Student Scoop – February 22, 2023

Submit your nominations for the Student Leadership Awards!

Nominations are due by noon on 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.

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.


Husky Innovate: Telling Your Story

Are you a student who wants to pitch in the New Venture Challenge or another pitch competition? Do you want to make your presentations more compelling?

If so, this workshop is for you. Your ability to pitch greatly improves when you explain your business venture in a persuasive way. What need does your product or service fill? What impact will it have? Communicating your value proposition through the art of storytelling is an important part of connecting with your audience.

Dr. Fiss, who teaches writing, literature, and a course through Pavlis on telling your story, will walk pitch contestants through a process to help them identify key elements of their stories to pitch their innovations. We’ll talk about ways to arrange narrative elements to create a story arc and how to mobilize techniques of storytelling in the service of your innovation.

Join us on February 23, 4-5:30 pm, at the West Collaboration Space in the Pavlis Honors College. Register here by 2/21/23.


Free English Language Tutoring

The Elaine Bacon Literacy Program provides free tutoring by native speakers of American English to the university community including students, staff, faculty, relatives and others not affiliated with the university. Sessions, held on Zoom, are designed to develop English language skills, including reading and speaking. For more information about the program, check out our website: www.elainebaconliteracyprogram.wordpress.com or contact co-directors Elizabeth A. Flynn (eflynn@mtu.edu) or Denise Heikinen (dmh2349@gmail.com).


National Society of Black Engineers and the Black Student Association

Soul Train Night

Join us for Soul Train Night on Saturday, 2/25 from 7-9pm in MUB Ballroom A! It is a themed party where everyone is invited to dress in their best 70s, 80s, and 90s attire. It will be tons of fun, with great music, food, and even a raffle. Please show up, show out, and bring your friends! Don’t forget to practice your hustles. We will be watching 🙂

4th Annual Ebony Gala

Our annual Ebony Gala will be on April 8, 2023, from 7-10pm at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The Ebony Gala is a free community event that highlights NSBE and BSA’s graduating seniors and celebrates black excellence within our community. It is a formal, banquet-style event and there is a limit to the number of attendees.

Please register here.


Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Let’s Eat

We are disappointed to announce that the Let’s Eat performances at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on March 10 and 11, 2023 have been canceled. We made the difficult decision to cancel due to issues with the Canadian company obtaining the necessary U.S. artist visas to perform.

All ticket holders have been contacted and all tickets will be refunded to another event. Ticket holders can expect to see credit card purchases refunded in 7-10 business days. Check refunds for cash and check purchases will be received within a month.

UP-Cycled Fashion Show

7:30 p.m. February 24 & 25 in McArdle Theatre

Join us for Michigan Tech Theatre’s first UP-cycled fashion show: Indigo Mood. Designers will turn denim and other recycled items into fashion to help build awareness of environmental issues. There will be a gallery display of accessory items, a full-length fashion show, and more!
Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at the Rozsa

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of a viola concerto by Marquette composer Griffin Candey. Lara Neves sings Wagner’s transcendent Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Featuring Beethoven’s sublime Symphony No. 7.
Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Music for a Sacred Space

7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26

Michigan Tech Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Jared Anderson, perform an evening of sacred music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden. This concert is an annual fundraiser for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Learn More


Living Room Conversations

Engage with your fellow Huskies on topics that matter to you through guided discussion. Brought to you by the Undergraduate Student Government Political Affairs Committee.

Abortion
Thursday, February 23rd at 6pm in the MUB Superior Room


Ukraine: War and Resistance

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.

War Against Ukraine Talk

24 February 2023 marks the year of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. To reflect on that day, three of the Ukrainian students and researchers will share their stories of 24th February 2022.

When: 02/24/2023 at 3 PM

Where: Room 244 at Van Pelt & Opie Library, or you can join our meeting via Zoom.

Register for Zoom here!


Call for Artists: Computational Art Show

We invite submissions from anyone: from beginning programmers and first-time artists to professional artists/hackers who see colors and hear music in volumes of data. We invite any and all forms of computational art: immersive performance, interactive installations, virtual and augmented reality, visual art, musical compositions, data visualization, and other thought-provoking works inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math.

https://www.mtu.edu/icc/events/art-in-silico/

Submissions are due March 3, 2023, and we will hold an awards banquet/reception at the Orpheum Theater on April 13. 


IT’S WIBIT WEDNESDAY!!

Come make a splash with our new 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:

February 22nd (TONIGHT), March 29

7:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

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


Trivia Bingo hosted by MUB Board

Test your knowledge with trivia bingo hosted by MUB board! Bring your friends and meet us on February 24th from 6-8 PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge. 

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 linktr.ee in our Instagram bio (@mubboard) soon, so follow us for updates.


Film Board presents

Elvis

The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Elvis is rated PG-13

Friday (2/24) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (2/25) 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.


Canterbury House Food Pantry

Canterbury House Food Pantry is back after Winter Carnival! Let us 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.


Design Expo

Scoping your Design Project

Are you planning to participate in Design Expo? Make life for future-you easier by ensuring that all of the data, documentation, pictures, video clips, and more, needed to make a stellar Design Expo presentation are at your fingertips this spring. We’ll share tips, tricks, and tools that you can leverage to collect and organize materials as your project is in progress.

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Library East Reading Room

Registration here: https://mtu.libcal.com/event/9850455?hs=a

Reminder: Register for Design Expo

The 23rd annual Design Expo is being held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, and the registration deadline is approaching!  Want to know more about Design Expo or have questions about registration?  Email designexpo@mtu.edu

Reminder: Register for Design Expo

The 23rd annual Design Expo is being held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, and the registration deadline is approaching!  Want to know more about Design Expo or have questions about registration?  Email designexpo@mtu.edu


National Engineers Week

Tau Beta Pi the Engineering Honor Society is working with student organizations to host several events around campus this week to celebrate National Engineers Week. Some of the events are listed below. Information on these events can be found in these Google Slides or on the College of Engineering Blog. Come celebrate engineering with Tau Beta Pi and on-campus student organizations! 
E-Week Cake with Engineering Fundamentals
Wednesday, February 22nd, 11am to 2pm
Dillman Hall – 112

Tau Beta Pi Alumni Panel
Thursday, February 23rd, 5pm to 6pm
DOW Building – 0642 or on Zoom

Circuit Boards with Blue Marble Security Enterprise
Friday, February 24th, 4pm to 6pm
EERC – 0738

If there are any questions regarding the events, individuals can contact the Vice President of Tau Beta Pi at krlemahi@mtu.edu.


Hanging Out with Innovative Global Solutions

Looking to join an Enterprise? Looking to get involved in real-world projects to raise global living conditions? Hoping to network with leading experts?

Then come hang out with Innovative Global Solutions and learn a little about our mission of creating products for developing countries. You get to hear about our awesome projects, the Infant Incubator, and our Aquaponics system, and hear a little about our Operational Resource Team. All majors are welcome, so bring a friend or two!

When: February 22nd from 5pm to 6pm

Where: M&M 113


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Check-In With Yourself

How are you doing? Like for real, how are you doing? The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being will be holding the Check In With Yourself event on Friday, February 24th from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Stop by the Library Exhibit space to learn more about resources and chat with our counselors and student staff. 

Building Emotional Strength Workshop

Unhappy and don’t know what to do about it? Life is messy, but you can rise above it all. In this three-week workshop, learn how to understand your emotions and keep them from taking over. For more information visit our workshop webpage and sign up! 

Random Acts of Kindness Day

The Well-being Advocates will be maintaining a sticky note wall in the library in observance of February 17th’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day! Head over to add some kind words that you or someone you know might need to hear! You can keep adding until March 3rd! 

Boardgame Group

Do you love board games and making new friends? If you do, Boardgame Group might be for you! 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.


Intramurals

Student Scoop – February 15, 2023

Career Cost is back!

The Career Closet is a give-away of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for Career Fair.

The Career Closet will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Sunday, September 19 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This event will take place in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the Memorial Union Building.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please sign up through GivePulse or email aemarsh1@mtu.edu.


Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students during Spring Career Fair, taken perfectly for your Handshake or LinkedIn profiles. A photographer will take headshots on February 22, 2023, from 12-4 p.m. at the SDC. 

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

Please sign up if you intend to utilize this free service. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on February 21, 2023. This sign-up is for us to have an approximation of expected crowds and does not guarantee you will be able to get in at that exact time. 


Order of Omega Blood Drive

Order of Omega is hosting a blood drive on February 21 and 22, 2023. Come donate blood and give the gift of life! Scan the QR code below to sign up. For more detail, please visit www.involvement.mtu.edu/events.

Date: February 21 and 22

Location: MUB Ballroom

Time: 10 am – 4 pm


Come to the Writing Center! 

