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Student News Briefs – March 27, 2020

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” ― Michelle Obama


Comedy Magician Trent James – LIVE on your computer!

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

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

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

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


11th Annual (first ever virtual) Feminists Reading Feminists on 3/31

Join us for the 11th annual Feminists Reading Feminists event hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Humanities Department. 

Help us pay homage to the contributions of diverse feminist scholars and activists who have inspired us and continue to shape our evolving world.  The event will be held on March 31, 2020 at 4pm via ZOOM.  We in CDI know that community is important now, more than ever, so, join us!

We encourage you to sign up through our Google Form ahead of time (or submit a video/picture through the Google Form if you cannot attend) and at our virtual event via ZOOM, be prepared to share a chosen passage from your favorite text, your favorite video/audio clip, or simply participate by listening and engaging with those sharing.

Your selection should take 5 minutes or less to read or view. Prose, poetry and media are welcome. There will be time at the end for those who did not sign up ahead of time to participate in an open reading, ALL are welcome.

Please join us virtually to engage in meaningful dialogue and celebrating women’s history month – near and far – as a community.

If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution. https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-center/


Tech Arts Festival – Photography Contest

MUB Board is hosting a virtual photography contest and it is open to all amateur photographers within the Tech Community! You must be a student, faculty or staff to enter. Entries must be original and not previously submitted. Prizes will be awarded to four photographers. Judges will vote to decide the top three photos and there will be one audience choice photo winner. Audience choice will be awarded to whichever photograph gets the most likes on Facebook before Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00pm.

All Contest Photographs must be submitted to mubboard@mtu.edu and posted to the MUB Board Facebook. Prizes will be given to the top 4 photos, rules can be found on the waiver.

To participate, You MUST fill out a waiver which can be found here:
bit.ly/TAFwaiver


Student Org Spotlight

Student Leadership & Involvement is looking for organizations to feature each Wednesday. In order to nominate your organization for the Spotlight simply fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sUtoMkw16ZqoZoka8   This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your organization!  


USG Representative Elections

Elections are now open for the USG Class and Year Representative positions! Head to Involvement Link to cast your vote! 


New Deadline for Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) applications

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

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

Applications are due by April 20 and include the following:

1.     Online Application Form

2.     Project Description

3.     Faculty Mentor Letter of Support

4.     Faculty Match Funding Acknowledgement

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

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


Campus-wide and Virtual Exhibit: The Art of Climate Change

The work of Chicago-based artist Alisa Singer, Environmental Graphiti is a series of digital paintings created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the artworks is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to key facts about climate change. Michigan Tech’s exhibit includes 23 pieces displayed at 10 locations across campus and virtually via the interactive campus map.

View the Tech Today article for more information


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

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

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

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

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


Emergency Resources for Students

During the outbreak of COVID-19 students may be experiencing different types of needs. Michigan Tech has been working to develop a list of resources to address these needs. 

Food Resources:

  • Husky FAN: Food pantry and emergency meals,
  • Western UP Food Bank (Houghton),
  • Meals for children: Houghton-Portage Township Schools are providing meals by order (email sturnquist@houghton.k12.mi.us or call 906-369-0449) to children 18 and unders.
  • BHK Community Action Agency can provide monthly food options to those in need: 906-482-5528,

Utility Resources:

  • Utilities: Some area utilities (electric, gas, water) can assist customers with payment plans or assistance with paying bills,
  • UPPCO is suspending non-payment cut offs until April 5, customers need to contact them to inform them of any changes to their income during this time,
  • Spectrum: Offering internet options for students who do not have access,

Medical:

  • Medical: Hospitals can offer payment plans or other assistance for payment,

Storage:

  • Uhaul: Offering free storage for students for 30 days

Job opportunities:

  • Area businesses are hiring extra workers during this time for deliveries, additional cleaning and stocking,

Emergency Funds:

  • Betty Chavis Emergency Fund
  • International Student Emergency Fund
  • Graduate School Emergency Fund (Loan Program)

There may be additional resources depending on your area of residence. Please refer to your city’s webpage, local news, or social media.

We are continuing to add to this list, please check back on the Dean of Students Emergency Resources page for updates.


Success Coaching at the Wahtera Center

Success coaching is still available through the Wahtera Center. A lot of sudden changes have happened in the last couple weeks and you may find yourself feeling like you’d like some help with areas like refining your study techniques, beating procrastination, or taking care of yourself, a coach can provide direction. Learn more about success coaching here. Contact us at success@mtu.edu to schedule an appointment. 


Student Wellness

Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus, resources for a successful virtual semester and practices that can be adopted to maintain good health and well-being.

Check us out on Twitter (@mtu_wellness), Instagram (mtu_wellness), and Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) or mtu.edu/wellness.
Be well!


Career Services is here for you

Virtual LinkedIn Session Wednesday, 25 March from 12-1

Virtual LinkedIn Session Thursday, 26 March from 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Tuesday, 31 March 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Wednesday, 1 April 12-1

These events are listed in Handshake, and a link is provided therein for students to join the sessions.

In addition, we’re offering 50 hours of one-on-one appointment slots for students who wish to meet with us virtually. We’re continuing to review offers on behalf of students and offer negotiation guidance when needed. Students can either schedule offer reviews through Handshake, or they can send an email to career@mtu.edu if there aren’t appointment slots available. 

Finally, students can send their resumes to career@mtu.edu for reviews and recommendations. 


Portage Library Free Resources

Now might be a good time to familiarize yourself with our 10,000+ digital books, magazines, movies and more. It’s all free with your library card.

eBooks, Audiobooks & Movies

Digital Magazines



Student News Briefs – March 20, 2020

We never know how high we are till we are called to rise. Then if we are true to form our statures touch the skies.” ― Emily Dickinson


Tech Arts Festival – Photography Contest

MUB Board is hosting a virtual photography contest and it is open to all amateur photographers within the Tech Community! You must be a student, faculty or staff to enter. Entries must be original and not previously submitted. Prizes will be awarded to four photographers. Judges will vote to decide the top three photos and there will be one audience choice photo winner. Audience choice will be awarded to whichever photograph gets the most likes on Facebook before Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00pm.

All Contest Photographs must be submitted to mubboard@mtu.edu and posted to the MUB Board Facebook. Prizes will be given to the top 4 photos, rules can be found on the waiver.

To participate, You MUST fill out a waiver which can be found here:
bit.ly/TAFwaiver


Student Org Spotlight

Student Leadership & Involvement is looking for organizations to feature each Wednesday. In order to nominate your organization for the Spotlight simply fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sUtoMkw16ZqoZoka8   This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your organization!  


USG Representative Elections

USG Class and College Representative Elections begin May 25th at 9am. Keep an eye on your MTU email for the link to cast your vote!


Emergency Resources for Students

During the outbreak of COVID-19 students may be experiencing different types of needs. Michigan Tech has been working to develop a list of resources to address these needs. 

Food Resources:

  • Husky FAN: Food pantry and emergency meals,
  • Western UP Food Bank (Houghton),
  • Meals for children: Houghton-Portage Township Schools are providing meals by order (email sturnquist@houghton.k12.mi.us or call 906-369-0449) to children 18 and unders.
  • BHK Community Action Agency can provide monthly food options to those in need: 906-482-5528,

Utility Resources:

  • Utilities: Some area utilities (electric, gas, water) can assist customers with payment plans or assistance with paying bills,
  • UPPCO is suspending non-payment cut offs until April 5, customers need to contact them to inform them of any changes to their income during this time,
  • Spectrum: Offering internet options for students who do not have access,

Medical:

  • Medical: Hospitals can offer payment plans or other assistance for payment,

Storage:

  • Uhaul: Offering free storage for students for 30 days

Job opportunities:

  • Area businesses are hiring extra workers during this time for deliveries, additional cleaning and stocking,

Emergency Funds:

  • Betty Chavis Emergency Fund
  • International Student Emergency Fund
  • Graduate School Emergency Fund (Loan Program)

There may be additional resources depending on your area of residence. Please refer to your city’s webpage, local news, or social media.

We are continuing to add to this list, please check back on the Dean of Students Emergency Resources page for updates.


Comedy Magician Trent James – LIVE on your computer!

Join us (virtually) Friday, April 10 at 9:00 PM EST for a night of laughs and magic!  Comedy magician Trent James will perform a show of slight of hand magic tricks and illusions, and will even teach the viewers how to perform some magic with items available in their room or house all through Zoom!

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


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Nominations are still open for the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards. At Michigan Tech, we are blessed with motivated and adventurous students. We are seeking nominations for various awards to recognize student leaders and organizations for all of their accomplishments. Please do not hesitate to nominate yourself or others! 

