The Student Scoop – January 27, 2021

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode

News: Dorm life resumes

Pulse: Michigan Tech offers virtual well-being workshops, groups and more
KYCA hosts “Day of Solidarity” for variety of causes

Opinion: Wine under $10 – the good, the bad, and the ugly
The best day to hit the slopes

Check out our website to see past articles and more!
PS – do you enjoy writing, editing, photography or graphic design? We are always looking for new members! Email us at lodesubmit@mtu.edu and find out how you can join the Lode!


HuskyLead: Organizational Finances and Budgeting

Want to feel prepared and ready to present your RSO budgets? Attend this HuskyLead to discuss organizational budgeting and how to prepare a successful budget for your club. Join us in this Virtual HuskyLead at 3 PM on January 28 on Zoom.

MUB Board Upcoming Events

Come sing your heart out at the Winter Carnival Karaoke Night! We will have three large prizes to hand out to participants! This event will take place on the night of all-nighter. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events. 

Tarot Card Readings

Gain insight into your past, present, and future with a free tarot card reading on Friday, February 12th from 8-10pm! Zoom link will be posted on our Facebook page closer to the event.


36 Hour Teeter Totter for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon will be teeter-tottering for 36 hours during Winter Carnival in order to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Thirty-six hours represents the average lifespan of someone with cystic fibrosis, which is thirty-six years old. We would appreciate any donation that you might be able to provide in order to help those affected by this disease. A small amount can go such a long way! Here is our donation page.


Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

How much waste can we divert from the landfill as a community? The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is happy to announce the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive!  Start saving these six commonly used items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw: (1) dental products, (2) razors, (3) plastic film, (4) foil-lined wrappers, (5) plastic bottle caps & rings, (6) egg cartons.  We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items!  Please refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting and drop-off locations.  Let’s work together to divert the amount of waste our community sends to the landfill!


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer COVID safe pick-up and delivery of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community in the Houghton and Hancock area. To place an order, fill out the Google Form at any time. Once an order has been placed, we will reach out to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery.


Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)

GSG is thrilled to announce that registration for this year’s virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is now open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually to avoid any community spread from taking place. It is gearing up to be an exciting event, and we are excited to see what everyone has to present. The GRC will be held on Thursday April 1, and Friday April 2, 2021. The event is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter, who will give valuable insight and feedback on how you can improve the presentation. Cash prizes are available for the top 3 places in both oral and poster presentations ( 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, and 3rd – $100). Registration closes Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 PM. Don’t wait, register today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P53fNc3ZSJ86NJbguqkxOEAEbDC54-u1q4gL6RozxOk/edit

Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. Video submission deadline is March 22, 2021. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 PM on April 1st, 2021. Oral presentation will be a 12 minute talk followed by Q&A session. The event will be capped off with a virtual GRC awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held April 2, 5-7 pm, following the close of GRC. Full information can be found on our website at https://gsg.mtu.edu/grc/.


SDC Pool Hours

Beginning Monday, February 1st, the SDC Pool schedule will change to the following hours:

General Requirements for Entry:
A valid Michigan Tech Student ID, Membership ID or SDC Action Pass 
Complete the COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form (Community Members) or the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Tracking Form (MTU Students/Faculty/Staff) before arriving
Wear face coverings upon entry and throughout the building 
Follow social distancing practices and designated traffic patterns
Members with ID will check-in at desired locations, which includes acknowledgment of no listed symptoms, temperature check and ID tap for verification/timestamp of your visit. 
Action pass holders will stop at the SDC Ticket Office (during business hours) to verify ID, complete contact tracing, get pass punched and receive a single day-use wristband. During Ticket Office non-open hours, patrons should proceed directly to the location for the above steps to be completed. 
Action pass holders also have the opportunity to put the remaining value of their Action Pass towards the purchase of a new SDC membership. 

Operating Procedures:

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Ann Bengry, Aquatics Manager, at ambengry@mtu.edu or 906-487-2995


Upcoming Intramural Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

For more information and to register for a workshop click here.
For more information about groups click here


January is National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month and an opportune time to provide information in order to recognize and prevent stalking, including cyberstalking. Stalking refers to engaging in a menacing course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to: fear for their safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. Signs of stalking can include unwanted phone calls, messages, letters or emails. People who stalk may also follow their victims or show up at class, work or home without invitations. It may also seem as though the person always knows the location of their victim. The Center for Disease Control reports 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have been victims of stalking at some point in their lives. Though stalking affects millions every year, it is often misunderstood, minimized and/or ignored.
Cyberstalking involves the use of technology such as the internet, social media, or applications used to make someone fear for their safety. It is relatively easy for a cyberstalker to find out information about their victims online. Many of us share our locations, interests, private thoughts and personal photos on social media. A cyber stalker can easily keep tabs on their victim through social media accounts and use the information to harass and threaten their victims. For example, a cyberstalker may utilize Snapchat to find their victim’s location if their GPS is enabled. Cyberstalkers may also send unwanted messages, sometimes hundreds per day, terrorizing their victim and making them fear for their lives.
It is never the victim’s fault if they have been stalked or cyberstalked. There are some things you can do to protect yourself from cyberstalking. It is important to adjust privacy settings on all social media accounts. Only share content you post on social media with those that you trust. Additionally, always log out of applications and social media especially if you use a shared computer. Never share your passwords with anyone.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be a victim of stalking or cyberstalking, act. Don’t ignore it or downplay it. Don’t assume someone else will report. If you are made aware of potential stalking, it is important that any concerns are taken seriously and reported appropriately. Contact your supervisor or the Title IX Coordinator, Kirsti Arko. Michigan Tech ensures its faculty, staff and students a safe workplace and educational environment free from discrimination and harassment.
More information on Michigan Tech’s Policies:

Reporting

  • In case of emergency, dial 911
  • Public Safety and Police Services丨206 MacInnes Drive 丨906-487-2216
  • Michigan Tech Title IX丨 Kirsti Arko丨Admin 306 丨 906-487-3310丨 titleix@mtu.edu

Support and Counseling

Additional Resources


The Student Scoop – January 20, 2021


HuskyLead: Organizational Finances and Budgeting

Want to feel prepared and ready to present your RSO budgets? Attend this HuskyLead to discuss organizational budgeting and how to prepare a successful budget for your club. Join us in this Virtual HuskyLead at 3 PM on January 28 on Zoom.


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Tinder…but for your dog! Fill out the form by Jan. 26th to enter your doggo for a chance to win some fun prizes! Voting will be held Jan. 28th-30th on our Facebook page.

