Student Scoop – September 6, 2023

Order Of Omega Fall Blood Drive

Come stop in and donate blood September 6-7th from 10 am-4 pm in the MUB Ballroom.

Volunteers are also needed for the Blood Drive. Positions include set up, canteen, check-in, and tear down.

This volunteer opportunity is for members of Fraternity and Sorority Life only. All volunteers should check in at the MUB Ballroom. You are welcome to sign up for as many shifts as you would like.

Contact:
Jacob Rokos
Jmrokos@mtu.edu


K-Day This Friday!

Ahoy there, mateys! Get ready to set sail for a day of nautical fun at K-Day this Friday! We’re casting off from the Rozsa Center, and the shuttle will be making its first splash at 11:30 am.

Prepare to ride the waves of excitement because we’ve got a sea of activities lined up for you. From delicious food that will make your taste buds do the “sailor’s jig” to games that will have you hooked, K-Day is the ultimate maritime adventure.

But what’s a nautical event without some toe-tappin’ sea shanties and maritime melodies? Our live music will keep you groovin’ like a sailor on shore leave!

And that’s not all, folks. Brace yourselves for some wet and wild surprises! There might be a few water activities to cool you off and keep the fun flowing. So, bring a sense of adventure and come prepared.

Don’t miss out on this tidal wave of fun! K-Day promises to be an ocean of entertainment, and we can’t wait to see you there, all decked out in your nautical best. It’s going to be a whale of a time!


HuskyLEAD: Robert’s Rules Crash Course

Motion to make attending the Robert’s Rules HuskyLEAD required for all members. Second!

Discussion? Roberts Rules of Order helps us host more effective meetings, but only if everyone understands it. I think this workshop with Amy from SLI will help us ensure we are all on the same page.

Point of information – When is the workshop? It’s on Thursday, September 14th at 6 PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge.

All those in favor? Aye! All opposed? (crickets)

It’s unanimous. We will see you all next week at the Robert’s Rules Crash Course!


Homecoming 2023 Registration

Fun and games abound at Michigan Tech’s week of Homecoming events. This year’s theme is 101 Huskies (Remember the movie, 101 Dalmatians? See what we did there?) so look for a few events to have a doggy flair. 

Join the campus community’s friendly competition. Get your team together and register on Involvement Link. All week there are opportunities to win competitions in athleticism, wit, and creativity. Check Involvement Link for more information about upcoming events.

Don’t forget about the glitz and glam of Homecoming! For students who want to don the royal crown or tiara, registration to compete for a royal title is open now.

There is a mandatory Court meeting Wednesday, September 13th at 3 p.m. in the MUB Alumni Lounge. The deadline to apply to serve as Homecoming Court is Thursday, September 14th at Noon on Involvement Link. 

Additionally, there is a mandatory Homecoming Team meeting Friday, September 15th at 6 p.m in WADS G11W. The deadline to register teams to compete in Homecoming competitions is Friday, September 15th at 11:59 PM.

Register for Homecoming Team and Homecoming Teams today!


MSGC Funding Opportunities

Applications open September 1, 2023!

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) aims to foster awareness of, education in and research on space and Earth-related science and technology in Michigan.

Funding opportunities are available in the following categories:

Undergraduate fellowship, graduate fellowship, pre-college education, public outreach, teacher training, and research seed grants.

Deadlines:

  • November 8, 2023 by Noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals.
  • October 18, 2023 by  Noon — All other submissions.
  • November 15, 2023 by 5 pm — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant.

Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

NEW for 2023! All proposals must be processed internally through Cayuse.

For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit the Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

For more information, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at miaw@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2326.


Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students during Fall Career Fair, taken perfectly for your Handshake or LinkedIn profiles. A photographer will take headshots on September 19, 2023, from 12-4 p.m. at the SDC.

Photos will be taken first come, first served. Each student will take (1) test shot and then have a limit of (3) posed shots.

Please sign up if you intend to utilize this free service. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on September 18, 2023. This sign-up is for us to have an approximation of expected crowds and does not guarantee you will be able to get in at that exact time. 


Sailing Club

Our club sails M, W, and F from 5-8 p.m. on the Portage Waterway. We’re located in the Houghton Skate Park lot next to the Super 8.

Contact mtu.sailing.eboard@gmail.com for more information.


Peace Lutheran Chuch Volleyball Social

Come have some good food and good times at the Peace Lutheran Church Volleyball Social. We’ll meet on Saturday at 6 p.m., and you can stay as long as you like. Our address is 47745 Mill Rd., in Houghton, and anyone is welcome! No volleyball experience necessary!


Registration for Fall Session 1 Tennis and Pickleball lessons is currently open!

Adult Huskies Group Tennis Lessons – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (by instructor approval only); ages 17 and up, all skill levels.

Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons – ages 5-17, all skill levels. 

Looking for something new? Adult Huskies Pickleball Lessons for anyone ages 17 and up start August 29. No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome!

Privates Lessons for any age or skill level are also available!

Visit Gates Tennis Center for more information and to register!


10% off at Calumet Floral

Are you a student looking to add a touch of natural beauty to your life without breaking the bank? Look no further! Calumet Floral is excited to announce a special offer tailored just for you. Every Saturday, students can enjoy a fantastic 10% discount on our wide range of plants and flowers—all you need is your student ID to claim this blooming deal.


Young Chemist Committee


Railroad Night

The Rail and Transportation Program is hosting Railroad Night next Tuesday, September 12th from 4-7:30 pm. Registration is free for students, and dinner is provided. It is a great opportunity to meet with industry and secure potential internships or jobs.

Register here!


Collegiate DECA Little Caesar Fundraiser

Like Pizza? Cheese Bread? Maybe even cookies? Then you might be interested in purchasing a Little Caesars Pizza Kit. MTU’s Collegiate DECA is fundraising to raise money for our members to attend our first DECA Engage Conference in Kansas City this year. Currently, we have reached 35% of our goal of selling 84 kits and with your support, we could grow that percentage. This is a digital fundraiser and so all orders are placed online and kits will be shipped to buyers via FedEx with the exception of In-Store Meal Deals being able to be picked up from local Little Caesars near you. Kits are easy to make, requiring just the spread of toppings, and ready to be placed in the oven. These kits would be perfect for dinner if you’re looking for something quick to make. It could even be a fun activity for families to participate in! Every kit or In-Store Meal Deal sold, the MTU DECA earns $6 in profits, and that makes a HUGE impact! Please consider sharing with family, friends, and anyone you think may be interested. This fundraiser is open to all. 

To view our kits and place an order, follow this link here or scan the QR Code in the flyer attached to this email. This fundraiser ends September 13th so be sure to purchase your kits before then! For any questions about our fundraiser, contact deca@mtu.edu.

The MTU DECA team thanks you for your support!


SWE Evening with Industry

The Society of Women Engineers cordially invites you to attend the 36th Annual Evening with Industry on Monday, September 18 2023 from 4-7pm in the MUB Ballroom. This is an opportunity for all students regardless of gender, major, or affiliation.

The evening will begin with a Keynote presentation from Brianna Turunen of RS&H. Then, a plated dinner will be served over a social hour for students & company representatives to network.

Please register here by Saturday, September 9 to secure your spot. 

Questions? Visit www.mtuswe.com/ewifor-students or email us at sweewi@mtu.edu.