If you’re writing something for class, come by the Writing Center at 107 Walker. Our peer coaches can help you review, revise, brainstorm, and more! You can walk in or make an appointment anytime from 10-7 M-F. To make an appointment, visit https://mtu.mywconline.com.


REAC: Modernizing the Railroad

REAC’s February GBM is happening Monday, Feb 20 in Fisher 328 at 7PM. This week we have MTU alum Tom Bartlett (EE, 2008) from Automated Railroad Maintenance Systems. Come see what he’s doing in industry to advance and modernize rail transportation!


Michigan Tech Recreation

IT’S (almost) WIBIT WEDNESDAY!!

Come make a splash with our new 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: February 22nd (NEXT WEEK!), March 297:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only

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

THIS WEEKEND IS SATURDAY SPLASH!!
Can’t make it on a Wednesday night? Come hang out on Saturday afternoon for some more Wild WIBIT Fun!

Saturday Splash: February 18, April 812:00pm – 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 is OPEN!!

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 and tournament information can be found at michigantechrecreation.com


Film Board presents

Wakanda Forever

The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.

Wakanda Forever is rated PG-13

Friday (2/17) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (2/18) 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.


MUB Board presents

Test your knowledge with trivia bingo hosted by MUB board! Bring your friends and meet us on February 24th from 6-8 PM in the MUB Alumni Lounge.


WUPFSC Spring Photo Contest 2023

The Western UP Food Systems Collaborative invites you to join us in sharing our food stories! We are hosting a photo contest to celebrate our communities’ rich foodways. You are invited to submit one or more photos you love for their look, message, or personal meaning to at least one of the following categories: 

  1. Living off the Land 
    1. Examples: Hunting, Gathering, Foraging, Food Landscapes, Health, Well-being
  2. Make It, Bake It, Preserve It
    1. Examples: Canning/Preserves, Value Added Goods, Food Dishes, Gifting Practices, Storing Produce for Winter
  3. Food as Community
    1. Examples: Sharing a dish with family, Trading, Buying from local vendors, Seed swapping, Community gardening, Sharing meals
  4. Growing Practices & Food Prep
    1. Examples: Compost, Crop covers, Hoop houses, Gardening, Preparations for season changes, Preparing for storing food, Preparing meals
  5. Youth (Participants who are 17 or younger)

Photos accompanied by a title and short description can be submitted by using this form. Participants are limited to 5 submissions per person. Submissions are due on February 27 at 11:59 pm EST and winners will be announced shortly thereafter. 

We hope that this contest inspires you to share stories about our community. Sharing your stories with the public is one way to generate knowledge about our community and this knowledge has the power to inspire social change. Please invite others to contribute to or hear our stories – feel free to forward the attached flyer to others. 

Past and present contest submissions are accessible to the public on Flickr @WUPFoodPics (no account needed.) Your photos and stories may also be published on the WUPFSC website, the WUPFSC annual report, or in other WUPFSC publications. Please contact wupfoodsystems@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. 

We look forward to hearing your stories!


Reduce Your Use

Join us at the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for our Reduce Your Use group support session. This is a non-judgmental space for students to explore their substance use habits while learning sustainable methods to feel more in control of their substance use. You can learn more and sign up on our group therapy webpage.  


7th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Join Phi Delta Chi and Xi Sigma Pi for our Annual all-you-can-eat Pancakes Breakfast!! We will have things, so many yummy things including Pancakes (OG, Gluten Free, Choco chip), hash browns, and more. So come down to the MUB Commons this Saturday from 12p-3p to enjoy and bring your friends. We will be accepting cash, Venmo, and card. 


Intramurals

Student Scoop – February 8, 2023

Free Professional Headshots for Students at Career Fair

The Office of Alumni Engagement is offering free professional headshots for students during Spring Career Fair, taken perfectly for your Handshake or LinkedIn profiles. A photographer will take headshots on February 22, 2023, from 12-4 p.m. at the SDC. 

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

Please sign up if you intend to utilize this free service. The deadline to sign up is 4 p.m. on February 21, 2023. This sign-up is for us to have an approximation of expected crowds and does not guarantee you will be able to get in at that exact time. 


SMLS Valentine’s Day Bake Sale



Free Chili during the All-Nighter

Free Chili, courtesy of the Alumni Engagement Office, USG and GSG

Wednesday, February 8 • 7 p.m. – chili runs out

Outside the Library front doors • All-Nighter

In partnership with USG and GSG, the Office of Alumni Engagement will be serving free chili starting at 7 p.m. until it is gone. Stop by and enjoy a free, warm meal during the All-Nighter festivities!


Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action

The Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action (KYCA) is hosting a divestment information session on February 15th from 5-6 pm in Fisher 135. Over the last few years, we have been trying to get Michigan Tech to divest from fossil fuels and are putting on this info session to help inform the students about what we are doing. Come with questions and we will love to answer them.

Check us out on Instagram (@keweenawyca) or send us an email (kyca@mtu.edu) if you have any questions in the meantime.


Craft Night with CDI

Love to craft? So do we! Come join the CDI on February 14th from 5pm to 7:30pm for a Craft Night. Feel free to use our supplies or bring your own!


AISES Pre-Valentine’s Day Bake Sale


Winter Carnival Comedian Mikey Day

Join us for this year’s Winter Carnival comedian, Mikey Day! Blue Key and Late Night Programming are hosting the hilarious Is it Cake host, SNL cast member, and stand-up comedian.

What to expect: 30 minutes of stand-up and 30 minutes of Q&A

Content Considerations // college humor, mature themes, and adult language

ABOUT MIKEY DAY

Mikey Day recently completed his sixth season as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” after joining the show as a writer for the 2013-14 season.

During his first season as a cast member, Day gained recognition for his wildly popular “Haunted Elevator (ft. David S. Pumpkins)” sketch with Tom Hanks as well as his Donald Trump Jr. impression.

Day is the host of Netflix’s hit baking contest series “Is It Cake?,” which will return for a second season.

Day was a member of the Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles and a cast member on Nick Cannon’s MTV comedy series “Wild ‘N Out” for seven seasons. He was also a head writer on Cartoon Network’s “Incredible Crew,” co-head writer and cast member on NBC’s “Maya & Marty” and co-writer for the 2016 comedy “Brother Nature.” Alongside “SNL” writer Streeter Seidell, Day wrote “Home Sweet Home Alone.”

Tickets are $20 for the general public but are free for students.


Winter Carnival Book Sale @ the Library

Friends of the Michigan Tech Library presents their Winter Carnival Book Sale, Saturday, February 11, 2023 the lobby of the Van Pelt and Opie Library from 11am to 4pm. Hundreds and hundreds of gently used books for sale at $2 or less!  Fiction, history, arts and crafts, some DVDs, and more! Cash, Card, and Check accepted. 


SDH Open House

The Sustainability Demonstration House tenants invite you to attend our upcoming open house during Carni Week on Thursday, February 9th, from 4-7 pm!

The house is open to students, their families, and community members. Please come to tour the house, see our systems, and learn how you can practice sustainable living too! Please see the flyer attached for more information. 

The house is located at 21680 Woodland Rd, two houses down from McNair and Hillside Place. For the first time since the pandemic hit, we will have free pizza available while supplies last! We hope to see you there! 

Feel free to reach out to sdh@mtu.edu with any questions. 


Upcoming USG Elections

It’s election season! Nominations for Undergraduate Student Government Executive Board positions and At-Large Representative positions are now open. On Monday, February 20th, elections for these positions will open. 

Executive Board positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. At-Large Representatives specifically hold the responsibility of having the entire undergraduate population as their constituency. 

USG is a body of undergraduate students that represents the interests of the student body through advocacy, meetings with members of the administration, and passing legislation. USG is also responsible for allocating the Student Activity Fee for RSOs budgets and providing additional funding through the Opportunity and Reserve Funds. 

USG members attend a weekly body meeting, work on a committee, and serve three weekly office hours. You are strongly encouraged to nominate someone you believe would be a good fit for USG and to vote in the elections that open on Monday, February 20th, and Monday, March 20th!


PADI Open Water SCUBA Course

Registration for the next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course will open next Friday (February 10) at 8 a.m.

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and be able to swim 200 yards comfortably.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, March 24 — 5-10 p.m., SDC
  • Saturday, March 25 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., SDC
  • Sunday, March 26 — 8 a.m. to noon, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, or Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees, and training materials). The deadline to register is March 17.

For more information, visit our PADI Open Water SCUBA Course page.


Husky Innovate presents

Interested in competing at this year’s New Venture Challenge (NVC) Pitch Competition?

