Behind the Scenes: Pets of SLI

Angus

Angus is a 3 year old pitbull who just celebrated his “Gotcha Day” with Beka. Rescued from the Michigan Humane Society in Detroit, MI at 10 weeks old. He loves digging in the snow, playing fetch, and playing with his cousin Kodi, a black labrador retriever. He is not super motivated by food, but loves peanut butter and scrambled eggs if you have any left over. Angus is enjoying having his people work from home but doesn’t understand why we are not always playing outside when it is sunny. 


Charlie

Meet Charlie, he is a 4 year old rescue, that makes it his mission to keep a smile on his mom’s face.  He loves cuddling, especially under a warm blanket. His favorite place to nap is in front of the wood stove or in his beehive cat bed.  When he is not napping, he can be found in his tower watching the birds or grabbing a toy from his toybox to play. His favorite game is playing fetch – but only if you are throwing a red ribbon!  


Hubert

This is Christine’s favorite succulent (nicknamed Hubert). It accompanies her during workdays from home. Little Hubert loves basking in the sunshine (just like Christine!) and always emanates a soft and comforting green hue. Hubert also loves good vibes, smooth jazz, and water. 


Liam

Liam Michael is a sassy Siamese/Maine Coon mix who loves to snuggle.  His favorite places to hang out are window sills, his Hot Cocoa Cafe box, and anywhere with soft blankets.  When he is not napping, you can find Liam playing with his favorite unicorn toy from his friend Charlie, licking windows, or trying to jump in on Zoom meetings with his mom.  


Millie

Mildred June, aka Millie, is a 3 year old pitbull and has been with Stefani since she was 12 weeks old. Born on a farm in Trenary, Millie is a true blue yooper who loves the snow, going on long hikes, and jumping in the truck to go off-roading with her family. Millie’s favorite toy is a stuffed skunk which she often carries around all day but tennis balls are a close second. Millie is a trained medical alert dog and she takes her job very seriously, ensuring that her mom never is caught off guard. She’s pretty thrilled about this whole working from home thing and can be found snuggling up to one of her parents while they work or jumping into Zoom sessions to say hello. 


Behind the Scenes: Students of SLI

Hey Huskies!  The office of Student Leadership and Involvement has some amazing students that work here.  We wanted you all to get to know them a little better! 

Meet Jaina!

Year: 4th year

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology

# of years working for SLI: 2

I have another year of university left so as of right now I’m starting to get prepared for starting senior design in the fall with Blizzard Baja. For the summer I plan on continuing working with SLI and moving back to Houghton. For the office currently I have done more miscellaneous things such as: website review, assisting in USG work, and assisting in social media posts. Outside of that and school work, I’ve been mainly playing video games now that I have more time to reconnect with older friends, on Saturdays I play dnd with my friends in Alpha Phi Omega, and overall getting a ton of dog cuddling time in.


Meet Alex!

Year: 5th year (Accelerated Masters student)

Major: Civil Engineering with Geotech Focus

# of years working for SLI: 3

This is my last semester here at Michigan Tech as I am graduating with my completed degree. After graduation I will be moving downstate to Lansing, MI to start my new full time job. I have worked in the Student Leadership and Involvement office (or Student Activities when I first started) for three years now and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Some of the events I have really enjoyed helping to plan and work are Cardboard Boat, K-Day, and Student Leadership Awards. RIght now I have been working remotely from my Houghton home to make next year’s USG spreadsheet they use to keep track of all student funding.  While sitting in isolation I have been binge watching a lot of TV shows and Facetime/Zooming with my friends and family. While at Tech I have been very involved in both MUB Board and the Huskies Pep Band! Here’s a picture of me with the other graduating conductors at the last home hockey game this year! (I am the one with the headset on)


Meet McKenzy!

Year: 4th year 

Major: Communications, Culture and Media focus in Media Production

# of years working for SLI: 2

I still have one year left here at Michigan Tech and after graduation I’m still working out what I want to do but what I do know is I always want to be able to create and be able to find new ways of communicating and engaging with people. This semester has definitely been an interesting one and it’s allowed me to spend more time on expressing myself through digital art. Working with SLI for the past two years I have grown so much in my skills and I’ve been given a lot of freedom in creating graphics and posters which helped me do that. From helping with summer programming where I got to decorate rocks and eat ice cream to creating a new HuskyLead logo to designing the awards, posters, social media graphics and presentation graphics for Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards and Student Leadership Awards. Working with all the wonderful ladies in the office I have been able to learn new things, be pushed to think outside of the box and really enjoy every day I’m in the office and can see everyone. At Tech I got involved in MUB Board, Women’s Leadership Council, CinOptic Enterprise, and even Club and Intramural sports. Being involved has given me a lot of valuable lessons as well as great memories. But for now I watch way too much Netflix with my plants in between doing my school work and my remote work for SLI. Here’s me and my snake plant, Rhea! I really like plants.