MUB Board presents

Join us on Walker Lawn for some spectacular fun! There will be all sorts of yard games including spike ball, volleyball 4’s, cornhole, and ladderball. At different tables, there will also be snacks, drinks, and other prizes provided. Bring your friends or come make some new ones on this lovely Sunday afternoon! We hope to see you there!

Date: 09/17/2023

Time: 12 – 4 pm

Place: Walker Lawn


Film Board presents

The Super Mario Bros. Movie
A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying
to save a captured princess.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is rated PG

Friday (9/8) – 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday (9/9) – 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

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


Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

Come join us tonight, Wednesday the 5th, in Fisher 101 at 7pm for our September GBM. We will touch on the upcoming rail night, small details for AREMA conference in October and we will hear from some of our members about their internships over the summer. 


State of MI Student Advisory Task Force

This year, selected students will be offered a paid Campus Vote Project fellowship in addition to serving on the Task Force!

The application period closes next Friday on September 15. We want to be sure Michigan Technological University has representation on the task force!

You’re invited to attend the nonpartisan 2023 Student Voting Summit at Oakland University, on Friday, October 6, hosted by the Michigan Department of State and Campus Vote Project. This annual event brings together students and educators in Michigan to discuss youth voter engagement and civic participation. There is no registration fee, and travel funding is available. The event also has free food.

There’ll be some AMAZING sessions this year, featuring elected state leaders like Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Attorney General Dana Nessel, a keynote address from State Senator Jeremy Moss, and a bi-partisan group of more than a dozen state legislators. There’s a session that will offer students the opportunity to meet directly with their elected state senator or representative to discuss issues important to them!

2023 Student Voting Summit RSVP Link: bit.ly/cvpmisummit23


Intramurals


Coming Up on GivePulse

Career Services needs some help at CareerFEST.

We need some help at CareerFEST.  Help us help you get a job!!

Help us set up and take down the tents, and put out tables, chairs, and tablecloths.  

Set up at 9am – 9/07, 9/12, 9/13, 9/15

Tear Down at 2pm – 9/06, 9/07, 9/12, 9/13, 9/15

Student Leadership and Involvement needs some help with K-Day.

K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students participate, so we can’t host it on our own! We rely on student volunteers to assist with tasks such as set-up, check-in, bag distribution, risk management, and food monitoring.

Various Shifts throughout the day

Friday, Sept 8th from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Support the Career Closet!

The Career Closet is a give-away of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for Career Fair. The event will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Sunday, September 17 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the MUB.

Support the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts!

As a Volunteer Usher, you play a critical role in creating a joyful experience at arts events. Led by Rozsa staff, you and other Ushers work together to greet guests, admit folks into the theater, assist with seating and wayfinding, connect guests to venue accommodations, and support effective crowdflow and emergency procedures. Usher roles will be decided as a team at the beginning of the volunteer shift.

Support a Michigan Tech Tradition at Parade of Nations!

Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.


This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday, September 5
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ

Thursday, September 7
• Volleyball at Minnesota Duluth, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, September 8
• Cross Country at Phoenix Open (UW-Green Bay), 3 & 4 p.m.
• Volleyball vs. St. Cloud State, 3:30 p.m. at UMD Tournament
• Soccer at Illinois-Springfield, 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
• Volleyball vs. Southern New Hampshire, 10:30 a.m. at UMD Tournament
• Football vs. Hillsdale, 1 p.m. at Kearly Stadium on FloSports and Mix 93 WKMJ
• Volleyball vs. Central Washington, 6 p.m. at UMD Tournament

Sunday, September 10
• Soccer at Lewis, 1 p.m.

All times Eastern • Home events in bold

Student Scoop – August 30, 2023

Welcome Aboard!

Ahoy there, husky! Welcome aboard the SS Michigan Tech. Get ready to set sail on a sea of fun and adventure, where every day has a new horizon to explore. Don’t be a landlubber, go check out our Welcome Week programs for a sea-riously good time! Batten down the hatches and grab a friend to navigate the waters of exploration together! Arrr you ready?

Wednesday, August 30

Open Cheer Practice with Cheer Team – 7:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Thursday, August 31

Lacrosse with Men and Women’s Club Lacrosse – 2:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Volleyball vs. Winona State – 6:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym
Off-Road Vehicle Display with Four Wheelers at Michigan Tech – 6:00 PM, Lot 14
Soccer vs. St. Cloud State – 7:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 1

Sail in for a Slice at Sea[DI] – 1:30-3:30 PM, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Sun, Sand, and Sigma with Sigma Rho – 2:00 PM, Prince’s Point
Rock Painting with Mu Beta Psi – 5:00 PM, Rock Garden
Wildlife Walk with Wildlife Society – 5:00 PM, MTU Trailhead/Nordic Wax Center
Board Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 6:00 PM, Fisher 129/130
Glass Painting with Panhellenic Council – 7:00 PM, MUB Alumni Lounge
Pep Band Parade – 7:00 PM, Around the Residence Halls

Saturday, September 2

Splatter Painting with MUB Board – 12:00-4:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Soccer vs. Minnesota Duluth – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
Introduction to Timbersports with Forestry Club – 1:00 PM, Wood Cut Site
Bonfire with Triangle Fraternity – 7:00 PM, Prince’s Point
BSA Blackout Dance – 8:30 PM, Walker Lawn

All Week Long!

Boats, Buoys, and Books with the Van Pelt and Opie Library – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Library “Ask Us” Desk


K-Day Registration closes Friday!

Register for K Day on Involvement Link! Registration must be in by noon this Friday! However, there is limited room so the sooner the better. If you need a risk management plan, your activity is not confirmed until your plan is in compliance so submit it as soon as possible. 


Catalyst by LeaderShape

A catalyst starts something. It provokes change or action. You can be a catalyst. Join other student leaders who also want to start something extraordinary for small-group discussion, large-group interaction, and personal reflection.

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on developing your own authentic path, connecting to groups and causes you care about, and committing to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of.

The approximate schedule and topics are:

  • 9:30-9:45 AM Registration and Welcome Activity
  • 9:45-10:35 AM Get Connected
  • 10:35-10:50 AM Break
  • 10:50 AM-12:00 PM The Stories We Tell
  • 12:00-12:45 PM Lunch
  • 12:45-1:20 PM Leadership Stories
  • 1:20-2:15 PM The Work of Leadership
  • 2:15-2:25 PM Break
  • 2:25-3:15 PM Authoring My Story
  • 3:15-4:00 PM Maintaining Momentum

All participants will receive free workshop materials, lunch, and a participation gift.

Please RSVP on Involvement Link by the end of the day on Monday, September 4th to ensure adequate program supplies.


Ride, Walk, or Float in the Parade of Nations!

Community groups, fraternal organizations, religious organizations, student organizations, etc., are invited to create a float or organize a walking group for the Parade of Nations!

Awards will be given to the top three floats that best represent this year’s theme ($300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place). Additional information on the judging criteria will be shared at the end of August.

The 2023 Parade of Nations begins at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 at the Quincy Green in Hancock and ends at the Dee Stadium in Houghton. Please submit the float application form if you intend to enter a float, and submit the walking group form if you intend to organize a walking group.

Approved floats, accompanying walkers, and walking groups will be asked to arrive at the parade start between 10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. to allow time to ensure vehicles are in parade order. Applications received after Sept. 9 will be considered, but are not guaranteed.