While we understand a face-to-face ceremony will not occur, we are currently thinking through other alternatives to recognize the nominees and recipients of the awards. Be on the lookout for updates!

All of the information about nominations can be found online https://www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/awards/. Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23. 

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu or 487-1963. 


Success Coaching at the Wahtera Center

Success coaching is still available through the Wahtera Center. A lot of sudden changes have happened in the last couple weeks and you may find yourself feeling like you’d like some help with areas like refining your study techniques, beating procrastination, or taking care of yourself, a coach can provide direction. Learn more about success coaching here. Contact us at success@mtu.edu to schedule an appointment. 


Info Sessions: Blue Key

Blue Key Honor Society was to hold two info sessions this week on Michigan Tech’s campus. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all face-to-face meetings are moved online. If you are interested in joining Blue Key Honor Society this spring, but want to know more, please check out this video presentation by our incoming President, Scott Sviland! Scott breaks down each committee, what Blue Key is all about, and why our organization is so important. If you have any questions, please reach out to bluekey@mtu.edu.


Deadline to complete this application is Sunday, March 22th at 11:59pm.

 Blue Key New Member Application

Blue Key Information Session Video


Student Wellness

Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus, resources for a successful virtual semester and practices that can be adopted to maintain good health and well-being.

Check us out on Twitter (@mtu_wellness), Instagram (mtu_wellness), and Facebook (Michigan Tech Wellness) or mtu.edu/wellness.
Be well!


Career Services is here for you

Virtual LinkedIn Session Wednesday, 25 March from 12-1

Virtual LinkedIn Session Thursday, 26 March from 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Tuesday, 31 March 5:30-6:30

Virtual Graduating and Still Looking Session Wednesday, 1 April 12-1

These events are listed in Handshake, and a link is provided therein for students to join the sessions.

In addition, we’re offering 50 hours of one-on-one appointment slots for students who wish to meet with us virtually. We’re continuing to review offers on behalf of students and offer negotiation guidance when needed. Students can either schedule offer reviews through Handshake, or they can send an email to career@mtu.edu if there aren’t appointment slots available. 

Finally, students can send their resumes to career@mtu.edu for reviews and recommendations. 


2020 World Water Day Online

Michigan Tech will celebrate World Water Day March 23 and 24 with speakers, an art exhibit and poster competition—virtually. Just a week after moving instruction online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, Michigan Technological University will celebrate World Water Day in the same fashion.

View full article here


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

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

*PLEASE KEEP COLLECTING THE 5 WASTE ITEMS*

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

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


Portage Library Free Resources

Now might be a good time to familiarize yourself with our 10,000+ digital books, magazines, movies and more. It’s all free with your library card.

eBooks, Audiobooks & Movies

Digital Magazines


Yo-Yo Ma – Songs of Comfort

Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most renowned and beloved musicians, is trying to provide comfort in this time of crisis. Ma has been posting videos of himself performing short pieces and encouraging other musicians — of all levels — around the world to join him in offering “Songs of Comfort.” Ma joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the project and play Dvorak.

Listen here


Google Arts & Culture

Museums across the region and the globe are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. But thanks to Google Arts & Culture, you can still explore hundreds of them virtually.

From Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum to Seoul’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art to Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, more than 500 museums and galleries teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to offer a peek inside their doors. On a local level, there are opportunities to browse cubism exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the sinister halls of the Eastern State Penitentiary, and view Revolutionary War weapons from Valley Forge National Historical Park. If you’re not sure where to start, Google compiled a top 10 list.


Keep up an exercise routine with free exercise classes online

Planet Fitness: free daily exercise classes 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/planetfitness 

Core Yoga:

View the videos here


Student News Briefs – March 6, 2020

Have a great Spring Break!

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sigh of the shore.” – Andre Gide


Husky Lead: Seize the Awkward

Seize the Awkward

Gain tools to be able to reach out and support friends who may be struggling.Tuesday, March 17 at 4-5 PM in Library East Reading Room

Tuesday, March 17 from 4-5PM @ Library East Reading Room


Huky Head: Feedback Loops

Feedback Loops
Learn how to apply a growth mindset to strengthen yourself and your organization.

Monday, March 16 at 5-6 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge A


LEAP Program Informational Session



University Innovation Fellows Applications are Now Open!

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.  

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Upon completion of training, Fellows may have the opportunity to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus!

To apply just go to bit.ly/mtu-uif2020! Applications close on March 22nd at 11PM, if you have any questions please email cjhardin@mtu.edu!


Winter Carnival Survey

If you have a minute, please fill out the Winter Carnival Survey. Blue Key would like to continue to increase awareness of the chance to provide feedback.

https://baseline.campuslabs.com/ntu/wintercar2020


Summer Youth Programs hiring staff for summer 2020

Are you a Michigan Tech student looking for a summer job that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment? Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs has just the job for you! All majors and levels are welcome and we are still looking for additional staff for summer 2020.

To apply, please visit our website and complete/submit your staff application to cpcojobs@mtu.edu along with your current resume, and someone from our office will contact you to schedule an interview. 

If you have questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219 or email cpcojobs@mtu.edu to learn more. 


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

Drive Date: Saturday, April 18th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

The official kickoff to the 50th anniversary of earth week!

Start collecting these five items now: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.

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


Join SIS for the annual Bra Show!

Join SIS for the annual Bra Show! This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, so make sure to bring cash to vote for the people’s choice bra and to donate. All proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! If you have any questions please email mharmon@mtu.edu


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 17.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 20. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement.

Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!


2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition

The 2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition will take place on Monday, March 23rd as a part of Michigan Tech’s World Water Day celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your work, practice effective science communication, and maybe win a cash prize!

Posters can be submitted in two categories: Original Research or Coursework-based Projects.  Cash Awards will be offered in each category (1st-$300, 2nd-200, 3rd-$150), as well as one People’s Choice Award ($$$). The poster competition will take place between 11:30-2:30 in DOW 804, 873, 875 – you DO NOT need to be available for the whole time period! You can register and share your availability using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/WWD2020student

Following your presentation to the judges, students are asked to participate in a public poster session from 2-4p in the MUB Ballroom. All posters (with a presenter present) are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

More detailed information can be found in the attachment. Thank you for sharing your exciting work with the community! Please contact Kevin Nevorski with any questions, kcnevors@mtu.edu.


SDC Spring Break Hours

The Student Development Complex will have reduced hours during the University spring break, March 7-14. Note: The pool will be closed March 6 through March 15. 

SDC Spring Break Building Schedule


Student News Briefs – February 28, 2020

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison


Mub Board presents: Nick Thomas

A recent MTU college graduate himself, Nick Thomas provides a fast paced variety show that will blow your mind. The act includes juggling, yo-yos, magic, comedy and more! As recently featured on ABC’s “The Gong Show,” this upcoming star will have you laughing with humor that every student can relate to. A 6 time world record holder, and gold medal winning juggler, Nick has performed internationally for companies like Comcast and Google. The unforgettable show has tons of audience participation, and a high tech LED juggling finale that you won’t want to miss!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events!


Enterprise Day

Interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Thinking about joining Enterprise, but not sure which team is right for you?

Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place! Root Beer Floats and brownies will be served!

Find more information for each team here: https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/teams/. For questions, please feel free to reach out to Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu.

Participating Teams:

  • Advanced Metalworks
  • Aerospace
  • Alternative Energy Enterprise
  • Blizzard Baja
  • Blue Marble Security
  • BoardSport Technologies
  • Built World
  • Clean Snowmobile Challenge
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Formula SAE
  • General Expedition Adventure Research- GEAR
  • Green Campus Enterprise
  • Humane Interface Design
  • Husky Game Development
  • Innovative Global Solutions-  IGS
  • ITOxygen
  • MIning INnovation Enterprise-  MINE
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Robotic Systems
  • Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences- SENSE
  • Supermileage Systems
  • Velovations
  • Wireless Communication



University Innovation Fellows Applications are Now Open!

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.  

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone in on their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of training, Fellows may have the opportunity to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus!

To apply just go to bit.ly/mtu-uif2020!


Husky Hour

Husky Hour: Rethinking Failure – March 3rd 

Failure is a state of mind. Rethink how you can learn from failure. 

Husky Hour: Self Motivation – March 4th

Gain skills to improve your motivation and stop procrastinating. 


Meckler to Headline Two Major Jazz Festivals

Adam Meckler, Michigan Tech’s Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Music, a gifted trumpet player, composer, and music educator, has been tapped to headline not one but TWO big national jazz festivals in the next seven days: First, he will head to Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the largest annual jazz festival in Iowa, the Coe College Jazz Summit, Thursday, Feb. 27 – Saturday, Feb. 29. More than 90 high school bands participate, and he will be coaching the high school bands for the first few days of the festival. Meckler then will rehearse and perform as the featured guest artist with the Coe College Jazz Ensemble, doing a mix of his compositions and other big band music for their finale concert on Saturday, February 29, at 7:00 PM in Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. 