Spring 2020 HuskyLead Sessions

HuskyLead is a leadership development series open to all Michigan Tech students. 

This program encourages all students from campus leaders and student organization officers, to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning the best techniques, tips, and tricks for their personal, organizational, academic, and professional success. Check out our Fall Sessions below!


Wednesday, January 15 –  “College: Am I Doing This Right?” – Focus on your goals, and learn how to say NO to over-commitment. Attend the first HuskyLead of the semester being held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m.

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Thursday, January 23 –  “Get it Together” – The opportunity to learn skills in building an effective and long lasting organization that serves the needs of all. Attend this HuskyLead being held in MUB Alumni Lounge A from 5-6 p.m. 

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Tuesday, March 17 –  “Seize the Awkward” – Everyone experiences stress and mental health differently, gain the tools to be able to reach out and support friends who may be struggling. Attend this HuskyLead held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m

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Wednesday, March 25 –  “Effective Transitions” – Focus on transitions in your life, whether that is starting a new job or being at home for the first time since starting college. Learn how to manage your lifestyle in an effective manner. Attend this HuskyLead being held in the Library East Reading Room from 4–5 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 1 –  “Financial Well-Being” – Attend this HuskyLead held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m. 

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Thursday, April 9 –  “Getting into the Nitty-GRITty” – Becoming a leader takes passion and perseverance, in other words “grit”. By attending this HuskyLead in MUB Alumni Lounge from 5–6 p.m., students will learn tips on how to persist and build mental toughness to reach long term goals. 

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Involvement Link: Updating Your Organization’s Officers

Involvement Link has many great features to help your student organization be successful . Make sure you are keeping your student organization site updated – including your organization’s officers! This will ensure the correct members are getting information pertinent to their position.


To edit who holds various Positions within your organization, navigate to your organization’s Action Center. Use the Switchboard to enter the “Manage” view. If you are a member of the organization, you will see its name listed here and can select it to enter the organization’s Action Center. If you are not a member of the organization but you have access to the organization through other means, you can also search for the organization within Manage, or open it from the organization list in the corresponding branch. 

Once you are in the Organization Action Center, open the hamburger menu on the upper left and navigate to the Roster section.

(If you first need to create a new Position, please note that you will need to hold the correct level of access to manage the Roster in order to make these changes. See specifics below.)

On the Roster page, find the user for whom you would like to add, change, or remove a Position. Click the edit button under Positions to the far right of that user’s name. A list of all available Positions will populate. Click the check box next to the position you would like to add or remove from that user, and then select Save. The user’s permissions within the organization will be updated based on the Positions they hold.

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Creating New Positions

Every organization is unique, and you might find that your organization has its own specific Position titles that you want to create in your organization’s site. To create new Positions for your organization, navigate to the Action Center for your organization site and click on the Roster tool.

Please note that you are REQUIRED to label the following positions within your organization so that we are able to send those members information:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Advisor
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Keep in mind you will need the appropriate level of access to manage the Roster in order to create new Positions. From the Rostermenu, click Manage Positions. A list of all the current positions available for your organization will be listed. Some of these may have been created by the organization, while others may be site-wide positions created by your campus administrators.

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To create a new Position, click +Position at the top of the page. Give the Position a name. Keep in mind the name should be of the Position itself, not of the user who will eventually hold this Position in your organization. You then need to assign the Position to the Position Type that is most appropriate. These types are determined by your system administrators. Check the box next to “Show holders of this position on the organization’s roster” if you want the user holding that position to be visible on the roster page of your organization. If you want the position to be available for users to hold immediately, select “Active.” If this is not checked, the position will only be available as a past position.