To assist organizations with their float entry for the Parade of Nations, registered student clubs and organizations can seek up to $100 in funding. Awards are available until all funds are exhausted. Requests must be submitted using the grant application form by Friday (Sept. 1) in order to receive the grant before the event. Please only submit one grant request per group. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You will be contacted within five business days of submitting the form.

Want to support the Parade of Nations as a volunteer? We rely on the community to make this event possible. Please check out the variety of volunteer roles available on GivePulse and register today!

For more information about the grant, please contact paradeofnations@mtu.edu, or stop by the International Programs and Services Office in Admin 200.


MSGC Funding Opportunities

Applications open September 1, 2023!

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) aims to foster awareness of, education in and research on space and Earth-related science and technology in Michigan.

Funding opportunities are available in the following categories:

Undergraduate fellowship, graduate fellowship, pre-college education, public outreach, teacher training, and research seed grants.

Deadlines:

  • November 8, 2023 by Noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals.
  • October 18, 2023 by  Noon — All other submissions.
  • November 15, 2023 by 5 pm — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant.

Proposals exceeding stated page limits or submitted without prior review by Michigan Tech will not be considered for funding. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowship grants.

NEW for 2023! All proposals must be processed internally through Cayuse.

For instructions detailing proposal submission procedures and requirements, visit the Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

For more information, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at miaw@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2326.


Volunteer Opportunities with New Power Tour, Inc


Film Board Presents

Cocaine Bear 

Friday Sep. 1 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday Sep. 2 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

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

Cocaine Bear is rated R for drug content, bloody violence, gore, and language throughout. 


Splatter Painting

Join us for some creative chaos! Bring your friends or make some here while using any of a variety of wacky tools to splatter paint onto canvases in your own way. While supplies last!! Open to all MTU students, we hope to see you there!

Date: 09/02/2023

Time: 1 – 3 pm

Place: Walker Lawn (Rain Location: MUB Makerspace)


Intro to Design Thinking – Husky Innovate

Get your creative energy flowing and join us for a design thinking workshop. Learn the design thinking process, a tool organizations use to problem solve. Design thinking is a human-centered design process to deliver value-added solutions to challenging problems. This workshop will be held:

  • Tuesday, 9/12 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Alley Makerspace (MUB Basement)

Be sure to check out all of the Husky Innovate events this semester, you can find them all listed here.


Want to be a Makerspace Coach?

The Alley Makerspace is preparing to open for the fall semester and we want you to join our team!

The Alley is a student-led makerspace in the Memorial Union Building sponsored by Husky Innovate and Pavlis Honors College. The space was made to be a completely free resource for everyone at MTU to create and innovate. The Alley depends on volunteer coaches to help run the space, train and guide makers, and host fun events for students to learn more about creating.

In exchange for dedicating a few hours a week to the space, coaches receive tap access to enter the Alley when it might be closed to other students. The tools in the space that coaches are trained to use include 3-D printers, an electronics/soldering station, sewing machines, a Cricut, a CNC, and woodworking equipment such as a table saw, band saw, miter saw, dremels, router, drill press, jigsaw, and basic hand tools.If you’re interested in joining the team, please fill out this Google form! Keep an eye on the Student Scoop for our announcement of the Alley’s opening for the semester. If you have any questions about the coach role or the Alley in general, contact makerspace@mtu.edu


First Friday Social

Date and time: Friday, Sept. 1 @ 4PM Location: Grad Commons Come hang out and celebrate the first Friday of the semester at the graduate commons- meet students, GSG representatives, and faculty, and learn about some of the other departments. See more details here: https://gsg.mtu.edu/events/first-friday-social-2/


Choose Your Personal Pronouns at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech updated the Preferred First Name and Personal Pronouns Policy (Policy 1.13) and launched a pronoun selection system this semester. 

Important Details

1. Voluntary: Designating pronouns is voluntary for everyone in the Michigan Tech community. 

2. Where?: Once designated, student pronouns will display across university systems (where feasible) which currently includes: Canvas, Zoom, and Banweb Course Photo Rosters.

3. Blank Slate: If you don’t use this process, Michigan Tech Information Systems and Services doesn’t have your pronoun data and can’t display your pronouns.

4. Change Your Mind: You can make a new choice as often as you want (including not designating any pronouns at all), but allow the system 24 hours to update.

Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with questions.


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

About Tech Student Tickets.

The Experience Tech Fee includes tickets to Rozsa Presenting Series, Michigan Tech Music, and Michigan Tech Theatre events for currently enrolled Michigan Tech students.

How do I get these tickets?

To get your Student Rush tickets, you just line up outside the Experience Tech Fee entrance before the show and tap in with your HuskyCard! You can even bring an additional person for free. Some conditions apply.

  • Available only on events labeled with “Student Rush”
    • This includes the Rozsa Presenting Series and the Visual Performing Arts events.
  • Available to current Michigan Tech students only 
  • The Student Rush line queues up outside of the south entrance to the Performance Hall
  • Students must be present with their own valid HuskyCard to receive Student Rush tickets
  • Student Rush tickets are available for a student ticket, and one FREE guest ticket, with valid HuskyCard
  • Student must be present for additional ticket to be valid
  • Student Rush tickets become available 30 minutes before curtain, when theatre doors open
  • Tickets are subject to availability and are not guaranteed
  • Student Rush tickets and seating choices are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Skip the rush line by reserving in advance.

General admission events: reserve your tickets online with your student login.

Reserved seating events: email rozsa@mtu.edu at least 1 business day before your event with the subject line “Advance Student Rush,” and the following:

  • Requested event (please include date and time of the performance if there is more than one option).
  • M-Number and email address of all students requesting a ticket.
  • Mobile number where each mobile ticket can be sent.
  • Whether each student would like to reserve their one (1) guest ticket in addition to their own. Note: Student must be present at the performance with a valid HuskyCard for guest ticket to be valid

Please note that if you are trying to book for a group, make sure you send an email with all students information so that you are put together.

Check out the student rush events this year!


USG Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for Undergraduate Student Government are now open. We have the following positions available:

  • 1st Year Representative (3 positions)
  • 4th Year Representative (1 position)
  • Residential Representative (2 positions)
  • College of Sciences and Arts Representative (1 position)
  • College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Representative (1 position)
  • College of Computing Representative (1 position)

Please consider nominating yourself or another student for one of these positions using this form, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecPsr5DkUUmIFR2RFfasET4_V7wG_9lzI7B-eSjpbx9csp5Q/viewform?usp=sf_link 

USG Reps must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 and be in good standing with conduct. They must attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 7-9pm, hold 3 weekly office hours, and join a standing committee. Together, this comes to a weekly commitment of 6 hours. Additionally, there are occasional events that members are expected to attend each semester. 

If you are nominated for a position and do not meet the GPA or conduct requirements, you will not be eligible to run and will not receive an email notifying you of your nomination and next steps. 

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday, September 10th. Mandatory election information sessions will occur the week of September 10th. Elections will open at 8am on Monday, September 18th, and close at 5pm on Sunday, September 24th. New members will be sworn in at the meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm. For more information about USG, visit our website, follow us on Instagram, and join our discord!


Engineering Ambassadors – Info Session and First General Meeting

Are you passionate about Engineering? Do you like working with K-12 students? Do you want to meet new friends? Do you want to improve your communication skills and participate in professional development? Do you want to meet fellow ambassadors at other Universities? If so – then Engineering Ambassadors is the group for you!