Then on Monday, Meckler will travel to Sioux Falls South Dakota for the Augustana College’s 46th annual Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival, set for March 2-3, 2020, in Augustana’s Hamre Recital Hall. The festival features Meckler and host of PBS’ Sound Field, Arthur “L.A.” Buckner. 


Winter Carnival Survey

If you have a minute, please fill out the Winter Carnival Survey.

https://baseline.campuslabs.com/ntu/wintercar2020


Summer Youth Programs hiring staff for summer 2020

Are you a Michigan Tech student looking for a summer job that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment? Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs has just the job for you! All majors and levels are welcome and we are still looking for additional staff for summer 2020.

To apply, please visit our website and complete/submit your staff application to cpcojobs@mtu.edu along with your current resume, and someone from our office will contact you to schedule an interview. 

If you have questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219 or email cpcojobs@mtu.edu to learn more. 


Michigan Tech Choirs Present Benefit Concert: Music for a Sacred Space

Join the Michigan Tech Choirs at 7:30 PM Sunday, March 1, for “Music For a Sacred Space,” an evening of sacred choral music presented in its natural habitat, the local treasure that is the magnificent space of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden.  “Music for a Sacred Space” is free and open to the public, and free-will offerings will be donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony at the Rozsa

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, its director Joel Neves, and special guest conductor Xun Sun bring you a captivating evening of orchestral masterworks, including Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Symphony No. 4. They will have the Rozsa Center stage on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 PM.


Marketing your International Experience 

Marketing your International Experience 

February 27th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Library 234

Having an international experience not only leads to significant personal growth, it also sets your apart from the rest of the applicant pool when applying for internships, graduate school and jobs.

International experiences make you desirable to future employers because of the skills and knowledge gained through valuable international exposure. The next step is to learn how to market these skills. 

Drop in for an advising session to learn how to articulate your international experiences on your resume, cover letter, and during an interview. 

Those who haven’t had an international experience yet are encouraged to also drop in to learn about Michigan Tech’s study abroad opportunities with International Studies Abroad (ISA). 


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

Drive Date: Saturday, April 18th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

The official kickoff to the 50th anniversary of earth week!

Start collecting these five items now: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.

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


Join SIS for the annual Bra Show!

Join SIS for the annual Bra Show! This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, so make sure to bring cash to vote for the people’s choice bra and to donate. All proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! If you have any questions please email mharmon@mtu.edu


Nail & String Art Make Night at The Alley Makerspace

Nail & String Art Make Night at The Alley Makerspace

Friday February 28th, 5-7pm

Join us in the Alley Makerspace (MUB Basement) for a Nail + String art Make Night! All materials are provided.


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 17.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 20. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement.

Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!


Spaghetti Bridge Competition


2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition

The 2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition will take place on Monday, March 23rd as a part of Michigan Tech’s World Water Day celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your work, practice effective science communication, and maybe win a cash prize!

Posters can be submitted in two categories: Original Research or Coursework-based Projects.  Cash Awards will be offered in each category (1st-$300, 2nd-200, 3rd-$150), as well as one People’s Choice Award ($$$). The poster competition will take place between 11:30-2:30 in DOW 804, 873, 875 – you DO NOT need to be available for the whole time period! You can register and share your availability using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/WWD2020student

Following your presentation to the judges, students are asked to participate in a public poster session from 2-4p in the MUB Ballroom. All posters (with a presenter present) are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

More detailed information can be found in the attachment. Thank you for sharing your exciting work with the community! Please contact Kevin Nevorski with any questions, kcnevors@mtu.edu.


StudentWatch Course Material Survery

by Campus Store

The Campus Store is participating in the 2020 StudentWatch Course Material Survey sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and is fielded by OnCampus Research.

At the completion of the survey, participating institutions receive two sets of data on student course material attitudes and purchasing habits: nationwide statistics and more specifically, a subset of data submitted by that institution’s students. The information collected is important to the University as we strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness. In essence, the students’ responses are helping steer the ship.

The Campus Store is using multiple promotional methods to encourage students to participate. As well, OnCampus Research provides a $50 gift card to one student at each institution and $1,000 award to one lucky student selected from all survey participants.  Please check your email with the official survey link.


SDC Spring Break Hours

The Student Development Complex will have reduced hours during the University spring break, March 7-14. Note: The pool will be closed March 6 through March 15. 

SDC Spring Break Building Schedule


Student News Briefs – February 21, 2020


“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou


Film Board Presents: Frozen 2

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Frozen 2

Friday, February 21st @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  February 22nd @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, February 23rd @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Frozen 2 is rated PG for action/peril and some thematic elements

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


Escape Rooms

Can you escape?

On February 21st from 6-10 pm, assemble your team and get ready to battle the clock. Make your way out by finding clues, putting together hints, or perhaps finding a secret key to freedom!

Teams of 5 can sign up at the MUB Board desk in MUB 106 all day on February 21st to reserve a spot for this event.  

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events 


Built World Enterprise Information Session

Are you interested in joining an enterprise? Built World Enterprise is hosting on information session on Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00pm in Dillman 204. 

Built World Enterprise (BWE) currently participates in the Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design challenge that promotes student involvement in solving issues related to airports and the National Airspace System through innovative approaches. We are still a new enterprise and there is plenty of opportunity to shape the path of BWE. Any major is welcome to participate in the enterprise. 


William Gleason Shihan Aikido Seminar

Register now for the William Gleason Shihan Aikido Seminar February 28 through March 1 in the SDC Studio. This is a rare opportunity to train with a world class Aikido instructor in a small intimate setting. Gleason Shihan will focus on the internal applications of Aiki to one’s Aikido practice. We encourage all of our Aikido brothers and sisters to join us in training.

Session 1: Friday, February 28, 8:00-10:00 pm

Session 2: Saturday, February 29, 11:15am-1:45pm

Session 3: Saturday, February 29, 4:00-6:30pm

Session 4: Sunday, March 1, 11:00am-2:00pm

Open to all who are interested. Must be at least 16 years old or Level 4 (with permission of Sensei Campbell-Olszewski) to participate. Previous martial arts experience is helpful but not required.

Cost: Full seminar (all 4 sessions) $120, individual session $40. Registration for the full seminar closes February 28.

For more information or to register, visit Aikido Seminar.  


Michigan Primary: Tuesday, March 10


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Comes to McArdle

Patricia Helsel and the Tech Theatre Company are bringing you the longest running cabaret musical in history, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! The show, based on the book by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, takes on the comedic side of love and marriage, painting a series of vignettes about relationships through the tumultuous dating scene, road trips, marriage, kids, and all the other troubles couples face. The show will run for seven nights: February 20-22 and 26-29, all at 7:30 PM in the McArdle Theatre on the second floor of the Walker building.

Tickets available two hours before the performance at the McArdle box office. The show contains adult language and situations.


Poetry Slam Featuring Ebony Stewart Friday, Backstage at the Rozsa!

The Rozsa Center and the Black Students Association at Michigan Tech are proud to present Ebony Stewart, an international touring poet and performance artist. Her work speaks to the black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue, and inspire folks in marginalized communities. As one of the most decorated poets in Texas, Ebony is one of the top touring poets in the country and a Woman of the World Poetry Slam Champion. The event will kick off with an open-mic poetry slam, then Stewart herself will take the stage on Friday, February 21 at 7:00 PM, in the “pop-up” club atmosphere of “Backstage at the Rozsa.”  


Marketing your International Experience 

Marketing your International Experience 

February 27th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Library 234

Having an international experience not only leads to significant personal growth, it also sets your apart from the rest of the applicant pool when applying for internships, graduate school and jobs.

International experiences make you desirable to future employers because of the skills and knowledge gained through valuable international exposure. The next step is to learn how to market these skills. 

Drop in for an advising session to learn how to articulate your international experiences on your resume, cover letter, and during an interview. 

Those who haven’t had an international experience yet are encouraged to also drop in to learn about Michigan Tech’s study abroad opportunities with International Studies Abroad (ISA). 


Mechanical and Civil Engineering Study Abroad Info Session

Mechanical and Civil Engineering – Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain

February 26th, 12:00 – 1:00, Pavlis Honors College (722 Minerals and Materials)

Attention Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering students! Are you trying to figure out a way to study abroad and stay on track to graduate? How does spending a semester in Valencia, Spain sound? We did the curriculum mapping work for you! Stop by the Pavlis Honors College on February 26th, 12:00 – 1:00, for some pizza and learn more about USAC’s fall 2020 program in Valencia, Spain!  Can’t make the session? Email studyabroad@mtu.edu for more information.


