gilda’s LaughFest, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, and was the People’s Choice winner at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.
Join us on Friday, November 9th @ 10 pm for a night full of laughs in the MUB Ballroom.  Free for everyone, funded by the Student Activity Fee.

Campus Store is Celebrating Fall Fest!

It’s almost Thanksgiving Break and we want to take this opportunity to show how thankful we are for all of YOU, our students.

Friday, November 9th,  from 1 pm to 4 pm, the Campus Store will be hosting FALL FEST!

FALL FEST is a special event to celebrate YOU.

Stop by the Campus Store and join in the fun! There will be games, contests, snacks, and prizes!

We look forward to seeing you!


LeaderShape Institute Applications are Open
The deadline to submit LeaderShape® Institute 2019 Applications has been extended to Friday, November 9 at 11:59 pm.Please consider applying for this week-long leadership development experience! 
The Michigan Tech LeaderShape® Institute runs from January 7 – 12, 2019 at the Ford Center.
If you have any further questions about the application or the LeaderShape® Institute, please contact Student Activities in MUB 112 or emailing activities@mtu.edu.

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

                                                                  Mission Impossible: Fallout                                                                                                      

Friday, November 9 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30  pm          
Saturday, November 10 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 pm
Sunday, November 11 @ 2:30, 5:30 pm

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

Mission Impossible: Fallout is rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences throughout, and brief strong language.

Want to see what movies we’re playing next? Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website: filmboard.mtu.edu


Superior Wind Symphony Concert

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS), titled “Wisdom from Experience,” a celebration of the music of long-lived composers, in honor of composers whose lives have been cut short. They will perform in the Rozsa Center this Friday, November 9, at 7:30 pm.


Pinocchio at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center is pleased to welcome the acclaimed theater troupe Tout à Trac, from Quebec, Canada, with their adaptation of Pinocchio, a magical theatrical production which takes us on another amazing journey into the heart of childhood and imagination. Following the internationally acclaimed Alice in Wonderland, Tout à Trac returns with Collodi’s tale about the world’s most famous puppet: Pinocchio. They will present two shows on Saturday, November 10th, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Fun for all ages! In addition to the performance, guests at the 2:00 pm matinee will be treated to a “KC Bonker’s Gepetto’s Workshop” in the lobby, after the show, co-hosted by Trish Helsel, KC Bonker’s, the Portage Lake District Library, and the Rozsa Center.


Fall Gallery Exhibition

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the fall gallery exhibition, Never Empty, featuring work by artists Dylan Miner (Ann Arbor, MI) and Amanda Breitbach (Nacodoches, TX). The exhibit will run from now through Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Michigan Tech’s A-Space Gallery, within the Rozsa Center. Gallery hours are M-F 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays.

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Social Justice Lecture Series
Join us next Tuesday for our final Social Justice Lecture Series event of the semester. A panel of speakers will be discussing using indigenous practices in the Justice System. 
Free and Open to the Public, snack will be provided.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7 pm in M&M U115

                                                     


Industry Speaker from Altair

The Enterprise Program will be hosting Altair’s Training and EDU Technical Relations Manager, Erik Larson, November 14 and 15 for a two-part industry speaker series event. On Wednesday, November 14 from 1-3pm in the Active Learning Center (MEEM120) Erik Larson will provide an overview of Altair’s revolutionary, easy to use structural, optimization and motion analysis tool, Inspire.  Inspire offers a simple interface that will allow the user to quickly and easily prepare and solve Finite Element Analysis problems to aid in the engineering and light weighting of static and motion based systems. Inspire leads Altair’s suite of software that promotes their philosophy of simulation driven design. Attend this seminar and start creating intelligent designs for  your  senior design and enterprise projects. This session is open to all levels of students and no prior FEA experience is necessary. Instructions for downloading the FREE, fully functional student edition of Inspire will be provided at the seminar as well.

On Thursday, November 15 from 10 am-12 pm and 2-4 pm in M&M 718A students will have the ability to meet with Erik to get support and guidance on the application of the Altair software suite to current projects.

Erik Larson (’91 BSME) is Altair’s Training and EDU Technical Relations Manager. He is responsible for managing and conducting both online and instructor-led trainings for the United States. Additionally, Erik acts as a technical liaison for the Altair EDU outreach program, helping universities discover how the Altair suite of tools can enrich their curriculum and training faculty and students in the tools. Erik has over 25 years of experience conducting FEA structural, optimization and crash analysis.


ICE House Event

ICE House Resident Assistant and  eClub (Entrepreneurship Club) member Josh Jay is opening up the  ICE House , an MTU innovation and entrepreneurship theme house, to host a 1 Million Cups of Coffee event on 11/14/18 from 9:00 am -10:00 am.  If you are interested in entrepreneurship – stop by to support our student entrepreneurs and presenters Cameron Philo and Ranit Karmakar.  The address is 21610 Woodland Road, Houghton.  Parking temporarily will be available in Lot 25, which is adjacent to and east of the ICE House .  Parking permits will be provided at the event.  This event’s coffee will be generously donated by a local company.

The ICE house is an on campus housing option with unique resources to help students pursue their ideas. If you are interested or have any questions fill out the short survey at the link below or contact Josh Jay jhjay@mtu.edu


Five Under Thirty-Five

Five incredible Michigan Tech alumni, under the age of 35 , who are following their dreams will visit campus to inspire and energize the student body and campus community. Hear what they have to say on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:30 pm at the Rozsa Center.


Business Model Canvas Bootcamp

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting Business Model Canvas Bootcamp, a two-part workshop on Wednesday, November 14 and 28 from 7-9 pm in Rekhi 214. Using the Business Model Canvas, students will work with the Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Program teaching team to develop a business model for their technology or idea. Which customers does your idea or product serve? What value does it create? The I-Corps teaching team will guide students through the process of identifying value propositions and customer segments using customer discovery to develop a winning business model. Registration for this workshop is required.