We will be hosting an info session on Monday 9/4 at 6 PM in Fisher 130 to allow students to learn more about the program, and our first general meeting will be Monday 9/11 at 6 PM in Fisher 130. See the attached flyer for details; and reach out to ambassadors@mtu.edu with questions or to be added to the email list. Bring a friend – we hope to see you there!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Set Up Your First Counseling Appointment Online! 

Welcome back to campus! The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being hopes that you will spend some time thinking about how to best support your mental health and overall well-being this semester. Our center offers in-person counseling, and students can sign up for their first appointment using our online scheduling portal. Log in from a computer on the Michigan Tech campus network or off-campus, through the Michigan Tech VPN to ensure a secure and confidential connection.

Board Game Group

Join our student staff and counselors for our recurring board game nights throughout the semester! Relax with us, make new friends, and play your favorite board games in the Wads Anex! Check our events webpage for more information about dates and times. 

Husky Hour 

Join our counselors, student staff, and speakers from the community for Husky Hour on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month! Husky Hour is a series of presentations related to mental health and well-being topics. Come and discuss college life and different skills with your peers while learning from different community members and passionate external community professionals. 


Triangle Fraternity Presents

Bonfire

Come join the brothers of Triangle for some music and s’mores (while supplies last) around the fire at Prince’s Point this Saturday! The fire will be lit at 7 pm and the event will end around 10 pm!

Triangle Tuesday

Come meet and join the brothers of Triangle for Triangle Tuesday! We’ll have FREE grilled cheese, card games, and video games! The event takes place on Tuesday, September 5th at the Triangle House from 6 pm-8 pm!


Black Out Dance

Get your dancing shoes because this Saturday at 8:30pm, the Black Student Association is hosting our annual Black Out Dance out on Walker Lawn! Like the Cupid Shuffle? Macarena? Maybe even a Harry Styles or Taylor Swift fan? Well, be sure to come out to the Black Out Dance since we’ll be playing all kinds of grooves to get you in an upbeat, dancing mood. So bring a friend or two, because not only will there be music and fun, you’ll have the chance to grab some cool glow sticks to show off some of your dance moves. Light refreshments will be provided and anyone who attends will receive a memorable souvenir too. Mark your calendars and make sure to be out on Walker Lawn this Saturday at 8:30pm for a night of dancing and glow-tastic fun! See you there!


Intramurals


Coming Up on GivePulse

Career Services needs some help at CareerFEST.

We need some help at CareerFEST.  Help us help you get a job!!

Help us set up and take down the tents, and put out tables, chairs, and tablecloths.  

Set up at 9am – 9/06, 9/07

Tear Down at 2pm – 9/06, 9/07

Student Leadership and Involvement needs some help with K-Day.

K-Day typically sees around 3,500-4,000 students participate, so we can’t host it on our own! We rely on student volunteers to assist with tasks such as set-up, check-in, bag distribution, risk management, and food monitoring.

Various Shifts throughout the day

Friday, Sept 8th from 8:00am to 5:00pm


This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Thursday, August 31
• Volleyball vs. Winona State, 6 p.m. at SDC Gym on FloSports and Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ
• Soccer vs. St. Cloud State, 7 p.m. at Kearly Stadium on FloSports

Friday, September 1
• Volleyball vs. Concordia-St. Paul, 2 p.m. at NMU Tournament

Saturday, September 2
• Cross Country hosting Yooper Skirmish at Tech Trails, 10/11 a.m.
• Volleyball vs. Minnesota Crookston, 11:30 a.m. at NMU Tournament
• Soccer vs. Minnesota Duluth, Noon at Kearly Stadium on FloSports
• Volleyball vs. Hillsdale, 4:30 p.m. at NMU Tournament

All times Eastern • Home events in bold

Student Scoop – August 23, 2023

Part of the Pack with CDI

Learn about campus academic and support services at CDI’s Part of the Pack event TODAY @ 12:30 PM! Join us for a chance to win prizes and hear a keynote address from Jailynn Johnson, Class of ’22.

The CDI is excited to welcome you to our Husky Family!

(This event is intended for first-year students. Contact cdi@mtu.edu for questions.)


Check Out Local Businesses During An Afternoon on the Town!

An Afternoon on the Town is an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to welcome you to the Keweenaw and show you what they have to offer.  Starting on campus, down College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area on Shelden Avenue there will be music, refreshments, and giveaways for participants.

Over $3,000 in prizes are also available to participating students! To enter to win one of more than 80 raffle prizes, simply tap your ID at BOTH tapper locations on the route. The first tap-in station and start of the route will be located on the north side of the Memorial Union Building. The second tap location will be located downtown on the south side of Shelden Avenue in front of the Quality Inn and Suites. 

Check out our 2023 participating groups on the map below! The Walking Map shows where they will be for An Afternoon on the Town, while the Business Map shows the group’s permanent locations. Explore the Map


Welcome Aboard!

Ahoy there, husky! Welcome aboard the SS Michigan Tech. Get ready to set sail on a sea of fun and adventure, where every day has a new horizon to explore. Don’t be a landlubber, go check out our Welcome Week programs for a sea-riously good time! Batten down the hatches and grab a friend to navigate the waters of exploration together! Arrr you ready?

University-sponsored events are in bold below. All other events are hosted by registered student organizations. 

Saturday, August 26th

An Afternoon on the Town – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Downtown Houghton
Learn to Play Rugby with Men’s Rugby Football Club – 1:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Hiking at Mt. Baldy with the Navigators – 3:00 PM, Mt. Baldy
Party on the Patio with Douglass Houghton Hall Council – 3:00 PM, DHH Patio
Wiffle Ball with Baseball Club – 4:00 PM, Walker Lawn
SDC Broomball – 6:00 PM, MacInnes Ice Arena
A Night of Comedy – 10:00 PM, Rozsa Center

Sunday, August 27

Sand Volleyball Tournament with Men’s Volleyball Club – 10:00 AM, Sand Courts
Huskies’ Walmart Takeover – 2:00-4:00 PM, Walmart
Learn to Row with Rowing Club – 3:00 PM, SDC Rowing Studio
Ultimate Frisbee with Men and Women’s Ultimate Teams – 6:00 PM, Soccer Field

Monday, August 28

First-Day Photo Booth and Treats with Alumni Engagement – 9:30-11:30 AM, Husky Statue

Tuesday, August 29

On-Campus Job Expo with Career Services – 11:00 AM-2:00 PM,  MUB Alumni Lounge
Stay Afloat with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being- 1:00-3:00 PM, near the Husky Statue
Messy Twister with Railroad Engineering and Activities Club – 7:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Wednesday, August 30

Open Cheer Practice with Cheer Team – 7:00 PM, Walker Lawn

Thursday, August 31

Lacrosse with Men and Women’s Club Lacrosse – 2:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Volleyball vs. Winona State – 6:00 PM, SDC Wood Gym
Off-Road Vehicle Display with Four Wheelers at Michigan Tech – 6:00 PM, Lot 14
Soccer vs. St. Cloud State – 7:00 PM, Kearly Stadium

Friday, September 1

Sail in for a Slice at Sea[DI] – 1:30-3:30 PM, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Sun, Sand, and Sigma with Sigma Rho – 2:00 PM, Prince’s Point
Rock Painting with Mu Beta Psi – 5:00 PM, Rock Garden
Wildlife Walk with Wildlife Society – 5:00 PM, MTU Trailhead/Nordic Wax Center
Board Game Night with Gamers Anonymous – 6:00 PM, Fisher 129/130
Glass Painting with Panhellenic Council – 7:00 PM, MUB Alumni Lounge
Pep Band Parade – 7:00 PM, Around the Residence Halls

Saturday, September 2

Splatter Painting with MUB Board – 12:00-4:00 PM, Walker Lawn
Soccer vs. Minnesota Duluth – 12:00 PM, Kearly Stadium
Introduction to Timbersports with Forestry Club – 1:00 PM, Wood Cut Site
Bonfire with Triangle Fraternity – 7:00 PM, Prince’s Point
BSA Blackout Dance – 8:30 PM, Walker Lawn

All Week Long!