Blood Drive Spring 2020

There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is critical. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

Join Order of Omega from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25th and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26th in the Library’s East Reading Room to donate blood.

Sign up for an appointment time online at the American Red Cross or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. Bring a photo ID.


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

Drive Date: Saturday, April 18th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

The official kickoff to the 50th anniversary of earth week!

Start collecting these five items now: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.

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


Family Friday Night Tonight at the SDC !

Enjoy family-friendly recreation time tonight (Friday, February 22) at the SDC! Open swim, climbing & more! Open to all ages. Free to Michigan Tech students, included in SDC membership and day pass.


For more information, visit Family Friday Nights.


Up Your Game with HuskiesFit Strength & Conditioning

HuskiesFit Strength & Conditioning programs like Get Your Erg On!, Metabolic Conditioning, Spin Strong & TRX could be just what you need to up your game! Open to the public. Check us out today! #strength #huskiesfit

HuskiesFit Strength & Conditioning


Join SIS for the annual Bra Show!

Join SIS for the annual Bra Show! This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, so make sure to bring cash to vote for the people’s choice bra and to donate. All proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! If you have any questions please email mharmon@mtu.edu


Nail & String Art Make Night at The Alley Makerspace

Nail & String Art Make Night at The Alley Makerspace

Friday February 28th, 5-7pm

Join us in the Alley Makerspace (MUB Basement) for a Nail + String art Make Night! All materials are provided.


Mub Board presents: Nick Thomas

A recent MTU college graduate himself, Nick Thomas provides a fast paced variety show that will blow your mind. The act includes juggling, yo-yos, magic, comedy and more! As recently featured on ABC’s “The Gong Show,” this upcoming star will have you laughing with humor that every student can relate to. A 6 time world record holder, and gold medal winning juggler, Nick has performed internationally for companies like Comcast and Google. The unforgettable show has tons of audience participation, and a high tech LED juggling finale that you won’t want to miss!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events!


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 17.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 20. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement.

Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

EF learning center is now accepting applications


Spaghetti Bridge Competition


Paper Airplane Trivia

Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Thursday, February 27th from 7:00 – 8:30pm!

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing! 
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. 
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.
  • To register please reply to the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/7OjymhSNOhpRVtAU2 or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition

The 2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition will take place on Monday, March 23rd as a part of Michigan Tech’s World Water Day celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your work, practice effective science communication, and maybe win a cash prize!

Posters can be submitted in two categories: Original Research or Coursework-based Projects.  Cash Awards will be offered in each category (1st-$300, 2nd-200, 3rd-$150), as well as one People’s Choice Award ($$$). The poster competition will take place between 11:30-2:30 in DOW 804, 873, 875 – you DO NOT need to be available for the whole time period! You can register and share your availability using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/WWD2020student

Following your presentation to the judges, students are asked to participate in a public poster session from 2-4p in the MUB Ballroom. All posters (with a presenter present) are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

More detailed information can be found in the attachment. Thank you for sharing your exciting work with the community! Please contact Kevin Nevorski with any questions, kcnevors@mtu.edu.


CopperDog 2020 Volunteers

This year’s CopperDog will take place February 28 – March 1.

Volunteer positions are steadily filling up but we still have some work to do to get to 100% staffed. We are expecting additional teams this year which means we need additional dog handlers throughout the weekend! If you are not interested in dog handling, but still would like to be involved, there are other volunteer opportunities available for both groups and individuals.

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

This year’s volunteer training is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd at 11 am in the Calumet High School cafeteria. We will have an indoor “classroom” portion of training first and then some outdoor hands-on training with teams of sled dogs.


Aikido Internal Power Workshop

Sunday, February 16, 2020

SDC Studio

Cost: Free! Donations gratefully accepted to help fund future Aikido seminars with international instructors

What do snow removal, walking on ice, vacuuming, and managing disagreements have to do with the martial art of Aikido? Everything! Aikido principles allow us to improve our ease and effectiveness in daily living, physical and mental health, as well as self-defense. Who wouldn’t want extraordinary stability, generation of explosive power, and the inexplicable zeroing-out of an opponent’s force? Mastering Aikido secrets can be a game-changer for anyone involved in martial arts, yoga, meditation, sports, and achieving personal excellence.

Come join us for this introductory workshop to learn the foundational principles of Aikido. We will partner up to learn basic Aikido forms and the internal-power principles of aiki, the path to develop an extraordinary mind-body. This will be an active class, participants will be standing, bending, and twisting. (Rolling and falling are not required but for those interested and able it can add to the fun of training). Dress to move in work-out clothing or martial arts uniform.

Open to all who are interested. Must be at least 16 years old or Level 4 (with permission of Sensei Campbell-Olszewski) to participate. Previous martial arts experience is helpful but not required.




Student News Briefs – February 14, 2020


“Today you are you! That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.” – Dr. Seuss


Cards Against Hypnosis by College Hypnotist David Hall

Cards Against Hypnosis

Cards Against Hypnosis is a show performed by College Hypnotist David Hall. This interactive, laugh out loud, drop-to-your knees funny, comedy hypnosis show coming to the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, February 15th at 10pm!

In between each skit, College Hypnotist David Hall will throw a ball into the crowd in which a random audience member who catches the ball will be shown 2 large cards. First is a black card with a scenario/skit, followed by a white card with possible outcomes. Based on the audience members decision that skit will be performed by the hypnotized participants on stage.

This unpredictable show gives a truly unique experience for the hypnotized participants as well as the audience. The show has been described as “jaw-dropping” “hilarious” and “downright fun.”


Film Board Presents: Joker

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Joker

Friday, February 14th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  February 15th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, February 16th @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Joker is rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images

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


Escape Rooms

Can you escape?

On February 21st from 6-10 pm, assemble your team and get ready to battle the clock. Make your way out by finding clues, putting together hints, or perhaps finding a secret key to freedom!

Teams of 5 can sign up at the MUB Board desk in MUB 106 all day on February 21st to reserve a spot for this event.  

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events 


Spring 2020 Career Fair

Spring 2020 Career Fair is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Stop by the Campus Store for all of your “last minute” items such as; ties, tie clips, belts, socks, pantyhose, shoe laces, shoe polish, lint rollers, sewing kits, padfolios, resume paper, folders, planners and pens.  Land that job by making sure you are perfectly polished.  


Undergraduate Student Government Nominations are open!

The Undergraduate Student Government is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020-2021 Executive Board and At-Large Representatives are now open! 

If you or someone you know is interested, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdskk_Y6MptrKAPDhispXGh0sRMd7JsK-z9ciqIzKxj9Mtniw/closedform or check your MTU email for more information. Nominations close 2/19/2020 at 11 PM.  


Get into Fun & Fitness

with HuskiesFit Programs!

Get Into Fun & Fitness with HuskiesFit Programs! Dynamic classes like Zumba, Belly Dance, Buti Yoga, Fitbarre & POUND energize & motivate you to come back for more! Included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card. Open to the public, walk-ins welcome. #funfitness #huskiesfit

HuskiesFit Fun & Fitness Classes


Michigan Primary: Tuesday, March 10


Rozsa Center Presents: Ebony Stewart

Join us as Ebony Stewart comes to Houghton! Ebony is a touring performance artist and slam poet, and former sexual health instructor. Ebony is the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, the only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas, and was voted Top Female Touring Poet by the Spoken Word Awards. Her work can be seen on Button Poetry, Write About Now Poetry, and Poetry Slam Inc. This event is hosted by the Michigan Tech Black Students Association. This will be held in the “Backstage Rozsa” pop-up venue for a more intimate club experience, and there will be an “open mic” poetry slam to open the show. Open mic sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTUpu95DjMCH0NOFL9_FjQ0ot5FTfljDtvrTlZ9whMVhIzPg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Friday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Rozsa Backstage

1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Free for students with Tech Experience

$15.00 for general admission


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

The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive!

Drive Date: Saturday, April 18th from 9am – 5pm in Fisher Hall

The official kickoff to the 50th anniversary of earth week!

Start collecting these five items now: granola/energy bar wrappers, batteries, plastic caps and rings, Styrofoam and cardboard egg cartons, and any plastic bag containing a recycling number.

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


Fiesta Time!