Getting ready to try to raise capital for your startup business?
Join us on February 15, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm for an online presentation:  Finance Your Innovation

Presented by Chief Commercial Officer, Patrick Visser with the MTEC SmartZone, our local business incubator, this workshop will cover founder capital fundraising strategies and choices including bootstrapping, angel investment, venture capital investment, and growth capital financing.   

This workshop is open to all students.  Those interested in the New Venture Challenge will find this workshop helpful when applying to NVC and should plan to attend.

Register by 2/13/23


Swing Club presents

SnoBall Crash Course

Want to learn a few moves before the SnoBall on February 12th? Join the MTU Swing Club on Thursday, February 9th, for lessons on East Coast, Waltz, and Polka! The event is from 2pm-5pm, but you don’t have to stay the full three hours. Here is the schedule:

  • East Coast Lesson 2-3pm
  • Waltz from 3-4pm
  • Polka from 4-5pm 

No partner or experience needed, all are welcomed. Water breaks in between!

Location: DHH Ballroom

Thursday, February 9th, 2pm-5pm

Winter Carnival: SnoBall 2023

Celebrate the end of Winter Carnival and enjoy some live hits from the jiving 20s performed by the MTU Jazz Lab Band! The event is free for everyone to attend. The event is brought to you by the Swing Club at Michigan Tech, Blue Key Honor Society, and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

Free snacks and a cash bar provided.

Location: Rozsa Center for Performing Arts

Saturday, February 12th, 9:00pm-Midnight


WUPFSC Spring Photo Contest 2023

The Western UP Food Systems Collaborative invites you to join us in sharing our food stories! We are hosting a photo contest to celebrate our communities’ rich foodways. You are invited to submit one or more photos you love for their look, message, or personal meaning to at least one of the following categories: 

  1. Living off the Land 
    1. Examples: Hunting, Gathering, Foraging, Food Landscapes, Health, Well-being
  2. Make It, Bake It, Preserve It
    1. Examples: Canning/Preserves, Value Added Goods, Food Dishes, Gifting Practices, Storing Produce for Winter
  3. Food as Community
    1. Examples: Sharing a dish with family, Trading, Buying from local vendors, Seed swapping, Community gardening, Sharing meals
  4. Growing Practices & Food Prep
    1. Examples: Compost, Crop covers, Hoop houses, Gardening, Preparations for season changes, Preparing for storing food, Preparing meals
  5. Youth (Participants who are 17 or younger)

Photos accompanied by a title and short description can be submitted by using this form. Participants are limited to 5 submissions per person. Submissions are due on February 27 at 11:59 pm EST and winners will be announced shortly thereafter. 

We hope that this contest inspires you to share stories about our community. Sharing your stories with the public is one way to generate knowledge about our community and this knowledge has the power to inspire social change. Please invite others to contribute to or hear our stories – feel free to forward the attached flyer to others. 

Past and present contest submissions are accessible to the public on Flickr @WUPFoodPics (no account needed.) Your photos and stories may also be published on the WUPFSC website, the WUPFSC annual report, or in other WUPFSC publications. Please contact wupfoodsystems@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. 

We look forward to hearing your stories!


Delta Phi Epsilon 36-Hour Teeter-Totter

Delta Phi Epsilon Presents Teeter Totter for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. From Wednesday, February 8th at 8am until Thursday, February 9th at 8pm Delta Phi Epsilon will be Teeter-Tottering outside of the library for our annual 36-hour teeter-totter event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donations to CFF can be made at the teeter-totter site or using the QR code on the poster. We can’t wait to see you out there!


Tau Kappa Epsilon Cookies for a Cause

Tau Kappa Epsilon is hosting a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital during All-Nighter on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 6-10 PM. Tables will be set up behind their month-long statue site next to the Administration Building. Cookies with every donation (while supplies last). Suggested donation of $2-3. Cash and Venmo options. 



MUB Board presents

Chilled Out Karaoke

Sing along with your friends and enjoy some giveaways while you warm up during the Winter Carnival all-nighter! Mocktails will be provided by the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being!

Stuff-A-Husky

Join us for the 10th anniversary of this MUB tradition! You will have the opportunity to stuff a husky, giraffe, baby goat, dragon, or leopard!


Hot Cocoa & IRHC Specialty Mugs

Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC) will be handing out hot cocoa in the new IRHC specialty mugs for this year during the Broomball All-Star Game this Wednesday. Mugs of hot cocoa will be given out starting at 8pm sharp until supplies run out. Be sure to get to the Cocoa Shack to warm up with some hot cocoa in a new IRHC mug!

When: February 8th starting at 8pm

Where: Broomball Cocoa Shack


Order of Omega Blood Drive

Order of Omega is hosting a blood drive on February 21 and 22, 2023. Come donate blood and give the gift of life! Scan the QR code below to sign up. For more detail, please visit www.involvement.mtu.edu/events.

Date: February 21 and 22

Location: MUB Ballroom

Time: 10 am – 4 pm


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Sign-up for our Building Emotional Strength Workshop!

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being offers a variety of group therapy sessions and workshops throughout the semester. Sign up for our Building Emotional Strength Workshop by visiting our website to learn more.

Mocktails

The President’s Council for Health and Well-being is partnering with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being to bring mocktails to the Winter Carnival All-Nighter! Stop by the MUB after 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8th to grab a quick drink! 

Bigfoot Gloweshoe

Join us for the annual Bigfoot Glowshoe Event held up at the Michigan Tech Recreation Trials. The event will be a glowing good time, complete with snowshoes, glowsticks, chili and maybe even a Bigfoot sighting! For registration information, please visit the Michigan Tech Central Ticket Office Website. You can also visit our events webpage to read more about our seasonal events!

Student registration is only $5 (includes snowshoe rental)!  We look forward to seeing you out there!


Phi Delta Chi and Delta Upsilon 

Join us Friday, Feb 10th from 8p-12a in front of the DU house for cookies, hot cocoa, music, and socializing!! The address is 1101 College Ave, so come on by. We take cash and Venmo. 

Student Scoop – February 1, 2023

Job Opportunity at SLI

Student Leadership and Involvement is hiring! If you want to be involved in helping the community and join a welcoming office environment, apply here! The position specifically works with our community service Initiatives and supports GivePulse, but also serves in a general capacity in our office.

This is a Federal work-study position. Work-study is a source of financial aid that is awarded by the Financial Aid Office and is based upon unmet financial need and availability of funding. If you have work-study listed as part of your financial aid package, you are eligible to apply for all work-study positions, including this one, through Handshake.


Student Organization Office Survey

Did you know there’s a Student Organization Office available for you to use?

Some groups utilize this space regularly and some don’t even know it exists. We would like your feedback on this space, known as MUB 106. The feedback from this survey will help us to create a better space for all RSOs that is both welcoming and functional. We invite anyone to complete this brief google form.


Career Closet is back!

The Career Closet is a give-away of gently worn business clothing possible to assist students in preparing for Career Fair.

The Career Closet will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and Sunday, September 19 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This event will take place in the Superior Room and Makerspace in the Memorial Union Building.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please sign up through GivePulse or email aemarsh1@mtu.edu.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Now Hiring!


Nominations are now open for the 29th Annual Student Leadership Awards!

On behalf of the University community, we are now seeking nominations for the 29th Annual Student Leadership Awards! Take a minute to nominate a fellow standout student today!

All awards and their information can be found on the Student Leadership Awards webpage. For each award, click on the award title to read more about the requirements and to access the nomination form. Awards include:

Individual Student Awards

President’s Award for Leadership

Provost’s Award for Scholarship

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

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

Organization Awards

Exceptional Civic Engagement Award

Exceptional Program of the Year

Most Improved Student Organization

Student Organization of the Year

Community & Staff Awards

Clair M Donovan Award

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Nominations for the President’s Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities, the William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award, and the Percy Julian Award are due by noon on Friday, March 3rd. Nominations for all other awards are due by noon on Friday, March 17th.

The nominees and recipients of each award will be honored at the 29th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom.

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu or 7-1963.


Design Expo 2023: Sign Up Now

WHAT: A showcase of Enterprise, Senior Design, and Capstone projects

WHO: Enterprise and Senior Design Teams

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Van Pelt and Opie Library (first floor) and the Memorial Union Building (ballroom)

HOW: Go to www.mtu.edu/expo before 3/3/23


Barbell Club


Blue Key presents

Winter Carnival Banner Painting Voting Open Now!

We need your Vote! Banner Painting for Winter Carnival 2023 is open now and will end on February 10th. The voting form is attached below, and the banners are hung along the Art Rail 2nd floor in the Opie Library which is located next to the bridge that connects with Rehki, please stop by and check it out!

VOTE HERE

Winter Carnival Royalty Voting Open Now!

Voting is open for you to support your favorite Winter Carnival Royalty Candidate! Please follow the link below to vote:

https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/submitter/election/start/574516

Voting closes at 5:00 pm on Feb 3rd! Vote Now!

