Student Scoop – May 17, 2023

The Clothing Closet is Open this Summer!

The Clothing Closet is open this summer! Looking for a new-to-you summer wardrobe? Come check us out. 

We have limited hours in the summer. We will be open on the following dates: 

Friday, May 19, 10am-noon

Tuesday, May 30, 10am-noon

Friday, June 16, 2pm-4pm

By appointment – email huskycloset@mtu.edu to schedule an appointment


Summer Service Opportunities

Several community members have reached out to SLI requesting assistance with summer projects. Have some extra time? Give back to the Keweenaw community this summer!

Projects include:

  • Helping a lovely, elderly gentleman and his wife with yard clean up and perhaps some painting projects. He is located in Keweenaw Bay (about 20 minutes south on US 41) and would have all of the tools necessary to complete the work. They are open to any prearranged date and time. He estimated 3-6 volunteers would be ideal for a couple hours of work- more are welcome, but the projects will be finished faster.
  • The Hanka Homestead is preparing to open over Memorial Weekend. In advance of opening, they are hoping to rebuild 300-400 feet of split rail cedar fencing. They are hoping to have a group of 4-5 individuals assist over a few days or perhaps a larger group over a day or two. Supplies will be provided and we can provide work gloves for any volunteers as well.

If you’re interested in supporting either of these projects individually or as a group email us at huskyhelpers@mtu.edu and we can get you in contact!

A new organization focusing on revitalizing our communities is also seeking volunteers for their two summer project days: July 29th and August 12th. These are full days of service from ~8AM-3PM. Breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, and all necessary supplies are provided. Sign-up is available on GivePulse at the preceding links.


GSG Softball League Registration Open

Sign up now to register a team or to register as an individual. Individuals without a team will be assigned a team for the season. All MTU and community members are welcome, the only stipulation is that 50% of the team is MTU students, faculty, or staff.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 23rd. League will run from Thursday nights starting June 1st and ending on Saturday, July 29th with a picnic and playoff tournament. All are welcome to play as we will have a preseason Softball clinic and Captain’s meeting to go over the rules and techniques of softball.


K-Day Registration

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

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

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

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

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

Student Scoop – May 10, 2023

GSG Softball League Registration Open

Sign up now to register a team or to register as an individual. Individuals without a team will be assigned a team for the season. All MTU and community members are welcome, the only stipulation is that 50% of the team is MTU students, faculty, or staff.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 23rd. League will run from Thursday nights starting June 1st and ending on Saturday, July 29th with a picnic and playoff tournament. All are welcome to play as we will have a preseason Softball clinic and Captain’s meeting to go over the rules and techniques of softball.


K-Day Registration

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

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

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

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

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


Host an Event during O-Week or Welcome Week!

Each year Registered Student Organizations are invited to host events during Orientation Week and Welcome Week in order to introduce themselves to the campus community and welcome their peers to campus. The audience for Orientation Week is primarily first-year students, while events for Welcome Week should be designed for any member of the student body. This year:

  • O-Week is August 20th-25th
  • Welcome Week is August 26th-September 2nd

You must complete this form in order to request to host an event during either week. Events planned through this form will be included in official Orientation or Welcome Week promotional materials.

Please contact Orientation at orientation@mtu.edu for questions regarding O-Week or Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu for questions regarding Welcome Week. This form will close on May 31st.

Student Scoop – April 26, 2023

Husky Closet

Are you graduating this semester? Consider donating your cap and gown to future graduates! The Husky Closet Collective is starting a Gowns for Grads program. This will allow students who cannot purchase a cap and gown to walk in the Commencement ceremony. There will be donation bins at Commencement, or you can drop your cap and gown off at the Housing Office (153W Wads) any time. 

Don’t forget to follow our Instagram at @husky.closet.collective for more information about free clothing resources on campus. 


Volunteers Needed for Virtual Reality (VR) Research Experiment

Michigan Technology students, staff, and surrounding community are solicited for participation in a perception experiment being conducted by faculty and students of the Department of Computer Science. The experiments involve viewing and moving around in computer-generated “virtual reality” environments or “real” environments and making perceptual judgments.

To participate in this experiment you must be between 18 and 35, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, no history of epilepsy or seizures, and the ability to walk without impairment.

Participants will be compensated for their time. Participation is entirely voluntary, and participants may withdraw from the experiment at any time without penalty.

If you are interested, contact: exp-signup-L@mtu.edu or visit: https://pages.mtu.edu/~kuhl/study


Crowdsourcing Tick Project at MTU

The Genomic Sequencing lab wants ticks from you, your family, and your pets. The goal of this project is to identify the prevalence of tick-borne illnesses in the copper country. Starting May 1st and ending September 30th please bring any ticks you find to the collection boxes on the MTU campus:

1.    U.J. Noblet Forestry Building– Main Entrance 

2.    Great Lakes Research Center, 100 Phoenix Dr – Building Lobby

The collection begins May 1st and ends September 30th.

How to remove and preserve ticks

1.    Use clean, fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.

2.    Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you cannot remove the mouth easily with tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.

3.    After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.

4.    Never crush a tick with your fingers. Dispose of a live tick by

  • Placing it in a sealed bag ziploc bag, multiple ticks from the same location source can be placed in the same bag
  • Bring tick into drop off point within 8 hours or place tick in a sealed bag, in freezer until dropping off at Michigan Tech

5.    Drop off points at MTU:

  • U.J. Noblet Forestry Building– Main Entrance 
  • Great Lakes Research Center, 100 Phoenix Dr – Building Lobby

6.    Follow directions at the dropoff site to ensure the tick is properly preserved.


Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is Hiring!

Hi Fellow Husky!

Are you looking for a summer job where you can spend your summer here in Houghton and build professional skills while making an impact on the next generation of doers and makers? If so, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is the place for you.

This summer, we’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our team of counselors as we host nearly 1000 middle and high school students from around the world. During the day our students spend time in Michigan Tech classrooms and labs doing hands-on activities to spark curiosity. In the evenings, awesome students just like you, join our participants as they explore the Keweenaw.

Come share your passion for our beautiful home and make an impact today. Job descriptions and an application can be found on our website and we’re always happy to chat. Contact us at outreach@mtu.edu, stop by our office (Admin 217) or give us a call at 906-487-2219.

We look forward to working with you this summer!


UIF Cohort 2023-24

We are now looking to form the UIF cohort for 2023-24. If you have ideas about how to improve students’ experiences, want to be inspired to innovate solutions, or are just interested in learning more about the amazing UIF community, please fill out this form! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to lcasper@mtu.edu.


Career Services

Graduating students – What’s next for you?

The Tech community celebrates your success! Your post graduation plan is important to your academic department, program accreditation and prospective students!

Please complete the First Destination Survey  

It was emailed to all graduating students – via the Handshake platform – on Monday April 10 and 24 at 10am. Nearly 300 seniors have shared their plans already! The survey will also be available at the cap & gown pick up, and at graduation rehearsal.

Sharing your plans automatically enters you into draws for valuable gift cards and helps past, present, and future Huskies! Remember, if you would like assistance with your job search, résumé or career direction, career services is available to help you! Once a Huskie, always a Huskie! Career services is for life! Make an appointment with one of the advisors on Handshake.

Student Scoop – April 19, 2023

Congratulations to all 2023 Student Leadership Award Recipients

Outstanding students, staff, and alumni were honored Friday (April 14) during Michigan Tech’s 29th annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom.

Congratulations to all of the 2023 winners:

President’s Award for Leadership — Aerith Cruz

Provost’s Award for Scholarship — Emma Hayhurst

Dean of Students Award for Possibilities — Cayton Scholz

Josephine and William Balconi Community Service Award — Jenna Messer

Award for Bravery and Kindness in Service to Others – Marco Marquez

Exceptional Enthusiasm as Student Leader Award — Roya Bagheri

Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance Award — Cheyenne Scott

Student Organization Advisor of the Year — Alexandra Marshall

Student Employee of the Year — Enioluwa Wright

Rising Star of the Year — Riley Stichter

Outstanding Future Alumni — Kathleen Pakenas

Claire M. Donovan Award — Alexandra Marshall

Percy Julian Award — Giovanni Diaz

Exceptional Program of the Year — Engineering Days, Engineering Ambassadors and Society of Women Engineers

Exceptional Civic Engagement Award — Iranian Community

Most Improved Student Organization — Networking and Computing Student Association

Student Organization of the Year — American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Keynote speaker Jessica L. Thompson ’12 (B.S., Biological Sciences) was also recognized as the recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

More information about the awards and the recipients can be found on the Student Leadership Awards webpage. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and recipients!


Office of Alumni Engagement

Free Study Break Snack for Students during Finals 

Hungry and need a break from studying and finals? The Alumni Engagement Office has you covered!  Fuel your brain with a build-your-own trail mix station in the library on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until it is gone). Don’t miss out on a study time treat and a reusable snack bag courtesy of the Alumni Engagement Office. 

Alumni Welcome Event

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a brief New Alumni Welcome immediately before both the Graduate and Undergraduate commencement rehearsals on Thursday, April 27 in the SDC Multipurpose Room for our Spring 2023 graduates. Be sure to arrive at your respective rehearsal a few minutes early to sign the class flag, receive your alumni welcome gift, and enjoy a treat!


Host an Event during O-Week or Welcome Week!

Each year Registered Student Organizations are invited to host events during Orientation Week and Welcome Week in order to introduce themselves to the campus community and welcome their peers to campus. The audience for Orientation Week is primarily first-year students, while events for Welcome Week should be designed for any member of the student body. This year:

  • O-Week is August 20th-25th
  • Welcome Week is August 26th-September 2nd

You must complete this form in order to request to host an event during either week. Events planned through this form will be included in official Orientation or Welcome Week promotional materials.

