Student News Briefs – March 15, 2019

 

Spring will come again at Michigan Tech!


Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflective clothing.

Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


Spring Break Hours for SDC
The Student Development Complex will have reduced hours over spring break Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 16. There will be no HuskiesFit Program classes over break. Regular building hours will resume Sunday, March 17. Visit Spring Break Building Hours to see the complete schedule.

Student Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.
On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 19.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 8.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 22. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

Jay Filson to Perform

Singer/songwriter and Michigan native Jay Filson released his debut EP in 2016. He has honed his sound over the last few years, performing at colleges and local venues throughout the country. Somewhere between Ed Sheeran and Jon McLaughlin, Filson puts on a one-of-a-kind show by looping beatboxing, vocals, piano, and guitar all live on the spot. Jay was the winner of Nashville’s 2017 SoBro Star talent search and currently lives in Nashville as a full-time musician.

The event will be in the MUB Commons, Friday, March 22nd,  from 9:06 pm to 10:30 pm.

 


Annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert

Join the Michigan Tech Jazz Ensembles for the annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert Friday, March 22 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The annual Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert pays tribute to the originator of the Michigan Tech Jazz Studies Program. Featured will be the Research and Development Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band performing a wide array of jazz compositions from the broad history of jazz. Two awards are given in Keranen’s name each year to the Outstanding Jazz Musician of the year and the Most Improved Jazz Musician. The 2018 awards will be given during the program. Director Mike Christianson brings his professional jazz experience to the programming of this annual concert.

Tickets for the Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert are on sale now, $15 for adults, $5 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2073, online, in person at the Central Ticket Office in the SDC or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Note that the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Laser Tag Event

Respawn Tactical Laser Tag event that the MUB Board is having at Tech

will be in the SDC Wood Gym, Saturday, March 23rd, from 6 pm to 10 pm.

You can sign up at the door. Come and have fun with Laser Tag.

 

 

 


Air Play at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center is pleased to announce “Air Play” is bringing their world-renowned fun-for-all ages circus-style event for one night only, on Saturday, March 23! Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen! Air Play is a modern spectacle, part circus, part theater, that brings to life the air we breathe: A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty.

See Air Play at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm. For more details, please see the attached press kit from the Air Play tour.

Tickets for Air Play are on sale now, $16 for adults, $6 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticket Office in the SDC or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Note that the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Class Tribute Program

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING IN May 2019: The Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF) and the Student Philanthropy Council invite you to make your upcoming commencement day even more meaningful by participating in the Class Tribute Program.  For $10, your tribute to them will be printed in the commencement program and displayed on the arena videoboard. Your contribution also supports student scholarships at Michigan Tech.

Just go to http://www.mtu.edu/classtributes  for program and participation details.  The deadline for tribute submissions is Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:59 pm.

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

 

 


Healthy Husky Workshop Series

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

Iranian Community New Year

Iranian community at Michigan Tech celebrates the new year (Norooz) to share Iranian new year tradition at Michigan Tech. Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the beginning of spring together. This year our event includes Iranian banquet, traditional dance performances by our organization members, Iranian clssic live music and stand up comedy. Our event is Sunday, March 24, from 6-9 pm, followed by one hour fun after-party. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for non students. Early bird tickets are also available for $10. Tickets selling in the MUB Commons, March 18th until 22nd. The celebration is in the MUB Ballroom Sunday, March 24 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

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


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 27

 The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2019-20 applications are due Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (September – March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation, with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


Food & Wine

Come and enjoy the Food & Wine event that the MUB Board is having at Tech. The event will be in the MUB Ballroom, Friday, March 29th, from 6 pm to 8 pm. This night will feature a food and wine pairing by Chef Eric, surrounding the theme of a Renaissance Night.

You must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets and menu are available on foodwine2019.eventbrite.com

 


2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium being held on Friday, March 29th from 1-5 pm in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The Symposium highlights the cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Student presentations represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored.

Visit the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission. All undergraduate student researchers should consider participating in this event as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience.


Annual Bounce-O-Rama

The Michigan Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host the annual Bounce-O-Rama event inside the Student Development Complex for all area youth on Sunday, March 31, from noon to 5 p.m. The event will be a charity fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters in conjunction with Copper Country Strong.

Michigan Tech student-athletes will staff the event. In addition to inflatable bounce houses, there will be other activities such as face painting, music, and more.

Tickets for the Bouce-O-Rama are $12 at the door or $10 in advance by topping at or calling the SDC Ticket Office (906-487-2073). The event is open to children ages 2-12. Adults are admitted for free with their children.


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply to join if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you are interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, please apply. If you would like to learn more about Honors at Michigan Tech or speak with an advisor, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.


Spring Gallery Exhibition Salon!

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the spring gallery exhibition, Salon!, curated by gallery director and Michigan Tech associate professor of art, Lisa Gordillo. It features works of art and writing by more than 30 artists and writers. Gordillo is excited to present an older arts tradition with a contemporary twist. She drew much of her inspiration for this show from Jewish Women’s Salons, which focused on inclusivity, diversity, and contemporary dialogue. Works of art will also pepper the Rozsa lobby, creating sitting spaces and areas for conversation. Salon! runs Now – April 20 in Michigan Tech’s A-Space Gallery, hours are M-F 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and the exhibition is free and open to the public.