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENING OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC, PUPPETRY, STORYTELLING AND MORE FEB. 15TH

Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts are pleased to present a family-friendly event of music, storytelling, puppetry, and more! The Superior Wind Symphony will perform a concert of original Latin American music by celebrated Guatemalan composer Raúl López Colibrí. The compositions are arranged by Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands Mike Christianson with children’s choir direction by Dr. Amanda Plummer. The show doesn’t stop there—Local poet, formerly of Guatemala, Hugo Gordillo will present his collection of children’s poetry on which the music was based, in a pre-concert party hosted by Hugo Gordillo and Christ Alquist, with crafts, storytelling, and more fun, in the Rozsa lobby, making this truly an event for the whole family. Poems and children’s stories will be read in both Spanish and English, and the entire evening will be the culmination of work by poets, Spanish language professors, theatre and fine art professors, and local and Guatemalan poets, writers, artists, musicians, and students. International collaborators include: Raúl López Colibrí, Mike Christianson, Hugo Gordillo, Lisa Gordillo, Patricia Helsel, Christopher Plummer, Amanda Plummer, Leyre Alegre, and the Superior Wind Symphony. The pre-concert “fiesta party” begins at 6:15 PM on Saturday, February 15th, and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. There will also be a live shadow-puppet performance during the concert presented by Patricia Helsel.

For more details, please see the attached press release. For further information or interviews, please contact myself or Lisa Gordillo, 906-487-3096, lijohnso@mtu.edu


Pixel Art Night at the Alley Makerspace

Friday February 14th, 5-7pm

Learn how to cross stitch patterns from video games, or make a cool present for your significant other for Valentine’s Day!


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 17.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 20. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement.

Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

EF learning center is now accepting applications


Spaghetti Bridge Competition


New Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Scholarship

Available for Undergraduate Students

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium is offering a $500 one-time scholarship to an undergraduate student with research and innovation interests aligned with the following NASA strategic goals: 

  • Expand the frontiers of knowledge, capability, and opportunity in space
  • Advance understanding of Earth and develop technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet
  • Serve the American public and accomplish our mission by effectively managing our people, technical capabilities and infrastructure.

The scholarship will be available to the recipient immediately upon award and is non-renewable. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Applicants should fill out this short Google form by midnight on Sunday, February 16. For more information, contact Paige Hackney in the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722.


Bringing in the Bystander

You are invited to attend the Bringing in the Bystander Certification workshop happening on Saturday February 15 beginning at 9AM in the MUB Alumni Lounge A & B. Lunch will be provided. Students receive a certificate of achievement for completing the workshop, along with t-shirts and stickers! If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please send them to Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu. This FREE workshop is limited to a total of 50 students. Sign up before you lose your spot! Click here to get your tickets.

What is Bringing in the Bystander?

Bringing in the Bystander (BIB) is an interactive evidence based peer to peer workshop program that gives students the tools and practice needed to intervene as bystanders and to change social norming around relationship violence and sexual assault. This program helps bystanders to understand the decision making process to help them to consider their options when intervening and to build empathy for victims/survivors of relationship and sexual violence. Students leave this program with a certification of completion that they can put on their resume and swag to show their peers that they have completed BIB. 

Workshop Schedule

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM  – Session 1

Session One gives students a foundational understanding of bystander intervention and gives students the opportunity to learn more about how bystanders can intervene through case studies. Students identify ways that bystanders could have intervened. Peer facilitators explain statistics of relationship and sexual violence and discuss myths and assumptions surrounding violence. Much of the discussion in Session 1 focuses on how Michigan Tech students can change the culture around holding others accountable to prevent violence.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session 2

Session 2 focuses on understanding consent, building empathy for survivors and practicing bystanding skills. This session focuses on the decision making process and how to decide when and how to intervene when you see something. This session also gives students an understanding of how to be supportive if someone discloses an experience of relationship or sexual violence to them.

Please share this with anyone you think may be interested. We hope to see you there!


Library Hosts Strategic Planning Discussion Groups

After receiving a tremendous response to our library strategic plan survey, the library is hosting several discussion groups. The purpose of these sessions is to discuss the gaps identified in our plan and ask for your help in setting priorities.

If you would like to be part of the discussion for improving your library, please register for one of the following sessions:

We hope you will be able to join us! Suggestions and feedback are always welcome at library@mtu.edu.


MUB Board- Dodgeball

Come on out and participate in a 6v6 dodgeball tournament on February 15th. The top two teams will win prizes so this is your queue to start practicing! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


Saudi Night

DATE: 16 February 2020

TIME: 6.00 PM

VENUE: Memorial Union-Ballroom – Entire (207)   

The Saudi Night is a cultural event that represents the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Culture, traditions, civilization and history to the community of the university by doing Dance, acting, and traditional music.

In this event, there will be a dinner featuring sumptuous Saudi dishes mainly from Central and Southern Saudi Arabia.

Celebrate love will be our theme for this year. The storyboard about Saudi wedding traditions including some historical stories and exhibit some of our traditional clothes.

Tickets are only available online. 
I also attached the poster and Ticketing link.
https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=2155


Paper Airplane Trivia

Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Thursday, February 27th from 7:00 – 8:30pm!

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing! 
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. 
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.
  • To register please reply to the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/7OjymhSNOhpRVtAU2 or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition

The 2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition will take place on Monday, March 23rd as a part of Michigan Tech’s World Water Day celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your work, practice effective science communication, and maybe win a cash prize!

Posters can be submitted in two categories: Original Research or Coursework-based Projects.  Cash Awards will be offered in each category (1st-$300, 2nd-200, 3rd-$150), as well as one People’s Choice Award ($$$). The poster competition will take place between 11:30-2:30 in DOW 804, 873, 875 – you DO NOT need to be available for the whole time period! You can register and share your availability using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/WWD2020student

Following your presentation to the judges, students are asked to participate in a public poster session from 2-4p in the MUB Ballroom. All posters (with a presenter present) are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

More detailed information can be found in the attachment. Thank you for sharing your exciting work with the community! Please contact Kevin Nevorski with any questions, kcnevors@mtu.edu.


CopperDog 2020 Volunteers

This year’s CopperDog will take place February 28 – March 1.

Volunteer positions are steadily filling up but we still have some work to do to get to 100% staffed. We are expecting additional teams this year which means we need additional dog handlers throughout the weekend! If you are not interested in dog handling, but still would like to be involved, there are other volunteer opportunities available for both groups and individuals.

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

This year’s volunteer training is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd at 11 am in the Calumet High School cafeteria. We will have an indoor “classroom” portion of training first and then some outdoor hands-on training with teams of sled dogs.


OAP Log Rolling Clinics

Join the OAP for log rolling clinics in the SDC Pool! We provide all instruction and materials, you just need to be able to swim at least 10 yards unassisted, and have your own swimsuit and towel. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event. We will work with each participant to get up and rolling on the log before the clinic ends. This is a great sport that focuses on balance, foot speed, reaction, concentration and focus. Class size is limited.

Ages 4 & Up
Next clinic date is March 17!
Cost/Clinic – General Public $10, SDC members $5, FREE to Michigan Tech Students!


Aikido Internal Power Workshop

Sunday, February 16, 2020

SDC Studio

Cost: Free! Donations gratefully accepted to help fund future Aikido seminars with international instructors

What do snow removal, walking on ice, vacuuming, and managing disagreements have to do with the martial art of Aikido? Everything! Aikido principles allow us to improve our ease and effectiveness in daily living, physical and mental health, as well as self-defense. Who wouldn’t want extraordinary stability, generation of explosive power, and the inexplicable zeroing-out of an opponent’s force? Mastering Aikido secrets can be a game-changer for anyone involved in martial arts, yoga, meditation, sports, and achieving personal excellence.

Come join us for this introductory workshop to learn the foundational principles of Aikido. We will partner up to learn basic Aikido forms and the internal-power principles of aiki, the path to develop an extraordinary mind-body. This will be an active class, participants will be standing, bending, and twisting. (Rolling and falling are not required but for those interested and able it can add to the fun of training). Dress to move in work-out clothing or martial arts uniform.

Open to all who are interested. Must be at least 16 years old or Level 4 (with permission of Sensei Campbell-Olszewski) to participate. Previous martial arts experience is helpful but not required.




Student News Briefs – February 7, 2020

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” — Albert Camus


Cards Against Hypnosis by College Hypnotist David Hall

Cards Against Hypnosis

Cards Against Hypnosis is a show performed by College Hypnotist David Hall. This interactive, laugh out loud, drop-to-your knees funny, comedy hypnosis show coming to the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, February 15th at 10pm!

In between each skit, College Hypnotist David Hall will throw a ball into the crowd in which a random audience member who catches the ball will be shown 2 large cards. First is a black card with a scenario/skit, followed by a white card with possible outcomes. Based on the audience members decision that skit will be performed by the hypnotized participants on stage.

This unpredictable show gives a truly unique experience for the hypnotized participants as well as the audience. The show has been described as “jaw-dropping” “hilarious” and “downright fun.”