Please contact Orientation at orientation@mtu.edu for questions regarding O-Week or Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu for questions regarding Welcome Week. This form will close on May 31st.


Congratulations to this year’s President’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients!

Michigan Tech became a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award earlier this year because we realized that many of our students were already meeting or exceeding the requirements each year. Any student who tracks their verifiable service hours on our service website, GivePulse each year will be eligible to receive the award. This year four individuals have received this honor.

First, we have two bronze-level awardees whose service exceeded 100 hours.

Congratulations to:

  • Kayley Elmbald, who served as an active member of the National Ski Patrol and as a volunteer instructor for the Outdoor Emergency Care course.
  • And to Meg Pomranka, who served as a volunteer coach with her High School Color Guard team.

We also have two recipients who have received gold-level honors for over 250 service hours completed. Congratulations to:

  • Kaitlyn Brady, who served as a volunteer assistant athletic trainer with Michigan Tech athletics.
  • And to Ryan Michael, who served as a counselor at Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya this past summer.

Thank you all for giving your time and talent to your community.


Ramadan Awareness Day

Assalamu Aylaikum (Meaning: May God shower blessings on you)! 

Please join us at the Ramadan Awareness Day event to know about Ramadan, Fasting, Islam, & MSA. Stop by our stall to grab some date fruits & candies as well!

Thank you so much for your visit in advance!


Can you be Greek and Christian?

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is hosting a conversation around the question of “Can you be Greek and Christian.” It will be a time to connect with other Greeks and to encourage and support each other in the journey of faith. Considering going Greek? You’re welcome, too!

Wednesday, April 19th at 6pm in Fisher 130.


Sips and Succulents

Paint a pot, grab a plant, sip, and relax before finals start! Join us on April 20th for a chance to relax before the stress of finals, and take home your very own succulent plant!


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Music presents

Charles Mingus & Ethel Smyth for Starters…

7:30 p.m. | April 21 | Rozsa

Join us for the season finale by the Superior Wind Symphony, Campus Concert Band, and the combined MEGABAND!

Learn More | Get Free Tickets

Can’t make it IRL? Stream it live!

Michigan Tech Music presents

Old World, New World

7:30 p.m. | April 22 | Rozsa

Music director, Joel Neves, conducts the world premiere of his own composition—Kalaupapa—for symphony orchestra, ukulele, and conch shells, inspired by his Native Hawaiian ‘ohana from the old world. The concert also explores the “new world” experienced by Antonin Dvorak, when he first visited America, in his nostalgically beautiful New World Symphony.

Learn More | Get Free Tickets

Can’t make it IRL? Stream it live!

The Visual and Performing Arts Department hosts

Milt Olsson Tribute

1-3 p.m. | April 23 | Rozsa Lobby

Join the Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts department in remembering professor emeritus Milt Olsson (1940-2021) and his legacy at Michigan Tech and in the Keweenaw community. The joyful afternoon will include a reception with light refreshments, speakers, and music. 

Learn More 

Michigan Tech Music presents

Singing is Life

7:30 p.m. | April 23 | Rozsa 

Join the Michigan Tech choirs and alumni for a concert that celebrates singing at Michigan Tech. The concert will include performances by the Michigan Tech Concert Choir, conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, and selections where the choirs are joined by alumni of the Michigan Tech Choirs.

Learn More | Get Free Tickets

Can’t make it IRL? Stream it live!

Michigan Tech Art presents

Snowsports

Now – Saturday, April 29 in the Rozsa Art Galleries

M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sa 1-8 p.m.

Stop in to see this multi-media exhibition of artwork created by Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff. 

Learn More


CDI is Hiring for Summer and Fall!

The CDI is looking to hire students for both summer and fall positions! Use the link to find job descriptions for each opportunity: https://linktr.ee/cdiattech.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to cjsande1@mtu.edu.


Finals Week with the Van Pelt and Opie Library 

The end of the semester often comes with a lot of stress. The Library wants to help! Along with campus partners, we are planning things to help ease that stress, take much-needed breaks, and tackle your studies. 

  • Pet Photos: Enjoy pictures of you and your friends’ pets up on our digital displays while you study. – First and Second Floors, Library
  • Brain Break Stations: give your brain some time off with games, coloring, snacks, and other odds and ends to fidget with. – First and Second Floors, Library
  • Pet Therapy: Spend time with trained therapy dog team Finney and Robin for adorable destressing. April, 21 2-4pm & April 23, 12-2pm- First Floor, Library
  • Snack Attacks: Multiple groups, including Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, will be in the library at various times with snacks to keep you fueled and your brain powered up. All Floors, Library
  • Pancake Dinner: Up late studying? Grab some pancakes served up by campus administrators. April 23, 7-9pm – First Floor, Library

Center for Student Health and Well-being

Chair Massages 

Massages are returning to the library from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, April 17th. Availability is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

DEA Drug Takeback

The National Prescription Drug Take Back day is April 22, 2023. MTU Public Safety will be available on campus to accept any and all prescription drugs that might be expired or unused. This is a safe and responsible way to dispose of your prescription medication and we encourage you to seek out a Public Safety officer! 

Fruit Table

Our counselors are setting up a fruit table on Monday the 24th for students in the Library! Come grab a study snack and chat with our counselors about resources as needed! 

Capture Your Adventure 

For the 3rd year in a row, our Center is putting on the Capture Your Adventure challenge for the summer! Learn more about how to participate on social media by going to our CYA webpage. You can expect to win prizes like a National Parks pass for the United States! 


Jazz Night

With finals right around the corner, take some time to relax with some live jazz music! The Back Room Boys is a local jazz and polka band that will be playing for us Saturday night. This event has free entry, but a $5 donation would be greatly appreciated! Whether you’re an experienced dancer or not, everyone is welcome to attend and join in on the fun! You can learn some new moves that very same night!

Location: MUB Alumni Lounge

Saturday, April 22nd, 7pm – 9pm

Student Scoop – April 12, 2023

Spring Fling is this Friday!

Join us this Friday, April 14th across campus for Spring Fling 2023: Renaissance Edition! There will be free food, giveaways, games, and a chance to meet and get to know Michigan Tech’s student orgs! 


Free Showing of She Said hosted by SAVE, Film Board, and Title IX

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education), the MTU Film Board, and Title IX will show the award-winning movie, She Said, on Sunday, April 16th, at 6 p.m. in Fisher Hall, Room 135.

The movie is based on actual events in which two journalists work to shake up the system and expose decades of silence surrounding sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood.

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for this showing and to support our awareness and prevention efforts on Michigan Tech’s campus. Admission to the movie is free, and all attendees will get a drink and snack of their choice at no cost.


GRIT: A Leadership Workshop

Join Student Leadership and Involvement on Sunday, April 16th from 1-4:30 PM in MUB Ballroom A1 for GRIT, an interactive, half-day leadership workshop designed to help you develop in the areas of motivation, perseverance, habit formation, and goal-setting. Through self-assessments, peer-to-peer conversations, and large group activities, each individual will come to understand more about themselves and how they can achieve individual success. The skills learned can aid students in working towards any aspiration – from leading their student organization to increasing their GPA to running a marathon. Come join your peers as together we gain resilience and inspire tenacity!

Limited space is available. Please RSVP on Involvement Link by Thursday, April 13th. Every participant will receive free program materials, snacks, and a gift.


Don’t Forget to Register for K-Day!

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

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

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

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


SMLS Spring Blood Drive

Please consider donating blood with SMLS and the UP Regional Health System. Every donation stays within the UP and has the ability to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome until 2:15 pm!


Earth Week Art & Music Festival

Sunday, April 16th

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrate the Earth in all its vibrancy with a day of nature-themed musical performance and artwork. Dozens of artists and musicians will be sharing art that connects to the environment. There will be snacks, friends, music, artwork for sale, and abundant compassion for the Earth.

Hosted by Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action as part of Earth Month at MTU.


MUB Board presents

Jail Break Dodgeball

We’re adding a bit of a twist to your ordinary dodgeball game! So bring your friends and create your teams at the door on April 15th from 2-4 pm.

Sips and Succulents

Paint a pot, grab a plant, sip, and relax before finals start! Join us on April 20th for a chance to relax before the stress of finals, and take home your very own succulent plant!


African Night 2023

April 15 @ 7:00 PM to 11:30 pm EDT

$15.00

African Night is an event that celebrates the rich and diverse culture of Africa, bringing together people from all walks of life to experience the unique traditions, music, dance, and fashion. It provides an opportunity for students, faculties, and members of the general public to experience the unique flavors and aromas of various cuisine, with a wide range of traditional dishes and delicacies of the African continent. 

The program also features awards ceremonies to honor individuals that have made significant contributions to the promotion and preservation of African culture and heritage.

The ticket sale is ongoing. Don’t be left out!


Design Expo

For more information, follow the link.


Office of Alumni Engagement

Free Study Break Snack for Students during Finals 

Hungry and need a break from studying and finals? The Alumni Engagement Office has you covered!  Fuel your brain with a build-your-own trail mix station in the library on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until it is gone). Don’t miss out on a study time treat and a reusable snack bag courtesy of the Alumni Engagement Office. 

New Alumni Welcome Event

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a brief New Alumni Welcome immediately before both the Graduate and Undergraduate commencement rehearsals on Thursday, April 27 in the SDC Multipurpose Room for our Spring 2023 graduates. Be sure to arrive at your respective rehearsal a few minutes early to sign the class flag, receive your alumni welcome gift, and enjoy a treat!