Ballroom Dance Class

Come dance the night away on Friday, January 29th @ 7 pm. We will be teaching you how to ballroom dance so find your partner! The zoom link for this event can be found on Involvement Link and the Facebook event page! 

Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


WMTU Presents: Music Trivia Night 2021

Join WMTU for a virtual music trivia event on January 26th from 6 to 7 PM! Test your knowledge of pop artists, classic rock, song lyrics, moments in music history, and much more. You’ll be competing for the title of WMTU Music Trivia Champion 2021, and the top three contestants will leave with a claim to some sweet WMTU merch! Join us on Zoom at https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89605245840. Trivia will be delivered through Kahoot.


Study Abroad Faculty-Led Info Session

Where will you go? Study abroad faculty-led info session
January 25th, 12:00 pm, Zoom
Registration: bit.ly/FacLed
England, Bolivia, Panama, Peru, Ireland, Guatemala — where will you go this summer? Grab your lunch and tune in to learn more about Michigan Tech’s summer faculty-led summer study abroad programs, and how you can go abroad this summer. Contact studyabroad@mtu.edu for questions.


Graduate Students: Join Write-D


Attend the Sustainable Film Series

Date & Time: 7:00-8:00 pm, 3rd Thursdays of each month, Jan-May, 2021 (facilitated discussions only)
Cost:  FREE, donations appreciated. Follow donation link: Michigan Tech Fund Sustainable Film Series
Location: Online (instructions on how to view each month’s film and a zoom link for facilitated discussions will be sent via email to registered participants. Register HERE ) 
It’s time to kick off the 11th annual Sustainable Film & Facilitated Discussion Series! The 2021 Sustainability Film Series (formerly Green Film Series) will allow you to participate, no matter where you live! See the film line-up below and save these dates in your calendar.
Since we are unable to host public gatherings on campus at this time, films and facilitated discussions will be online.  
Participants need to register HERE and information will be emailed monthly regarding how to view that month’s film, plus a zoom link to the facilitated discussion, 7:00-8:00 pm, 3rd Thursdays of each month, Jan-May, 2021. 
The Film Series and facilitated discussions will kick off with the showing of True Cost, a film about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. This 2015 documentary film investigates who really pays the price for our clothing? The discussion facilitator will be Dr. Soonkwan Hong, Associate Professor of Marketing, MTU College of Business.
“This seemed like an appropriate film for January, after the consumption spree of the holidays!” explained Joan Chadde, film series coordinator, and Director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach. “Dr. Hong is the perfect discussion facilitator for this film, given his interests in marketing ethics, sustainable lifestyles, and consumer behavior.”


Rozsa Center Presents a digital version of Class Acts with “Smart Art Bites”

The 2020-21 school year has been full of challenge, flexibility and innovation for students, educators and families. At the Rozsa we typically host performance field trips for K-5 classes through our Class Acts program, but this year we’ve brainstormed something different…and digital. Introducing Smart Art Bites! Smart Art Bites is a 5-episode digital series that offers bite-sized arts lessons for K-5 students, families and teachers to incorporate the arts into everyday learning. Each episode focuses on a different arts skill taught by a professional artist. We will be releasing new videos over the coming weeks, and we’ve partnered with the Portage Lake District Library to bring you reading lists tailored to each Smart Art Bites episode. Our first episode was released today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. It can be viewed on the Rozsa Center Class Acts webpage: https://www.mtu.edu/rozsa/community/class-acts/

In our first Smart Art Bites episode Arthur “L.A.” Buckner teaches a beat using a low sound and high sound that you can play on objects in your home. Watch as L.A. jams out for a drum set performance and see how the beat evolves. This episode is streaming now on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/J_KOu9Au1gc


Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are pleased to announce Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness, an exciting collaboration culminating in both a Rozsa Gallery A-Space exhibit “Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness,” and a virtual event, “Denali: Music and Art Inspired by Wilderness,” featuring composers and artists, their music, and the art inspired by it. Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness exists in the confluence of two languages-music and visual art. It features eighteen works of art made in response to original chamber music inspired by composers’ experiences in Denali National Park, in central Alaska. The in-person gallery experience opens in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space on Friday, January 22, and both the live and virtual events will be available through Saturday, April 17.


Innovation Week

Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation both on and off campus. We will host talks with alumni entrepreneurs, showcase campus innovation and interactive events. Learn about innovative research, new ventures, solutions to Covid-19 and education prototypes. Connect with alums, students and faculty. Drop in for one event or several!

MTU Health Research Institute
Monday, January 25, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/HRI_talk
Health research at Michigan Tech has been steadily growing for over 10 years. This growth has led to many practical uses for the technology developed. Three researchers, Dr. Megan Frost (Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology), Dr. Bruce Lee (Biomedical Engineering), and Dr. Weihua Zhou (College of Computing) will discuss their experiences with start-ups and apply their research to relevant health problems.

Private Equity Investment for Innovation
Tuesday, January 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/equity_for_innovation_talk
Entrepreneurs exploring financing options for their innovation, future private equity investors, and current equity investors will find this panel discussion with Michigan Tech private equity experts invaluable.  
Topics include:

  • Private investors goals and strategies
  • The types of opportunities that investors look for
  • Business stages and when investing is appropriate
  • Terms involved
  • Exit strategies for entrepreneurs
  • Current investment trends in private investing

Panelists include: John Rockwell, Karl LaPeer, Tom Nye, and Jeff Helminski

Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS)
Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/APS_talk 
Jeremy Worm of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) will provide an overview of APS LABS and discuss innovative approaches to research, education, and collaboration with industry. A panel discussion with APS LABS leadership will follow the overview.
Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APS LABS) is focused on clean power generation and nearly all aspects of mobility with emphasis on ground vehicle systems. APS LABS is a full service organization conducting fundamental research, applied research & advanced engineering, product development, and validation testing. APS LABS supports commercial partners ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, and serves in a lead, or sub-role on many government contracts with commercial partners. 

IDEA Hub Innovation Hour
Wednesday, January 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/IDEAhub_talk 
IDEA Hub leaders will share their innovative education pilot projects and approaches to address the challenges of Education in the 21st Century.

Innovation and Collaboration at the Library Activity
Thursday, January 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Registration: bit.ly/library_innovation 
Join us for a fun mixer activity at the Van Pelt and Opie Library in which we’ll see first-hand how collaboration leads to innovative solutions. Libraries are inherently interdisciplinary spaces that can serve as a jumping off point for active collaboration and innovation. Join librarians Jenn Sams and Erin Matas for a speed collaboration activity designed to let you meet new people, see a problem through a different lens, and inspire innovation. They will also share highlights about how the library supports and participates in innovative activities via a Patent & Trademark Resource Center, the 3D printers, and its innovative response to Covid-19.