StudentWatch Course Material Survey

The Campus Store is once again participating in the nationwide survey regarding course materials, we would like to know your thoughts!

Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “huskydeals-l+subscribe@mtu.edu” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!


Student News Briefs – March 8, 2019

Michigan Tech


Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflective clothing.

Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


Spring Break Hours for SDC
The Student Development Complex will have reduced hours over spring break Saturday, March 9 through Saturday, March 16. There will be no HuskiesFit Program classes over break. Regular building hours will resume Sunday, March 17. Visit Spring Break Building Hours to see the complete schedule.

Student Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.
On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 19.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 8.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 12 p.m. noon, Friday, March 22. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

Healthy Husky Workshop Series

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

Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.


Unprofessional Makeup Competition

Unprofessional makeup competition for all women on campus.

You can win a Make up set for the winner. Free food & gifts for the participants as well.

Monday, March 11th 5-8 pm MUB-Alumni lounge- entire(107)

Please bring your own makeup with you.

For registration and information, Please contact: ralhajja@mtu.edu, rashiy@mtu.edu

Register now sites are limited.


Iranian Community New Year

Iranian community at Michigan Tech celebrates the new year (Norooz) to share Iranian new year tradition at Michigan Tech. Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the beginning of spring together. This year our event includes Iranian banquet, traditional dance performances by our organization members, Iranian clssic live music and stand up comedy. Our event is Sunday, March 24, from 6-9 pm, followed by one hour fun after-party. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for non students. Early bird tickets are also available for $10. Tickets selling in the MUB Commons, March 18th until 22nd. The celebration is in the MUB Ballroom Sunday, March 24 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

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


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 27

 The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2019-20 applications are due Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (September – March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation, with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium being held on Friday, March 29th from 1-5 pm in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The Symposium highlights the cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Student presentations represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored.

Visit the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission. All undergraduate student researchers should consider participating in this event as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience.


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply to join if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you are interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, please apply. If you would like to learn more about Honors at Michigan Tech or speak with an advisor, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.


Spring Gallery Exhibition Salon!

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the spring gallery exhibition, Salon!, curated by gallery director and Michigan Tech associate professor of art, Lisa Gordillo. It features works of art and writing by more than 30 artists and writers. Gordillo is excited to present an older arts tradition with a contemporary twist. She drew much of her inspiration for this show from Jewish Women’s Salons, which focused on inclusivity, diversity, and contemporary dialogue. Works of art will also pepper the Rozsa lobby, creating sitting spaces and areas for conversation. Salon! runs Now – April 20 in Michigan Tech’s A-Space Gallery, hours are M-F 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and the exhibition is free and open to the public.


StudentWatch Course Material Survey

The Campus Store is once again participating in the nationwide survey regarding course materials, we would like to know your thoughts!

Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “huskydeals-l+subscribe@mtu.edu” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!


Student News Briefs – March 1, 2019

Michigan Tech


Watch for walkers in the morning and evening commutes. Also, if you are a walker wear reflective clothing.

Be careful out there. Be aware of icy walkways and roads.


Comedian Tommy Ryman
Join Late Night Programming for a fun night of laughs with comedian Tommy Ryman!
Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!   

Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman also recently won the title of Best of the Midwest at the prestigious Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as awkwardly charming. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs, corporates, and colleges around the nation.

This event is free and open to everyone!

                                                         Film Board Presents: Bumblebee

Friday, March 01 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, March 02 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, March 03 @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Bumblebee is rated PG-13 for scenes of sci-fi action.

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

 

 


Today is Last Day!

Get your books before they’re gone for the semester! Today – Friday, March 1st is the last day to charge to your student bill.  The Campus Store is wrapping up the semester for textbooks to make way for Summer books.  If you are still in need for Spring semester, stop in!  Books are heading back to the wholesalers next week.


Agnes of God

Questions of faith, motherhood and determination arise as three women with vastly different ideologies are faced with a supposed virgin birth. The investigation of the nun who was found to have given birth, and ensuing controversies and debates over the possible miracle – then subsequent death of the infant – are explored as Tech Theatre presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 play Agnes of God. Please join Michigan Tech’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts, presenting six performances of Agnes of God, Saturday, March 2, 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Center.


 

Paracord Bracelet Making Night

When: Friday, March 1st 5-7 pm

Where: The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Going on any adventures for spring break? Create a handy paracord bracelet before you head out at this free workshop.


Nosotros Latin Dance Party

NOSOTROS invites you to our next Latin dance and party that will be held this Sunday, March 3rd. As usual, we will have Latin and international music, free snacks, and a lot of fun.

Where: MUB ballroom A

Time: 7-8 pm salsa lessons, 8-10 pm open floor

When: Sunday, March 3rd

Cost: FREE!

All levels, no partner needed & family friendly!

SEE YOU ALL THERE!


Michigan Tech Choirs

Join the Michigan Tech Choirs on Sunday, March 3, at 7:30 pm for “Music For a Sacred Space,” an evening of sacred choral music presented in its natural habitat, the local treasure that is the magnificent space of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden.

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers combine for a concert of sacred music to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  This year’s music selection “will be celebratory in nature,” says Jared Anderson, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Michigan Tech, who is conducting the choirs. “The event has become a tradition in the community,” Anderson says of the annual concert. “It’s an opportunity to hear music composed for sacred spaces in one of the most beautiful, resonant places for choral music in the Copper Country.”