Also, make sure to go support all the candidates at the Royalty Coronation this Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at 7pm in the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts! Tickets are free for students, $5 for non-MTU students, and $10 for the general public.


International Students Forums 2023

Worried you are living in a social and political bubble and are not getting exposed to outside viewpoints despite being surrounded by a wonderfully diverse campus? Come to the first-ever International Student’s Forum at Michigan Tech to respectfully share your voice and listen to different perspectives at one of two forum options on Monday, January 30th, and Thursday, February 2nd at 5 pm in the Library East Reading Room. The event will begin with a moderated discussion including participants from the African Student Organization, Indian Student Organization, Bangladeshi Student Association, Nepalese Student Association, Graduate Student Government, among others. Pizza and refreshments will be provided as well as time for more casual conversations. 

All undergraduate and graduate students, of any nationality, are invited to the first-ever International Student’s Forum to respectfully share and hear the viewpoints of their diverse classmates about life, major issues, and culture all over the world.

This event was planned in partnership between the Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Social Sciences International Relations class to increase opportunities for students of varying backgrounds to interact. Registration is not required, but you can help us make sure we have enough pizza by registering for the Monday, Jan. 30th forum or the Thursday, Feb. 2nd forum. 


Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Standard Singles Tournament

Date: Sunday, February 5th at 5:00 pm
Location: Walker 109

The Pokemon League at Michigan Tech will be holding a Scarlet and Violet tournament on Sunday the 5th in Walker 109. Registration will start at 5pm, and the tournament will start shortly after. The standard singles format will be used which is OU+the item clause. Matches will be 6v6, best of 1. End time will depend on the number of entrants. Beginners are welcome, and if you want help with team-building, feel free to ask in our discord at http://discord.gg/36RSMH.


Phi Delta Chi

Cookie Decorating with Phi Delta Chi

Join Phi Delta Chi tonight, February 1st from 7-8 pm at the PDC house for Valentine’s day themed cookie decorating! All women and nonbinary people are welcome!! The address is 601 Agate St, and rides leave from WADS by the front desk at 6:55 p.m.Hope to see you there, contact Josie Kalepp at 920.574.5386 with any questions 🙂

Easter” egg painting with Phi Delta Chi

Join Phi Delta Chi this Monday, February 6th from 7-8 pm in the MUB Commons for “Easter” egg painting! All women and nonbinary people are welcome, contact Josie Kalepp at 920.574.5386 with any questions 🙂 We hope to see you there!


SMLS Valentine’s Day Bake Sale


Free Chili during the All-Nighter

Free Chili, courtesy of the Alumni Engagement Office, USG and GSG

Wednesday, February 8 • 7 p.m. – chili runs out

Outside the Library front doors • All-Nighter

In partnership with USG and GSG, the Office of Alumni Engagement will be serving free chili starting at 7 p.m. until it is gone. Stop by and enjoy a free, warm meal during the All-Nighter festivities!


Triangle Fraternity Recruitment Event: Jackbox Games Night!

Join Triangle Fraternity on Thursday 2/2 from 7 pm – 9 pm at 1307 Ruby Ave! Come and hang out with the brothers!

Questions? Contact: triangle-rec@mtu.edu 


MUB Board presents

Chilled Out Karaoke

Sing along with your friends and enjoy some giveaways while you warm up during the Winter Carnival all-nighter! Mocktails will be provided by the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being!

Stuff-A-Husky

Join us for the 10th anniversary of this MUB tradition! You will have the opportunity to stuff a husky, giraffe, baby goat, dragon, or leopard!


Intramural Sports


Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being presents

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 professionals 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! 

Mocktails

The President’s Council for Health and Well-being is partnering with the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being to bring mocktails to the Winter Carnival All-Nighter! Stop by the MUB after 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8th to grab a quick drink! 

Bigfoot Gloweshoe

Join us for the annual Bigfoot Glowshoe Event held up at the Michigan Tech Recreation Trials.  The event will be a glowing good time, complete with snowshoes, glowsticks, chili, and maybe even a Bigfoot sighting!  For registration information, please visit the Michigan Tech Central Ticket Office Website. You can also visit our events webpage to read more about our seasonal events!

Student registration is only $5 (includes snowshoe rental)!  We look forward to seeing you out there!


Husky Innovate presents: Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Join us on February 1 from 4-5pm for an online entrepreneurship panel discussion celebrating entrepreneurship with four entrepreneurial leaders who have had successful careers forging their own path forward. 

Successful entrepreneurs and philanthropic leaders; Rebeccca Ufkes, Phil Ufkes, Thu Brule, and David Brule will share their experiences, knowledge, and insights about how to lead through entrepreneurship.  Our panelists have had success starting multiple businesses, heading up major corporations, supporting students, and leading community improvement.  From White House recognition, to multiple successful exits for hundreds of millions of dollars, these panelists have a range of experiences and expertise.  They have led ventures housed right here in the UP and across the nation in fields including technology, manufacturing, and the beauty industry.

The panelists will share their views and experiences on topics including:  What does an aspiring entrepreneur need to be a success? What is the career path of an entrepreneur?  What are the skill sets and mindsets of an entrepreneur?  How does where you reside affect your opportunities?

Register Here!
Join us on February 1 from 4-5pm for an online entrepreneurship panel discussion celebrating entrepreneurship with four entrepreneurial leaders who have had successful careers forging their own path forward. 

Successful entrepreneurs and philanthropic leaders; Rebeccca Ufkes, Phil Ufkes, Thu Brule, and David Brule will share their experiences, knowledge, and insights about how to lead through entrepreneurship.  Our panelists have had success starting multiple businesses, heading up major corporations, supporting students, and leading community improvement.  From White House recognition, to multiple successful exits for hundreds of millions of dollars, these panelists have a range of experiences and expertise.  They have led ventures housed right here in the UP and across the nation in fields including technology, manufacturing, and the beauty industry.

The panelists will share their views and experiences on topics including:  What does an aspiring entrepreneur need to be a success? What is the career path of an entrepreneur?  What are the skill sets and mindsets of an entrepreneur?  How does where you reside affect your opportunities?

Register Here!

Student Scoop – January 25, 2023

Spring Involvement Fair 2023

Join us at the Spring Involvement Fair in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on Monday, January 30th from 12-4 pm!

The Spring Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with many student leaders, discover organizations they might want to join, and become a part of an organization where they can find friends, fun, and great experiences! Best of all, plenty of Michigan Tech’s Registered Student Organizations will have activities so you can learn more about them and how you can get involved.

With well over 240 Student Organizations at Michigan Tech, there is something for everyone. This year’s Fair will feature green giveaways for the first 125 participants, prizes, and snacks for participating students!

If you have any questions, please contact rso@mtu.edu.


HuskyLEAD Presents…

Student Org Budgeting

Thursday, January 26th at 6 PM

MUB Ballroom A1

It is officially budget season for Student Organizations! You’ve attended the mandatory budget hearing session, now what? Join the Student Leadership and Involvement RSO Coordinator, Leah Joy, to learn more about creating and maintaining an organizational budget, the policies and procedures that impact you, and additional ways to fund your organization’s activities! We hope to see you then in MUB Ballroom A1!

Supporting Your Peer’s Mental Health

Tuesday, January 31st at 6 PM

MUB Ballroom A1

For too many students, mental health is the leading reason they struggle in school or don’t graduate. We know our community wants to help, but you may not always know how. Join Brianna Kratz, Assistant Director of Residence Education and Mental Health First Aid trainer, to learn how to:

  • promote self-care with your peers 
  • support individual and group mental health
  • create a safe space to discuss mental health concerns
  • recognize signs that someone might need help
  • access other useful resources and training

We hope you will join our campus community in supporting well-being!


Black History Month Exhibit

Black History Month is among us! It is a time of learning, observance, and, most of all…celebration! Please join the Black Students Association (BSA) in celebrating BHM by contributing to the exhibit in the library. This exhibit will be up all month starting February 1st, and all members of the Michigan Tech community are invited and encouraged to submit any form of art (painting, poem, drawing, poster, etc.) to be included in the exhibit. The theme is all things Black Excellence, Innovation, & Joy. The exhibit is meant to be uplifting, and the theme is intentionally broad to inspire creativity. Don’t worry about being an artist! Just have fun. Submissions can be made to the CDI weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm either anonymously or by leaving your first and last name for credit.

The Deadline to submit is Monday, January 30th. Not sure what to submit? Please join us on Thursday, January 26th, from 6 – 8 pm at the library (room 244), where we will provide free canvases, paint, poster boards, markers, and construction paper for those interested. Hope to see you there!”

For any questions, please get in touch with Arlethia Bell at agbell@mtu.edu or Chris Sanders at cjsande1@mtu.edu.