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Finally, you will need to set the management access for this Position. Users who fill Positions with “No access” will not be able to manage any tools within the organization. “All access” allows Position holders to manage every tool within the organization’s site – these are the users who will have the most power within your organization. Limited access allows you to select the level of access the Position should have for each tool within the organization site. See below for information about what each level of access will allow for each tool.

 ToolNoneViewFull 
Registration FormsCannot view registration form submissions.Can view the organization’s registration submission, but cannot edit it.Can edit and resubmit the organization’s registration form.
DocumentsOnly able to see documents that have been shared publicly or with that user’s position.Able to view all documents, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.Has full access to documents, including the ability to create, edit, and delete them.
MessagingDoes not have access to the messaging tool, but will receive messages sent to them.Can view messages sent from the organization but cannot create new message relays. Has full access to send message relays to members of the organization
Events Only able to see events that have been shared publicly, within their organization, or ones they have been invited to.Able to view all event details and submissions, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.Has full access to events, including the ability to edit and delete them, manage invitations, manage event attendance, and submit event requests. 
FinanceCannot access the finance tab.Can view transactions and requests, but cannot edit or create them.Can submit purchase and funding requests on behalf of the organization.
WallCan view and contribute to the wall.Can view and contribute to the wall.Can view and contribute to the wall.
RosterCan view the public roster of members but has no management access for the roster or Positions.Can view all members of the organization, organization created positions, but cannot make edits to the roster or create new organization positions.Can manage the roster, including the ability to create and edit positions, invite members, and approve memberships.
ProfileCan only see the basic profile of the organization.Can view the full organization’s profile but cannot update it.Can edit the organization’s profile.
NewsOnly able to see news posts that have been shared publicly or with the organization.Able to view all news posts, but cannot edit, delete, or create posts.Has full access to news, including the ability to create, edit, and delete posts.
FormsOnly able to see forms that have been shared publicly or with that user’s position.Able to view all forms, but cannot edit, delete, or create them. User can also view form submissions but cannot approve or deny them.Has full access to forms, including the ability to create, edit, and delete forms and manage form submissions.
Photos Only able to see photo galleries that have been shared publicly or with that user’s position.Able to view all photo galleries, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.Able to manage all photo galleries, including the ability to edit, delete, and create them.
Service HoursAble to see their own service hours and submit service hours for review.Able to see service hours submitted by any user, but cannot approve or deny them.Able to view all service hours for all users and make decisions about approving and denying service hours. 
ElectionsOnly able to see elections that have been shared publicly or with that user’s position.Able to view all elections and election results, but cannot edit, delete, or create them.Able to create, edit, and delete elections and view results.

When you are finished determining the level of access for the position, click Create. Once the position has been created, it may take a few minutes before it can be assigned to a member. If you do not see the position immediately, give the system a few minutes while the position is being generated.


Involvement Link: Creating a New Event

Involvement Link has many great features to help your student organization be successful including the calendar. To feature your organization’s event on the calendar (and on the Michigan Tech Calendar!), just follow the steps below.


Note: Only primary contacts and positions with full access over Events can create events within an organization. If you do not have the proper permissions, you should first refer to your primary contact or your site administrators in order to request the required access.

Manage your organization by selecting Manage from the switchboard and choosing your organization. Then go to Events in the organization tool menu.

Completing Core Event Details

Click on Create Event. Enter an event title, theme, description, start and end time, and location into their respective boxes. You can also identify if the event will be co-hosted with other organizations. Required fields are marked by the red asterisk at their start.

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You can add up to 18 different times/locations within one event submission. Upon approval, each instance of the event you created will become its own event that can be individually edited or changed. Click “Add Another Date” to create a recurring event.

You can also choose whether to include a helpful map, courtesy of Google Maps, to your event details page. Note that selecting the space will not reserve it. Your next couple of options are about event visibility and are outlined below.

Each field after this point is detailed below:

FieldDescription
Show-ToDetermine whether the event should show to the public, authenticated users only, only members of hosting organizations (and cohosting organizations), or only to invited users
Event CategoriesAssociate the event with one or more event categories
PerksAssociate the event with one or more event perks (special benefits for your attendees) 
Additional InformationComplete any additional fields that may be required by your campus. Depending on your institution’s settings, your responses to these questions may show publicly on your published event page. 


Additional Pages and Event Questions

The next page allows you to customize your RSVP settings. Use this tool to collect information from your attendees before the event or to set a specific attendee limit. 