The Michigan Tech Concert Choir is composed of 60 voices from the college community, with 24 singers comprising conScience. The concert will feature Leslie Dukes on the organ for three numbers, accompanying the concert choir, and will also have a number of acapella performances.

“Music for a Sacred Space” is free and open to the public, and free-will offerings will be donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


Maximize Your Buzz

Maximize Your Buzz is a fresh take on traditional alcohol education. It covers important topics such as: binge drinking, college alcohol policy, how to make a turtle backpack, and identifying values!

This training empowers young adults to make safe and healthy decisions about drinking! Whether you are simply curious about the concept, need to take the course, or really like big group discussions; come on and join us, it’s free! So let’s learn how to Maximize Your Buzz together!

You can find this event at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, March 5 in the MUB Ballroom! See you there!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Housing and Residential Life, Late Night Programming, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Student Health and Wellness.

 


Build A Buddha Bowl

Build A Buddha Bowl event at Tech. The event will be in the MUB Commons, Wednesday, March 5th, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

 


Snowshoe Hikes

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

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest


Student Leadership Award Nominations Now Open
Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.
On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 19.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 8.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 22. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

Healthy Husky Workshop Series

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

Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.


Unprofessional Makeup Competition

Unprofessional makeup competition for all women on campus.

You can win a Make up set for the winner. Free food & gifts for the participants as well.

Monday, March 11th 5-8 pm MUB-Alumni lounge- entire(107)

Please bring your own makeup with you.

For registration and information, Please contact: ralhajja@mtu.edu, rashiy@mtu.edu

Register now sites are limited.


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


Animal-Assisted Therapy


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

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

 

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


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

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


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 27

 The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2019-20 applications are due Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (September – March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation, with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium being held on Friday, March 29th from 1-5 pm in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The Symposium highlights the cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Student presentations represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored.

Visit the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission. All undergraduate student researchers should consider participating in this event as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience.


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply to join if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you are interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, please apply. If you would like to learn more about Honors at Michigan Tech or speak with an advisor, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.


Spring Gallery Exhibition Salon!

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the spring gallery exhibition, Salon!, curated by gallery director and Michigan Tech associate professor of art, Lisa Gordillo. It features works of art and writing by more than 30 artists and writers. Gordillo is excited to present an older arts tradition with a contemporary twist. She drew much of her inspiration for this show from Jewish Women’s Salons, which focused on inclusivity, diversity, and contemporary dialogue. Works of art will also pepper the Rozsa lobby, creating sitting spaces and areas for conversation. Salon! runs Now – April 20 in Michigan Tech’s A-Space Gallery, hours are M-F 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and the exhibition is free and open to the public.


StudentWatch Course Material Survey

The Campus Store is once again participating in the nationwide survey regarding course materials, we would like to know your thoughts!

Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “huskydeals-l+subscribe@mtu.edu” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!


Student News Briefs – February 22, 2019

Michigan Tech Hockey!


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


Comedian Tommy Ryman
Join Late Night Programming for a fun night of laughs with comedian Tommy Ryman!
Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!   

Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman also recently won the title of Best of the Midwest at the prestigious Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as awkwardly charming. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs, corporates, and colleges around the nation.

This event is free and open to everyone!

Agnes of God

Questions of faith, motherhood and determination arise as three women with vastly different ideologies are faced with a supposed virgin birth. The investigation of the nun who was found to have given birth, and ensuing controversies and debates over the possible miracle – then subsequent death of the infant – are explored as Tech Theatre presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 play Agnes of God. Please join Michigan Tech’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts, presenting six performances of Agnes of God, for two weeks, Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 21 – 23 and Feb. 28 – March 2, 7:30 pm in the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Center.


Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night

Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night, Friday, February 22nd 5 – 7 pm.

The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Looking for an opportunity to make chain mail with pop tabs? Interested in projects that promote sustainability? Check out this simple, easy workshop. Supplies limited, but you can bring your own pop taps, too!


Green Book Tonight!

Please join The Black Student Association for a FREE showing of the Green Book on Friday,                             

February 22, 2019 at 7 pm in Fisher 139.

It’s FREE and it’s TONIGHT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Volunteers Needed for CopperDog 150

We are still looking for volunteers for the CopperDog 150, March 1-3. Volunteers can register as a single, couple, group, etc. Although there are many positions in which you can volunteer, we are still in high demand for dog handlers and crossing guards. 

Volunteering training is set for Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Calumet High School. Here, volunteers will be able to learn more about the race, their role as a volunteer, and the in and outs of working with mushers and sled-dogs. Although the training is not required, it is highly recommended, as safety is one of our biggest concerns and a well-prepared volunteer base is very important.

For more information on the event, and to sign up for volunteering, please visit copperdog150.



African Night

2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.                                               

Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.

JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.

There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.

For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu

In the MUB Ballroom Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra to Perform

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) presents a concert of two works, Les nuits d’été [Summer Nights], by Hector Berlioz, and then featuring Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” suite, under the direction of conductor Joel Neves, at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 23rd in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Since its premiere in 1918, the seven movements of “The Planets” have been among the composer’s most renowned works. Each movement in the suite is dedicated to one of the planets in our solar system, with the mood of each being defined by the astrological archetypes of the corresponding celestial body.