MI Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Course

Earn your MI Concealed Pistol License (CPL) through this one-day course brought to you by Michigan Tech Recreation, the SDC Shooting Range, and 906 Tactical. This is the course you must take to get your Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). This is the premier course in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) course covers what you need to carry a loaded weapon safely in open spaces. Rental equipment is available for an additional fee. Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class. No experience is necessary. Class size is limited.

Four dates to choose from. Registration opens January 18, 8:00am.

  • Saturday, February 4 (registration closes February 1, 11:59pm)
  • Saturday, February 18 (registration closes February 15, 11:59pm)
  • Saturday, March 25 (registration closes March 22, 11:59pm)
  • Saturday, April 22 (registration closes April 19, 11:59pm)
  • Saturday, May 20 (registration closes May 17, 11:59)

Location

SDC Shooting Range and SDC Classroom 238Cost

  • $150/person (with own equipment )
  • $185/person (with rental equipment 9mm pistol)

Special Requirements

  • Minimum age 20 years old
  • Individuals are responsible for supplying their own ammunition (100 rounds).
  • There will be a firearms proficiency test and a written test that students will have to pass to complete the course.
  • Students agree to comply with all commands issued on the range and in the classroom.

Learn More


Study Abroad Program

Looking for a great study abroad opportunity? Look no further than the Summer Track B 2023 Crossing Borders: Study Abroad in Cumbria, UK. This four-week program takes in the history and archaeology of northwestern England and Southern Scotland and includes six credits of (HASS) coursework. See the program poster for dates on upcoming program info sessions and a QR code link to the application form.

Questions? email Dr. Dan Trepal at djtrepal@mtu.edu.


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is Now Hiring!


Support the National Bone Marrow Registry!


African Student Organization Potluck

You are cordially invited to a potluck social gathering! Come join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, and good company.

Bring your favorite dish to share with the group, and we’ll provide the rest.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Date: January 28

Time: 6:00-10:00 pm

Location: 1800 Woodmar Dr, Houghton MI 49931


Zoom Course for All-Nighter Statue Building

Join us, on February 6th at 7:30pm, on Zoom for a snow statue-building course hosted by Sculptora Borealis, the reigning national snow statue-building champions!

In this course, you will learn tips, tricks, and best practices for making elaborate snow sculptures with limited time. You’ll learn how to plan your cuts to improve the integrity of your structure. You’ll learn what tools you can find in the area (or make yourself) so you can work smarter and not harder. This event is free and everyone is welcome to participate. RSVP yes and join us to get ready for the All-Nighter!

RSVP Here


Design Expo 2023: Sign Up Now

WHAT: A showcase of Enterprise, Senior Design, and Capstone projects

WHO: Enterprise and Senior Design Teams

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Van Pelt and Opie Library (first floor) and the Memorial Union Building (ballroom)

HOW: Go to www.mtu.edu/expo before 3/3/23


Winter Clothing Swap

Students for Sustainability are starting out the semester with the Winter 2023 Clothing Swap! If you are looking for a chance to clean out your closet, get some new clothes, or get FREE clothing, The Clothing Swap is a fantastic way to get rid of your unwanted clothes and get new clothes in an environmentally conscious way. The Clothing Swap is completely FREE through the use of donations. You do not have to donate to participate!

To donate, please bring any used clothing to any of the provided bins in Wads, DHH, McNair, the Library, and the MUBCheck out s4s_mtu on Instagram for clothing bin locations. Donations are also accepted on the days of the event as well.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the Library between 11am-3pm on Thursday, January 26th, and Friday, January 27th to find some new free clothes!


Michigan Tech Recreation

IT’S WIBIT WEDNESDAY!!
Come make a splash with our new 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: January 25th (TODAY!), February 22nd, March 297:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only
5pm-7pm SDC Access Pass Holders Only (minimum 1-month Access)

DOGHOUSE TOURNAMENT

Registration for our 2023 Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is OPEN!!
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 and tournament information can be found at michigantechrecreation.com


Triangle Fraternity Recruitment Event: Billiards with Triangle and Triangle Tuesday! 

Billiards with Triangle Fraternity

Join Triangle Fraternity this Saturday from 1 pm to 3 pm at MUB Commons for Billiards. Come and meet the brothers! 

Triangle Fraternity Presents: Triangle Tuesday

Join Triangle Fraternity on Tuesday 1/31 from 6 pm – 8 pm at 1307 Ruby Ave! Come and hang out with the brothers! Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Beverages are provided!

Questions? Contact: triangle-rec@mtu.edu 


Film Board presents

The Bad Guys

To avoid prison, a gang of notorious animal criminals pretend to seek being rehabilitated, only for their leader to secretly find that he genuinely wants to change his ways.

The Bad Guys is rated PG

Friday (1/27) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (1/28) 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.


Social Anxiety Workshop – Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Feeling comfortable around large groups can be really difficult! We would like to offer you a safe space in the form of a workshop to explore your social anxiety. In this workshop, you can expect to learn healthy coping strategies and meet people who experience similar feelings to you! Register prior to attending. We can’t wait to see you there!

Learn more on our workshop website

When: Fridays 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 01/27, 02/03, 02/17 & 02/24


Intramural Sports

Student Scoop – January 18, 2023

Resident Assistant Applications are Open!

Residence Education and Housing Services is seeking students who want to help create an inclusive and supportive community in the residence halls. Our RAs work directly with students to celebrate their successes and help them through the tough days, too. The RA experience is one that will help you develop your leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. 

Interested in applying? Learn more about the process and get your application here


HuskyLEAD Presents…

Student Org Budgeting

Thursday, January 26th at 6 PM

MUB Ballroom A1

It is officially budget season for Student Organizations! You’ve attended the mandatory budget hearing session, now what? Join the Student Leadership and Involvement RSO Coordinator, Leah Joy, to learn more about creating and maintaining an organizational budget, the policies and procedures that impact you, and additional ways to fund your organization’s activities! We hope to see you then in MUB Ballroom A1!

Supporting Your Peer’s Mental Health

Tuesday, January 31st at 6 PM

MUB Ballroom A1

For too many students, mental health is the leading reason they struggle in school or don’t graduate. We know our community wants to help, but you may not always know how. Join Brianna Kratz, Assistant Director of Residence Education and Mental Health First Aid trainer, to learn how to:

  • promote self-care with your peers 
  • support individual and group mental health
  • create a safe space to discuss mental health concerns
  • recognize signs that someone might need help
  • access other useful resources and training

We hope you will join our campus community in supporting well-being!


Dee Zee Week

Come hang out with the sisters of Delta Zeta! The next week will be filled with many fun activities from Jeopardy to PJs and Pancakes!

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


McNair Scholars Program: Want to go to Grad School for free?

Have you ever thought about doing research and getting paid to do it? Have you ever thought about going to grad school and not having to worry about the burden of taking out a student loan? Have you heard about Michigan Tech’s McNair Scholars Program?

The MTU McNair Scholars program allows students to:

  • Earn money to do summer research in your field of study plus free room and board
  • Receive support to present research at regional and national conferences
  • Get loan-free support for graduate school

Applications open soon for our first group of Scholars. Want to learn more? Please register for one of our information sessions:

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A (Zoom option available)
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2 p.m. in MUB Alumni Lounge (Zoom option available)

For more information please email mcnair@mtu.edu.


Mind Trekkers

Join Mind Trekkers as we travel to Escanaba January 26th-27th, to host the Hidden Coast Festival!

Together with Bay College and area businesses and community organizations we will excite over 600 8th-grade students and showcase incredible opportunities and careers in STEM fields.  Transportation, lodging, and a daily stipend are provided! Mind Trekkers events also count towards service hour goals!

To learn more or to sign-up, please reach out to Mind Trekkers at mindtrekkers@mtu.edu.


March for Life: Houghton-Hancock

Students for Life at Michigan Tech invites you to a March for Life right here in Houghton! We will carry signs with peaceful, positive, pro-life statements on them and walk from the Rosza Center lawn to the Life Outreach Center in Hancock, where refreshments will be served. The event begins at 2:30pm outside of the Rosza on Saturday, January 21; transportation will be provided back to the Rosza after the walk if needed. 

With questions, please email sflife@mtu.edu


Explore Majors in Social Sciences Open House

This is a casual, drop-in style event where students can learn about majors within the Social Sciences department, including: Anthropology, History, Policy and Community Development, Social Sciences, and Sustainability Science and Society. There will be pizza and snacks. Faculty and current students will be on hand to discuss options and share experiences. All current or future MTU students with some curiosity about any of these majors or the Social Sciences department are welcome! This is informal with no specific agenda so come for any period of time between 5:00-6:30.