Boats, Buoys, and Books with the Van Pelt and Opie Library – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Library “Ask Us” Desk


First Day of Class Photo Booth + Treats

As you set sail on a new academic year, the Alumni Engagement Office welcomes you to kick off the school year with a sweet treat and a memorable first-day-of-class photo. Join us on Monday, August 28, 2023, between 9:30-11:30 a.m. in front of the Husky Statue to strike a pose with your crew and commemorate the start of your next adventure at Michigan Tech.


Catalyst by LeaderShape

A catalyst starts something. It provokes change or action. You can be a catalyst. Join other student leaders who also want to start something extraordinary for small-group discussion, large-group interaction, and personal reflection.

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on developing your own authentic path, connecting to groups and causes you care about, and committing to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of.

The approximate schedule and topics are:

  • 9:30-9:45 AM Registration and Welcome Activity
  • 9:45-10:35 AM Get Connected
  • 10:35-10:50 AM Break
  • 10:50 AM-12:00 PM The Stories We Tell
  • 12:00-12:45 PM Lunch
  • 12:45-1:20 PM Leadership Stories
  • 1:20-2:15 PM The Work of Leadership
  • 2:15-2:25 PM Break
  • 2:25-3:15 PM Authoring My Story
  • 3:15-4:00 PM Maintaining Momentum

All participants will receive free workshop materials, lunch, and a participation gift. Please RSVP on Involvement Link by the end of the day on Monday, September 4th to ensure adequate program supplies.


Looking for K-Day Volunteers

Student Leadership and Involvement is looking for K-Day volunteers! Volunteering for K-Day is not just about giving back to your campus community; it’s also a fantastic way to gain leadership skills, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Volunteering roles include: set up, check-in, floaters, food and swag distributors, risk management, and tear down.

Ready to be a part of this incredible experience? Signing up as a K-Day volunteer is easy. Just follow this link to access the sign-up form on GivePulse. Select your preferred role(s), choose your shifts, and get ready to have an unforgettable day!


Pronoun Selection System Now Live

Michigan Tech is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff. We value all members of the University and encourage respectful interactions throughout our community with our diversity and inclusion efforts. Our goal is to provide a shared sense of belonging on campus that allows everyone to realize their full personal and professional potential within a supportive community.

For more information about the Pronoun Selection System, click here. To update your preferred name and pronouns, click here.


Application for the 23-24 MI Student Task Force

The application for the 2023 – 2024 Michigan Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force is now available for current college and university students. The nonpartisan task force, led by the Michigan Department of State and Bureau of Elections, brings together students from across the state who are passionate about civic engagement. Appointed students will work through 2024 to improve youth voter engagement on their campuses and across the state. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15 at 11:59pm. 

Students can apply by visiting Michigan.gov/CSATF. More information is also available in the press release below. For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit Michigan.gov/CSATF.

Michigan Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force returns for 2023-2024

Department of State now accepting applications from students looking to engage voters on campus

LANSING, Mich. – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the application period to serve on the 2023-2024 Michigan Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force is now open to college and university students across the state. The task force is a nonpartisan initiative of the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) in partnership with Campus Vote Project (CVP), a project of the Fair Elections Center, a national, nonpartisan voting rights organization. The student task force will work through the 2024 election cycle to improve youth voter engagement. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15.  

“It’s critical that today’s young voters are also informed voters, and this task force helps young people better understand the process and truly engage in our democracy,” said Secretary Benson. “We look forward to hearing directly from the new class of task force members on the best ways to support and empower students at Michigan colleges and universities, help them fully understand our state’s new voting rights laws, and know exactly how to exercise their rights.”

The task force, first established by Benson in 2019, brings together students from across the state who are passionate about civic engagement. Task force members will serve as liaisons between MDOS, their student body, school administrators, and peers. The group will advise on the unique experiences and barriers for student voters, helping to ensure the voices of young people are heard in our state’s elections. 

Appointed students will serve on the task force with optional enrollment in a paid CVP Democracy Fellowship from September 2023 through December 2024. As a Democracy Fellow, students will be provided the tools to turn their civic engagement ideas into action. Democracy Fellows will work to remove on-campus voting barriers, to educate their peers about elections, and to build a campus coalition to support student voter engagement.

“The Campus Vote Project team is excited to partner with Secretary Benson to provide more opportunities for student leaders who are committed to expanding voting access for their peers,” said Landon Myers, Michigan Coordinator for CVP. “If Michigan is going to maintain the nation’s highest youth voter turnout in 2024, we must continue empowering students to organize their campus communities and remove barriers to voting.”

Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a college or university in Michigan and demonstrate a commitment to voting and enthusiasm for voter engagement through their past experience, answers to application questions, and an interview. A total of 20 to 30 students from around the state will be selected to serve, with no more than two students representing any one school. Students set to graduate during the tenure of the task force will not be considered.

Additional information, as well as the task force application, can be found at Michigan.gov/SOSStudentTaskForce. Students can also email Secretary@Michigan.gov with questions or comments. The application period will close on Friday, Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m.


Interested in Greek Life?

Interested in Greek Life? Check out what the Interfraternity Council thinks are the Top 5 Reasons to join a Fraternity! 

If you have any questions reach out to ifc@mtu.edu.


USG Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for Undergraduate Student Government are now open. We have the following positions available:

  • 1st Year Representative (3 positions)
  • 4th Year Representative (1 position)
  • Residential Representative (2 positions)
  • College of Sciences and Arts Representative (1 position)
  • College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Representative (1 position)
  • College of Computing Representative (1 position)

Please consider nominating yourself or another student for one of these positions using this form, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecPsr5DkUUmIFR2RFfasET4_V7wG_9lzI7B-eSjpbx9csp5Q/viewform?usp=sf_link 

USG Reps must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 and be in good standing with conduct. They must attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 7-9pm, hold 3 weekly office hours, and join a standing committee. Together, this comes to a weekly commitment of 6 hours. Additionally, there are occasional events that members are expected to attend each semester. 

If you are nominated for a position and do not meet the GPA or conduct requirements, you will not be eligible to run and will not receive an email notifying you of your nomination and next steps. 

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday, September 10th. Mandatory election information sessions will occur the week of September 10th. Elections will open at 8am on Monday, September 18th, and close at 5pm on Sunday, September 24th. New members will be sworn in at the meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm. For more information about USG, visit our website, follow us on Instagram, and join our discord!