Bradley Mattes: Men and Abortion

Students for Life at Michigan Tech invites you to a talk by Bradley Mattes, a founding member of the Men and Abortion Network and president of the Life Issues Institute. The talk will be in-person at 7pm on Thursday, April 13th in M&M U115. Please email sflife@mtu.edu with any questions.


The Husky Games hosted by Delta Zeta

Delta Zeta is hosting The Husky Games on Thursday, April 13 from 7-9 pm in Fisher 135! Come compete in teams of 5 in a series of game show-style competitions for a chance to win a grand prize. All participants will be eligible for raffle prizes. The cost is $25 per team of 5, or $5 to watch the festivities.

Register at https://dz.crowdchange.co/31822 or at the door.

All proceeds will be donated to the Copper Country Humane Society and the American Society for Deaf Children.


Bird Feeder Craft Night

Come join Students for Sustainability in celebrating Earth Month by making sustainable bird feeders in the Makerspace on April 13th from 4-6pm! If you can, please bring your own plastic water bottle! We suggest a sturdier plastic like Gatorade, sparkling water, or juice bottles to make these bird feeders. Birdseed and any additional supplies will be provided at the event. 


New Productivity Tools at the Library

Stop by the Van Pelt and Opie Library to check out our new productivity tools! In the last month, we have added mechanical timers, international travel adapters, external CD/DVD drives, and reusable index cards to our productivity tool suite. We have also added a second projector (Epson EpiqVision Flex) and another DSLR camera (Canon EOS Rebel T7). Visit our website (www.mtu.edu/library) to learn more about what the library has to offer! 


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Theatre presents

CHESS 

7:30 p.m. April 12-15 in the Rozsa

In this groundbreaking rock musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigue. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

content considerations // significant swearing and adult language; sexual innuendo

Learn More | Get Free Tickets

Michigan Tech Art presents

Exhibition of Student Artwork

6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday, April 17 in Wadsworth Hall Studio G04W

STUDIO HERE NOW

Please join us for the student art exhibition at Wads Hall. See works from students studying Art and Nature, Color and Creativity, and Advanced Drawing and Painting.

Not sure how to get to the Wads Studio? Here’s how:
Enter the front doors of Wadsworth Hall (on the south side of US Highway 41). Take the stairs or elevator down one level to the basement. The Studio is between the WMTU studio and the music practice room down the hallway. 

Learn More

Michigan Tech Art presents

Snowsports

Now – Saturday, April 29 in the Rozsa Art Galleries

M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sa 1-8 p.m.

Stop in to see this multi-media exhibition of artwork created by Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff. 

Learn More


Film Board presents

The Emperor’s New Groove

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.

The Emperor’s New Groove is rated G

Friday (4/14) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (4/15) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

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


Intramurals


Rage Room with Phi Delta Chi

Finals are coming! Does that make you want to let out some stress? Then come to our rage room this Saturday anytime from 4-8 p.m.! You can buy dishes there (and eat food off of them first) or bring your own!

Hope to see you there!


Summer Youth Program

Hi Fellow Husky!

Are you looking for a summer job where you can spend your summer here in Houghton and build professional skills while making an impact on the next generation of doers and makers? If so, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is the place for you.

This summer, we’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our team of counselors as we host nearly 1000 middle and high school students from around the world. During the day our students spend time in Michigan Tech classrooms and labs doing hands-on activities to spark curiosity. In the evenings, awesome students just like you, join our participants as they explore the Keweenaw.

Come share your passion for our beautiful home and make an impact today. Job descriptions and an application can be found on our website and we’re always happy to chat. Contact us at outreach@mtu.edu, stop by our office (Admin 217) or give us a call at 906-487-2219.

We look forward to working with you this summer!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Cookies and Coloring

De-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being has to offer! Confidential Consultations (in-person or via zoom) are available upon request and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visit our website to learn more about our Let’s Talk program. 

Chair Massages 

De-stress prior to final exam week and visit our chair massage event! Students can get a massage for free. Note that participation is on a first-come-first-serve basis as space is limited. 

Fruit in the Library

Our clinicians are bringing free fruit to the library! Grab a healthy snack on Monday, April 24th from 10 am to 4 pm. Chat with a counselor or just head off to study. Any leftover fruit will be available to students for the rest of the week until it runs out. 


CDI’s Pre-Exam Jam

Bee ready for CDI’s Pre-Exam Jam! Feeling stressed? Join us for some fun activities with some slime bees! Take a break from studying and come enjoy some yummy food and de-stress at CDI on Friday, April. 21st 3-5pm. Just keep in mind that CDI is the best place to bee!


Sustainability Demonstration House presents

Waste Reduction Drive

The Sustainability Demonstration House will be hosting the 4th annual Waste Reduction Drive this Saturday, April 15th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The event will be located at the SDC University Images entrance. Bring items outlined in the poster. As a community, we can work together to divert waste from landfill.

Earth Day Dinner

Organized by the Sustainability Demonstration House, the Earth Day Dinner will be held at the McNair Dining Hall on Thursday, April 20th from 4-7 pm. Virtually all the food served will be plant-based, including Italian, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes, and all waste will be diverted from the landfill. 

Everyone is welcome. Donated guest passes will be available for people without a dining hall pass to use. Meals can also be paid for at the dining hall entry. 

Email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions. 


Career Opportunities in Army Cyber

Wednesday, April 19

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ROTC Building 4, 101

Are you looking to explore opportunities in cyber careers?

On April 19th, two professionals from the U.S Army Cyber Center of Excellence will visit Michigan Tech to share opportunities within Army Cyber, discuss experiences in the field, and facilitate a Q&A session. This outreach event is open to all and will include civilian opportunities. Connect with us at njpiazza@mtu.edu for more information. We hope to see you there! 


Women in Physics present

Join WIP for a talk titled “From Hubble to James Webb Space Telescope: A Personal Journey” by Dr. Hashima Hasan. Be captivated by her story of perseverance and passion and discover the secrets behind her success as a scientist at NASA. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of NASA’s leading scientists and be inspired to reach for the stars!
If you attend this talk you will get to;

  • Hear from a highly accomplished scientist at NASA, Dr. Hasan
  • Learn about her journey from India to NASA headquarters
  • Discover the history of the spherical aberration of the Hubble mirror and the science behind the Webb Observatory
  • Explore work-life balancing challenges faced by a scientist and mother
  • Learn about building pathways for women of color in STEM careers
  • Participate in a Q&A session at the end.

Please RSVP as we would like to have an idea of the number of people.

RSVP hereEvent websiteAdd to Calendar 

Date: April 12, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM, refreshments at 4:45 PM

Location: DILLMAN 204


SDC Closure and Summer Hours

As we come to the end of the 2023 spring semester at Michigan Tech, we have a few important updates to share regarding planned maintenance and general projects in the SDC as we make the transition to summer beginning April 28th.

  • Friday, April 28 –  MTU Spring Graduate Commencement (SDC CLOSED)
  • Saturday, April 29 – MTU Spring Undergraduate Commencement (SDC CLOSED)
  • Sunday, April 30th– Sunday, May 14th – SDC Planned Maintenance (SDC CLOSED)
    • Access to the SDC will be tap access only April 30 – May 14.
    • The PHS entrance will be open, but the connector doors between the SDC and PHS wing will be locked. 
    • Facilities that will be open:
      • Gates Tennis Center
        • Monday-Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
      • Michigan Tech Nordic Trails
        • Lights scheduled:  6a-9a & 6p-9p
      • University Images
        • April 30, 10:00 am-4:00 pm  and May 1st, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
        • May 2-15; Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday Closed
  • Planned maintenance and general projects that will take place during the closure include:
    • SDC: Annual campus steam shutdown
    • SDC & John MacInnes Student Ice Arena: Annual power outage
    • SDC Multipurpose Room, locker rooms & pool: Water lines replacement
    • SDC (2nd floor): Tile floor wax resurfacing
    • SDC Fitness Center: Maintenance and upgrades
    • SDC Climbing Wall: OAP Staff Certification Training
    • SDC Locker Room 109: Sauna Renovation
    • SDC Multipurpose Room and Varsity Gym: Floor Refinishing

Thank you for your patience during this short interruption. For current SDC members, please accept complimentary access to the Gates Tennis Center and the Michigan Tech Trails between April 28th – May 14th.  For new/prospective SDC members, we will only be selling facility day passes and action passes between April 10 – April 27 and will resume full membership sales on May 15.

We view this temporary shutdown as a way to make a positive impact on multiple areas of the facility without causing the need for unplanned closures and disruptions. We stand by our commitment to make improvements to our facility that will benefit our users today and into the future.

The SDC will reopen on Monday, May 15th, with summer hours in place through Sunday, August 27th. Please note the SDC and Gates Tennis Center will be closed on Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day) and Tuesday, July 4th (4th of July) for University recognized holidays.

Kind Regards,

Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation 

Student Scoop – April 5, 2023

GRIT: A Leadership Workshop

Join Student Leadership and Involvement on Sunday, April 16th from 1-4:30 PM in MUB Ballroom A1 for GRIT, an interactive, half-day leadership workshop designed to help you develop in the areas of motivation, perseverance, habit formation, and goal-setting. Through self-assessments, peer-to-peer conversations, and large group activities, each individual will come to understand more about themselves and how they can achieve individual success. The skills learned can aid students in working towards any aspiration – from leading their student organization to increasing their GPA to running a marathon. Come join your peers as together we gain resilience and inspire tenacity!

Limited space is available. Please RSVP on Involvement Link by Thursday, April 13th. Every participant will receive free program materials, snacks, and a gift.