January 19th, 5 to 6:30 pm, Library East Reading Room

Questions? Please contact Richelle Winkler, Social Sciences Undergraduate Director, rwinkler@mtu.edu.


Students for Sustainability

Students for Sustainability are starting out the semester with the Winter 2023 Clothing Swap!

If you are looking for a chance to clean out your closet, get some new clothes, or get FREE clothing, The Clothing Swap is a fantastic way to get rid of your unwanted clothes and get new clothes in an environmentally conscious way. The Clothing Swap is completely FREE through the use of donations. You do not have to donate to participate! To donate, please bring any used clothing to any of the provided bins in Wads, DHH, McNair, the Library, and the MUBCheck out @s4s_mtu on Instagram for clothing bin locations. Donations are also accepted the days of the event as well.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the Library between 11am-3pm on Thursday, January 26th and Friday, January 27th to find some new free clothes!


Phi Delta Chi

Just Dance with Phi Delta Chi

Join Phi Delta Chi tonight, January 18th from 8-9 pm in the DHH Ballroom for just dance! Bring your phone for point tracking, all women and nonbinary people are welcome!!

Hope to see you there, contact Josie Kalepp at 920.574.5386 with any questions 🙂

Frozen Yogurt Bar with Phi Delta Chi

Join Phi Delta Chi this Monday, January 23rd from 8-9 pm at the PDC house for a free frozen yogurt bar!

All women and nonbinary people are welcome, contact Josie Kalepp at 920.574.5386 with any questions 🙂

The address is 601 Agate St, and rides leave from WADS by the front desk at 7:55 p.m.Hope to see you there!


Cookies, Crafts, and Conversations about Stalking

The student organization, SAVE, is hosting an event for Stalking Awareness Month. Students are invited to come to enjoy cookies, cocoa, and crafts while learning about stalking behaviors and resources. This event will take place on Wednesday, January 18th, at 6:00 p.m. in the WADS Annex Room. Dial Help will be there, offering volunteer hours. We can’t wait to see you there!

Title IX – National Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey

Starting on Monday, January 16, 2023, all graduate and undergraduate students over the age of 18 will be asked to participate in the National Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey. This survey is anonymous and only takes about 15 minutes. Students will receive an email with a link to the survey and will have a chance to win prizes.

By completing this survey, it will provide Michigan Tech with important information on campus sexual misconduct prevalence and responses. Preventing and remedying sexual misconduct is essential to creating a safer and more inclusive campus. Title IX is dedicated to making sure that all students have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from our programs and activities.


Railroad Engineering and Activities – General Business Meeting


It’s WIBIT Wednesday!

Come make a splash with our new 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: January 25th, February 22nd, March 297:30pm-9:30pm MTU Students Only
5pm-7pm SDC Access Pass Holders Only (minimum 1-month Access)


Roof Shoveling with the Lutheran Collegians

Come and experience the quintessential UP winter event: shoveling a roof! The Lutheran Collegians RSO is hosting a snow shoveling event and would love for you to share in the fun and enjoy a free meal, all while serving a local church! Details are listed on the graphic.


Lunar New Year Trivia Night

SASE and Quiz Bowl will be hosting a Lunar New Year Trivia Night. Stop by to play trivia, win prizes, get snacks, and learn about Lunar New Year and Asian Cultures. People can compete in teams of up to 4 people. No prior Lunar New Year knowledge is required. There will also be a raffle at the end of the event for an opportunity for everyone to win prizes!

Date: Sunday, 1/22/2023

Time: 7pm

Location: DHH Ballroom


Bowling Night with Turning Point USA at MTU

Come join the members of Turning Point USA for a bowling night this Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting outside of Fisher 328 at 6:15 pm to coordinate transportation and bring $5 to cover shoe rentals.

If you have any questions, come visit us at our table this Wednesday in Fisher, or contact Braeden Beutz at bjbeutz@mtu.edu. We hope to see you all there!


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Sign-up for Groups and Workshops

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being offers a variety of group therapy sessions and workshops throughout the semester.
Group therapy can be an effective form of treatment for various reasons, including receiving support from others with a similar concern, learning more about the topic through group education, helping to feel not alone, and providing support to others in the group.

  • See our group therapy offerings and sign-up on our website! 

Workshops are a great option for students who wish to explore various aspects of their well-being in an informal setting. All of our workshops are led by licensed counselors, but the focus is geared toward personal exploration and development. 

  • See our workshop offerings on our website! 

MUB Board presents

7 Days of MUB

Join us January 18-25 for 7 Days of MUB! This is an opportunity to learn more about our organization, who we are, and how to get involved! It’s kicking off tomorrow with a Bake Not-Sale (free baked goods!) in the library from 1-3. We hope to see you there, and check out our socials @mubboard to stay up to date with the rest of the festivities!

Comedian Jeff Scheen

Jeff Scheen grew up in Northern Michigan surrounded by trees and dirt roads. That will make any kid a weirdo, and Jeff has no problem telling you about it! Join us in the MUB Ballroom this Saturday from 9-10pm for some great laughs!

Laser Tag

Join us, with help from local company Respawn, for some laser tag! Signups are at the door and include at least two 10-minute games of two teams of four. We hope to see you at the SDC Multipurpose Room on January 28 from 2-4! 

Student Scoop – January 11, 2023

Last chance to register for Catalyst by LeaderShape!

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of. A catalyst starts something. It provokes change or action. You can be a catalyst.

Join other student leaders who also want to start something extraordinary for this impactful program! Catalyst is ideal for students who are new to a leadership role on campus or those that are interested in taking on a position soon such as an executive board role, resident assistant, orientation team leader, etc.

The approximate schedule and topics are as follows:

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

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

RSVPs must be received via Involvement Link by the end of the day on Monday, January 16th to ensure adequate program supplies.


Spring Involvement Fair 2023

The Spring Involvement Fair will take place in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on Monday, January 30th from 12-4 pm.

The Spring Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with many student leaders, discover organizations they might want to join, and become a part of an organization where they can find friends, fun, and great experiences! Best of all, plenty of Michigan Tech’s Registered Student Organizations will have activities so you can learn more about them and how you can get involved.

With well over 240 Student Organizations at Michigan Tech, there is something for everyone. This year’s Fair will feature green giveaways for the first 150 participants, prizes, and snacks for participating students!

Register Your RSO Here!

The deadline to sign up and submit a risk management plan (if any activities at your table may involve risk) is January 16th.

If you have any questions, please contact rso@mtu.edu.


Mandatory Budget Hearing Information Session Reminder

“Budget Hearings” is the process we use to determine how much money each open Registered Student Organization will receive for the next year. If you do not participate in budget hearings, you will not receive a budget for the 2023-24 school year.

You need to attend a Mandatory Budget Hearing Information Session. Attendance will be taken. There is a budget penalty for not attending.

  • Wednesday, January 11th, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Fisher 139)
  • Thursday, January 12th, 3PM – 4PM (Fisher 139)
  • Friday, January 13th, 5PM – 6PM (Fisher 139)

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Calling Volunteers for Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading Day!

This year’s MLK Reading Day is coming up fast! On January 16, 2023 (MLK Day), Michigan Tech will continue a long-standing tradition of reading to local grade school classes about the life and legacy of MLK.

If you or a group are interested in reading, sign up HERE: https://forms.gle/R9W4QGoZWYwDKx5y5.

MLK children’s books will be provided for readings.

Personal transportation is required, but we can arrange carpool options. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the CDI, cdi@mtu.edu, anytime!

34th Annual MLK Banquet

Annually, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Michigan Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) host a celebratory banquet with community fellowship and a keynote speaker. This year’s banquet will be held in the Rozsa Center Lobby, on January 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm. 

We are honored to have Dr. Tayloria Adams, an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Irvine this year as our keynote speaker. In 2014, she became the first African-American woman to obtain a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

For more information visit our MLK website. To register for the banquet use the following link: https://forms.gle/yNMNx2366hMEjRobA

This program is partially sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. 

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Prayer Vigil

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Cooperative Campus Ministry are organizing an interfaith prayer vigil/reflection on MLK Day. The event will take place on January 16, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. in the Library East Reading Room. We are inviting faculty, staff, and students from all faiths to share a prayer, personal reflection, or excerpt from one of Dr. King’s prayers, sermons, or speeches. Following the event, we are inviting the campus community to meet at the Husky statue at 1:00 p.m. to gather for a peace march across campus.

Please feel free to contact Rob Bishop (rmbishop@mtu.edu) or Rachael Hathcoat (rehathco@mtu.edu) if you would like to participate and/or have any questions.


MLK Library Exhibit

This year for the 34th Annual MLK Celebration,  The Van Pelt and Opie Library will be featuring an MLK exhibit on display along the curved wall in the Opie Reading Room. Last year, student organizations were encouraged to submit posters in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy. This year, all students are invited to create a digital or art poster to be displayed in the exhibit. 