Business Model Bootcamp is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development. Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition and/or plan to compete in the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition, are strongly encouraged to register for Business Model Canvas Bootcamp. Husky Innovate is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between the School of Business & Economics, Pavlis Honors College, and the Vice President for Research Office.


Navigating Through The Holidays Workshops
A 60-minute workshop that will focus on empowering you to make healthy choices as you attend parties and family gatherings during the holiday season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays derail your healthgoals! Learn some tips and tools to help you navigate safely through the season.  
Dates/Times: Wednesday, November 14 &
Wednesday, December 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: SDC Room 237
Only $10/person per session. Discounted rate for SDC members. Reserve your spot today! Visit

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN December 2018: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) invites you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  It’s an opportunity for you to recognize someone special to you in the printed commencement program.

Just go to ClassTributes for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Monday, November 19.

For questions, contact Adam Portmann at 487-2542 or aportman@mtu.edu.


SDC Building Hours During Thanksgiving Break

                       


Home for the Holidays Gift Mart: Call for Vendors

Vendor booth applications are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart, which will be held at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart is a juried show, guaranteeing patrons an excellent and varied assortment of quality hand-crafted items to shop. Fifty vendors will be accepted into this year’s Gift Mart, and local crafters and artists are encouraged to apply. Interested vendors, contact the Rozsa Center for a Booth Application by calling (906) 487-2858, or by emailing rozsa@mtu.edu. Early applications will be reviewed on Friday, October 19th, and vendors will be notified of their acceptance during the week of October 22nd. Applications received after October 19th will be reviewed upon receipt, and the application deadline is November 16th.

For applications and complete vendor details please contact Mary Ann Struthers, (906) 487-2858, rozsa@mtu.edu


Bob Mark Business Model Competition Applications Now Open

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on Wednesday, December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Opie Library. Students can apply to compete here. The 2018 competition includes an idea pitch and a business model description.

President Koubek will be serving as a distinguished judge alongside other entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, and community members.

Prizes for the upcoming Bob Mark Business Model Competition will be:

First Prize – $2,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Second Prize – $1,000 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone

Third Prize – $500 + $100 services from MTEC SmartZone   

Honorable Mention (2) – $250 each

Audience Favorite – $250

MTEC SmartZone prize – $1000

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the School of Business and Economics. Mark started and ran the first four years of the Elevator Pitch Competition and brought the Business Plan Competition to Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition and other efforts support his entrepreneurial spirit that continues to live on in students, faculty, and staff.

Students who participated in the Idea Pitch Competition on October 17 are strongly encouraged to apply to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students should apply by submitting this form no later than midnight on Wednesday, November 21st (before Thanksgiving break). The top 15 applicants will be selected to participate in the Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Students who upload a business model canvas to their application will be given priority consideration. Student guidelines, scoring criteria, and a blank Business Model Canvas can be found at mtu.edu/honors/ice/husky-innovate.

The 2018 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and events that build on each other with the intention of guiding students through key phases of innovation or business development while emphasizing evidence based strategies for success. Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics, and the Vice President for Research Office.


SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 pm on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.edu).


Get Involved with Tech Traditions

Do you enjoy the traditions at Michigan Tech, like Welcome Week and Homecoming? Have you ever wanted to get more involved, but were not sure how?  Join the Tech Traditions Committee today!  The Tech Traditions Committee is a joint committee of students and staff at Michigan Tech who work together to plan and run some of our favorite traditions.  Please email Rochelle (raspence@mtu.edu) for more information.


Michigan Tech Emergency Medical Services

Michigan Tech Emergency Medical Services is a student-led first responder agency with the purpose of providing high-quality medical response 24/7 to the Michigan Tech campus and surrounding areas as well as providing on-campus Heartsaver first aid and CPR and Basic Life Support certifications. Our volunteers are Emergency posterlicensed as Emergency Medical Technicians through the State of Michigan and National Registry Certified. Each year, a small group of MTU students are accepted to become certified through participation in over 200 hours of education through the class put on by the agency. Further opportunities for members of the organization involve CPR instructor licensure, providing first aid standby at hockey games and other MTU athletic events, and involvement in community outreach events. For information of how to join, become certified, or participate in any of our CPR trainings, please email ems@mtu.edu.


Read a good book? Let us know!

The Summer Reading as Inquiry Committee is seeking book recommendations for fall 2019 and we’d love to hear from you!

Please review the recommendation guidelines below and if you have a title you’d like to recommend, complete the recommendation form.

Reading as Inquiry Book Recommendation Guidelines:

  • Feasibility: Is the book a reasonable length (<350 pages)? Will it be in paperback by May?
  • Readability: Could students read this with little guidance over the summer? Does it keep their attention until the end of the book? Does it appeal to a wide audience, regardless of major?
  • Relevance: Are the themes and/or characters relevant to the Michigan Tech community and students, particularly as they transition from high school to college?
  • Integration: Could the book be used across disciplines and campus programs?
  • Author availability: Is the author living and an engaging speaker? (A priority of the program is to bring the author to campus.)

Questions? Email hsimpson@mtu.edu.


Heathly Husky Workshop Series

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New HuskiesFit Class

A new and exciting offer in the line-up of adult group fitness classes – Tai Chi!

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese exercise combining relaxed fluid movements with a calm, alert mental state, is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Join new HuskiesFit instructor Hilary Mondays from 2-2:50 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the SDC Studio.

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Fall Session: November 5 – December 19 (no class November 19 & 21)

Cost – Michigan Tech Student Session $24, General Public Session $30

(Pay at the SDC Ticket Office.)

For more information or to register, visit Tai Chi.