K-Day 2023 Registration is OPEN

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

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

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

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

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


Class Tributes

The Class Tribute program offers you the opportunity to publicly recognize and honor someone who has played a special role in your life and in your Michigan Tech education, while supporting student scholarships. For $20.23, you can have a person or group, and your tribute to them, displayed on video scoreboard during commencement. The Class Tribute program is a great way to honor those recognized, and all proceeds from the program are used to support scholarships for incoming students in the fall.

The deadline to submit a Class Tribute for Spring Commencement is Friday, April 7, 2023.


See Your Pets While You Study

Once again the library will be putting pictures of your pets on our digital displays during finals week. Sharing pet photos helps everyone smile and will hopefully remind you of all the fun you’ll have with your pets once this semester is in the books. Share images with us using this form by April 17th to have your pet included. 


S4S Clothing Mending Event

Student for Sustainability is hosting a mending and modifying clothing event on April 6th from 7-8pm in the Makerspace. Stop by and learn from sewing and mending experts from the local community! Feel free to bring whatever articles of clothing that you have which might need repair. Needles, threads, and buttons will be provided.


Call For Submissions: Humanities Media Student Showcase

The humanities department will be holding its first annual media student showcase on April 20th, 2023, designed to celebrate and raise awareness about the media and design work done by students in humanities media courses, by humanities majors, and those in the media production minor. It is often the case within media courses that one moves from project to project, and those projects inevitably remain unseen on a hard drive. The intent of the Media Student Showcase is to shake off the digital dust, bringing greater awareness to excellent design and media work produced in the humanities department each and every semester.

Professional visual designers from the community will join the event, providing applicants the opportunity to seek feedback on their work. A best in show, along with two runners-up awards will be announced during the event. Refreshments will be available.

The deadline to submit is April 7th, 2023. Submission guidelines and criteria can be found on the showcase page, https://www.mtu.edu/humanities/showcase/

Questions may be directed to organizers Tom Adolphs (tcadolph@mtu.edu) and Samantha Canevez (scanevez@mtu.edu)

We look forward to your submissions!


Employment Opportunity with Summer Youth Programs

Hi Fellow Huskies!

Are you looking for a summer job where you can spend your summer here in Houghton and build professional skills while making an impact on the next generation of doers and makers? If so, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is the place for you.

This summer, we’re looking for dedicated individuals to join our team of counselors as we host nearly 1000 middle and high school students from around the world. During the day our students spend time in Michigan Tech classrooms and labs doing hands-on activities to spark curiosity. In the evenings, awesome students just like you, join our participants as they explore the Keweenaw.

Come share your passion for our beautiful home and make an impact today. Job descriptions and an application can be found on our website and we’re always happy to chat. Contact us at outreach@mtu.edu, stop by our office (Admin 217) or give us a call at 906-487-2219.

We look forward to working with you this summer!


Center of Diversity and Inclusion

Pre-Exam Jam

Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Best Place to Bee Pre Exam Jam! 
Join us at CDI for food and Fun!

Husky Connect Is Looking for Student Mentors!

The Husky Connect Peer Mentorship Program is looking for remarkable student mentors for the fall 2023 semester. As a mentor, we ask students to share their experiences and offer support to first-year students. Mentors will begin their training in the summer and will be paired with their mentees before they arrive on campus. This support continues throughout the fall semester and sometimes even lasts a lifetime.  

Husky Connect Mentors will receive compensation for their time.

Students can learn more about this peer-to-peer program and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close April 12th at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at huskyconnect@mtu.edu


MUB Board presents

Psychic Comedian, Peter Antoniou

Peter’s shows fuse stunning feats of mind-reading with storytelling, razor-sharp wit, and comedy. He’ll leave you questioning just what is really possible. Join us April 7th to see for yourself! 

Lego Build Off

Wanna show off your lego building skills? Join us Saturday, April 8th in the MUB Ballroom. Compete in teams of 3-5 to build your lego masterpiece with 800 pieces and 90 minutes! Winners will receive a lego set! 

Jail Break Dodgeball

We’re adding a bit of a twist to your ordinary dodgball game! So bring your friends and create your teams at the door on April 15th from 2-4 pm.

Spring Fling

Join us next Friday, April 14th across campus for Spring Fling 2023: Renaissance Edition! There will be free food, giveaways, games, and a chance to meet and get to know Michigan Tech’s student orgs!


SMLS Spring Blood Drive

Please consider donating blood with SMLS and the UP Regional Health System. Every donation stays within the UP and has the ability to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome until 2:15 pm!


Earth Week Art & Music Festival

Sunday, April 16th

3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrate the Earth in all its vibrancy with a day of nature-themed musical performance and artwork. Dozens of artists and musicians will be sharing art that connects to the environment. There will be snacks, friends, music, artwork for sale, and abundant compassion for the Earth.

Hosted by Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action as part of Earth Month at MTU.


University Innovation Fellow Cohort for 2023-24

Two students from Michigan Tech’s chapter of University Innovation Fellows spent the past week in San Francisco at the annual UIF conference! It was an amazing experience to meet students from around the world and learn together about leadership, resilience, and creating change. Next year this conference will be at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, with attendance for fellows sponsored by MTU.

We are now looking to form the UIF cohort for 2023-24. If you have ideas about how to improve students’ experiences, want to be inspired to innovate solutions, or are just interested in learning more about the amazing UIF community, please fill out this form! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to marotole@mtu.edu.


Design Expo

For more information, follow the link.


MTU Recreation

IT’S SATURDAY SPLASH!!
It’s the LAST SATURDAY SPLASH of the spring semester!
Come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT! You can test your individual skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles. Events will be held this spring for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Student/Access ID is required to be presented upon entry into the pool area and a swim test is required before accessing the obstacle. 

Saturday Splash: April 8 (This weekend!)

12:00pm – 4:00pm: Current MTU Students and Current SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)

DOGHOUSE TOURNAMENT

Registration for our 2023 Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament CLOSES SOON!!

Our Doghouse Tournament will take place Saturday, April 22, 2023 and includes Men’s and Women’s Open groups who would like to compete in this exciting basketball tournament!

This tournament is an excellent opportunity to have some fun playing 3-on-3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment. Prizes for division champs and event swag for all participants!

Registration closes April 8th, tournament information can be found at michigantechrecreation.com


East Palestine Train Derailment Forum

Location – Fisher 133

Date – 4/13/23

Time – 6-7 pm

The Society of Environmental Engineers is putting on a forum about the East Palestine train derailment that occurred in February.


Plastic Film Reycling

In an effort to reduce plastic waste on campus and in the community, MTU’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience has started a new plastic film recycling program! This separate recycling stream allows us to collect a host of stretchy plastics like bags, bubble wrap, and shipping envelopes that would otherwise go in the landfill. Anyone is welcome to use the receptacles for plastic films generated at home or on campus. Bins are located across campus in most major academic and residential buildings.

Through a partnership with Tadych’s Marketplace, the collected plastic goes to Trex, a composite decking manufacturing company, to be made into long-lasting, sustainably sourced decking materials.

Accepted Plastics Include:

Grocery Bags • Ice Bags • Resealable Food Storage Bags • Cereal Box Liners • Case Overwrap • Bread Bags • Newspaper Sleeves • Dry Cleaning Bags • Bubble Wrap • Plastic Shipping Envelopes

All items must be clean, dry, and free of food and organic residue.

For more information and a complete list of acceptable items, visit NexTrex.

Questions? Follow @sustainablemtu on Instagram and send us a message!


Film Board presents

Scott Pilgrim Vs the World

In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.

Scott Pilgrim Vs the World is rated PG-13

Friday (4/7) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (4/8) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

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


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let Canterbury House help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food! We offer contactless and anonymous pick-up of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community at The Canterbury House at 1405 E. Houghton Ave. To place an order and select a pick-up time, fill out the Google Form at any time. Popular supplies may run out, but we will try our best to meet your needs. Feel free to stop inside and meet our students as well! Our house hours are 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday.


Railroad Engineering and Activities Club


KS@MTU Presents: Metropolis

You can’t beat robots and working class solidarity! Come join the Keweenaw Socialists in a free showing of Metropolis on April 9th, at 3pm in Fisher 135. Set in the far-distant future of 2000, (originally released in 1927) this movie is one of the first ever Sci-Fi movies, and centers around the intersection of technology, love and equality. The plot centers around a dystopian future in which the majority of people are forced to live and work underground, while a small few live cushy lives above ground. All this changes when Freder, son of the city Master, meets Maria, who lives below…(The robots are really cool!)


Women in Physics presents

From Hubble to James Webb Space Telescope: A Personal Journey” by Dr. Hashima Hasan

Be captivated by her story of perseverance and passion and discover the secrets behind her success as a scientist at NASA. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of NASA’s leading scientists and be inspired to reach for the stars!
If you attend this talk you will get to;

  • Hear from a highly accomplished scientist at NASA, Dr. Hasan
  • Learn about her journey from India to NASA headquarters
  • Discover the history of the spherical aberration of the Hubble mirror and the science behind the Webb Observatory
  • Explore work-life balancing challenges faced by a scientist and mother
  • Learn about building pathways for women of color in STEM careers
  • Participate in a Q&A session at the end.

Please RSVP as we would like to have an idea of the number of people.

RSVP hereEvent websiteAdd to Calendar 

Date: April 12, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM, refreshments at 4:45 PM

Location: DILLMAN 204


Intramurals

Student Scoop – March 29, 2023

Help SLI Choose Welcome Week/K-Day 2023 Theme!

We’re in the process of planning Welcome Week and K-Day, but we need your help to pick a theme! We want to make sure it’s something that everyone will enjoy and remember for years to come.