Junior Hockey Night

Saturday, February 23rd is Junior Hockey Night at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena, the annual celebration of youth hockey players in the area. There will also be Skate With The Huskies after the game.

The first 200 youth into the building will receive coupons and candy. There will also be a variety of door prizes during Skate With The Huskies, including two $150 vouchers from Michigan Tech Recreation towards sports camps and clinics or SDC memberships, a signed jersey, signed sticks, mini sticks, and much more. Michigan Tech Dining Services and Vollwerth’s will be selling $1 hot dogs for the first 500 as part of Fan Appreciation Night.

Junior hockey night sponsors include Center Ice Skate & Sport, Michigan Tech Recreation, The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Orbit Video Games, University Images, Dairy Queen, and Dominos.

The Huskies host Alaska Anchorage this weekend. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. each night. Tickets to the games can be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office, online at BuyHuskiesTickets.com or over the phone at 906-487-2073.


Poetry Slam

BSA will be hosting a Poetry Slam on Sunday, February 24, 2019, 6-8 pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Participants can read original pieces and the work of others. Not ready to share, join the audience to support the many voices of Michigan Tech.

 

 

 

 


Volunteers Needed for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Volunteers Needed!!!

On Monday, February 25th 250 middle school girls will be meeting at Houghton Middle School for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)! To put on this event we need YOU! The event will last from about 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and we need volunteers for any time they are available! Anyone can volunteer for this event and you DO NOT have to be available for the whole day! Also, lunch will be provided to volunteers who are helping at that time. There will be a shuttle for volunteers to and from Houghton Middle School.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer please email Lauren at lakirwin@mtu.edu.


HuskyLead
Our interactions with people are based on how we interpret life experiences. Applying perceptual engineering to our thinking process, we can listen in to our thoughts and make a few fact-based adjustments. Learning to understand, influence, and modify our point of view by seeking the perspectives of others not only improves our leadership, but also improves the engagement and satisfaction of those who work with us.
Attend this HuskyLead being held Tuesday, February 26 in MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m. 
The presenter is Ruth Archer, Director of Continuous Improvement.
To learn more about HuskyLead and our future events visit: https://www.mtu.edu/student-activities/leadership/huskylead/.

 


Craft Club Oth Birthday Party

When: Tuesday, February 26th 8-9 pm

Where: The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

After a three year journey, Craft Club is celebrating becoming an official student org. Come enjoy free cake and cookies and learn about Craft Club and see all the projects that the members have made over the years.


Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing!
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.

To register please reply to the Google Form at Win Money or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Ilyasah Shabazz at the Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) present Ilyasah Shabazz on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 pm, in the Rozsa Center. “When you educate a girl, you raise a nation,” says Ilyasah Shabazz. She is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, and is an educator, activist, motivational speaker, and author of four award-winning publications—most notably of her memoir, “Growing Up X.”

This event is partially sponsored/funded by the Visiting Women and Minority Lecture/Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Shabazz’s appearance is arranged through Gotham Artists. This lecture is presented as part of the Social Justice Lecture Series and Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series. Tickets to this lecture are free, however due to limited seating tickets are required, and are available by phone, (906) 487-2073, online at mtu.edu/rozsa, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box office the night of the show. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is only open two hours before performances.


Husky Innovate Speaker Series

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will be hosting the first of the Husky Innovate Speaker Series on Friday, March 1 at 12 pm in the Pavlis Honors College Collaboration Space (M&M 722). Faculty, students, and staff are invited to join us for a talk given by Michigan Tech’s Andrew Barnard. Barnard is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics and faculty advisor for SENSE Enterprise.

Barnard is using lean business model development and customer discovery to start his own business, NanoSound. NanoSound focuses on the elimination of noise from pipe and duct systems, like automotive exhausts and heating and ventilation pipes. Barnard will provide an example of an early business pitch and provide insights into the customer discovery process and business model development that has led to significant pivots in the start-up’s trajectory.

If you are an innovator or entrepreneur working on an idea with the goal of launching your own business, you are highly encouraged to attend. Registration is required, and attendance will be capped at 30. Lunch will be provided to the first 30 people to register. Please register no later than Monday, February 26.

The Husky Innovate Speaker Series is hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship which is a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College and the School of Business and Economics.


Spring Blood Drive
There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is critical, especially in Michigan. Over 80 blood drives have been canceled within the state due to weather. Help end the blood shortage by donating at the Michigan Tech blood drive. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.
Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. Bring a photo ID.

Got Game?

   On February 27th at 7 pm in the MUB Commons, Panhel is hosting a social event for potential new members of sororities here at tech.  It will be a Game Night Social Event so please come and hear about Panhel.

“If you’ve ever wondered about sorority life at MTU, join the ladies of our Greek community for a night of games and conversation!”

 

 

 

 


Khana Khazana

Khana Khazana– Have some Soul Food with BSA! February 27, 11-1 pm. Only $7.95


It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Let’s Talk About It

Event Name: It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Let’s Talk about it

Date: Thursday,  February 28, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Location: Alumni Lounge A in the MUB

Description: Come join your fellow students to discuss what can be done differently on our college campus related to sustainability and green movements.

 

 


Paracord Bracelet Making Night

When: Friday, March 1st 5-7 pm

Where: The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Going on any adventures for spring break? Create a handy paracord bracelet before you head out at this free workshop.