Film Board Presents: Jurassic Park

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Jurassic Park

Friday, February 7th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  February 8th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, February 9th @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Jurassic Park is rated PG-13 for intense science fiction terror.

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


Escape Rooms

Can you escape?

On February 21st from 6-10 pm, assemble your team and get ready to battle the clock. Make your way out by finding clues, putting together hints, or perhaps finding a secret key to freedom!

Teams of 5 can sign up at the MUB Board desk in MUB 106 all day on February 21st to reserve a spot for this event.  

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events 


Fiesta Time!

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENING OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC, PUPPETRY, STORYTELLING AND MORE FEB. 15TH

Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center and Department of Visual and Performing Arts are pleased to present a family-friendly event of music, storytelling, puppetry, and more! The Superior Wind Symphony will perform a concert of original Latin American music by celebrated Guatemalan composer Raúl López Colibrí. The compositions are arranged by Michigan Tech’s Director of Bands Mike Christianson with children’s choir direction by Dr. Amanda Plummer. The show doesn’t stop there—Local poet, formerly of Guatemala, Hugo Gordillo will present his collection of children’s poetry on which the music was based, in a pre-concert party hosted by Hugo Gordillo and Christ Alquist, with crafts, storytelling, and more fun, in the Rozsa lobby, making this truly an event for the whole family. Poems and children’s stories will be read in both Spanish and English, and the entire evening will be the culmination of work by poets, Spanish language professors, theatre and fine art professors, and local and Guatemalan poets, writers, artists, musicians, and students. International collaborators include: Raúl López Colibrí, Mike Christianson, Hugo Gordillo, Lisa Gordillo, Patricia Helsel, Christopher Plummer, Amanda Plummer, Leyre Alegre, and the Superior Wind Symphony.The pre-concert “fiesta party” begins at 6:15 PM on Saturday, February 15th, and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. There will also be a live shadow-puppet performance during the concert presented by Patricia Helsel.

For more details, please see the attached press release. For further information or interviews, please contact myself or Lisa Gordillo, 906-487-3096, lijohnso@mtu.edu


Pixel Art Night at the Alley Makerspace

Friday February 14th, 5-7pm

Learn how to cross stitch patterns from video games, or make a cool present for your significant other for Valentine’s Day!


Student Leadership Awards for SNB

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 26th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 17.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 6.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 20. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement.

Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

EF learning center is now accepting applications


Spaghetti Bridge Competition


Study Participation

A research study being conducted in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology at Michigan Tech is currently recruiting healthy individuals that are 18 to 40 years old. This study is looking into the effects of intermittent fasting on the cardiovascular system. Participants will be asked to visit the lab 8 times over the course of 10 weeks, and fast twice weekly for 6 weeks. Additionally, participants will be compensated and provided information about their body composition and cardiovascular health. If you are interested in learning more about this research study and to see if you are eligible to participate, then please either contact Steven Stelly (spstelly@mtu.edu) or provide your information for us to contact you at the following link: https://forms.gle/ZyGyo5kuEeFUMHGw6 .    


New Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Scholarship

Available for Undergraduate Students

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium is offering a $500 one-time scholarship to an undergraduate student with research and innovation interests aligned with the following NASA strategic goals: 

  • Expand the frontiers of knowledge, capability, and opportunity in space
  • Advance understanding of Earth and develop technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet
  • Serve the American public and accomplish our mission by effectively managing our people, technical capabilities and infrastructure.

The scholarship will be available to the recipient immediately upon award and is non-renewable. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Applicants should fill out this short Google form by midnight on Sunday, February 16. For more information, contact Paige Hackney in the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722.


Bringing in the Bystander

You are invited to attend the Bringing in the Bystander Certification workshop happening on Saturday February 15 beginning at 9AM in the MUB Alumni Lounge A & B. Lunch will be provided. Students receive a certificate of achievement for completing the workshop, along with t-shirts and stickers! If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please send them to Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu. This FREE workshop is limited to a total of 50 students. Sign up before you lose your spot! Click here to get your tickets.

What is Bringing in the Bystander?

Bringing in the Bystander (BIB) is an interactive evidence based peer to peer workshop program that gives students the tools and practice needed to intervene as bystanders and to change social norming around relationship violence and sexual assault. This program helps bystanders to understand the decision making process to help them to consider their options when intervening and to build empathy for victims/survivors of relationship and sexual violence. Students leave this program with a certification of completion that they can put on their resume and swag to show their peers that they have completed BIB. 

Workshop Schedule

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM  – Session 1

Session One gives students a foundational understanding of bystander intervention and gives students the opportunity to learn more about how bystanders can intervene through case studies. Students identify ways that bystanders could have intervened. Peer facilitators explain statistics of relationship and sexual violence and discuss myths and assumptions surrounding violence. Much of the discussion in Session 1 focuses on how Michigan Tech students can change the culture around holding others accountable to prevent violence.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session 2

Session 2 focuses on understanding consent, building empathy for survivors and practicing bystanding skills. This session focuses on the decision making process and how to decide when and how to intervene when you see something. This session also gives students an understanding of how to be supportive if someone discloses an experience of relationship or sexual violence to them.

Please share this with anyone you think may be interested. We hope to see you there!


Library Hosts Strategic Planning Discussion Groups

After receiving a tremendous response to our library strategic plan survey, the library is hosting several discussion groups. The purpose of these sessions is to discuss the gaps identified in our plan and ask for your help in setting priorities.

If you would like to be part of the discussion for improving your library, please register for one of the following sessions:

We hope you will be able to join us! Suggestions and feedback are always welcome at library@mtu.edu.


MUB Board- Dodgeball

Come on out and participate in a 6v6 dodgeball tournament on February 15th. The top two teams will win prizes so this is your queue to start practicing! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


Saudi Night

DATE: 16 February 2020

TIME: 6.00 PM

VENUE: Memorial Union-Ballroom – Entire (207)   

The Saudi Night is a cultural event that represents the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Culture, traditions, civilization and history to the community of the university by doing Dance, acting, and traditional music.

In this event, there will be a dinner featuring sumptuous Saudi dishes mainly from Central and Southern Saudi Arabia.

Celebrate love will be our theme for this year. The storyboard about Saudi wedding traditions including some historical stories and exhibit some of our traditional clothes.

Tickets are only available online. 
I also attached the poster and Ticketing link.
https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=2155


Paper Airplane Trivia

Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Thursday, February 27th from 7:00 – 8:30pm!

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing! 
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. 
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.
  • To register please reply to the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/7OjymhSNOhpRVtAU2 or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition

The 2020 World Water Day Student Poster Competition will take place on Monday, March 23rd as a part of Michigan Tech’s World Water Day celebration. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your work, practice effective science communication, and maybe win a cash prize!

Posters can be submitted in two categories: Original Research or Coursework-based Projects.  Cash Awards will be offered in each category (1st-$300, 2nd-200, 3rd-$150), as well as one People’s Choice Award ($$$). The poster competition will take place between 11:30-2:30 in DOW 804, 873, 875 – you DO NOT need to be available for the whole time period! You can register and share your availability using the link below. 

http://bit.ly/WWD2020student

Following your presentation to the judges, students are asked to participate in a public poster session from 2-4p in the MUB Ballroom. All posters (with a presenter present) are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

More detailed information can be found in the attachment. Thank you for sharing your exciting work with the community! Please contact Kevin Nevorski with any questions, kcnevors@mtu.edu.


CopperDog 2020 Volunteers

This year’s CopperDog will take place February 28 – March 1.

Volunteer positions are steadily filling up but we still have some work to do to get to 100% staffed. We are expecting additional teams this year which means we need additional dog handlers throughout the weekend! If you are not interested in dog handling, but still would like to be involved, there are other volunteer opportunities available for both groups and individuals.

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

This year’s volunteer training is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd at 11 am in the Calumet High School cafeteria. We will have an indoor “classroom” portion of training first and then some outdoor hands-on training with teams of sled dogs.


HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card

Get your money’s worth with the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card! Available in 8- or 16-punch versions, the Ultimate is good for a year & allows you to experience a variety of classes such as MetCon, POUND & Spin Strong. Buy one today! #huskiesfit #ultimate
Purchase the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card Online


Spring Session 2 Adult HuskiesFit Programs

Register Today!

Registration is open for the second spring session of the following adult HuskiesFit classes.

  • Adult Aikido: March 16 – May 1, Basic & Advanced, registration closes March 15.
  • AquaFit: March 16 – May 1, registration closes March 15.
  • Tai Chi: March 25 – April 29, registration closes March 24.
  • Get Your Erg On!: March 16 – April 30, registration closes March 15.

We have something for everyone! Commit to be HuskiesFit this spring!