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition
Thursday, January 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Registration:  bit.ly/HuskyInnovateBobMark
Pitch your idea and potentially win some cash! This year, we’ll be accepting two-minute idea pitches (evaluated on uniqueness and potential impact) and four-minute business model pitches (evaluated on scalability and actionable business models.) Register to compete by January 25, or join us in the audience to watch the event. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes offered!

Journey as an Entrepreneur with Hajj Flemings
Friday, January 29, 12:00 -1:00 pm
Registration: bit.ly/Hajj_Flemings_talk
Join us for a talk with entrepreneur and author Hajj E. Flemings, Michigan Tech Mechanical Engineering (‘96) alum. Hajj will share his journey as an innovator and entrepreneur. Hajj has long embraced the entrepreneurial mindset and chose Michigan Tech because he enjoyed solving problems. Hajj is the founder of Rebrand Cities, a brand strategy consulting company that serves clients such as Cadillac, Pfitzer, Walt Disney and the Detroit Lions, to name a few.  Hajj authored, The Brand YU Life:  Re-thinking who you are through personal brand management.
In 2011 Hajj was featured on CNN’s documentary series, “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley”. During filming of the series, he came to a deeper understanding of the meaning of “digital divide” for communities of color and dedicated himself to creating solutions. His insight led him to become founder and CEO of Brand Camp University, an educational platform that creates technology accessibility and supports job readiness for clients in underserved communities. In parallel, he led a new global civic design initiative within Rebrand City which focuses on eradicating the digital divide by getting 10,000 small businesses online.


Get Well, Stay Well

Looking for connection, support and opportunities to grow your well-being this spring? Check out the groups and workshops from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being. Groups and workshops focus on topics ranging from reducing stress, improving career confidence, mindfulness, depression, & anxiety – we’ve got opportunities for anyone to connect! 
For more information and to register for a workshop click here.
For more information about groups click here


SDC Hours

The SDC will have updated building hours beginning Tuesday, January 19 through April 30. Reduced Spring Break hours will be posted at a later date. For details visit michigantechrecreation.com.


Upcoming Intramural Events!


The Student Scoop – January 13, 2021

You’re Invited to the Fireside Fair!

Are you looking to get involved?  Interested in joining a club?  Look no further! This Thursday, Student Leadership & Involvement will be hosting a Virtual Spring Involvement Fair – the Fireside Fair!  This is a perfect chance for you to check out the awesome Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that Michigan Tech has to offer!  
The fair will occur virtually, through Involvement Link, and will be live from 1 pm to 3 pm on Thursday, January 14th. Check out these links for specific information about the Virtual Spring Involvement Fairhow to participate, as well as information for RSO’s that want to sign up
Please reach out to rso@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


MUB Board Upcoming Events

Zoom Breakout Games

Come hangout with your fellow MTU students and play some of your favorite online games! Join the zoom call anytime from 7 to 10 pm and choose the games you would like to participate in, you can switch games anytime! Games available are: Jackbox, Among Us, skribble.io, Kahoot, Poker, UNO, and playing cards. Zoom Link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/88114024710

Donut Panic

Come grab a FREE donut from the Library Lobby on Tuesday, January 19th at 10am for a sweet start to your semester!
*While supplies last*

Ballroom Dance Class

Come dance the night away on Friday, January 29th @ 7 pm. We will be teaching you how to ballroom dance so find your partner! The zoom link for this event can be found on Involvement Link and the Facebook event page! 

Follow MUB Board on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events.


Business Model Boot Camp

January 20th, 5:00 pm, registration: bit.ly/HuskyInnovateBootcamp
Do you plan to pitch at the Bob Mark Business Model Competition? Do you have an innovative idea that you want to develop further? Are you interested in starting your own business or leading an innovative improvement project? If yes, consider attending the Business Model Boot Camp – a virtual workshop, free to Michigan Tech students.
Using the Business Model Canvas, students will work with members of the I-Corps teaching team to develop a business model for their innovation. We walk through steps involved to help you understand the relationship between your value proposition and the customers’ needs. The more clearly you understand this relationship, the better your position to launch a winning product or service.  
If you plan to compete in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition, or if you’d like to learn how to develop a business model, this workshop is for you. There is a capacity of 15 contestants for our Bob Mark Business Model Competition. Priority will be given to those who have completed the Business Model Boot Camp.
This event is hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization


Bob Mark Business Competition

January 28th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Zoom registration to compete or attend: bit.ly/HuskyInnovateBobMark

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community are invited to attend an energized virtual pitch competition. The Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition is a tribute to the late Professor of Practice Bob Mark within the College of Business. This legacy event recognizes student entrepreneurial spirit. While we will miss meeting in person, we are excited about the opportunity to host this event during Innovation Week and to extend this invitation to the Michigan Tech community around the world.
Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines are invited to compete.

This event is hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization. Prizes will be awarded by the College of Business, the MTEC SmartZone, and Husky Innovate.  


Resident Assistant Selection

For more information about the Resident Assistant Selection (RA) position or selection process, visit https://www.mtu.edu/housing/staff/employment/selection.html

WMTU Presents: Music Trivia Night 2021

Join WMTU for a virtual music trivia event on January 26th from 6 to 7 PM! Test your knowledge of pop artists, classic rock, song lyrics, moments in music history, and much more. You’ll be competing for the title of WMTU Music Trivia Champion 2021, and the top three contestants will leave with a claim to some sweet WMTU merch! Join us on Zoom at https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89605245840. Trivia will be delivered through Kahoot.


Graduate Students: Join Write-D


Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) Coach Spotlight

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural skills.  Take a look at our coach spotlight on Kady Gehrke!

What do you enjoy about being a GLAS coach?
“I enjoy being a GLAS coach because I often feel that I learn just as much from my students as they do from me. They often tell me about their culture and their life back home. So I am able to help them to have an easier time speaking and interacting here, but I also get to hear about the wonderful things that they miss and love back home, and how similar some of it is to my own culture.”

Are you interested in trying out GLAS?  Learn more about our program and sign up with our online schedule here (link to https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/resources-for/students/glas/).  


Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons Now Open

Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons are now being offered for ages 17 and up who are looking to learn more about the game of tennis! Each class will include techniques and games to learn and develop skills that will improve players’ workouts and match play. Class size is limited and based on social distancing. Masks required at all times.
Lesson participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but Gates can provide equipment to those who don’t have their own.