Maximize Your Buzz

Maximize Your Buzz is a fresh take on traditional alcohol education. It covers important topics such as: binge drinking, college alcohol policy, how to make a turtle backpack, and identifying values!

This training empowers young adults to make safe and healthy decisions about drinking! Whether you are simply curious about the concept, need to take the course, or really like big group discussions; come on and join us, it’s free! So let’s learn how to Maximize Your Buzz together!

You can find this event at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, March 5 in the MUB Ballroom! See you there!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Housing and Residential Life, Late Night Programming, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Student Health and Wellness.

 


Snowshoe Hikes

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

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest


Student Leadership Award Nominations Now Open
Student Leadership Awards is a time to celebrate and reward the individual and group efforts of students involved in organizations across campus. At Michigan Tech we are blessed enough with students that are crazy smart. Now it the time to be recognized for your commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership.
On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 25th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 19.
The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.
Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership and the Dean of Students Award for Service are due by  5 p.m. Friday, March 8.  Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 22. Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities.
Take a minute to nominate a fellow student or organization today!

Healthy Husky Workshop Series

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

Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


Order Your Cap, Gown and Tickets!

 


Animal-Assisted Therapy


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

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

 

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


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

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


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 27

 The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2019-20 applications are due Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (September – March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation, with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium being held on Friday, March 29th from 1-5 pm in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The Symposium highlights the cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Student presentations represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored.

Visit the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission. All undergraduate student researchers should consider participating in this event as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience.


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply to join if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you are interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, please apply. If you would like to learn more about Honors at Michigan Tech or speak with an advisor, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.


Spring Gallery Exhibition Salon!

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce the spring gallery exhibition, Salon!, curated by gallery director and Michigan Tech associate professor of art, Lisa Gordillo. It features works of art and writing by more than 30 artists and writers. Gordillo is excited to present an older arts tradition with a contemporary twist. She drew much of her inspiration for this show from Jewish Women’s Salons, which focused on inclusivity, diversity, and contemporary dialogue. Works of art will also pepper the Rozsa lobby, creating sitting spaces and areas for conversation. Salon! runs February 20 – April 20 in Michigan Tech’s A-Space Gallery, hours are M-F 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and 1:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and the exhibition is free and open to the public.


StudentWatch Course Material Survey

The Campus Store is once again participating in the nationwide survey regarding course materials, we would like to know your thoughts!

Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “huskydeals-l+subscribe@mtu.edu” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!


Student News Briefs – February 15, 2019

Michigan Technological University

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


This weekend, Film Board Presents:
Interstellar

Friday, Feb. 15 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 @ 2:30, 5:30 pm

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

Interstellar is rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language.

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


Superior Wind Symphony – Mechanics of Music

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a concert by the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS), titled “Mechanics of Music,” an evening of music that highlights how science and mechanism can be welcomed and celebrated by composers. This concert will take place in the Rozsa Center this Friday, February 15, at 7:30 pm.

 

 


Order Your Cap, Gown and Tickets!


Snowshoe Hikes

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

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest



Video Game Night

If you like playing video games then come to Fisher 125 – 127 on Friday, February 15  from 6 – 10 pm for Video Game Night.

                                                                                                 


Bow Tie Making Night

Bow Tie Making Night tonight Friday, February 15th 5 – 7 pm.

The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Getting ready for career fair? Worried about what you’re going to wear?

Don’t stress, this Friday come and make your very own bowtie.

Supplies limited.

 


The Campus Store
Get ready for the 2019 Spring Career Fair at the Campus Book Store.


Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night

Pop Tab Chainmail Making Night, Friday, February 22nd 5 – 7 pm.

The Alley Makerspace (Basement of the MUB)

Looking for an opportunity to make chain mail with pop tabs? Interested in projects that promote sustainability? Check out this simple, easy workshop. Supplies limited, but you can bring your own pop taps, too!


African Night

2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.                                               

Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.

JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.

There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.

For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu

In the MUB Ballroom Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Healthy Husky Workshop Series

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

Volunteers Needed for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Volunteers Needed!!!

On Monday, February 25th 250 middle school girls will be meeting at Houghton Middle School for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)! To put on this event we need YOU! The event will last from about 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and we need volunteers for any time they are available! Anyone can volunteer for this event and you DO NOT have to be available for the whole day! Also, lunch will be provided to volunteers who are helping at that time. There will be a shuttle for volunteers to and from Houghton Middle School.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer please email Lauren at lakirwin@mtu.edu.


Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing!
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.

To register please reply to the Google Form at Win Money or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Spring Blood Drive
There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is critical, especially in Michigan. Over 80 blood drives have been canceled within the state due to weather. Help end the blood shortage by donating at the Michigan Tech blood drive. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.
Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. Bring a photo ID.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The Rozsa Center is proud to present Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The all-male comedy ballet company beloved internationally since 1974, sacrifices comfort to perform en pointe, tutus and all. Confirming why audiences flock to see them year after year, the “trocks” are witty, fun, and

above all, masterful in the art of ballet. The funny, irreverant, and acclaimed Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo is coming to the Rozsa Center on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 


Got Game?

   On February 27th at 7 pm in the MUB Commons, Panhel is hosting a social event for potential new members of sororities here at tech.  It will be a Game Night Social Event so please come and hear about Panhel.