Here are our top two theme ideas:

  1. Classic Board Games – Life, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders
  2. Nautical Themes – Welcome Aboard, Anchor Away

Fill out our google form for which theme you would like to see! Don’t like either, suggest one!


Spring Fling RSO Registration

Spring Fling has returned and this time we’re going back to the Renaissance. Make sure you are a part of the festivities by reserving a booth for your student organization. Registration is open now and closes on Monday, April 3rd at 11:59 pm.

Sign your org up now!

Late registrations will not be accepted.


African Night 2023

April 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm EDT

$15.00

African Night is an event that celebrates the rich and diverse culture of Africa, bringing together people from all walks of life to experience the unique traditions, music, dance, and fashion. It provides an opportunity for students, faculties, and members of the general public to experience the unique flavors and aromas of various cuisine, with a wide range of traditional dishes and delicacies of the African continent. 

The program also features awards ceremonies to honor individuals that have made significant contributions to the promotion and preservation of African culture and heritage.

Ticket sales start TODAY and early birds get to save $5!!

We are expecting you there!


MHA and HPA’s Annual Vegas Night!

Come one! Come all! McNair Hall Association and Hillside Place Association’s annual Vegas Night is taking place this Saturday April 1st from 8pm-11:30pm in Fisher Hall!  Taking place over the entire first floor, this free event will give you the chance to play games like Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Bingo, and Kahoots for the chance to earn tickets that can be turned in for the chance to win some amazing prizes!  In addition to the gaming fun, there will also be a free showing of the movie, Rush Hour (thank you Film Board!)Want to earn more tickets? Bring up to 2 nonperishable food items for 1 raffle ticket each, or up to 2 clothing items (jackets, pants, shirts, and shoes) for up to 10 raffle tickets per clothing donation!

This event is run by wonderful volunteers and we still have several key spots that need to be filled! If you do not know how to run a casino game – do not worry! We have two training sessions later this week. Join us Thursday, March 30th from 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM in the West McNair Glass Lounge or Saturday, April 1st from 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM in Fisher Hall’s first floor! This event will count for service hours, so please consider signing up to be a volunteer!

Sign up here to volunteer!

We hope to see you at Vegas Night!


Craft Club

Come join Craft Club in learning some fun crafts! All materials and instructions included!

Please fill out this form to let us know if you are planning to attend any of these events. It helps us estimate how much material we need to prepare.


Showcase your nature-themed art and music!

During Earth Week (April 16th – 22nd), Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action is hosting the 2nd Annual Art & Music Festival in the Rosza! Sign up now to perform and display your artwork.

This event is showcasing our compassion for the Earth. We invite visual art and performances (including musicians) inspired by the Earth, nature, sustainability, climate change, liberation, resilience, or Earth Day themed in any way. Each participant will receive $50 for contributing their talents, unless they choose to opt out of payment.

Sign up here or using the QR code: https://forms.gle/57jnxeHx88w3pve29

All skill levels are welcome! Your art does not need to be a new creation, this is a chance to showcase both old and new art.

Due to limited space and budget, sign-up quickly if you’d like to participate. This form will close on April 7th, 2023 or when we run out of space.


MUB Board presents

Live at Lunch featuring Addison Agen:

Eat lunch in the MUB Commons on March 29th at noon and enjoy some live music put on by Addison! 

Psychic Comedian, Peter Antoniou

Peter’s shows fuse stunning feats of mind-reading with storytelling, razor-sharp wit, and comedy. He’ll leave you questioning just what is really possible. Join us April 7th to see for yourself! 

Lego Build Off

Wanna show off your lego building skills? Join us Saturday, April 8th in the MUB Ballroom. Compete in teams of 3-5 to build your lego masterpiece with 800 pieces and 90 minutes! Winners will receive a lego set! 


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Let Canterbury House help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food! We offer contactless and anonymous pick-up of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community at The Canterbury House at 1405 E. Houghton Ave. To place an order and select a pick-up time, fill out the Google Form at any time. Popular supplies may run out, but we will try our best to meet your needs. Feel free to stop inside and meet our students as well! Our house hours are 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday.


Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Thursday, March 30th 5-7PM and Friday, March 31st 10AM-4PM

MUB Ballroom A

Join the Friends of the Library for our annual book sale with proceeds benefitting the Michigan Tech Library.  Tens of thousands of books on sale for 50¢ to $2, and all fiction half price.  Some higher specially priced local and/or antiquarian items as well as old yearbooks for $1 (most years since the 1950s available).

Thursday is the pre-sale for FMTL members and all students may attend for free! Friday is open to all, and also Friday from 3-4 is a bag sale where you can fit all you can into a brown grocery bag (provided) for only $5!

All proceeds benefit the library. Cash, check, and card accepted [sorry, no Venmo or PayPal — the University won’t let us 🙁 ]


Celebrating Iranian New Year (Nowruz)

The Iranian community at Michigan Tech celebrates the new year (Nowruz) to share the 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 an Iranian banquet, traditional dance performances by our organization members, Iranian live music by a music rock star invited from London, and stand-up comedy by a comedian invited from California. Our event is on April 2nd, 6-9 pm, followed by a one-hour fun after-party.

Tickets are sold at MUB commons, March 27th until 31st, or until we sell out. The last event sold out on the third day of selling tickets, so if you plan to come, please get your ticket earlier. Students can get tickets for $15 and non-student tickets are $25.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at ircom@mtu.edu.


Winter Carnival 2024 Logo Contest

The theme for Winter Carnival 2024 is here! Blue Key needs your help in designing a fun, unique, logo for the upcoming Winter Carnival that embodies the following theme: “From Forests to Shores, We Love the Outdoors!

Entry forms will be available at the front desks in the dorms or in the Blue Key office in MUB 106. You can also access the form through this link. Logo design entries can be submitted to bluekey@mtu.edu or dropped off in the office.

It can be digitally designed or hand-drawn, whichever suits your artistic ability better! All logo designs need to be in by April 16th at noon in order to be voted on. 

Happy designing!


Summer Study Away in England!

Join us on our Summer Track B Study abroad in England!! We still have several slots available, but *you need to apply this week*.  Your $500 program deposit (applied toward the program fee) will be due on April 1.

The deadline for the 2023 Summer Track B Cumbria, England Study Abroad program has been extended! Join us in this four-week, six-credit program (July 16 to Aug. 12) for an amazing opportunity to explore England’s northwestern borderlands, including ancient stone circles, Roman forts, and Medieval castles and cathedrals, all while taking in contemporary English and Scottish culture!

Simply fill out the Study Away/Study Abroad 2023 Application Form to get started.

Please contact Dan Trepal at djtrepal@mtu.edu with any questions regarding the program.

Don’t wait — apply today!


Broomball Committee is hiring!

Hey! Broomball Committee is hiring for next year, so if you have any comments or concerns about how broomball went this year – JOIN! Or if you just really like broomball and want to hang out with some cool people and talk about broomball – JOIN! We’re really cool, I pinky promise :). We have openings in the following positions:

– Rink Manager

– Referee Manager

– Cocoa Shack Manager

– Special Tasks

– Web Developer 

– Treasurer

JOIN US! Applications are open RIGHT NOW, and will close this Friday (3/31) Click the link to apply.

Email any questions to bbchair@mtu.edu or bbadvisor@mtu.edu


Last WIBIT Wednesday of the Spring Semester

It’s the LAST WIBIT WEDNESDAY of the spring semester!
Come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT! You can test your individual skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles. Events will be held this spring for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Student/Access ID is required to be presented upon entry into the pool area and a swim test is required before accessing the obstacle. 

WIBIT Wednesdays: March 29 (TODAY!!)

7:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

5pm-7pm SDC Access Pass Holders Only (minimum 1-month Access)


OAP is Hiring for Summer 2023!

The Outdoor Adventure Program is hiring for summer 2023! We are looking for adventure-minded students who are staying in Houghton this summer and want to work with the OAP!  

We offer a variety of positions including working the equipment rental desk, the climbing wall and high and low ropes course, biking, paddling, and more! We are looking for people who want to work outside and are available on weekends as well.  

Training and relevant certifications will be provided, as well as discounts or rental equipment! 

Applications can be found here, https://docs.google.com/a/mtu.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8ouMB3Jtq7FoSDVfngRXdYE3tVcn918Uoklk-gBYAu1PxMQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Please contact Jared at jaredmj@mtu.edu with any questions!  


Film Board presents

Rush Hour (1998)

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Rush Hour is rated PG-13

Friday (3/31) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (4/1) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

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


Center for Student Mental Health & Wellbeing

Cookies and Coloring 

De-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being has to offer! Confidential Consultations (in-person or via zoom) are available upon request and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visit our website to learn more about our Let’s Talk program. 


Engine Teardown with the Four Wheelers and Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Location: MMET Machine Shop M&M 119 

Time: Thursday, March 30th at 6 pm

Interested in Vehicles? Interested in tinkering with things? Then this event is for you! You are able to get hands-on with a real motor, transmission, and transfer case and assist is disassembling them. Don’t know anything about motors? This is a great way to learn. Already know everything from the intake plenum to the oil pump? Come down and hang out! 


Plant Sale

Hello! The Women in Natural Resources club will be holding our annual Plant Sale on April 19th and 20th, from 10am-2pm! This event will be held in the atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry building, just up the road from the main campus. We will be selling houseplants, succulents, herbs, pots, handmade macrame, and more! Items will be available for purchase in person during the time of the event, or you may pre-order on our website a week prior to the event (link in our Instagram bio, @winr_at_mtu). Hope to see you there!