OAP Log Rolling Clinics

Join the OAP for log rolling clinics in the SDC Pool! We provide all instruction and materials, you just need to be able to swim at least 10 yards unassisted, and have your own swimsuit and towel. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event. We will work with each participant to get up and rolling on the log before the clinic ends. This is a great sport that focuses on balance, foot speed, reaction, concentration and focus. Class size is limited.

Ages 4 & Up
Next clinic date is March 17!
Cost/Clinic – General Public $10, SDC members $5, FREE to Michigan Tech Students!


Aikido Internal Power Workshop

Sunday, February 16, 2020

SDC Studio

Cost: Free! Donations gratefully accepted to help fund future Aikido seminars with international instructors

What do snow removal, walking on ice, vacuuming, and managing disagreements have to do with the martial art of Aikido? Everything! Aikido principles allow us to improve our ease and effectiveness in daily living, physical and mental health, as well as self-defense. Who wouldn’t want extraordinary stability, generation of explosive power, and the inexplicable zeroing-out of an opponent’s force? Mastering Aikido secrets can be a game-changer for anyone involved in martial arts, yoga, meditation, sports, and achieving personal excellence.

Come join us for this introductory workshop to learn the foundational principles of Aikido. We will partner up to learn basic Aikido forms and the internal-power principles of aiki, the path to develop an extraordinary mind-body. This will be an active class, participants will be standing, bending, and twisting. (Rolling and falling are not required but for those interested and able it can add to the fun of training). Dress to move in work-out clothing or martial arts uniform.

Open to all who are interested. Must be at least 16 years old or Level 4 (with permission of Sensei Campbell-Olszewski) to participate. Previous martial arts experience is helpful but not required.


Student News Briefs – January 31, 2020

“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” — Roy T. Bennett


Cards Against Hypnosis by College Hypnotist David Hall

Cards Against Hypnosis

Cards Against Hypnosis is a show performed by College Hypnotist David Hall. This interactive, laugh out loud, drop-to-your knees funny, comedy hypnosis show coming to the MUB Ballroom on Saturday, February 15th at 10pm!

In between each skit, College Hypnotist David Hall will throw a ball into the crowd in which a random audience member who catches the ball will be shown 2 large cards. First is a black card with a scenario/skit, followed by a white card with possible outcomes. Based on the audience members decision that skit will be performed by the hypnotized participants on stage.

This unpredictable show gives a truly unique experience for the hypnotized participants as well as the audience. The show has been described as “jaw-dropping” “hilarious” and “downright fun.”


Chinese Night!

The Chinese Night will be on this Friday (Jan. 31st). The Chinese Night tickets will be available from 11 to 1pm on this Monday, Wednesday and Friday at MUB commons and Library 1st floor.

On Jan. 31st, dinner will be from 5:30-6:50pm at MUB commons, and performance will be from 7-9pm.


Sustainability Demonstration House

Open House: MTU Sustainability Demonstration House February 6th, 4-6pm, 21680 Woodland Rd, Houghton

Stop by the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House during Winter Carnival to learn about sustainable living and housing design!  There will be interactive sustainable demos, fun games, and refreshments.  All guests will receive free sustainable swag!

Film Board Presents: Maleficent Mistress of Evil

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Friday, January 31st @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  February 1st @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, February 2nd @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is Rated PG for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images

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


Spaghetti Bridge Competition


Bad Art Night at The Ally Makerspace

Bad Art Night at The Alley Makerspace
Friday January 31st, 5-7pm
.

Join us again at The Alley Makerspace 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.


New Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Scholarship

Available for Undergraduate Students

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium is offering a $500 one-time scholarship to an undergraduate student with research and innovation interests aligned with the following NASA strategic goals: 

  • Expand the frontiers of knowledge, capability, and opportunity in space
  • Advance understanding of Earth and develop technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet
  • Serve the American public and accomplish our mission by effectively managing our people, technical capabilities and infrastructure.

The scholarship will be available to the recipient immediately upon award and is non-renewable. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

Applicants should fill out this short Google form by midnight on Sunday, February 16. For more information, contact Paige Hackney in the Pavlis Honors College in M&M 722.


Bringing in the Bystander

You are invited to attend the Bringing in the Bystander Certification workshop happening on Saturday February 15 beginning at 9AM in the MUB Alumni Lounge A & B. Lunch will be provided. Students receive a certificate of achievement for completing the workshop, along with t-shirts and stickers! If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please send them to Kaylee Kapatos at kkapatos@mtu.edu. This FREE workshop is limited to a total of 50 students. Sign up before you lose your spot! Click here to get your tickets.

What is Bringing in the Bystander?

Bringing in the Bystander (BIB) is an interactive evidence based peer to peer workshop program that gives students the tools and practice needed to intervene as bystanders and to change social norming around relationship violence and sexual assault. This program helps bystanders to understand the decision making process to help them to consider their options when intervening and to build empathy for victims/survivors of relationship and sexual violence. Students leave this program with a certification of completion that they can put on their resume and swag to show their peers that they have completed BIB. 

Workshop Schedule

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM  – Session 1

Session One gives students a foundational understanding of bystander intervention and gives students the opportunity to learn more about how bystanders can intervene through case studies. Students identify ways that bystanders could have intervened. Peer facilitators explain statistics of relationship and sexual violence and discuss myths and assumptions surrounding violence. Much of the discussion in Session 1 focuses on how Michigan Tech students can change the culture around holding others accountable to prevent violence.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Session 2

Session 2 focuses on understanding consent, building empathy for survivors and practicing bystanding skills. This session focuses on the decision making process and how to decide when and how to intervene when you see something. This session also gives students an understanding of how to be supportive if someone discloses an experience of relationship or sexual violence to them.

Please share this with anyone you think may be interested. We hope to see you there!


Big Foot Glowshoe 2020


Library Hosts Strategic Planning Discussion Groups

After receiving a tremendous response to our library strategic plan survey, the library is hosting several discussion groups. The purpose of these sessions is to discuss the gaps identified in our plan and ask for your help in setting priorities.

If you would like to be part of the discussion for improving your library, please register for one of the following sessions:

We hope you will be able to join us! Suggestions and feedback are always welcome at library@mtu.edu.


MUB Board- Dodgeball

Come on out and participate in a 6v6 dodgeball tournament on February 15th. The top two teams will win prizes so this is your queue to start practicing! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


Saudi Night

DATE: 16 February 2020

TIME: 6.00 PM

VENUE: Memorial Union-Ballroom – Entire (207)   

The Saudi Night is a cultural event that represents the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Culture, traditions, civilization and history to the community of the university by doing Dance, acting, and traditional music.

In this event, there will be a dinner featuring sumptuous Saudi dishes mainly from Central and Southern Saudi Arabia.

Celebrate love will be our theme for this year. The storyboard about Saudi wedding traditions including some historical stories and exhibit some of our traditional clothes.

Tickets are only available online. 
I also attached the poster and Ticketing link.
https://mtu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=2155


Paper Airplane Trivia

Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Thursday, February 27th from 7:00 – 8:30pm!

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing! 
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org. 
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.
  • To register please reply to the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/7OjymhSNOhpRVtAU2 or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

The International Graduate Student Communication and Cultural Center (IGSC3)

The International Graduate Student Communication and Cultural Center (IGSC3) is a free program designed to promote the success of international graduate students who speak English as a second language.  International graduate students may sign up for a weekly one-hour individualized appointment with a trained coach in order to practice teaching and leading labs in a U.S. context, participating in class discussions, giving presentations, and more.  Our program currently has several appointment slots available.      

For more information, visit us at DHH044, email Sarah Isaacson, IGSC3 Program Director (sisaacso@mtu.edu), or visit our webpage: https://www.mtu.edu/eli/otherservices/igsc3/  


CopperDog 2020 Volunteers

This year’s CopperDog will take place February 28 – March 1.

Volunteer positions are steadily filling up but we still have some work to do to get to 100% staffed. We are expecting additional teams this year which means we need additional dog handlers throughout the weekend! If you are not interested in dog handling, but still would like to be involved, there are other volunteer opportunities available for both groups and individuals.

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

This year’s volunteer training is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd at 11 am in the Calumet High School cafeteria. We will have an indoor “classroom” portion of training first and then some outdoor hands-on training with teams of sled dogs.


Spring OAP Kayak Safety Clinics at the SDC Pool

Looking to keep your kayak skills fresh as winter tightens its grasp on us? Join the OAP in the SDC pool for Kayak Safety and Practice Sessions! There are limited spaces available for these sessions, and we will provide all necessary equipment: kayak, paddle, PFD, spray skirt. We will be working on wet exits, self recovery, rescues, and assisted rescues. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event. Maximum of 8 participants per session.