“If you’ve ever wondered about sorority life at MTU, join the ladies of our Greek community for a night of games and conversation!”

 

 

 

 

 


Comedian Tommy Ryman
Join Late Night Programming for a fun night of laughs with comedian Tommy Ryman!
Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom!   

Tommy Ryman grew up with a new-age, folk singing mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian. Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman also recently won the title of Best of the Midwest at the prestigious Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as awkwardly charming. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs, corporates, and colleges around the nation.

This event is free and open to everyone!

Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

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

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

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

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

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


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


Animal-Assisted Therapy


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

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

 

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


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

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


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) Applications Due March 27

 The Pavlis Honors College would like to remind undergraduate students that URIP 2019-20 applications are due Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Students are welcome to apply with faculty with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (September – March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation, with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.


2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College will be hosting the 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium being held on Friday, March 29th from 1-5 pm in the lobby of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The Symposium highlights the cutting-edge research being conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduate students. Student presentations represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored.

Visit the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding abstract submission. All undergraduate student researchers should consider participating in this event as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience.


Pavlis Honors Pathway Program Now Accepting Applications

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Students are eligible to apply to join if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. Pavlis offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program:

Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you are interested in graduating with honors from Michigan Tech, please apply. If you would like to learn more about Honors at Michigan Tech or speak with an advisor, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 8th. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: mtu.edu/honors.


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.


StudentWatch Course Material Survey

The Campus Store is once again participating in the nationwide survey regarding course materials, we would like to know your thoughts!

Your feedback will help the Campus Store strive to provide the broadest course material options and most cost-conscious pricing through strategic partnerships, transparency, and industry awareness.

Cash prizes are available, please check your email for the link to the survey!

Have a great semester and we hope to hear from you!


HuskyDeals Google Group!

The HuskyDeals Google Group is here to share information about our current promotions and services! We distribute relevant information using a very limited amount of communications through this group. You may join or leave at any time.
To join now, email “huskydeals-l+subscribe@mtu.edu” or search your Google groups for HuskyDeals and select the Join option. And if you’re already a member, check your email for your birthday discount coupon! Thank you for your patronage!


Career Wear Blowout Sale!

Career Fair is almost here, prepare early! All dress shirts $10, all dress pants $15.

We also stock the basics (not part of the sale) such as belts, ties, tie bars, pantyhose, and socks.


Student News Briefs – February 8, 2019

Happy Winter Carnival 2019!

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


This weekend, Film Board Presents:

Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Friday, Feb. 08 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Saturday, Feb. 09 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30   
Sunday, Feb. 10 @ 2:30, 5:30

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

Ralph Breaks the Internet is rated PG for some action and crude humor.

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


The Fourth Annual Ice Mass!

This Friday St. Al’s will celebrate our Fourth Annual Ice Mass! The Masses will be said in the church’s lower parking lot where students have been hard at work building the ice chapel. Due to high interest in this event, we have three Masses scheduled.

The first Mass is Friday, February 8th at 5:30 pm; following the Mass there will be chili served in the parish hall. The second Mass will be said by candlelight at 10:00 pm Friday, February 8th night, with hot cocoa afterwards.

The third Mass will be Saturday, February 9th morning at 10:00 am and will be followed by coffee and doughnuts.

For more information please contact Zach at ztsmith@mtu.edu.

 


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


Stuff-A-Husky

Supplies are limited so bring your Husky Card and pick an animal to stuff! Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 7 – 9 pm in the MUB Commons.

 


Order Your Cap, Gown and Tickets!


Snowshoe Hikes

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

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest


Video Game Night

If you like playing video games then come to Fisher 125 – 127 on Friday, February 15  from 6 – 10 pm for Video Game Night.

                                                                                                 

 


African Night

2019 African Night will feature Goree Drum and Dance from Columbus, Ohio, and a special student performance called JAMA.                                               

Goree combines Sene-Gambian dance traditions, a genre of dances from the ancient western Sudanese empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, with contemporary West African dance traditions in symbolic storytelling.

JAMA has a call and response structure that electrifies its participants and seeks to transfer energy from the singers to the audience. During African Night, we won’t just perform Jama; the audience will feel the irresistible urge to join in the Jama.

There will be a dinner featuring sumptuous African dishes mainly from East, Central, West and Southern Africa. These will include egusi soup, vegetable fried rice, peppered gizzards, zobo juice and tropical fruits smoothie.

For tickets, contact aso-officers-1819-l@mtu.edu

In the MUB Ballroom Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Healthy Husky Workshop Series

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

Volunteers Needed for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Volunteers Needed!!!

On Monday, February 25th 250 middle school girls will be meeting at Houghton Middle School for Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)! To put on this event we need YOU! The event will last from about 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and we need volunteers for any time they are available! Anyone can volunteer for this event and you DO NOT have to be available for the whole day! Also, lunch will be provided to volunteers who are helping at that time. There will be a shuttle for volunteers to and from Houghton Middle School.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer please email Lauren at lakirwin@mtu.edu.


Attention Student Orgs!

Want to win $500?

Please join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation for Paper Airplane Trivia in the MUB Commons on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

  • There will be 3 rounds of 10 trivia questions about philanthropy at Michigan Tech. Paper airplanes that you fold will be thrown at targets to answer the questions, so start practicing!
  • Prizes will be awarded for each round and a grand prize of $500 for your student org.
  • All registered student organizations are invited to participate with a team of up to 3 members.