Huskies Pep Band Band Camp 2023

Join the Huskies Pep Band at their annual Band Camp! Meet returning members, learn our music, and make a lot of noise. Please bring a bottle of water and your instrument. Music will be provided during both days.

Day One:

Friday, August 25, 5-7:30pm

@ McArdle (second floor of Walker)

Hot dogs will be provided for dinner, courtesy of Mu Beta Psi.

Saturday, August 26, 12:30-3:30pm

@ Sherman Field (visit mtu.edu/transportation/options/shuttle/ to view the bus schedule from the MUB to the SDC)


Collegiate DECA Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser

Like Pizza? Cheese Bread? Maybe even cookies? Starting today and for the next 3 weeks, MTU’s Collegiate DECA chapter is selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits and In-Store Meal Deals to raise money for our members to attend our first DECA Engage Conference in Kansas City this year. To reach our goal of selling 84 kits, we need everyone’s help. This is a digital fundraiser and so all orders are placed online and kits will be shipped to buyers via FedEx with the exception of In-Store Meal Deals being able to be picked up from local Little Caesars near you. Kits are easy to make, requiring just the spread of toppings, and ready to be placed in the oven. These kits would be perfect for dinner if you’re looking for something quick to make. It could even be a fun activity for families to participate in! Every kit or In-Store Meal Deal sold, the MTU DECA earns $6 in profits, and that makes a HUGE impact! Please consider sharing with family, friends, and anyone you think may be interested. This fundraiser is open to all. 

To view our kits and place an order, follow this link here or scan the QR Code in the flyer attached to this email. This fundraiser ends September 13th so be sure to purchase your kits before then! For any questions about our fundraiser, contact deca@mtu.edu.

The MTU DECA team thanks you for your support!


5th Annual GeekU.P. Mini-Con Charity Event

5th Annual GeekU.P. Mini-Con Charity Event Comes to Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center, Houghton, MI, September 9th, 2023

Local bookstore and homegrown celebrity team up for a fun-filled geektastic charity event! 

Co-founders Shana Porteen, owner of Black Ice Comics & Books in Houghton, MI, and Patricia Summersett, actor/voice actor from L’anse, MI, are proud to announce the 5th Annual GeekU.P. to be held September 9th at Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in Houghton, MI.  GeekU.P., which will be 12pm to 7pm, is a mini-con charity event celebrating geek culture offering an artists’ alley, vendors, cosplay contest, celebrity Q&A’s, autograph sessions, and more!

This year’s charity recipient is Unite Mental Health and Wellness, located in Houghton, MI.  Unite Mental Health and Wellness is a nonprofit mental health service organization committed to helping individuals in our community connect to non-emergency mental healthcare.  Partnering with providers both locally and remotely, they support professionals and services currently available in our community while filling in the gaps where care may be lacking. 

GeekU.P. has an exciting celebrity guest line-up this year and they will take part in Q&A sessions and autograph signings for attendees: 

Colleen O’Shaughnessey is a voice actor who can be heard in numerous animated series and features, video games, commercials and toys. She is best known for her roles as “Tails” in Cartoon Network’s animated series, Sonic Boom, as well as in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie, “Wasp” in Avengers-Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, “Jazz” in Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom, and “Sora” in the anime series, Digimon & Digimon Adventure Tri. Other noted voice roles for fans of anime include “Ino” and “Konohamaru” in Naruto, “ChoCho” in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, “Kelsey/Glitter Sunny” in The Glitter Force, “Anna” in K Return of Kings, and “Nel” in Bleach.

Roger Craig Smith is a prolific voice actor who has voiced some of the most iconic characters in entertainment.  Over the course of his illustrious career, one of Roger’s notable credits include the voice of “Sonic the Hedgehog” not only in video games, but also in the Disney film series, Wreck-It Ralph, and in Cartoon Network’s animated series, Sonic Boom.  Other notable credits include the voice of “Batman” in the video game Arkham Origins as well as in the DC animated films Batman Ninja and Superman: Red Son, the voice of “Ezio Auditore da Firenze” in the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, and the voice of “Claggor” in Netflix’s award-winning animated series Arcane. Anime fans will know Roger as the voice of “Deidara” from the worldwide hit Naruto, “Shinji Hirako” in Bleach, and “Minoru Okabe” in the blockbuster, Suzume.

Providing voice and full performance capture for several video games, Patricia Summersett is known as the first official voice of “Princess Zelda” in Nintendo Video Games for: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Other top voice credits include Rainbow Six: Siege, Star Wars: Squadrons, and the Assassin’s Creed Franchise. She has also appeared in several films and television series. Patricia was raised in L’anse, MI, and graduated from Houghton High School before pursuing her acting career in L.A. and Montreal.

“We’re very excited about what we have in store for GeekU.P. this year”, said Shana Porteen, GeekU.P. co-founder and owner of Black Ice Comics & Books.  “We want to welcome folks of all ages to GeekU.P. to come have a great time. Even if it’s been years since you read a comic, or you’ve never played a video game, we can’t wait to share the fun, have folks meet our fabulous celebrities, and help us raise money for Unite Mental Health and Wellness.”

“I’m thrilled to celebrate local arts and culture in the community I grew up in! I certainly hope to inspire and provide insight for budding artists who may be thinking of a related career path”, said Patricia Summersett, GeekU.P. co-founder and guest celebrity. “Shana and I dreamed up this event several years ago and I’m amazed how the festival has evolved so considerably. I’m excited to imagine how it may grow and expand in years to come!” 

More information and the developing schedule can be found at our website www.GeekUP906.com.

Tickets at the door can be purchased through cash/credit or at Black Ice Comics and Books in downtown Houghton. $15 for Adults, $10 for Current MTU Students with ID, and $10 for kids 14 and under.

Contact: 
906-523-7500

Social links:

GeekU.P.

Facebook.com/geekup906

Official Website: GeekUP906.com

Official Hashtag: #GeekUP906

Shana Porteen

Inst/twitter @blackicecomics

https://www.blackicecomics.com/

Facebook.com/blackicecomicshop

Patricia Summersett

Inst/twitter @summersett_

Facebook.com/patriciasummersett


Intramurals

Student Scoop – August 16, 2023

O-Week Comedian – Jessi Campbell

Need a good laugh now that school is nearly back in session? Join Student Leadership and Involvement’s Late Night Program for a night of laughs before heading into Orientation Week!

We’re excited to host Jessi Campbell at the Rozsa Center this Saturday, August 19th at 9:30 P.M. Jessi is a high-energy, likable comedian that brings her relatable stories to the stage. She takes mundane events in her life and turns them into hilarious bits. Traditional stand-up comedy with no bells and whistles needed, Jessi makes crowds laugh with one microphone and a spotlight. She was the Campus Activities Magazine Female Performer of the Year and has performed at over 1,000 colleges nationwide. She has performed all over the world and has two Dry Bar Comedy specials. Get a sneak peek at one of Jessi’s earlier shows here. 

This is a free event and the public is welcome to attend!


Last Week for Capture Your Adventure!

The Center for Student Mental Health & Well-Being wants to remind everyone that this is the last week of the “Capture Your Adventure” Challenge! The highlight this month is “Live Well,” and you can submit a picture to @cya_mtu with a picture from the category in the picture below! 


O-Week Concert with MUB Board

Join us Wednesday, August 23rd for the O-Week Concert starring Grayson DeWolfe! Grab your friends and meet us outside of Fisher Hall prepared to rock out all evening!