Gala Latina

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers would like to invite you to our annual Gala Latina Event! This year the theme is Primavera or Spring. It is a semi-formal event open to everyone on Saturday, April 1st from 6pm-9pm in the DHH Ballroom. It is a FREE event that includes cultural food, cultural music, dancing, and a raffle. We hope to see you there!


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Art presents

Snowsports

Now – Saturday, April 29 in the Rozsa Art Galleries

M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | SA 1-8 p.m.

Artists for this exhibition include Jared Anderson, Anne Beffel, Mary Cyr, Terri Jo Frew, Lisa Gordillo, Kenyon Hansen, Lindsey Heiden, Susie Kilpela, Mike Maxwell, Libby Meyer, Christopher Plummer, and Beth Techtmann.

Learn More

Michigan Tech Music presents

Trombone Choir

6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the Rozsa Lobby

The melodious Michigan Tech Trombone Choir performs this concert in the beautiful Rozsa Lobby. Free.

Learn More | View Stream

Michigan Tech Music presents

Video Game Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in the Rozsa Lobby

Join the Video Game Jazz Ensemble for an evening of jazz covers of music from the Mushroom Kingdom and more! 

Learn More

Michigan Tech Theatre presents

CHESS

7:30 p.m. April 12-15 in the Rozsa

In this groundbreaking rock musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigue. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

Content Considerations // Recommended for patron ages 14 and up. Mature audiences only. The show contains strong language.

Learn More | Get Free Tickets


Intramural Sports

Student Scoop – March 22, 2023

Michigan Tech hosting NCAA watch party at Mac

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech Athletics will be hosting a watch party at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena for the hockey team’s NCAA Tournament game on Friday against Penn State. The game starts at 5 p.m. and watch party doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Fans attending the watch party are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Husky FAN. Concessions will be open and the first 100 fans will receive a free Husky Meal which includes a Vollwerth’s Hot Dog, popcorn, and pop.

Tech is 24-10-4 overall and is making its 15th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the third under CCHA Coach of the Year Joe Shawhan. Penn State is 21-15-1 overall and went 10-0 in its non-conference schedule. The Nittany Lions are the host of the regional and are making their third NCAA Tournament appearance in only their 11th season.

The region’s top seed Michigan will play Colgate in the second semifinal at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The winners will advance to the regional championship at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday for a chance to move to the Frozen Four at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on April 6 and 8.


HuskyLEAD: Effective Leadership Transitions

Tuesday, March 28th at 6 PM

MUB Alumni Lounge B & C

In Student Leadership and Involvement, we often hear from groups that had a “bad transition” between student organizations leaders. They lack historical knowledge, miss deadlines they weren’t familiar with, and have to spend valuable time recreating what should already exist. Are you looking to ensure your organization’s leadership doesn’t end up in this challenging position?

Join Student Leadership & Involvement Assistant Director, Danielle Meirow, to learn effective strategies for:

  • Retaining digital documents
  • Carrying on consistent relationships with campus partners
  • Sharing necessary information with incoming officers
  • Hosting effective transition meetings

A variety of resources and sample documents will be shared. Time will be provided throughout the workshop for attendees to take action steps on transition planning. It is recommended that multiple organization leaders attend together and that they bring laptops with access to any relevant organizational documents. 


Nerdology

Think you know a lot about a lot? Are you the one who always has the answers to your friends’ questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and compete in the infectiously fun game show, Nerdology! This program is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mixture of awesome games with fun audience interactions and nerdtastic trivia. Play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!

RSVP here to reserve a spot for your team!

Prizes will include Michigan Tech apparel and lots of gift cards!


Submit Service Hours by Friday to be considered for the President’s Volunteer Service Award!

Earlier this year, Michigan Technological University became an official certifying organization for The President’s Volunteer Service Award. Eligible students who record a qualifying number of verified community service hours on GivePulse in the 12-month period between Monday of Week 10 of consecutive Spring semesters will automatically be certified for recognition. Anyone wishing to be considered must submit their service hours by noon on Friday, March 24th. Service hours must be shared with Michigan Technological University in order for us to view and verify your time.

PVSA recipients will be recognized at the annual Student Leadership Awards which will be held on Friday, April 14th at 6:00 PM. The President’s Volunteer Service Award can be received more than once if the requirements are met and a qualifying number of hours are recorded.


Write-In at the Library!

Come by the Opie Room in the library on March 22nd from 12-4 for some writing time with the writing center! Coaches will be available to support you as you work, or you can just focus in some dedicated writing space and enjoy a few snacks.


O-Week and Welcome Week Event Submissions are Now Open!

Each year Registered Student Organizations are invited to host events during Orientation Week and Welcome Week in order to introduce themselves to the campus community and welcome their peers to campus. The audience for Orientation Week is primarily first-year students, while events for Welcome Week should be designed for any member of the student body. This year:

  • O-Week is August 20th-25th
  • Welcome Week is August 26th-September 2nd

You must complete this form in order to request to host an event during either week. Events planned through this form will be included in official Orientation or Welcome Week promotional materials.

Please contact Orientation at orientation@mtu.edu for questions regarding O-Week or Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu for questions regarding Welcome Week. This form will close on May 31st.


Now Hiring LEAP Leaders for Fall 2023!


Taste of Spring

Come join MUB Board for a night of good food and tasty beverages.  All participants will get to enjoy both catered food crafted by Chef Eric Karvonen, a chef trained in Mediterranean cuisine by the Culinary Institute of America, and handpicked beverages. The food will be served family-style alongside the individual pairings. It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech. 

*You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Click here to check out our menu and purchase tickets!


Xi Sigma Pi Annual Forestry Symposium

The time of year has come when the Xi Sigma Pi honorary society will be hosting its annual Symposium.  This year’s theme is Forest Health and Health Forests.  We will be hosting 2 speaking in-person and 1 on zoom in G002 of the UJ Noblet Forestry building on 3/24/23 from 5-8 pm.


Movie Night with Plant & Gardening Club

Join Plant & Gardening Club for our 2nd movie night! We’ll be showing the film Princess Mononoke on March 24th at 6:15pm in the Room 144 in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Resources (CFRES) building. This building is up the hill from the public safety building.  Anybody is welcome to come, to get an idea of attendance we do ask you fill out the google form below.

https://forms.gle/2qpjwdBvLCizYQcr9

Pizza and drinks will be provided for no cost and you can also bring your own snacks too, we do ask that you be respectful and clean up after yourself along with refrain from bringing food with nuts in it.

We look forward to seeing everybody!


Film Board presents

Violent Night

When a group of mercenaries attack the estate of a wealthy family, Santa Claus must step in to save the day (and Christmas).

Violent Night is rated R

Friday (3/24) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (3/25) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

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


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Art Presents

Snowsports Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff Art Show

Exhibit open in the Rozsa Art Galleries March 22-April 29, 2023

Gallery hours: M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | SA 1-8 p.m.

Learn more

Snowsports Artist Reception

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 24

What to expect: Enjoy refreshments. Meet the artists in a relaxed environment. See spectacular art. 

Learn More

Michigan Tech Music presents

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Festival

Performed by Michigan Tech Jazz with special guest Rex Richardson

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25

FRIDAY NIGHT

Workshop Brass Band

Video Game Jazz Ensemble 

R&D Jazz Band 

SATURDAY NIGHT

Workshop Brass Band

Jazz Lab Band feat. Rex Richardson

Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets


African Night 2023

April 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm EDT

$15.00

African Night is an event that celebrates the rich and diverse culture of Africa, bringing together people from all walks of life to experience the unique traditions, music, dance, and fashion. It provides an opportunity for students, faculties, and members of the general public to experience the unique flavors and aromas of various cuisine, with a wide range of traditional dishes and delicacies of the African continent. 

The program also features awards ceremonies to honor individuals that have made significant contributions to the promotion and preservation of African culture and heritage.

Ticket sales start TODAY and early birds get to save $5!!

We are expecting you there!


IT’S WIBIT WEDNESDAY!!

Come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT! You can test your individual skills on the course or challenge your friend to a race across the obstacles. Events will be held this spring for current MTU Students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month). Student/Access ID is required to be presented upon entry into the pool area and a swim test is required before accessing the obstacle. 

WIBIT Wednesdays: March 29 (NEXT WEEK!)

7:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

5pm-7pm SDC Access Pass Holders Only (minimum 1-month Access)


Python Boot Camp!

It is not too late to sign up and join!

Women in Physics is hosting a Python workshop that is available to anyone who is interested. It is a 6-week course that will begin with the basics of python, and then gradually advance to complex machine learning applications.

This is an amazing opportunity that will allow you to develop your programming skills while learning cutting-edge computational methods. Whether a beginner or an expert, this workshop will have something for you!

The sessions will be held every Saturday (March 18 – April 22) at 2pm over zoom.

Please use the form to register for the class: https://forms.gle/sM7F5iMJNBHRKqef9

Or the QR code attached to the flyer.


Board Game Night with Delta Zeta

Come hang out with the sisters of Delta Zeta and play a variety of board games!

Have any questions? Contact eljadin@mtu.edu for more information!


Husky Hobbies with Craft Club

Come join Craft Club in learning some fun crafts! All materials and instructions are included!

Please fill out this form if you intend on attending any of the events. This helps us estimate how much of each material we need to prepare.


Center for Student Health and Well-being

Anxiety Screenings

Is anxiety making it difficult for you to get things done or interact in social situations? The CSMHW will be offering free anxiety screenings on March 24th from 10-2 pm in Library 243. Take the screening and chat with a clinical counselor about resources and additional information. Sign up for a time slot online or just show up.

Pet Handler Training

The pet handler training has been postponed. Please check back with our Center at a later date to view the rescheduled date and time for the month of April. 