To register please reply to the Google Form at Win Money or for more information email Adam Portmann at aportman@mtu.edu.

 


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The Rozsa Center is proud to present Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The all-male comedy ballet company beloved internationally since 1974, sacrifices comfort to perform en pointe, tutus and all. Confirming why audiences flock to see them year after year, the “trocks” are witty, fun, and

above all, masterful in the art of ballet. The funny, irreverant, and acclaimed Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo is coming to the Rozsa Center on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 


Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020 Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.
  3. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8th, 2019.
  4. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramural and will be used at their discretion.
  5. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of the shirt.
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech, Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.
  3. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as design concepts as well.
  4. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on acceptability.
  5. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  6. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke, jfhawke@mtu.edu.

 

 


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

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

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

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

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

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


Open Rock Climbing

Try something new at the SDC! Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm for Open Rock Climbing in the multipurpose room! Open to all ages, no experience necessary and included in SDC membership or facility day pass. Get out of your comfort zone and climb with us today!

For more information, visit Open Rock Climbing.


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

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

 

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


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

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


Play Some Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center now has two pickleball courts available for reservations and pickleball equipment available for rental. For more information, visit PickleBall at Gates. Call 487-2774 to reserve a court.

 


OAP Silent Gear Auction

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its 12th annual gear auction Saturday, April 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gates Tennis Center. New this year, OAP is coordinating with Athletics to auction some of their surplus equipment as well as used OAP gear.

Need to clear out your garage or storage unit? OAP wants to help you with your spring cleaning. Either have OAP sell your gently used (but still usable) outdoor recreation equipment on your behalf or consider donating it to the OAP and we’ll use any proceeds to help purchase new equipment for the OAP rental program.

Items can be dropped off April 17-19 at the OAP during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing at the gear auction will need to register at the at the Gates Tennis Center the day of the event.

For more information, visit OAP Silent Gear Auction, email OAP at oap@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2290.

 


Info Session for The Washington Center

Welcoming any student with leadership skills, The Washington Center is looking for interns.

The information center is held in Fisher 125 on Monday, February 11th, from 7-9 PM.


Student News Briefs – February 1, 2019

It’s Winter Carnival Time!

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


Bad Art Night

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

Where: Basement of the MUB

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

Cost: Free!


2019 Chinese Night

                                                   Come and enjoy the 2019 Chinese Night on Friday, February 1st – Tonight at the MUB Common Area for dinner from 5:30 – 6:50 pm. Then go to the Rozsa Center for the performance from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $12 for the early bird (the first 100 people with dinner included). Regular tickets with dinner are $15

Children under 12 $8 with dinner included.If you want to see just the performance the cost is only $5.

 

 

 

 


This weekend, Film Board Presents:
Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Friday, Feb. 01 @ 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 
Saturday, Feb. 02 @ 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30
Sunday, Feb. 03 @ 2:30, 5:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend and have a great day!
Ralph Breaks the Internet is rated PG for some action and crude humor.

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

 

 


Upcoming Intramural Sports

Table Tennis  Information 

ENTRY DEADLINE:
SINGLES:      Friday, February 1, 10:00 AM.
DOUBLES:    Friday, February 1, 1:00 PM.

TOURNAMENT DATES:
Singles: Friday, February 1: start @ 6:00 PM
Doubles: Saturday, February 2: start @ 10:00 AM

 

Co-Rec Racquetball Doubles  Information 

ENTRY DEADLINE:
DOUBLES:    Monday, February 4, 5:00 PM.


Come Dance with NOSOTROS

NOSOTROS invites you to our next Latin dance and party that will be held this Sunday, February 3rd. As usual, we will have Latin and international music, free snacks, and a lot of fun.

Where: MUB ballroom A

Time: 7-8 pm salsa lessons, 8-10 pm open floor

When: Sunday, February 3rd

Cost: FREE!

All levels, no partner needed & family friendly!

SEE YOU ALL THERE!


Snowmobile Freestyle Show

Did you know that in 1927, Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival had an event where they gave sled rides behind an airplane at speeds up to 60 mph? This year, The Sledheads at Michigan Tech are bringing a thrilling event back to carnival, but this time we’d like to put the sleds in the air by hosting a snowmobile freestyle show.

On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, professional X-games athletes will be performing various flips, stunts and tricks in Lot 9 on Michigan Tech’s campus, during the Winter Carnival all-nighter near the Rosza Center. Admission is free!


Winter Carnival Karaoke

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

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

 


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


Snowshoe Hikes

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

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest

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

More Information on Bigfoot Glowshoe and More

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

 

 

 

 

 


Spend Your Spring Break in Silicon Valley

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Spring Intramural Sports


Michigan Tech Intramural

Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Michigan Tech Intramural Sports is excited to announce                                 

the 2019 T-Shirt Design Contest! All students are invited

to create an original t-shirt design. The winner of this

contest will get a $50 gift card to University Images and

their design will be featured on all of the 2019 – 2020

Championship T-Shirts! Please feel free to be creative

and come up with something unique!

Submitting an Entry

  1. Participants must be currently enrolled at Michigan Tech.
  2. Winner will receive the current Intramural Champion T-Shirt, the first copy of their

t-shirt design, and a $50 University Images gift card.