No kayaking experience necessary. Participants must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted. Secure fitting, appropriate swimwear required (no 2 pieces or speedos).

Cost/Clinic – General Public $10, SDC members $5, Michigan Tech Students FREE!


Spring Session 2 Adult HuskiesFit Programs

Register Today!

Registration is open for the second spring session of the following adult HuskiesFit classes.

  • Adult Aikido: March 16 – May 1, Basic & Advanced, registration closes March 15.
  • AquaFit: March 16 – May 1, registration closes March 15.
  • Tai Chi: March 25 – April 29, registration closes March 24.
  • Get Your Erg On!: March 16 – April 30, registration closes March 15.

We have something for everyone! Commit to be HuskiesFit this spring!


OAP Log Rolling Clinics

Join the OAP for log rolling clinics in the SDC Pool! We provide all instruction and materials, you just need to be able to swim at least 10 yards unassisted, and have your own swimsuit and towel. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event. We will work with each participant to get up and rolling on the log before the clinic ends. This is a great sport that focuses on balance, foot speed, reaction, concentration and focus. Class size is limited.

Ages 4 & Up
Next clinic date is March 17!
Cost/Clinic – General Public $10, SDC members $5, FREE to Michigan Tech Students!


Student News Briefs – January 24, 2020

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Film Board Presents: Doctor Sleep

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Doctor Sleep

Friday, January 24th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  January 25th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, January 26th @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Doctor Sleep is Rated R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use. 

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


Spaghetti Bridge Competition


Spring HuskiesFIT

Spring HuskiesFit Programs begins this week. HuskiesFit Programs offers several group fitness classes – there’s something to choose from every day. Check out our week-at-a-glance flyer and find one to fit your schedule. Commit to be HuskiesFit!  


Rozsa Backstage Jazz Cabaret

Join Michigan Tech Jazz Friday and Saturday

Photo Credit: Havey Tills Photography

Michigan Tech’s newest Director of Jazz Studies, Adam Meckler, presents another backstage jazz experience at the Rozsa on January 24th and 25th at 7:30 PM. Student jazz combos and a few guest artists will be playing pieces from across the genre’s history, dipping into Traditional Jazz, Hard Bop, Funk, and more. The Rozsa’s main stage will be converted into a classic jazz club complete with café tables and refreshments. The club atmosphere will help the bands guide you through this colorful history and flex their creative muscles, telling the story of the art as it has evolved through time.

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Bad Art Night at The Ally Makerspace

Bad Art Night at The Alley Makerspace
Friday January 31st, 5-7pm
.

Join us again at The Alley Makerspace 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.


Big Foot Glowshoe 2020


Sleep Study

Ever wonder what happens to your sleep quality or health after a night out on the town? Researchers in the Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology Department are looking for the answers to these questions in a project entitled, “Alcohol and Neurovascular Control in Humans.”

The study is conducted in Michigan Tech’s new Sleep Research Laboratory in the Student Development Complex. A minimum of three sleep studies would be conducted at your convenience including a familiarization night and two testing nights. Testing nights is where a placebo or alcohol dose (consistent with 4-5 drinks within 2 hours) would be administered. Blood pressure and nervous system function would be analyzed the following morning. 

If you are over 21, please contact Ian Greenlund, MS (imgreenl@mtu.edu) or Anne Tikkanen, RN (altikkan@mtu.edu) for more information on how you can participate. We are in particular need of female participants, so please no not hesitate to reach out to us.


Get Learnt on Being Turnt

If you choose to drink, it is important to know how to do so responsibly and look out for your peers.  Attend this 1-hour engaging student-led workshop and discuss ways to keep you and your community safer.

For more information please email sskrygie@mtu.edu or sdbrown@mtu.edu


Chinese Night

The Chinese Night will be on this Friday(Jan. 31st). The Chinese Night tickets will be available from 11 to 1pm on this Monday, Wednesday and Friday at MUB commons and Library 1st floor.

On Jan. 31st, dinner will be from 5:30-6:50pm at MUB commons, and performance will be from 7-9pm.



Student News Briefs – January 17, 2020

Welcome Back!

“One kind word can warm three winter months” — Japanese Proverb


Dueling Pianos

Join MUB Board and Late Night Programming for Dueling Pianos on January 18th from 8 to 11 pm in the MUB Ballroom. From Beethoven to Bohemian Rhapsody, these dueling pianos will be singing and playing requests from the crowd. Bring your friends, bring your family, come and go as you please while you enjoy some good food and even better music.


Film Board Presents: Knives Out

This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Knives Out

Friday, January 17th @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday,  January 18th @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, January 19th @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Knives out is Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material.

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


HuskyLead

This workshop discusses ways in which one can build an effective and long-lasting organization that best serves the needs of marginalized students and the campus as a whole. Be it a new organization or one that can use an overhaul this session allows time to focus on both short and long term goals and how the organization fits into campus culture.  

Join us on Thursday, January 23 from 5:00PM – 6:00PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge A


Afrobeat Weekly Dance Classes for Spring 2020

The African Students Organization (ASO) organizes weekly Afrobeat dance classes for the Michigan Tech community, without charge.

This semester’s schedule of classes (Spring 2020) will commence on Tuesday, January 21, 7:30pm-8:30pm at the SDC Fitness Studio. It will repeat weekly (for the same time and venue) till the last week of regular classes, precisely Tuesday, April 21. The week of the Spring Break is excluded.

Come and enjoy energetic African music while exercising. Our instructors are eager to take you through the classes no matter your level of dance skill. Don’t be left out of the move!

See our other events on the ASO CALENDAR OF EVENTS at the footer of our website.

Contact: aso-officers-l@mtu.edu

Spring HuskiesFIT

The HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card is a premium card that allows you to experience a variety of HuskiesFit classes without having to commit to one particular type. The Ultimate is available in 8 or 16-punch versions and is good for one year from the date of purchase. Get one today and enjoy popular group fitness classes such as Yoga, Zumba, TRX and more. For more information or to purchase the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card, visit HuskiesFit Programs.  

Youth Classes @ a Glance

UP North-South

A Festival of Music from Both Ends of 41

Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts; Visual and Performing Arts Department; and Elizabeth “Libby” Meyer, Lecturer in Visual and Performing Arts and Director of the Music Composition Program will be presenting three days of new music, workshops, and masterclasses in the Surround Sound Music Series. The events begin Friday at 7:30 PM in the McArdle Theatre with the U.P. Composers Collective Concert  featuring pieces by local composers Thomas LaVoy, Milt Olsson, Griffin Candey, Elena Ruehr, Sarah Rimkus, and Carrie Biolo. They continue on Saturday at 3:00 PM with a masterclass by Michigan Tech student composers and the Miami-based PULSE trio, followed by PULSE’s own concert at 7:30 that evening. Sunday’s event, Music from Along 41, begins at 3:00 PM and features modern local, regional, and national composers and performers from along the route between the U.P. and Florida. 

Purchase tickets here


Title IX Survey

On Friday, January 17, 2020, all students over age 18 will be invited to participate in the Michigan Tech Title IX Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct Climate Survey.  Students will receive an email with a link to the survey.

The goal of the survey is to provide Michigan Tech with important information on campus sexual misconduct prevalence and responses. Preventing and remedying sexual misconduct is essential to maintaining a safe environment in which students can learn. We are committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to fully benefit from our programs and activities.

If students have questions or comments about this survey, please have them contact Kirst Arko, Title IX Coordinator, 306 Administration Building, 906-487-3310, or titleix@mtu.edu.


Join our Team!

Are you interested in helping your fellow students?   Looking for a fulfilling and challenging job working as a student leader on campus?  The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring new student employees for the 2020-21 academic year.  We are looking for many new employees to work for us as Orientation Team Leaders, ExSEL Peer Mentors, Academic Success Coaches and Peer Teaching Assistants. 

If you want to learn more, you must attend one of our information sessions where we will cover the position details and the hiring process.  You will only be eligible to apply if you have attended one of these sessions:

Friday, January 17 at 4 PM  in MUB Ballroom A

Students can direct questions to success@mtu.edu


Spring Intramural Sports

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2020 INTRAMURAL SPORTS HAS STARTED

Please check out our Spring 2020 Activity Schedule for more details.

Intramural Sports is also HIRING! Interested in becoming an intramural official? If interested please apply at this site: https://uww.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2781710

Spring Basketball (Women’s, Men’s & Co-Rec):

Wallyball (Women’s, Men’s & Co-Rec):

Bowling (Women’s, Men’s & Co-Rec):

Intramural Sports Office
Student Development Complex Room 202
Office Phone: (906) 487-3040
Email:
imsports@mtu.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.michigantechrecreation.com/IM/index