Rain Location: SDC Varsity Gym at 7pm.


Army ROTC BBQ

The Army ROTC Cadets are hosting their annual Orientation Week BBQ on Tuesday, August 22nd @ 2:00pm on the lawn in front of the ROTC building. All new and returning students are welcome to attend and enjoy FREE food. 

Cadets from most MTU majors will be present to discuss their experience in ROTC and answer any questions you may have about participation in the military science program. 

Did you know, participating in ROTC/Military Science as a first or second-year student requires no commitment? ROTC Cadets are students first and can make the decision to complete ROTC up to their third year. Those who choose to complete, can commission as an Army Officer and serve full-time on Active Duty or Part-Time in the National Guard or Army Reserves.  

If you are already a Tech student, it’s not too late!  2yr and 3yr Full-Tuition Scholarships are available for eligible students. Connect with us here or email njpiazza@mtu.edu for more information. We hope to see you there! 


Intramurals

Student Scoop – August 9, 2023

RSO Re-registration Now Open

The clock is ticking, so don’t delay! Re-registration is a simple yet crucial task that ensures your organization’s continuity. By completing this process, you’re taking a proactive step toward a successful year filled with enriching activities and impactful initiatives.

Re-registration is available on Involvement Link as well as through the link on the email you have received.

Remember, your dedication as RSO officers and advisors is what keeps the org thriving, and re-registration is the first step in that journey. Let’s work together to make this academic year one to remember!

All RSO officers and advisors must complete the re-registration process by September 18th at 8 AM. Missing this deadline will lead to a deduction of funds allocated to your org. We understand that time is precious, but acting promptly is crucial to maintaining your org’s active status.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues during the re-registration process, don’t hesitate to reach out to rso@mtu.edu or stop in our office, MUB 112. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Here’s to another fantastic year of collaboration, growth, and achievement. Happy re-registering!


Trivia Night

As summer winds down and the campus prepares to start an exciting new year, take a break from training and planning at Trivia Night! Join Student Leadership and Involvement for an evening of fun and relaxation (or competition, whichever your soul needs)! Teams will be capped at five players. 

Doors open at 7:30 PM and appetizers (BBQ Meatballs, Mozzarella Sticks, and Veggies) will be ready and waiting, so come early to grab a snack and find a seat! Trivia will start promptly at 8:00 PM. 

Bring your thinking caps – giveaways will be awarded throughout and the top team will win Michigan Tech gift cards!


Let’s Rebuild Community Painting Day

The Let’s Rebuild Community project seeks to revitalize homes and our community by supporting low-income seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities in protecting their homes as an asset and a source of pride. They seek to make repairs that are high impact and of high aesthetic value while improving safety and health in and around the home. The program relies on the labor of volunteers to assist in project completion.

For 2023, four homes have been identified in Calumet and Laurium. The next day of service will be primarily focused on painting and is this Saturday, August 12th from 8 AM until 4:30 PM. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided to the volunteers and each person will also receive a free t-shirt. Please register on GivePulse if you are able to support this meaningful work!

Volunteers will meet at 8 AM for breakfast, house assignments, and t-shirts at Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet (26016 Depot Street). All necessary tools needed as well as gloves, water, and snacks will be provided. Please wear durable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty as well as closed-toed, durable shoes. Every volunteer will be asked to sign a liability waiver.


TELUS Health App

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being is excited to announce our updated partnership for mental health support services through the TELUS Health Student Support Program beginning July 31, 2023. The TELUS Health Student Support Program will provide 24/7/365 student support to Michigan Tech students in place of current services offered through MySSP. All features will remain the same as before: Free mental health support with access to master’s level clinicians available 24/7, real-time phone, chat, and text services as well as ongoing scheduled video sessions, and emergency/crisis support services. Options for language, culture, and/or shared identity matching with counselors will continue to be available as well. Beginning July 31, existing users of the MySSP app will be prompted to update the app to the new TELUS Health app.


Intramurals

Student Scoop – August 2, 2023

Male Volunteers Needed – Camp STAR

Camp STAR is a bereavement camp for children ages 8-17 that have experienced the death of a loved one. It is a free weekend-long camp held at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, MI. There are traditional camp activities along with grief support and education for children. Camp will be August 10th – 13th. 

We have two young boys that we need to pair with a volunteer buddy for them to attend camp.

Visit our site here: STAR Children’s Bereavement Services – No child grieving alone (starcbs.org)

Apply here: Get Involved – STAR Children’s Bereavement Services (starcbs.org)


Volunteers Needed for Move-In Day

MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL 2023

by Center for Student Success, Residence Education, and Housing Services

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome incoming students during move-in on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please fill out the Google Form to sign up to volunteer. The form will close on Monday, August 14 at 5 p.m. so be sure to register soon.

Register Here!

Liability/Risk Statement

Please share the Liability/Risk Statement that can be downloaded and reviewed at mtu.edu/success/orientation/pdfs/liability-statement.pdf with each member of your organization who will be volunteering. All volunteers will sign that they have read and understand the Liability/Risk Agreement Statement upon check-in on move-in day.

Move-In Volunteer Shifts:

Friday, August 18

10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Noon – 2 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 19

9:00 a.m. -11 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations

  • Remember that you are representing your student organization and Michigan Tech. First impressions are very important.
  • Wear apparel that represents your student organization or Michigan Tech only.
  • Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no halter tops are permitted).
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes (athletic shoes are recommended).
  • Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
  • Remember that some students and families may not want assistance, please ask first.

Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community! If you have any questions please contact the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success at success@mtu.edu.


Kayaking with GSG

On August 11, GSG (https://gsg.mtu.edu) will be hosting a kayaking event at Prince’s Point in collaboration with the Outdoor Adventure Program. Friends and family are welcome, but be sure to register ASAP, as spots are limited!

Please contact Trevor Wavrunek at gsg-social@mtu.edu for questions or if you need to change your reservation.

Hope to see you there!

Register Here: https://gsg.mtu.edu/events/kayaking-with-gsg/


RSO Updates

Re-registration is coming soon! Make sure to keep an eye on your email when it goes out on August 9th.

Register for K Day on Involvement Link! Registration must be in by Friday, Sept. 1st by noon however there is limited room so the sooner the better (we are almost halfway full). If you need a risk management plan, your activity is not confirmed until your plan is in compliance so submit it as soon as possible. 

If you have a beloved memory or positive testimonial of your time with an organization, we’d love to hear it! Check out our form to see a couple of examples.

Student Scoop – July 26, 2023

Volunteers Needed for Move-In Day

MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL 2023

by Center for Student Success, Residence Education, and Housing Services

Welcoming new students and their families is one of the most exciting times on campus. Student organizations are invited to help welcome incoming students during move-in on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19. Your group can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts. This is a great service opportunity for your organization!

Please fill out the Google Form to sign up to volunteer. The form will close on Monday, August 14 at 5 p.m. so be sure to register soon.

Register Here!

Liability/Risk Statement

Please share the Liability/Risk Statement that can be downloaded and reviewed at mtu.edu/success/orientation/pdfs/liability-statement.pdf with each member of your organization who will be volunteering. All volunteers will sign that they have read and understand the Liability/Risk Agreement Statement upon check-in on move-in day.