  1. Entries are currently being accepted and must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m.

on March 8th, 2019.

  1. Once submitted, all entries will become property of the Michigan Tech Intramurals and

will be used at their discretion.

  1. Entries must be submitted via email (IMsports@mtu.edu), or delivered to Jason Hawke

in the Intramural and Physical Education Office (Room 202 in the SDC).

Design Requirements

  1. Design is on the front of the shirt only. Please keep designs within the chest region of

the shirt.

  1. Artwork must include one of the following: Michigan Tech,
  2. Artwork must include one of the following: Intramural Champion, IM Champ, or

anything else that denotes Intramural Champion.

  1. Digital art is preferred. Vector art as created in programs such as Corel Draw or

Photoshop are preferred. Hand drawn or other design formats will be accepted as

design concepts as well.

  1. Slogans and catch phrases are permissible; however, they cannot infringe on Copy

Rights nor can they be derogatory. Michigan Tech IM Staff will have final say on

acceptability.

  1. Artwork must be sports related, but should not focus on only one specific sport.
  2. Artwork should not include any dates or years (for example: 2019, 2018-2019, etc.)

If you have any questions about this contest please feel free to contact Jason Hawke,

jfhawke@mtu.edu.

 


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

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

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

 

 


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

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

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

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

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

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


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

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

 

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


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

 

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

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


Student News Briefs – January 25, 2019

Ahh the Beauty of Winter!

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


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

Rekhi Innovation Challenge

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

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

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


SURF Applications Due Today

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

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


Deadline for CMU New Venture Competition Extended

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

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

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

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

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


                                              This weekend, Film Board Presents: Venom                                                                 

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

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

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

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

 


Jazz Cabaret at the Rozsa

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


Dodgeball Tournament

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

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


Men’s Club Volleyball Home Tournament

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

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

SDC Varsity Wood Gym

Involvement Link

Facebook Event Link

 


Alternative Spring Break Interest Meetings 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 


Free Ski Day

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

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

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

 

 

 


Photonics Night Engineering of Light


Spring HuskyLead Series

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

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

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

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


2019-2020 USG Budget Hearing Info Session

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

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

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

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

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Bad Art Night

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

Where: Basement of the MUB

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

Cost: Free!


Winter Carnival Karaoke

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

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

 


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


Snowshoe Hikes

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

2019 Snowshoe Series dates are listed below! 

February 13, 2019- Hungarian Falls

February 21, 2019- McLain State Park

March 7, 2019-  Pilgrim Community Forest

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

More Information on Bigfoot Glowshoe and More

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

 

 

 

 

 


Spend Your Spring Break in Silicon Valley

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

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

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

 

 


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

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

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

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

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

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


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

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

 

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


Michigan Tech Trails

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 


Student News Briefs – January 18, 2019

Welcome to Spring Semester!

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


Icy Walkways 

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

Drivers keep a look out for walkers!

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


 MUB Board presents Mind Reader Mark Toland 

Date: January 18th, 2019  Tonight!

Time: 9 pm                                                               

Location: MUB Ballroom

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


                               This weekend, Film Board Presents: Bohemian Rhapsody

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

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

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

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

 



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

Spring 2019 Dollar Days 

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 18 at 4 pm in Fisher 138

Friday, January 18 at 5 pm in Fisher 138

Monday, January 21 at 2 pm in Fisher 138

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Festival of Concerts of Contemporary Music

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


Calling All Volunteers!

Martin Luther King Reading Day 2019 is coming up fast!

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

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

– Houghton Elementary

– Barkell School (Hancock)

– Dollar Bay Elementary School

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

MLK children’s books will be provided for readings

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


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

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

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

Jack Box Games

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

 


Summer Youth Programs is Hiring!

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

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

The employment info sessions are on the following days:

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

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

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


Residential Life is Hiring

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


Rekhi Innovation Challenge

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

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

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


SURF Applications Due January 25

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

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


Deadline for CMU New Venture Competition Extended

By Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship

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

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

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

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


Study Away Programs – Summer 2019


Dodgeball Tournament

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

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


Men’s Club Volleyball Home Tournament

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

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

SDC Varsity Wood Gym

Involvement Link

Facebook Event Link


HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

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

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

 

 


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

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

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

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

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

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


HuskiesFit Adult Group Fitness

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

 

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

 


Student News Briefs – January 11, 2019

New Semester Monday!


Walkways Are Slippery

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

Drivers keep a look out for walkers!

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


SDC Holiday Break Hours

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

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

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

Visit SDC Building Hours for more information.


Textbooks For Spring Semester

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

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

 


Benefit for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

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

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

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


Spring 2019 Dollar Days 

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

Looking for a job on campus?

Come to the On Campus Student Employment Fair!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Spring Intramural Sports


Festival of Concerts of Contemporary Music

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


Calling All Volunteers!

Martin Luther King Reading Day 2019 is coming up fast!

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

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

– Houghton Elementary

– Barkell School (Hancock)

– Dollar Bay Elementary School

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

MLK children’s books will be provided for readings

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


Residential Life is Hiring

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


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

HuskiesFit and Outdoor Adventure Programs

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

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

 

 


New Opportunity for Choreographers and Composers in 2019:

Rabbit Island and The Rozsa Center Create Residency Program

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

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

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

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

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