Spring 2021 Session Dates:
Session 1: January 20 – February 17, 2021 (registration closes January 16, 11:59pm)
Session 2: February 22 – March 31, 2021 (registration closes February 20, 11:59pm)
Session 3: April 5 – May 12, 2021 (registration closes April 3, 11:59pm)
Cost
Session 1, Mondays, 4-week session: $50
Session 1, Wednesdays, 5-week session: $62.50
Sessions 2 & 3, 6-week session, 1 day/week: $75Drop-in rate: $15/class (available if the class has not reached capacity, 24 hour notice required.) Private lessons are also available.

For more information, visit Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons.


SDC Hours


Upcoming Intramural Events!


The Student Scoop – December 16, 2020


Rozsa Center Presents “Christmas Carol,” From Emmy-Award Winning Manual Cinema

In pandemic-times, the arts become even more creative: Direct to your home, the Rozsa Center brings an imaginative Christmas Carol blending innovative storytelling, puppetry, cinema, and live performance. Streaming Thursday – Sunday, December 17 – 20

The Rozsa Center brings original, creative, groundbreaking arts to the Keweenaw, whether audiences are in person or online. In that tradition, we are proud to host the world premiere live stream of Christmas Carol by Manual Cinema, an award-winning artistic company that has pushed the art and crafts of filmmaking, puppetry, and live performance in an exciting and breathtaking new artistic direction. In this world premiere online event created for audiences of all ages, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on Charles Dickens’s holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. There will be four (4) Live Showings only!  Each performance will only be live at the advertised times: Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 PM; Friday, December 18 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, December 19 at 4:00 PM; Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 PM. For tickets,  click here.

According to the Dec. 4th theater review by Chris Jones, of the Chicago Tribune, “Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol” doesn’t begin with the image of Marley, dead to begin with, or even an nasty old miser headed home from his frigid counting house. It starts right where most of us currently live: Lysol canisters, Clorox wipes, pizza boxes, empty bottles of wine, computers standing in for humanity. For its 60-minute holiday show, which is “touring” nationally but actually streamed live every night from the company’s Chicago studio, this inventive group of artists has created, in essence, a COVID-19 ‘Christmas Carol.’” 


Virtual Student Organization Involvement Fair

Get ready for the Virtual RSO Involvement Fair! On Thursday, January 14th Student Leadership & Involvement will be hosting a virtual fair for all Registered Student Organizations. This event will run from 11 am to 3 pm and provide an opportunity for organizations to recruit new members, engage with other organizations, and show off all the amazing accomplishments your organization achieved during the fall!

Registration will open on Involvement Link on 12/17/2020 and more information can be found in the registration form. 


Resident Assitant Selection

For more information about the Resident Assistant Selection (RA) position or selection process, visit https://www.mtu.edu/housing/staff/employment/selection.html


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications are Open!

If you’re interested in spending a summer in Houghton to work on an undergraduate research project, apply to the SURF program!

Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are open now, and due by 4 p.m. on February 12, 2021.

Fellowship recipients are required to:
-Submit interim reports of their progress through the summer
-Attend four professional development meetings, which typically occur once a week in June
-Present their research at the Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium, or at a professional conference in their field

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF webpage or email surf@mtu.edu.


Spring Courses on Mentoring and Leadership

ENG3060: Developing Mentoring Skills
ENG4060/5060: Leadership in Group Environments

The Student Scoop – December 9, 2020

Husky Hour – December 9

Explore your mental triggers and think about how to grow into the person you want to be.
Join us on zoom!

Film Board Presents: Cartoons!

As the final weekend before finals rolls around treat yourself to a study break with your friends at Film Board! This weekend we are showing older cartoons on Saturday (12/12) and Sunday (12/13) from 5-6pm. take a break from studying to enjoy some classic cartoons!
Zoom link:  https://michigantech.zoom.us/s/89487328890


SDC Hours

Monday – Friday, 6am-8am MTU faculty/staff SDC members only
Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm MTU students & MTU faculty/staff SDC members combined
Monday – Friday, 7pm-8pm MTU faculty/staff SDC members only
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-5pm MTU students & MTU faculty/staff SDC members combined

ISO: Food Photos! Win a Prize!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is PhotoContestFlyer-464x600.jpg

The Western UP Food Systems Collaborative invites you to join us in telling our food stories! We are hosting youth and adult photo contests to help us create a rich narrative about our community. You are invited to submit one or more photos you love for their look, message, or personal meaning to at least one of the following categories: 

  • Homegrown and Home Raised
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering
  • Make It, Bake It, Preserve It
  • Food as Community
  • Local Festivals and Markets
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Food Cultures and Histories
  • A Category of Your Choosing! 

Photos accompanied by a short description can be submitted using the Google Form included with this message. If you do not have a Gmail account, please complete our printable PDF submission form and email it to wupfoodsystems@gmail.com. Participants are invited to submit as many entries as they would like, but only one photo may be submitted per form. Submissions are due on December 9th at 11:59 pm EDT and prize winners will be announced shortly afterward! 

We hope that this contest inspires you to share stories about our community. Sharing your stories with the public is one way to generate knowledge about our community and this knowledge has the power to inspire social change. Please invite others to contribute to or hear our stories! Past and present submissions are accessible to the public on Flickr @WUPFoodPics (no account needed.) Your photos and stories may also be published on the WUPFSC website, the WUPFSC annual report, or in other WUPFSC publications. 


Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) Coach Spotlight

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural skills.  Take a look at our coach spotlight on Krys Indish!

What do you enjoy about being a GLAS coach?
“I love that no two sessions are alike. The students are such diverse individuals that sometimes I’m kept on my toes.”
What do your students enjoy about the sessions? 
“My students seem to enjoy that all GLAS coaches are so accepting and understanding. I have had students compliment myself or other coaches to me for being so open-minded to their culture.”

Are you interested in trying out GLAS?  Learn more about our program and sign up with our online schedule here (link to https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/resources-for/students/glas/).  


Tech Theatre Presents “Miasma” Thursday – Saturday

Tech Theatre Company presents a video recorded production of playwright Eric Samuelsen’s play “Miasma,” a story of enduring love’s struggle with selfish desire, will be video streamed for three nights only: Thursday, December 10- Saturday, December  12, at 7:30pm. 

You can stream here on the event page on mtu.edu/rozsa, by clicking on the “View Stream” button, or for a more interactive experience, please visit the Rozsa Facebook page and look for the livestream event.


The Student Scoop – December 2, 2020


HuskyLead: Step Into Leadership

In the final HuskyLead of the semester, join presenter Beka Horsch, Coordinator of Student Leadership & Involvement for Step Into Leadership. An effective officer transition can set the tone for future organization success! Learn how to effectively run an officer election and facilitate proper knowledge transfer for incoming organizational leaders. Please join us on Zoom on Thursday, December 3 at 6 PM.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Hiring for 2021-22!