Move-In Volunteer Shifts:

Friday, August 18

10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Noon – 2 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 19

9:00 a.m. -11 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Move-In Volunteer Participation Expectations

  • Remember that you are representing your student organization and Michigan Tech. First impressions are very important.
  • Wear apparel that represents your student organization or Michigan Tech only.
  • Wear clothing that is neat and appropriate (no holes, no halter tops are permitted).
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes (athletic shoes are recommended).
  • Volunteers may not recruit or pass out invitations/flyers of any kind.
  • Remember that some students and families may not want assistance, please ask first.

Thank you in advance for your service to the newest members of the Michigan Tech community! If you have any questions please contact the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success at success@mtu.edu.


Eagle Scout Project – Volunteers Needed

For Brad Burns’ Eagle Scout Project, a Walking Bridge will be rebuilt on trails near the Calumet Waterworks Park. Volunteers are needed to help take apart the current bridge and reassemble a new bridge. This is a great opportunity for anyone to gain community service hours. Volunteers do not need experience with handling tools to help with the project.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own equipment but are not required to do so. Times for the project are listed below, volunteers can arrive and leave whenever. Snacks will be available but meals will not be provided. Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.

If you have any questions, please email bbeagle2023@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for any help!


Beekeeping 101

Ever wanted to know what it takes to become a beekeeper? Maybe you’re interested in raising bees, but not sure what equipment to get or how much everything will cost?

Whatever your interest level, the Sustainability Demonstration House invites you to join us next week for our Beekeeping 101 course! Registration for this ~2-hour course is free and will run on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Please email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

Note: We will be running the same class 3 nights in a row, so participants will only attend one of the 3 days. 

Student Scoop – July 12, 2023

Volunteer to Rebuild Community this Summer!

A new organization focusing on revitalizing our communities is seeking volunteers for their two summer project days: July 29th and August 12th. Elderly residents have applied and been selected based on their needs and the condition of their homes. Saturday, July 29th will be dedicated to yard clean-up, painting prep, and debris removal. Saturday, August 12th will primarily be spent painting the homes. Volunteers will meet at 8 AM on both of those days for breakfast, house assignments, and t-shirts at Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet (26016 Depot Street). A free breakfast and a t-shirt will be provided to all volunteers!

Sign-up is available now on GivePulse at the preceding links!


New York Times Online Subscription

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is pleased to announce the addition of an online subscription to the New York Times, which is available to all of our MTU students, faculty, and staff. Once you sign up, you can access the New York Times from your computer or app on your phone. Content includes access to the archives back to 1851, podcasts, Daily 360 content, and access to their education resource website, nytimes.com/edu. You can get started now by going through the library’s webpage or setting up your account at accessnyt.com.

MTU students, faculty, and staff with existing registered subscriptions to the New York Times can follow the below procedures to gain access through the library.

  • Existing registered subscribers with active paid subscriptions need to cancel their personal subscription by connecting with a New York Times chat agent or calling 800-698-4637 before creating an account. Once their personal subscription is canceled, they can follow the instructions for subscribers with inactive subscriptions below.
  • Existing registered subscribers who do not have an active NYT subscription can:
    • Visit accessnyt.com, type in the name of the school, and follow the instructions based on their location.
    • Since the subscriber “Already has an account ” they click “Log In” (found below “Create an Account”). Then, they input their email address and the same password created for their personal subscription.
    • If the subscriber encounters an error message, they can email edu@nytimes.com.

Verna Mize Triathlon

Date: Saturday, August 5th

Time: 8:00 am

Location: Ray Kestner Waterfront Park – East End

MUST PRE-REGISTER via phone, text, or email before August 3 at 5:00 pm/

Forms are available here.

Entry Fee: $5, cash only, paid at registration

A COMPLETED ENTRY FORM IS REQUIRED ON RACE DAY

Call/Text: (906) 482-2422 with questions or to register

Races:

  • Main Mize:
    • 8:00am Swim 1/2 mi
    • Bike 8 mi (Helmets mandatory)
    • Run 4 mi
  • Mini Mize
    • 8:01am Swim 1/4 mi
    • Bike 4 mi (Helmets mandatory)
    • Run 2 mi

Individual or team competition. Races are open to all ages.


S’mores and Getting Outdoors

July 20, 6-8pm

Hillside Fireplace

Join SLI along with International Programs and Services for an evening of good company and tasty treats! 

Come share stories about your adventures in the Keweenaw and learn about new things to see and places to explore. We still have a few weeks of Summer left, get out there and enjoy it! 

All are welcome!


Attention all Registered Student Organizations!

If your organization has not yet updated its officers on Involvement Link, it’s time to take action. Failing to do so may result in training being allocated to the wrong individuals during the re-registration process, affecting your budget if finished late.

Student Scoop – July 5, 2023

Verna Mize Triathlon

Date: Saturday, August 5th

Time: 8:00 am

Location: Ray Kestner Waterfront Park – East End

MUST PRE-REGISTER via phone, text, or email before August 3 at 5:00 pm/

Forms are available here.

Entry Fee: $5, cash only, paid at registration

A COMPLETED ENTRY FORM IS REQUIRED ON RACE DAY

Call/Text: (906) 482-2422 with questions or to register

Races:

  • Main Mize:
    • 8:00am Swim 1/2 mi
    • Bike 8 mi (Helmets mandatory)
    • Run 4 mi
  • Mini Mize
    • 8:01am Swim 1/4 mi
    • Bike 4 mi (Helmets mandatory)
    • Run 2 mi

Individual or team competition. Races are open to all ages.


Attention all Registered Student Organizations!

If your organization has not yet updated its officers on Involvement Link, it’s time to take action. Failing to do so may result in training being allocated to the wrong individuals during the re-registration process, affecting your budget if finished late.


K-Day Registration

Ahoy there! Are you ready to set sail? If so, then it’s time to grab your captain’s hat because K-Day Registration is officially open!

Reserve your spot now! Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  This year’s theme will have you sailing around at K-Day!  Organizations can get creative with this nautical-themed student organization fair!

K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 8 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music – it’s like a day out at sea!  K-day typically sees 3000-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before registering HERE.  

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

Questions about K-Day can be directed to Leah Joy at rso@mtu or call 906-487-1963.

Student Scoop – June 14, 2023

Juneteenth Celebration


Join Student Leadership & Involvement and REHS for a Juneteenth celebration! We invite you to come and commemorate this significant day in history. There will be an array of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy, including delicious food, refreshing drinks, engaging outdoor games, and a thrilling trivia contest with fantastic prizes. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate and learn more about Juneteenth. Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable event!

Date: Monday, June 19th

Time: 2 to 4 pm

Location: DHH Patio


K-Day Registration

Ahoy there! Are you ready to set sail? If so, then it’s time to grab your captain’s hat because K-Day Registration is officially open!

Reserve your spot now! Space and resources are limited, so do not delay!  This year’s theme will have you sailing around at K-Day!  Organizations can get creative with this nautical-themed student organization fair!

K-Day, or Keweenaw Day, is an annual tradition that will be held on Friday, September 8 beginning at noon. Students head to Chassell Centennial Park for an afternoon of food, fun, and music – it’s like a day out at sea!  K-day typically sees 3000-4000 students so this is an important recruitment opportunity for your organization.  Please have your organization’s event finalized before registering HERE.  

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

Questions about K-Day can be directed to Leah Joy at rso@mtu or call 906-487-1963.


Volunteers Needed for Virtual Reality Research Experiment