The exhibit will also feature an interactive “I have a dream” poster, as well as a dedicated service space for students to write letters to a local community organization and Letters of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides support for families who have been displaced by the turmoil in Ukraine. 

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a craft day on Wednesday, January 11 from 8am-7pm. Students are encouraged to stop by and create their posters for the MLK exhibit. We’d love for you to come join us!!


Michigan Tech is now a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award!

Michigan Tech is proud to announce that we are now a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award! The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. 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. Students can learn more about how to qualify on our website.


Due to our status as a certifying organization and previous inconsistencies, we have created a new comprehensive guide on what SLI classifies and will verify as service hours. These guidelines apply to all service hour submissions received on or after January 1, 2023 regardless of when the service hours were performed. The most important addition is that “Submissions must include a detailed description of the service performed as well as a phone number or email address of a verification contact.” To meet the requirements of the PVSA, we must be able to verify all hour completions. We hope with a better understanding of these requirements, students will continue to have a meaningful and significant impact on our communities


Husky Innovate

January 17-20th, the second week of the spring semester, Husky Innovate will host innovation-themed talks and events including the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition.  Started by Michigan Tech’s University Innovation Fellows (UIFs) in 2015, Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation across our Tech Community.  Students, faculty, staff, and community are invited.  

Check out our lineup here.  Register early for locations and Zoom links. 


Mind Trekkers

Hello from the Center for Educational Outreach!

We are looking for passionate Michigan Tech students who want to make an impact on middle and high school youth through educational outreach and service by joining us for our 2023 Mind Trekkers Alternative Spring Break trip to Detroit. Tentative dates are March 4-11, 2023 and all transportation, lodging, some meals and activities, and daily stipend are provided. Options include joining us for the entire week or a portion. To find out more, please request more information via the QR code on the attached flyer or here.

We hope you’ll join us in the Motor City!


On-Campus Jobs Expo

Career Services is coordinating an On-Campus Jobs Expo that will be held on Jan 12 from 12-3 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom A.  All students are encouraged to stop by and see the on-campus job opportunities.  You might just walk away with one.

On-campus jobs provide opportunities for Michigan Tech students. A part-time job offers income to students who need it and is an important co-curricular opportunity. As a co-curricular opportunity, on-campus work can lead to internships and co-ops, opening the door to full-time offers immediately after graduation. It can also help a student establish a strong foundation for research that leads to enhanced graduate school opportunities.


Student Development Complex

SDC Spring Building Hours

Spring semester building hours for the SDC and surrounding facilities begin Monday, January 9, and run through Thursday, April 27, 2023. See individual facility pages at michigantechrecreation.com for more information.

Spring Semester HuskiesFit Group Classes

Start your New Year off right with the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card! Commit to be HuskiesFit and gain a variety of group fitness classes to choose from. The spring semester class schedule begins Monday, January 9 and runs through April 27.

The HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card is good for one year from the date of purchase, comes in 8- or 16-punch options, AND allows you to attend a great selection of classes that are open to anyone 16 years of age or older. Class day passes are also available for $10.

HuskiesFit session classes begin today, as well. Session-based classes include Aikido, Aqua-Fit, Erg/Rowing, and Self-Defense. These classes are not included in the HuskiesFit Ultimate Punch Card, so sign up for them today!

Visit HuskiesFit Programs for more information. Commit to be HuskiesFit in 2023!


Trivia Night Rush with Phi Delta Chi

Join Phi Delta Chi this Thursday, January 12th from 7-8 pm in WADS G17/19W to play Trivia!

Free candy for the winning team, all women and nonbinary people are welcome!!

Hope to see you there, contact Josie Kalepp at 920.574.5386 with any questions 🙂


Film Board presents

How To Train Your Dragon

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

How to train your dragon is rated PG

Friday:  5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday: 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.


The Alley Makerspace

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

The Alley is a student-led makerspace in the Memorial Union Building. Sponsored by Husky Innovate and Pavlis Honors College, the space was made to be a completely free resource for everyone at MTU to create and innovate. The Alley depends on volunteer coaches to help run the space, train and guide makers, and host fun events for students to learn more about creating. In exchange for dedicating a few hours a week to the space, coaches receive tap access to enter the Alley when it might be closed to other students. The tools in the space that coaches are trained to use include 3-D printers, an electronics/soldering station, sewing machines, a Cricut, a CNC, and woodworking equipment such as a table saw, miter saw, scroll saw, drill press, jigsaw, and basic hand tools.

If you’re interested in joining the team, please fill out this Google form!

If you have any questions about the coach role or the Alley in general, contact makerspace@mtu.edu


Dee Zee Week

Come hang out with the sisters of Delta Zeta! The next week will be filled with many fun activities from Jeopardy to PJs and Pancakes!

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


Triangle Fraternity Recruitment Events

Casino Game Night

Join Triangle Fraternity this Friday, 1/13 from 7 pm – 9 pm at Wadsworth Hall Annex (G11W) for Casino Game Night. No experience is needed! Stop by and meet our brothers! 

Bowling Night

Join Triangle Fraternity this Saturday, 1/14 for bowling! Rides are provided and will leave Wadsworth Hall Main Lobby at 6:45 pm. Hope to see you guys there! 

Questions? Contact Wei Weng at (646)-515-4851 or email weweng@mtu.edu


How to get free Student Tickets to Hairspray through the Experience Tech Fee

Want to come to the National Tour of Hairspray? Here’s everything that you need to know to get tickets before they sell out:

About Student Tickets

  • You can get free tickets for yourself and one (1) guest through the Experience Tech Fee.
  • You must be present at Hairspray and have your own valid HuskyCard to use your student ticket. 
  • Seating is reserved, so we recommend that groups book or tap in through Student Rush together.

Getting Tickets in Advance

  • Want to make sure you have tickets? You can request them by noon on Monday, January 16, when you:
  1. Stop by the Rozsa during regular box office hours, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All students requesting tickets must be present with their own valid HuskyCard.
  2. Email rozsa@mtu.edu to request your tickets. Please include the phone number for us to send you mobile tickets and whether you need a guest ticket. To request a group of student tickets, please cc all students in the group and include student M-numbers, which students require a guest ticket, and phone numbers where each student should receive their mobile ticket(s).

Getting Student Rush Tickets at the Event

  • You can tap yourself and a guest in with your own valid HuskyCard.
  • Student Rush is available 30 minutes before the show until we run out of Student Rush tickets or until show time.
  • A limited number of student tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For this performance, we recommend reserving advance tickets.
  • You may line up beginning one (1) hour before the performance.

Sign-Up for Groups and Workshops!

The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being offers a variety of group therapy sessions and workshops throughout the semester.
Group therapy can be an effective form of treatment for various reasons, including receiving support from others with a similar concern, learning more about the topic through group education, helping to feel not alone, and providing support to others in the group.

  • See our group therapy offerings and sign-up on our website! 

Workshops are a great option for students who wish to explore various aspects of their well-being in an informal setting. All of our workshops are led by licensed counselors, but the focus is geared toward personal exploration and development. 

  • See our workshop offerings on our website! 

Intramural Sports

Student Scoop – December 22, 2022


Blue Key – Snow Statue Workshop

January 6-8Sculptora Borealis, two-time national snow statue building champions, will be putting on a workshop on our campus!

They will build an 8x8x8 ft snow statue, while teaching techniques to save time, design amazing snow suspensions, and produce incredible finishes. Just look at this statue they built in just five days!

The workshop is free and open to the public. There are also 10 slots for students to sign up to work alongside Sculptora Borealis and get hands-on experience! 

As exciting as this opportunity is, announcing this during break is not ideal, nor is the fact that the workshop will take place the weekend before the semester starts in 2023, so we could really use your help!

Please share this message to help us spread the word, and for anyone who wants to get hands-on training, please fill out this form!

Don’t forget:

Month Long Statue Building begins January 1, 2023

All-Nighter Applications become available on January 9, 2023

To learn more about Winter Carnival, visit https://www.mtu.edu/winter-carnival/.


Student Leadership and Involvement will be closed starting December 23rd and will reopen on January 2nd. Happy Holidays!

Student Scoop – December 14, 2022

Spring Involvement Fair 2023 – Grow Your Involvement

The Spring Involvement Fair will take place in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on Monday, January 30th from 12-4 pm.

The Spring Involvement Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with many student leaders, discover organizations they might want to join, and become a part of an organization where they can find friends, fun, and great experiences! Best of all, plenty of Michigan Tech’s Registered Student Organizations will have activities so you can learn more about them and how you can get involved.

With well over 240 Student Organizations at Michigan Tech, there is something for everyone. This year’s Fair will feature green giveaways for the first 150 participants, prizes, and snacks for participating students!