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring students for the 2021-2022 academic year. There are a variety of positions that we will be filling with over 70 new employees:  Orientation Team Leaders, ExSEL Peer Mentors, Success Coaches and Peer Teaching Assistants.  If you are interested in helping your fellow students in their transition to and overall success at Michigan Tech, we encourage you to apply!

Interested students must take in an information session either live on Zoom on December 3 from 5-6 p.m. https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/83869416760, or watch a recording of that session that we will post on our hiring page starting on December 4. Please visit our hiring website for the link to the information session, position descriptions, and more information about the hiring process: https://www.mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/
Applications are due January 24, 2021 – early applications encouraged!
Students can direct any questions success@mtu.edu


ISO: Food Photos! Win a Prize!

The Western UP Food Systems Collaborative invites you to join us in telling our food stories! We are hosting youth and adult photo contests to help us create a rich narrative about our community. You are invited to submit one or more photos you love for their look, message, or personal meaning to at least one of the following categories: 

  • Homegrown and Home Raised
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering
  • Make It, Bake It, Preserve It
  • Food as Community
  • Local Festivals and Markets
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Food Cultures and Histories
  • A Category of Your Choosing! 

Photos accompanied by a short description can be submitted using the Google Form included with this message. If you do not have a Gmail account, please complete our printable PDF submission form and email it to wupfoodsystems@gmail.com. Participants are invited to submit as many entries as they would like, but only one photo may be submitted per form. Submissions are due on December 9th at 11:59 pm EDT and prize winners will be announced shortly afterward! 

We hope that this contest inspires you to share stories about our community. Sharing your stories with the public is one way to generate knowledge about our community and this knowledge has the power to inspire social change. Please invite others to contribute to or hear our stories! Past and present submissions are accessible to the public on Flickr @WUPFoodPics (no account needed.) Your photos and stories may also be published on the WUPFSC website, the WUPFSC annual report, or in other WUPFSC publications. 


Graduate Students: Join Write-D


SDC Hours

The SDC has updated building hours for the period of November 30 through December 18. The fitness center, multi, and lap swim pool are currently MTU students and MTU faculty/staff SDC members. Gates Tennis Center is open to MTU students and Gates members. Daily court fees are available for non-members. Visit michigantechrecreation.com for details.

Superior Wind Symphony Presents “Reparations 2,” a Virtual Concert

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and
Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a virtual streamed video concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS), titled “Reparations 2,” planned for Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 PM. Led by Michigan Tech’s director of bands Mike Christianson, the title surrounds the theme of “little-known and under-recognized Black American composers in history.” The concert will feature the Superior Wind Symphony in a streamed video concert of music by all African-American composers from the 1700’s to the present.

According to Christianson, “Our concer, the second in a series of four that will be performed along the theme of “Reparations,” will feature music, played in a somewhat socially distanced way by the members of the Superior Wind Symphony, that represents the music of black and other minority composers who have not received either the attention or recognition of white composers. This music will be from roughly 1700 to now, and will all be wonderful, whether you’ve heard of the composers or not. Concerts will be made available via online video streams, as they are ready.”
This concert is free and open to the public, and the link can be accessed on the Rozsa Center website.
For more details, please contact Mike Christianson, D.M.A., Associate Professor, Director of Bands, Michigan Technological University, mchristi@mtu.edu, 906-487-2825 (off.).
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.


Film Board Events

It’s a Wonderful Life Movie

On December 4th and 5th at 8pm, Film Board will be showing It’s a Wonderful Life on Zoom. Grab some snacks and find a cozy seat to watch this classic holiday film.

The Zoom link will be shared later this week on our social media pages:
Instagram: @film_board
Facebook: Film Board
Twitter: filmboard


The Art of Fricion Management

On December 7th at 7pm via Zoom, the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be hosting our final presentation of the semester. Brian Royak from LB Foster will be talking about a very important, yet relatively unknown topic in the railroad industry: Friction Management. Why is this important? Well for one, the core of what makes a railroad a viable form of transportation is a very low coefficient of friction. Without it, the railroad industry wouldn’t exist! After the presentation, we will be holding officer elections, so if you have attended a meeting at all this semester, we need you to help vote! If you aren’t on our email list, reach out to reac@mtu.edu for the Zoom link.


Upcoming Husky Hour Events!

Anxiety can take over sometimes – learn about how to take control and learn some tips and tricks for de-stressing any situation. Join us on Zoom!
Join us for an honest and healthy conversation about sex. Participate via Zoom!

The Student Scoop – November 18, 2020

Wishing you a safe and happy thanksgiving!

Looking for an awesome summer job? 

For more information and to apply please visit us online!

If you’re a Michigan Tech student looking for a summer position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you at Summer Youth Programs! All student majors and levels are welcome, full and part-time positions available.

We are currently planning our 2021 Summer Youth Programs and will be accepting staff applications now through the end of November and interviewing virtually in early December. For more information and to apply please visit us online and submit your application, resume, and schedule your virtual interview. 


G.R.I.T. Leadership Workshop

Attend this leadership event, G.R.I.T. on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM. This interactive virtual event will help you learn and grow in the areas of values-based leadership, self-motivation, perseverance, and accountability!

Spots are limited, register here to participate. There will be prizes and giveaways available to those who attend!!!


Winter Warm Up


On-Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Michigan Tech, in collaboration with UP Health System – Portage, brings you an on-campus flu shot clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19) in the Rozsa Center Lobby.

A few things to remember for this year’s Flu Shot Clinics:

  • No need to make an appointment—all flu shot clinics are walk-in friendly
  • Be sure to have a valid copy of your insurance card (or a very clear picture of the front and back of the card) with you when you arrive
  • Be sure to fill out the 2020 Influenza Vaccination Authorization Form before you arrive
  • Be Smart, Do Your Part: Michigan Tech’s health and safety guidelines apply to everyone on campus. At all flu shot clinics, practice six feet of physical distancing and wear a face covering. If you don’t feel well, please stay home and plan to attend a future clinic.
  • Flu shots are $40 for those who do not have insurance. Payable by cash, check or credit card.
  • Join the UP Regional Flu Shot Challenge! Your results will be added to your institution’s data as we compete against other UP institutions. To log your flu shot (even if you received it off campus), please visit The Center For Rural Health page.

Full details can be found by visiting The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being web page and questions can be directed to Whitney Boroski.


IRHC “Among Us” Whiteboard Decorating Competition


HuskyLead: Step Into Leadership

In the final HuskyLead of the semester, join presenter Beka Horsch, Coordinator of Student Leadership & Involvement for Step Into Leadership. An effective officer transition can set the tone for future organization success! Learn how to effectively run an officer election and facilitate proper knowledge transfer for incoming organizational leaders. Please join us on Zoom on Thursday, December 3 at 6 PM.


Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode


University Senate Ad-Hoc Committee Survey

The University Senate Ad-Hoc Committee to Review Institutional Policy and Procedures for On-Campus Events would like to invite you to take the following survey. Part of our charge as a committee is to fully document the September 27th rally held on and around campus. If you attended, witnessed, or were impacted by the event and would like to share thoughts, pictures, videos, or audio recordings of this event, we’d like to hear from you.

Link: https://forms.gle/bfz4QF2kK5NEi7y99

The survey will remain open/accepting responses through December 4th, and the committee will be reporting on its findings at the January 20th meeting of the University Senate.


Virtual RTC Colloquium

The Department of Humanities will be hosting its first virtual RTC colloquium of the year on Wednesday, November 18th, between 4:00 and 5:30 PM. We will have two cross-disciplinary presentations: Dr Michelle Javie-Eggart (Engineering Fundamentals) will present “Investigating Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies”; Alfred Owusu-Ansah (Humanities) will present “Rhetorically Decoding Computer Programming as a Digital Literacy.” Dr Sarah Bell (Humanities) will be the respondent. All are welcome! Here is the link to the Zoom event: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86408896251


Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate


How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Upcoming Husky Hour Events!

Learn about the in’s and out’s of moving off campus. Get a handle on understanding a lease, where to look, and how to look for the best place for you. Join us on zoom!

Learn all about sustainability at MTU and how you might live a more sustainable lifestyle. Join us on zoom!


Michigan Tech Title IX 2020 Sexual Misconduct Survey Results

Click for the full survey executive summary.

The recent Michigan Tech sexual misconduct climate survey reflects students’ voices and thoughts on the sexual misconduct climate, including information related to incidents of sexual violence, policy, reporting, training, programming, support and resources. In January 2020, the survey invitation was distributed to all enrolled students. Participation was voluntary and responses were anonymous. Approximately 11% responded; 21% were graduate and 77% undergraduate students. 

The results tell us that overall, students agree that faculty and staff are concerned about their welfare and Michigan Tech has a good support system for students going through difficult times. Full details on the survey results can be found on Michigan Tech’s Title IX web page at mtu.edu/title-ix/assessment


SDC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The SDC will observe reduced hours over Thanksgiving Break from Friday, November 20, through Sunday, November 29. The SDC will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. 

SDC Thanksgiving Break Schedule

The Student Scoop – November 11, 2020

To all the veterans out there… thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Winter Warm Up


Campus Store and University Images

Stop by November 11-15 for our Hats Off to Veterans sale. All hats of any style 20% off in-store at the Campus Store and University Images! Everyone welcome. You can also visit us online!


G.R.I.T Leadership Workshop

Check out our new leadership workshop – open to all students!!!

G.R.I.T. stands for Goals, Resilience, Individual, and Teams. This interactive virtual workshop being held on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM is a great mixture of synchronous learning and self-guided content leading up to the day. Come prepared to develop and hone your leadership skills to improve yourself and the areas you are involved in!

Spots are limited, register here to participate! There will be prizes and giveaways available to those who attend! 


The Lode – Student Newspaper

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is single-line4-900x92.png

What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 


Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


HuskyLead: Health and Well-being

How do you encourage your friends and organization members to engage in self-care and well-being? Find ways to recognize the signs of over-involvement and the importance of a well-rounded experience by attending this HuskyLead!

Join us in MUB Ballroom A2 at 6 PM on Thursday, November 12. 


MUB Board: UPCOMING EVENTS!

MUB Board Musical

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is MUBboardMusical-900x506.jpg

Show off your group’s dance moves and favorite song in our music video competition! Please fill out this form to get your song approved: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc7wayU7eSzTa…/viewform

Videos will be due on November 23rd, and voting on Facebook will start the week of November 29th to determine the winners.

First, second, and third place will receive prizes. Prizes include gift cards, Tech gear, and Mont. Ripley Tubing Passes.

Superhero Night!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Superhero-FB-900x506.jpg

Test of your superhero knowledge during a trivia session at 7 PM, followed by a comic drawing class with Will Sliney @ 8 PM! There will be super prizes for those who win in trivia.
Will Sliney is an award-winning comic book artist, writer, and presenter!!! He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland’s best selling comic book), and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics!!!
He presented We Will Draw for RTE’s Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw, and presents Marvel Live’s How to Draw show including launching Marvel’s Twitch Channel.
Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children’s unit, and is the Cork Person of the Month for July 2016. 

Color and Calm Study Break

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Color-and-Calm@2x-100-900x471.jpg

Feeling stressed about school and need a break? We have a solution! MUB Board will be handing out goodie bags full of de-stressing materials such as custom-made coloring pages drawn by one of our members, colored pencils, puzzles, play-dough, tea, and snacks! You can use this kit for the rest of the semester whenever you need a break from homework!  Don’t miss out on Tuesday, November 17 at 6 PM in the MUB Commons.

Want to stay up-to-date with MUB Board events? Or interested in joining? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on all of our events! Or check out our website


Virtual RTC Colloquium

The Department of Humanities will be hosting its first virtual RTC colloquium of the year on Wednesday, November 18th, between 4:00 and 5:30 PM. We will have two cross-disciplinary presentations: Dr Michelle Javie-Eggart (Engineering Fundamentals) will present “Investigating Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies”; Alfred Owusu-Ansah (Humanities) will present “Rhetorically Decoding Computer Programming as a Digital Literacy.” Dr Sarah Bell (Humanities) will be the respondent. All are welcome! Here is the link to the Zoom event: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86408896251


Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

Zoom registration: http://bit.ly/WomenInnovate


Advertise on WMTU

Is your student org looking for a way to break out of the mold of poster advertisements and email lists? Are table tents just not cutting it anymore? Want to reach all of campus, all at once? WMTU has you covered! If you or your student org would like to advertise on the radio, it’s fast, easy, and best of all free! Just send an email to wmtu-pr@mtu.edu, and we’ll get to work on boosting YOU with the 91.9 MHz frequency and our live stream. We’ll work with you to tailor the ads to your needs and even record them ourselves as requested. So if you’ve been looking for a new way to say hey, consider giving WMTU a shot! As always, tune in at 91.9 FM, and wmtu.fm – Keep on rockin’!