Showcase your nature-themed art and music!

During Earth Week (April 16th – 22nd), Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action is hosting the 2nd Annual Art & Music Festival in the Rosza! Sign up now to perform and display your artwork.

This event is showcasing our compassion for the Earth. We invite visual art and performances (including musicians) inspired by the Earth, nature, sustainability, climate change, liberation, resilience, or Earth Day themed in any way. Each participant will receive $50 for contributing their talents, unless they choose to opt out of payment.

Sign up here or using the QR code: https://forms.gle/57jnxeHx88w3pve29

All skill levels are welcome! Your art does not need to be a new creation, this is a chance to showcase both old and new art.

Due to limited space and budget, sign-up quickly if you’d like to participate. This form will close on April 7th, 2023 or when we run out of space.

Student Scoop – March 15, 2023

Student Leadership Awards Due this Friday!

The Student Leadership Awards recognize leadership, achievement, and excellence at Michigan Tech. While the deadline to nominate students for our larger awards has passed, there is still time to nominate someone in the Michigan Tech community.

Nominations are due by noon this Friday, March 17 for the remaining awards, including:

  • Clair M Donovan Award
  • Outstanding Future Alumni Award
  • Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader
  • Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Exceptional Civic Engagement Award
  • Exceptional Program of the Year
  • Most Improved Student Organization
  • Student Organization of the Year

Please visit the Student Leadership Awards website to read the award descriptions, review the requirements of each award, and access the nomination forms.

The 29th Annual Student Leadership Awards celebration will be held on Friday, April 14 at 6:00 PM and nominators will be invited to attend.


Indoor Triathlon

You don’t have to win, you just have to TRI! Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)! Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance with a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! Transition time is provided between events. Event capacity is limited.

Open to MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) with a valid MTU student ID or SDC Access Pass. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

Cost to register: IT’S FREE (but you must register to participate!) Registration opens March 1, 8:00am EST.

Registration closes March 29, 2023, 11:59pm EST.

For more information, visit Rec Indoor Triathlon.


Holi Hai

Colors| Open floor DJ| Indian food | Free T-shirts

Date: March 19th, 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 12 noon to 4 PM.

Venue: SDC Multipurpose Room, Michigan Technological University


Women in Physics present:

Strategies for Success in a new era by Dr. Lynn Mazzoleni

Women in Physics presents a talk on Strategies for Success in a new era by Dr. Lynn Mazzoleni.

Dr. Lynn Mazzoleni is an Associate Professor in Chemistry and specializes in the detailed molecular chemistry of atmospheric aerosol and other environmental complex mixtures. She will discuss her personal experiences working in STEM and her thoughts on her career as a woman. She will explain how, no matter your gender, it is possible for you to be successful and reach your goals. We will have a Q/A session at the end for additional questions and discussion.

To RSVP for the event please visit: https://forms.gle/2yoBFEs5PmeYFGdH7

Date: March 15, 2023

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: GLRC -202

Python Boot Camp!

Women in Physics is hosting a Python workshop that is available to anyone who is interested. It is a 6-week course that will begin with the basics of python, and then gradually advance to complex machine learning applications.

This is an amazing opportunity that will allow you to develop your programming skills while learning cutting-edge computational methods. Whether a beginner or an expert, this workshop will have something for you!

The sessions will be held every Saturday (March 18 – April 22) at 2pm over zoom.

Please use the form to register for the class: https://forms.gle/sM7F5iMJNBHRKqef9

Or the QR code attached to the flyer.


Dining Services Town Hall

USG is hosting a town hall with Dining Services on 3/16 at 7:30 in the DHH Ballroom.  Dining Services will be giving a short informational presentation on their goals and actions recently, and the floor will be opened up to a Q&A session for students afterward.


Write-In at the Library!

Come by the Opie Room in the library on March 22nd from 12-4 for some writing time with the writing center! Coaches will be available to support you as you work, or you can just focus in some dedicated writing space and enjoy a few snacks.


Now Hiring: Undergraduate Student Coaches

Are you looking for an on-campus position that allows you to:

  • Meet with students from all around the world
  • Be introduced to various cultures
  • Earn a competitive wage ($13-$16/hr)
  • Improve your communication and tutoring skills
  • Work in a friendly environment with other supportive undergraduate students?

If so, GLAS (Graduate Language Assessment & Support) may be the place to work for you! GLAS Coaches work with international graduate students on oral communication in English, U.S. university teaching practices, orientation to campus and community, and cultural exchange. See our webpage for more information about the program.  See our Handshake job posting for more details about employment. Applicants of all majors and experience levels are welcome. We will train the right people!


Chemistry Learning Center Looking for Help

The Chemistry Learning Center is looking for students from any major who like chemistry and are looking to help their fellow Huskies excel. Apply to be a coach or a supplemental instruction leader here.

Deadline is Friday, March 17.

Questions? Email Susan at slliebau@mtu.edu


Lab Coat Tie-dye with ACS

Come tie-dye lab coats with the American Chemical Society at MTU! This event will be on Wednesday 3/22 at 6:00pm in Chem Sci 708. Feel free to bring other cotton fabric to tie dye!

Please contact acs-l@mtu.edu with any questions.


Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Series 2 VGC Doubles Tournament

The Pokemon League at Michigan Tech is hosting a Series 2 VGC Doubles tournament this Sunday at 5pm in Walker 109.

Registration will start at 5, matches starting shortly after, with ending time dependent on the number of entrants. Matches will be best of 3, and open team sheet.

Beginners are welcome, and feel free to join our discord to chat and ask questions (http://discord.gg/36RSMHW).


Plant & Gardening Movie Night: Princess Mononoke

Join Plant & Gardening Club for our 2nd movie night! We’ll be showing the film Princess Mononoke on March 24th at 6:15pm in Room 144 in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Resources (CFRES) building. This building is up the hill from the public safety building.  Anybody is welcome to come, to get an idea of attendance we do ask you to fill out the google form below.

https://forms.gle/2qpjwdBvLCizYQcr9

Pizza and drinks will be provided for no cost and you can also bring your own snacks too, we do ask that you be respectful and clean up after yourself along with refraining from bringing food with nuts in it.

We look forward to seeing everybody!


Yoga for You

SAVE and the Well-being Advocates are hosting a free yoga event on Monday, March 20th, at 6:00 p.m. at the MUB. We are excited to have Brigitte Morin teach and lead this event. This is a safe space for survivors and all students, faculty, and staff. We hope that you will join us for some self-care!  


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Anxiety Screenings

Is anxiety making it difficult for you to get things done or interact in social situations? The CSMHW will be offering free anxiety screenings on March 24th from 10-2 pm in Library 243. Take the screening and chat with a clinical counselor about resources and additional information. Sign up for a time slot online or just show up.

Cookies and Coloring Books 

De-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being has to offer! Confidential Consultations (in-person or via zoom) are available upon request and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visit our website to learn more about our Let’s Talk program.


Film Board presents

Puss in Boots: The Last wish

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

Puss in Boots: the last wish is rated PG

Friday (3/17) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (3/18) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday (3/19) 5:30, 8:30

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


MUB Board Presents:

Bracket Challenge

The NCAA Men’s March Madness brackets are live! Use the password “mub” at the link below to enter your bracket into our pool. The winning bracket gets a college basketball jersey of their choosing! Brackets can be created and completed from now until Thursday, March 16 at 12pm.

Bracket Challenge

Euchre Tournament

MUB Board is hosting a euchre tournament this Saturday, March 18 in the MUB Commons! Be there at 2pm with a partner to get registered for the tournament at the door. Check out our Instagram @mubboard for more information!

Taste of Spring

Come join MUB Board for a night of good food and tasty beverages.  All participants will get to enjoy both catered food crafted by Chef Eric Karvonen, a chef trained in Mediterranean cuisine by the Culinary Institute of America, and handpicked beverages. The food will be served family-style alongside the individual pairings. It’s a great event for a group of friends, or even by yourself to enjoy with other students, staff, and faculty from Michigan Tech. 

*You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Date: March 24th, 2023

Location: MUB Ballroom

Time: 6pm

Click Here to see the full menu and to purchase tickets!


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Michigan Tech Music presents

Stripes and Stripes Forever

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17

Of course, the biggest, loudest, most energetic Huskies Pep Band experience of the year is on St. Patrick’s Day! Get ready: they may bravely learn even more than the three anthems they already know…attend to find out!

Learn More | Reserve Free Student Tickets

The Rozsa Presents

National Geographic Live Adaptations

Speaker Event

7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20

Explore the remarkable ways people around the world are adapting to our changing planet with environmental anthropologist and filmmaker Alizé Carrère. From the floating gardens of Bangladesh to the ice pyramids of northern India, Carrère offers a hopeful look at the resilience, perseverance, and innovation of humankind under even the most difficult of conditions.

Learn More | Reserve Free Student Tickets

Michigan Tech Art Presents

Snowsports

Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff Art Show

Exhibit Open || March 22-April 29

Artist Reception || 5-7 p.m. March 24

Join artists Visual and Performing Arts Faculty and Staff for the Snowsports artist reception on Friday, March 24 from 5-7 p.m.

What to expect: Enjoy refreshments. Meet the artists in a relaxed environment. See spectacular art. 

Learn More

Michigan Tech Music Presents

Don K Memorial Jazz Festival feat. Rex Richardson

Michigan Tech Jazz

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24

Workshop Brass Band 

Video Game Jazz Ensemble  

R&D Jazz Band  

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25

Workshop Brass Band 

Jazz Lab Band feat. Rex Richardson  

Learn More | Reserve Free Student Tickets


We Keep Us Safe: Guest Speaker Killashandra Killips

Killashandra Killips, former Yooper, and President of the Socialist Rifle Association discuss of the importance of community defense and an armed and trained working class in the face of increasing right-wing violence. Brought to you by the Keweenaw Socialists @ MTU.