Register Your RSO Here!

The deadline to sign up and submit a risk management plan (if any activities at your table may involve risk) is January 16th.

If you have any questions, please contact rso@mtu.edu.


Plant & Gardening Club’s 1st Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange

Glad the fall semester is finally over? Ready to celebrate your survival before heading home? Want to enjoy some greenery and a fun tropical holiday tree?

Join the Plant & Gardening Club as we host our first annual white elephant gift exchange! We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the end of the fall semester, the friends we’ve made, and the coming holidays. Anybody is welcome to come to the event which will be held inside The Bubble Greenhouse (between the MEEM and ChemSci building), however, we ask that if you want to receive a gift that you bring a gift. We’ll start at 6pm and end at 8pm!

Hot coffee, tea, cocoa, and food will be provided for the duration of the event! Other activities, such as coloring, card making, decoration creation, and board games, will be provided as well.

Some light guidelines for the gifts:

– We encourage a price cap of $20, if you choose to go over that is your choice, just do not expect a gift of equal value.

– We encourage plant-themed gifts, but they are not mandatory.

– No inappropriate gifts, please.

– No gift shaming, we shouldn’t have to expand on this.

– Have fun with this and be silly!

If you are planning on attending, please fill out this form.


Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion as we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annually, the CDI and the Michigan Tech Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) host a celebration featuring a keynote speaker, volunteer opportunities, and a creative competition.

See the details below for this year’s celebration:

  • 34th Annual Banquet Celebration – Monday, January 16th @ 5:30 PM (Doors open @ 5 PM)
  • Reading Day Volunteers – Monday, January 16th (all day)
  • Creative Competition – Submission due Saturday, December 17th
  • Nominations for the Bayard Rustin Award, presented by MTU’s National Society of Black Engineers, are available.

For more information, check out the MLK Celebration page on the MTU Website: https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-center/get-involved/programs/martin-luther-king/


Spring Registration for Intramurals Open Now!


SDC Winter Break Hours

The SDC and Gates Tennis Center will have reduced hours over Winter Break from Friday, December 16, 2022, through Sunday, January 8,  2023. In addition, the SDC and Gates Tennis Center will be closed on the following dates in observance of the Holidays.

Friday, December 23 through Sunday, December 25, 2022

Friday, December 30 through Sunday, January 1, 2023

Winter Break Schedule

Student Scoop – December 7, 2022

The 34th Annual MLK Celebration is here!

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion as we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annually, the CDI and the Michigan Tech Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) host a celebration featuring a keynote speaker, volunteer opportunities, and a creative competition.

See the details below for this year’s celebration:

– 34th Annual Banquet Celebration – Monday, January 16th @ 5:30 PM (Doors open @ 5 PM)

-Reading Day Volunteers – Monday, January 16th (all day)

-Creative Competition – Submission due Saturday, December 17th
Upload your submission here: https://forms.gle/NueEArHxCG3gd2yBA

For more information, check out the MLK Celebration page on the MTU Website: https://www.mtu.edu/diversity-center/get-involved/programs/martin-luther-king/


Catalyst by LeaderShape – Spring Training Date

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of. A catalyst starts something. It provokes change or action. You can be a catalyst.

Join other student leaders who also want to start something extraordinary for small-group discussion, large-group interaction, and personal reflection.

The approximate schedule and topics are as follows:

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

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

RSVPs must be received via Involvement Link by the end of the day on Monday, January 16th to ensure adequate program supplies.


Cultural Conversation & Innovations in Africa

How much do you know about the African continent? What about the people? Are there exciting things going on in this continent? What constitutes African diversity? All and many of these questions would be answered. Come one, come all!

Date: Friday, December 9, 2022

Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Room 131, Fisher Hall

Zoom: https://bit.ly/asomitech

This event is open to the general public. African food will also be served.


Innovation Week 2023

January 17-20th, the second week of the spring semester, Husky Innovate will host innovation-themed talks and events including the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition.  Started by Michigan Tech’s University Innovation Fellows (UIFs) in 2015, Innovation Week is a celebration of innovation across our Tech Community.  Students, faculty, staff, and community are invited.  

Check out our lineup here. Register early for locations and Zoom links.   


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. 

  • See your pets while you study! Share your favorite pictures of your pets by Dec. 8. We’ll compile your submissions into a slide show that will run on the library TVs during finals week.
  • 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
  • Pet Therapy: Spend time with trained therapy dog team Finney and Robin for adorable destressing. Dec. 9 & 11, 2-4 pm – First Floor
  • Pancake Dinner: Up late studying? Grab some pancakes served up by campus administrators. Dec. 11, 7 pm – MUB Commons
  • Snack Attacks: With Student Mental Health and Well-being to keep you fueled and your brain powered up. Dec.12, 14, & 15, evenings – All Floors

And as always, check out our productivity tools to keep things going, we have calculators, chargers, protractors, headphones, and so much more to get you through your final push!

Give your pet a few minutes of fame at the library this finals season! Share your favorite pictures of your pets by midnight Thursday, Dec. 7 using this form. We’ll compile your submissions into a slide show that will run on the library TVs during finals week.


New Alumni Welcome Event

The office of Alumni Engagement is hosting a brief New Alumni Welcome Event immediately following rehearsal on Friday, December 16th, for our December graduates. Plan to sign the class flag, receive the alumni welcome gift, and be sure to save some room for a treat or two! 


Film Board presents

DC League of Super Pets

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, when the Man of Steel and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a ragtag group of animals to master their own newfound powers for a rescue mission.

DC League of Super Pets is rated PG

Friday  5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday 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.


MUB Board presents

Crepes and Coloring

Join us for a tasty stress reliever!! Take a break from finals studying and join us for fresh crepes made right in front of you with a filling of your choice, and color some themed sheets to take your mind off of things. Crepes will be provided and so will crayons and coloring sheets while supplies last!  

Date: 12/07/2022

Time: 7:30-9:30 pm

Place: MUB Commons

Rage Room

Come to the MUB Ballroom next Friday and take your mind off of finals! Write any worries you have on a plate and then smash it at our rage room. Come with friends or come make new ones before you spend all weekend studying!

Date: 12/09/2022

Time: 12-3 pm

Place: MUB Ballroom

Interested in planning events like this? Email us at mubboard@mtu.edu to get more information on how you can join our awesome crew!


Let’s Taco-Bout It “Live Well”

Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action is partnering with Student Mental Health and Well-being for this month’s “Let’s Taco-Bout It” on Dec 13th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM! Stop by the MUB Commons to enjoy free tacos, pick up our guide to activism burnout, and take some time to rejuvenate through art. The stress of the Climate Crisis can be overwhelming, and Environmental and Social Justice activists are uniquely susceptible to burnout. It’s important to relax and reflect! This will be a space for you to de-stress with helpful resources and tasty tacos.

Contact KYCA or Student Mental Health and Well-being if you have any questions!kyca@mtu.edumtu.edu/well-being


SoundGirls host Bingo Night

SoundGirls are having a fundraiser bingo party! This event is $5 for entry, games, fun, and more!

Date: Saturday, December 10th

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Walker 210


Michigan Tech Music presents

Songs for the Moon

7:30 p.m. Friday, December 9

Join the Michigan Tech choirs for a concert that celebrates the beauty of moonlight and wintertime. The concert will include performances by the Michigan Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers.
Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

Rachmaninoff Piano Concert No. 2

7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 10

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performs an eclectic array of British symphonic music, Black Sabbath metal, and a premiere by Jazz Professor Emeritus Mike Irish. Featuring Adam Meckler on trumpet and flugelhorn. Headlined by history’s most romantic piano concerto: Rachmaninoff’s Second with Lindsay Garritson as soloist.
Learn More | Reserve Free Tickets

TUBACHRISTMAS

7 p.m. Sunday, December 11

This annual December event occurs around the world in honor of the first truly great tuba virtuoso, William “Bill” Bell who was born on Christmas Day. Tubists gather yearly in mass numbers around the globe to play songs of the season in performances free to the public. TUBACHRISTMAS concerts are presented with permission from the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc.
Learn More


Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Let’s Talk 
Are you wondering if counseling services are right for you? Perhaps you are feeling extra stressed because of school, or maybe you are concerned about a friend. The CSMHW is hosting Let’s Talk and Color, an informal setting where students can color, distress, and talk to one of our licensed clinicians about the services that our center offers. Students can visit the CDI on December 15th from 1-3 PM.

For more information please visit our Let’s Talk webpage or contact Sarah Woodruff, CRC, LPC at smwoodru@mtu.edu.


Evening Pancake and Bacon Breakfast

Come and be served by campus administrators at the Evening Pancake and Bacon Breakfast!

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022

Location: MUB Commons

Time: 7:00 PM until food is gone