Grant Writing Seminar

GSG Grant Writing Flyer

As a student or a researcher, a necessary component of your work is applying for a multitude of grants to obtain funding for future projects. Peter Larson, the Director of Research Development at Michigan Tech, will be conducting a seminar on Grant Writing on November 12 from 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom. Peter specializes in creating effective grant and research proposals, particularly in the non-technical proposal sections that researchers often struggle with. Please send any topics or questions you wish to see discussed to gsg-prodev@mtu.edu so we can structure the seminar to better suit your needs. Those who participate in the seminar will get a chance to enter a raffle draw. 

Zoom Link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/92904132886

Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register using the link below!

Event Registration: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/7146638


Virtual Library “Drop-In” Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is piloting a series of virtual “Library Drop-in Hours” for the remainder of the semester. Twice a week (Tuesdays, 4-5p and Wednesdays, 1-2p), we’ll host an open Zoom session on tools, topics, and skills that can streamline your research to save you time. Drop-in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of the topic. Upcoming topics are: 

Citing with APA and IEEE Styles, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Discuss the ins and outs of two of the most commonly used citation styles on campus.
Google Apps, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1:00-2:00pm: Make Google Applications (calendar, docs, sheets, groups, etc.) work for you!

If you would prefer a different topic or are unavailable at the scheduled time, please schedule a consultation. Immediate reference assistance is also available M-F, 9-5 via our Ask Us & FAQ page


iDesign Info Session

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is newsletter-idesign-promo-600x600.png

iDesign Panama info session

November 11th, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Attend this virtual info session to learn about the iDesign program — a program that provides a venue to do inspired, international, and integrative community design working with partners in economically disadvantaged locations around the world. A program in Panama is tentatively being planned for August 2021. Engineering majors may enroll for senior design credit (subject to department approval), and other majors can earn elective course credits.


Upcoming Intramural Events!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IM-11-4-20-1-633x600.png

Looking to add some more pep to your event?

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is HPB-598x600.png

Well, then you should invite your local Huskies Pep Band to come and crash your orgs event! To invite along a band just fill out the following form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible. Please give us at least a week’s notice.  https://bit.ly/3lN1n3p


How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Husky Hour Events!

Come learn about proper nutrition practices, why nutrition is important, and tips and tricks to be a healthier person overall at this Husky Hour. Join on Zoom!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Academic-Stress-Group-600x600.png
Sign up for this workshop here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Lets-Chat-Group-1-600x600.png
Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Biofluids Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Position Open

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

More detailed description of our website can be found HERE.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum (hhatoum@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.



The Student Scoop – November 4, 2020

On-campus Flu Shot Clinic

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image.png

Michigan Tech, in collaboration with UP Health System-Portage, will be hosting an on-campus flu shot clinic on Friday, November 6 in the Rozsa Lobby from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information on the Flu Shot Clinic and what you need to do before you arrive, please visit The Flu Shot Clinic site.

Don’t forget to participate in the Yooper U’s Fight The Flu Challenge and log your flu shot. Did you already get your flu shot at an off-campus location? YES! You can still participate in the challenge (it takes about 30 seconds to submit your information). Go Huskies!

Questions? Reach out to Whitney Boroski (wmborosk@mtu.edu).  


The Lode – Student Newspaper

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is single-line4-900x92.png

What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 


Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


MUB Board: UPCOMING EVENTS!

MUB GRUB

MUB GRUB Update
Not quite GRUBHUB, but it’s FREE!

On Tuesday, November 10th, students can find us on Walker Lawn at 6pm in a Food Truck passing out FREE to-go Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes. There will also be a dessert inside and vegetarian boxes available.

MUB Board Musical

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is MUBboardMusical-900x506.jpg

Show off your group’s dance moves and favorite song in our music video competition! Please fill out this form to get your song approved: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc7wayU7eSzTa…/viewform

Videos will be due on November 23rd, and voting on Facebook will start the week of November 29th to determine the winners.

First, second, and third place will receive prizes. Prizes include gift cards, Tech gear, and Mont. Ripley Tubing Passes.

Superhero Night!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Superhero-FB-900x506.jpg

Test of your superhero knowledge during a trivia session at 7 PM, followed by a comic drawing class with Will Sliney @ 8 PM! There will be super prizes for those who win in trivia.
Will Sliney is an award winning comic book artist, writer and presenter!!! He has worked on titles such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, Defenders, Celtic Warrior (Ireland’s best selling comic book) and many more, including over 100 issues for Marvel comics.
He presented We Will Draw for RTE’s Homeschool hub, launched the viral art movement #wewilldraw and presents Marvel Live’s How to Draw show including launching Marvel’s Twitch Channel.
Will also works for the Premier League, is an ambassador for the CUH Children’s unit and is the Cork Person of the Month for July 2016. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest events!

Color and Calm Study Break

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Color-and-Calm@2x-100-900x471.jpg

Feeling stressed about school and need a break? We have a solution! MUB Board will be handing out goodie bags full of de-stressing materials such as custom-made coloring pages drawn by one of our members, colored pencils, puzzles, play-dough, tea, and snacks! You can use this kit for the rest of the semester whenever you need a break from homework!  Don’t miss out on Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm in the MUB Commons.

Want to stay up-to-date with MUB Board events? Or interested in joining? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates on all of our events! Or check out our website


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD & LISTEN TO WHAT OTHER STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY!

The reality is November 4th is going to happen, and someone will be elected President. With this there may be a lot of uncertainty, stress and/or anxiety. Talking circles are a type of restorative practice that allow participants to process their feelings. Restorative practices proactively build community and manage conflicts by focusing on repairing harm and restoring relationships. Come join in the conversation!

Post-Election Talking Circles

  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. Douglass Houghton Hall Basement Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. Memorial Union Building Ballroom A2

* Room capacity provides for a maximum of 25 people. Please RSVP by email to rmbishop@mtu.edu or call (906)487-1964.


Virtual Library “Drop-In” Hours

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is piloting a series of virtual “Library Drop-in Hours” for the remainder of the semester. Twice a week (Tuesdays, 4-5p and Wednesdays, 1-2p), we’ll host an open Zoom session on tools, topics, and skills that can streamline your research to save you time. Drop in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of the topic. Upcoming topics are: 

Citing with APA and IEEE Styles, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00-5:00pm: Discuss the ins and outs of two of the most commonly used citation styles on campus.
Google Apps, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1:00-2:00pm: Make Google Applications (calendar, docs, sheets, groups, etc.) work for you!

If you would prefer a different topic or are unavailable at the scheduled time, please schedule a consultation. Immediate reference assistance is also available M-F, 9-5 via our Ask Us & FAQ page


iDesign Info Session

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is newsletter-idesign-promo-600x600.png

iDesign Panama info session

November 11th, 6:00 pm, Zoom

Attend this virtual info session to learn about the iDesign program — a program that provides a venue to do inspired, international, and integrative community design working with partners in economically disadvantaged locations around the world. A program in Panama is tentatively being planned for August 2021. Engineering majors may enroll for senior design credit (subject to department approval), and other majors can earn elective course credits.