Friday, March 17th at 5pm in Fisher 139 or on zoom at:
https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/87818885492

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. Submit questions to be included in the Q&A here: https://forms.gle/tgTYWvxwq6ab2vR97


Maple Syrup Club Interest

Do you want to know how maple syrup is made? Would you like to join The Maple Syrup Club in making the sweet nectar of the gods? It is as simple as tapping the sap from a maple tree (preferably a sugar maple) and then boiling the clear sap down to its sweet, amber-colored, syrup form. THE SWEET NECTAR OF THE GODS HAS BEEN CREATED!

If you are interested in learning more about the process or being a part of the process, there will be an informational meeting sometime in the future, but if you are interested in how the whole process works, shoot me (Mr. Sap Man) an email at ofgorter@mtu.edu with your name, year, saying that you’re interested in The Maple Syrup Club and any questions you may have about the club!

Student Scoop – March 1, 2023

Student Leadership Awards Nominations Due this Friday!

Submit your nominations for the Student Leadership Awards!

Nominations are due by noon this Friday, March 3rd for the:

  • President’s Award for Leadership
  • Award for Bravery and Kindness in Service to Others
  • Dean of Students Award for Possibilities
  • William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award
  • Percy Julian Award

Nominations are due by noon on March 17th for all other awards, including:

  • Clair M Donovan Award
  • Outstanding Future Alumni Award
  • Exceptional Enthusiasm as a Student Leader
  • Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Exceptional Civic Engagement Award
  • Exceptional Program of the Year
  • Most Improved Student Organization
  • Student Organization of the Year

Please visit the Student Leadership Awards website to read the award descriptions, review the requirements of each award, and access the nomination forms. Several awards include a financial reward to the recipients.

The 29th Annual Student Leadership Awards celebration will be held on Friday, April 14 at 6:00 PM and nominators will be invited to attend.


Ukraine: War and Resistance Photo Exhibition

Ukrainian students on campus kindly invite you all to attend the photo exhibition by American and Ukrainian artists “Ukraine: War and Resistance” on the second floor of Van Pelt & Opie Library (the corridor which leads to the Rekhi bridge). The exhibition will be there from 02/20/2023 to 03/03/2023.


Athletics & Recreation

You don’t have to win, you just have to TRI! Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)! Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance with a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! Transition time is provided between events. Event capacity is limited.

Open to MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) with a valid MTU student ID or SDC Access Pass. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

Cost to register: IT’S FREE (but you must register to participate!)

Registration opens March 8, 8:00am EST. Registration closes March 29, 2023, 11:59pm EST.

For more information, visit Rec Indoor Triathlon.

SDC Spring Break Hours

The Student Development Complex, Gates Tennis Center and surrounding facilities will observe reduced hours over spring break beginning Friday, March 3, through Sunday, March 12. Visit SDC Spring Break Hours to view the schedule.

The SDC will return to regular business hours Monday, March 13.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Camp STAR

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

Please contact us directly if you need an application printed or mailed to you or if you have any questions.

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

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


School Swap – Student Run Non-Profit

School Swap is an educational non-profit focused on providing educational materials to impoverished international students. We’re currently working with a community in Fronterizo, Guatemala, to create packets on typing and basic computer skills – resources that would improve these students’ lifelong opportunities.

 To create these packets, we need support from passionate students like yourselves! We have two main teams:

– A creation team with students that have coding and tutoring experience, potentially with majors or minors in CS, ECE, PSY, or HF

– A translation team with students who read and write Spanish fluently with cultural understanding. 

 In addition, this video linked here goes more in-depth on these two roles, along with School Swap as a whole.

 If you’re interested in joining these teams, reach out to us at schoolswap501c3@gmail.com by March 3rd. We’d love to have you, and letting us know by March 2rd allows us to catch you up to speed and hit the ground running immediately after spring break.


Battle of the Bands

Sigma Pi is hosting Battle of the Bands at the McArdle Theater in the Rozsa Performing Arts Center. Try to keep your socks on as musicians compete for the best rockers of Houghton! Who will emerge triumphant? The bands playing are Boiler Room Bastards, Goodie, Lupine, Cheblord, and Bouquet! Tickets are $5 and available at the door or on the Rozsa Event Page. 


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Sō Percussion with Shodekeh Talifero

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2

The adventurous percussion group Sō Percussion is joined by groundbreaking beatboxer Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero. The contemporary music program will include a diverse range of repertoire from contemporary “classics” to new works in an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (The New Yorker).

Journey into new worlds of sound with this intriguing collaboration. 

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BE BRAVE with Brandon Tatum

Join TPUSA at MTU to hear Brandon Tatum speak about how to BE BRAVE in today’s culture war. This event will take place on March 21st (Tuesday) at 7pm in Fisher 135. This event is open to all Michigan Tech Students and community members. Use this Link to RSVP on Involvement Link. For a faster check-in process, MTU students should bring their tech id to the event. If you have any questions, please contact tpusa@mtu.edu or cmglenn@mtu.edu . 

Brandon Tatum’s background information can be found below:

“Brandon Tatum, a former Tucson Police Officer, co-founder of BLEXIT, author of Beaten Black and Blue: Being a Black Cop in an America Under Siege, and host of the nationally syndicated The Officer Tatum Show and Podcast, has become one of the most prolific speakers and exciting personalities on social media after making a Facebook Video that got over 70 million views. Brandon was also an All-American high school football player out of Fort Worth, Texas, who was featured in the US-Army All-American Game. Brandon accepted a full athletic scholarship from the University of Arizona in 2005. Brandon played at Arizona for 5 years and entered the NFL Draft in 2010. God had other plans for Brandon, and he joined the Tucson Police Department a year later. Brandon served 6 years with the Tucson Police Department. During his tenure, Brandon became a SWAT operator, field training officer, general instructor, and Public Information Officer.”

To learn more about Brandon Tatum, click here


MUB Board presents

March Madness Bracket Challenge

Join our MUB pool starting March 12th and compete to win a prize! The student with the bracket of the highest amount of points will earn a college basketball jersey of their choice! The link to join will be added to our linktree in our instagram bio (mubboard) soon, so follow us for updates.

Euchre Tourney

Prove you’re Michigan Tech’s best Eurche team! The winning team will receive a custom-made trophy for each player, and the top three teams will have their pick of board games for each player.

Location: MUB Commons

Date: Saturday, March 18th

Time: 2-5 pm


Headshots from Career Fair to be Emailed Soon

Attention students who took advantage of the free professional headshots offered by The Office of Alumni Engagement during Spring Career Fair: we are happy to share that your photos will be emailed soon! As promised, Emily Ruonavaara, a member of the Alumni Engagement staff, will email each individual’s photos to the email address given that day. Please keep an eye out for those to arrive in your inbox soon.


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Board Game Group

Do you love board games? So do we! Come hang out and play board games with our student staff and a counselor on March 3rd from 6-8 p.m. We will be located in the Wads Annex, G11.

Health Hut

The Well-being Advocates will be hosting another Health Hut today! Stop by the library exhibit space today (Wednesday) from 12:00-2:00 p.m! Learn more about options for staying active and getting outside during the winter in the UP. Also, learn more about becoming a Well-being Advocate

Cookies and Coloring

De-stress with an afternoon of adult coloring and find out more about what the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being has to offer! Cookies and Coloring is an informal place for students to connect with professional counselors and student professionals from our center! 

If Cookies and Coloring is not for you, you can always drop in to our low-stress, confidential consultations via our Let’s Talk zoom link! Learn more about the time and date availability for Let’s Talk on our website! Let’s Talk is especially helpful to those who are unsure about whether counseling is right for them, or if they are concerned about a peer and would like advice!


Massive Earthquake in Turkey & Syria Fundraiser

Two massive earthquakes (7.8 and 7.6) struck Turkey & Syria and caused devastating destruction causing more than 45,000 deaths (and estimated to reach +100k). At Tech we have five professors and three graduate students from Turkey and with the support of Dr. Sarah Green, we started a fundraiser through a reliable NGO. Because the destruction was so massive, the recovery will take months, and any support, and awareness is appreciated. 


Hoya Workshop hosted by the Plant & Gardening Club

Plant & Gardening club will be hosting a plant workshop on the genus of Hoya on March 16th, 18th, and 19th at 5pm in the Bubble Greenhouse on the main campus. The cost for this workshop is $10. Tickets must be pre-ordered so the correct amount of plants are available for everybody. Attendees will receive a 4in Hoya carnosa in a 4in a terracotta pot with species-appropriate soil, and a printed care instruction sheet!
During the workshop, we’ll plant the plants in their new pot and soil, treat any pests, etc., and give attendees more information on this awesome genus of plants!

If anybody is interested we ask they fill out this google form to pre-order tickets (: Last day to purchase will be March 7th.


Winter Carnival Survey

We hope you all had an amazing Winter Carnival! Everyone at Blue Key saw thousands of students, faculty, and community members enjoying the warm yet wonderful winter weather throughout the week.

With Carnival concluding for this year, we want your opinions! Not everything can go smoothly each year but we want to see how you all thought things went. With that, we ask that you fill out this form to help us get a better sense about what we could improve on or what we should continue doing for next year’s Winter Carnival. It should only take about 5-10 minutes to fill out but it would be greatly appreciated!


Intramurals


The Student Leadership and Involvement office will be closed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm during Spring Break (March 3-10). We will resume our normal hours starting March 13th.