Faculty-Led Study Abroad Info Session

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Copy-of-fac-led-group-session-11-10-2.png

November 10th, 5:00 pm, Zoom

Where will you go? Ireland? Peru? Greece? Cumbria? Attend this virtual info session to learn where you can study abroad next summer with Michigan Tech students and faculty!


Upcoming Intramural Events!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IM-11-4-20-1-633x600.png

Looking to add some more pep to your event?

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is HPB-598x600.png

Well, then you should invite your local Huskies Pep Band to come and crash your orgs event! To invite along a band just fill out the following form and we will reply back to you as soon as possible. Please give us at least a week’s notice.  https://bit.ly/3lN1n3p


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Capture-900x561.png
Register here

How to Help a Friend – Suicide Prevention Training

Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward | Friendship & Mental Health

One of the best things about Michigan Tech is that we’re such a tight-knit community, and the thing that comes with a tight community is caring about those in our community. If you’re part of a student org., especially if you have a leadership position, you’re probably pretty concerned with ways to help your friends – especially with how stressful school + coronavirus can be. Heck, even if you aren’t in a leadership position, you probably want to learn better ways to help friends in need. But… conversations about mental health can feel awkward, intimidating and sometimes like you’re even crossing a line. When you seize the awkward ( <– check out that link, it’s super helpful) of these difficult conversations, it can be helpful to have a little training to rely on. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention and awareness training that is online and takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. QPR is a lot like CPR, it can give people who aren’t professionals (all of you) a way to help someone in need. QPR teaches you first how to talk to someone who you might think is considering suicide, second, how to persuade them to get help, and last, how to refer them to help. We highly recommend this training for each of you, as well as any member of the MTU community, so please share this information.  

Remember, it’s not your responsibility to provide therapy for all your friends or to fix all the problems in the world (although, if you have a cure for COVID, we’d take that…). Set healthy boundaries for yourself, check in and connect with others frequently, and get help for yourself and others before you hit rock bottom. We’re here to support you whenever you need to talk through something or get mental health help for yourself or a friend. Contact Student Mental Health at 906-487-2538 or counseling@mtu.edu for an appointment or, if it’s an after-hours emergency, dial Public Safety to speak to the on-call counselor at 906-487-2216. 



Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Academic-Stress-Group-600x600.png
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Lets-Chat-Group-1-600x600.png
Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Biofluids Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Position Open

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

More detailed description of our website can be found HERE.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum (hhatoum@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Creating-a-Culture-of-Consent-Fall-2020-900x506.png

Join us!! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TItle IX would like to offer one last opportunity for students. SAVE hosted a watch party earlier this week, and now we want to make this video available to all students. Available until November 9

Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD – Creating a Culture of ConsentTitle IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention. 
If you have an hour, considering spendign it with Dr. Edwards as he provides some very concrete steps to take in shifting our culture and eliminating all sexual violence from our campus.
Please direct any questions or comments to titleix@mtu.edu



The Student Scoop – October 28, 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS: Halloween Fun!

Take and Make Pumpkin Painting

Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM in the MUB Commons

A festive pumpkin is the best way to decorate your house, apartment, or dorm room! Paint your own pumpkin with this kit you can take home filled with everything you may need to make that pumpkin look extra festive. These kits come complete with a small pumpkin, paint, paintbrushes, and other fun goodies!  (*While supplies last – masks and social distancing required)
Don’t forget to share pictures of your finished pumpkins on social media by using the hashtag #MUBkins or by tagging MUB Board and Panhellenic Council at Michigan Tech.

Trick or Treat Trivia

There’s no better way to get ready for Halloween than some trick or treat trivia! Join MUB board via zoom as we play Kahoot trivia on October 29th from 7pm- 7:30pm. There are 3 categories and if you win the category you get a prize. After trivia, everyone can show off their spooktacular costumes and the top 3 winners get a prize too! Use this link to join in on the Halloween fun: https://michigantech.zoom.us/u/kclHkqgm43

Zombie Bingo hosted by Dusty Ray Bottoms

Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

Hang out and play bingo with drag artist and performer Dusty Ray Bottoms, known for competing on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!!!

Winners will receive prizes!


What is the Lode, anyways? 

The Lode is Michigan Tech’s student newspaper, and we’ve been serving the MTU community since 1921, when we were founded as the Michigan College of Mines Lode. We currently serve the campus digitally on our website and in print, though COVID-19 safety precautions have momentarily postponed our in-print issues. 

Read the Lode! We publish weekly on Thursday morning at midnight. We feature local, state and national news, arts, cultural events and other happenings around campus, relevant opinion pieces, features on STEM and campus research, sports and more! Check us out at www.mtulode.com


Order Your Caps and Gowns!


Upcoming Intramural Events!


Well-Being Penpal Program


3 Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition is being held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Registration is now open, and will be closed Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, a training workshop for the participants will be provided Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes, hence the name ‘Three Minute Thesis’. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition.

It is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary round will be held virtually. Format for the final round is yet to be determined. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150 respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.
For full event information and the registration link please visit http://gsg.mtu.edu/3mt.

LEAP is Now Hiring for Spring 2021


Husky Hour Events!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Motivation-Workshop-600x600.png
Check out all of our workshops for the semester and sign up here: https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/programs/workshops/

Tenant Applications for the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House are Officially Open!

We are looking for sustainably-minded students who are ready to make a positive impact on our community!

Both undergraduate and graduate students in any major are welcome to apply to be an SDH tenant.  Want to learn more about what it’s like to be an SDH tenant?  Watch our YouTube video!
Interested in touring the house?  Sign-up for a tour on Saturday 10/31 through this link.  Due to COVID, we are only allowing one person into the house at a time for tours.
Download an application and the official SDH program agreement at sdh.mtu.eduApplications are due on Monday, November 9th at noon.


Join us!! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and TItle IX would like to offer one last opportunity for students. SAVE hosted a watch party earlier this week, and now we want to make this video available to all students. (Available until November 9) Dr. Keith E. Edwards, PhD – Creating a Culture of ConsentTitle IX invites you to watch Creating a Culture of Consent, a one hour video from Dr. Keith Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a student affairs professional whose research and experiences focus on fostering healthy masculinity and sexual violence prevention. 
If you have an hour, considering spendign it with Dr. Edwards as he provides some very concrete steps to take in shifting our culture and eliminating all sexual violence from our campus.
Please direct any questions or comments to titleix@mtu.edu