The third page allows you to customize your event’s cover photo by clicking Choose File and adding an image that you feel will draw attention to your event. We recommend a photo that is 1024px by 600px or larger, under 10MB, and of one of the mentioned formats (JPG, JPEG, GIF, or PNG). The image will run through an image re-sizer, so the larger – the better! If you choose not to upload a photo, a default photo will be chosen for you based on the theme of your event. As this photo will be displayed alongside event details across Engage, it is best to choose a cover photo that is simply an image without text. 

When you’re ready, advance using Next or Skip. Your organization’s branch may require each event submission to provide additional details that will be kept on the private record of the event submission. You will be prompted at this time to complete this information. Fill out the rest of the form and submit for campus administrative approval.


Fall 2019 HuskyLead Sessions

HuskyLead is a leadership development series open to all Michigan Tech students. 

This program encourages all students from campus leaders and student organization officers, to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning the best techniques, tips, and tricks for their personal, organizational, academic, and professional success. Check out our Fall Sessions below!


Tuesday, September 10 –  “Get Time on Your Side” – A strategic semester begins with planning. Learn how to maximize the time you have to work with by beginning with the end in mind. Attend the first HuskyLead of the semester being held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m.

Thursday, September 19 –  “Bringing in the Bystander” – The opportunity to learn skills in bystander intervention in this peer-to-peer program. Attend this HuskyLead being held in MUB Superior Room from 5-6 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 8 –  “Dear Stress, Let’s Break-Up” – Is stress running your life? Need some tools to reduce your stress? Learn how to handle stress so that you can be your best you! Attend this HuskyLead held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m

Tuesday, October 29 –  “Super Hero Dynamics” – Are you ready to form your own super hero team?  Well first you’ll need to develop some super team dynamics.  Join us to learn about how you can make your team excel.  We’ll explore the different stages a team goes through and how you can manage some of the different dynamics along the way. Attend this HuskyLead being held in the Library East Reading Room from 4–5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12 –  “Failure is a State of Mind” – Everyone experiences setbacks from time to time. Learn how rethink how you feel about failure and use it as an opportunity to grow. Attend this HuskyLead held in Library East Reading Room from 4-5 p.m. 

Monday, December 2 –  “Risky Business” –  Have you ever thought of a brilliant idea for an event that may have some element of risk? Join us in discovering ways to still be able to have all the fun while understanding how to stay safe. Attend this HuskyLead held in MUB Alumni Lounge from 4-5 p.m. 


Involvement Link: Changing Your Organization’s Profile Picture

Involvement Link has many great features to help your student organization be successful . Make sure you are keeping your student organization site updated – including the profile picture!


Your organization’s profile photo appears next to your organization in the directory. 

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The photo also appears at the top of your organization’s public-facing page.

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Note: You must be the Primary Contact of your organization or have officer rights to make changes to your organization.

If you meet this criteria, you can change your organization’s profile picture navigating to your Action Center by accessing the Manage view of your Engage Switchboard. Select your organization and open the organization tool drawer. Select the About tab along your organization’s tool drawer. Upload the image under the section labeled Profile Picture. Your image will be sized to fit. Keep in mind that since the photo appears in a circular shape throughout the site, edges of square and rectangular images will be cropped.


Spring 2019 HuskyLead Sessions

Spring 2019 HuskyLead Sessions

HuskyLead is a leadership development series open to all Michigan Tech students. 

 

Tuesday, January 29 –  “Rise Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing” – Come rise up and work with Adobe Education Leader Jeremiah Baumann as we tackle the problem of “same old organization marketing tactics”. Learn some new tools and tricks to make your marketing stand out on a campus full of marketing doppelgängers. You’ll leave excited to “think past tomorrow” and create some amazing materials for your organization. Attend the first HuskyLead of the semester being held in MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m. 

The presenter is Jeremiah Baumann, Assistant Director, Creative and Technology Services.

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Tuesday, February 26 – “Improving Leadership through Perceptual Engineering” -Our interactions with people are based on how we interpret life experiences. Applying perceptual engineering to our thinking process, we can listen in to our thoughts and make a few fact-based adjustments. Learning to understand, influence, and modify our point of view by seeking the perspectives of others not only improves our leadership, but also improves the engagement and satisfaction of those who work with us. Attend this HuskyLead being held in MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m. 

The presenter is Ruth Archer, Director of Continuous Improvement.

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Wednesday, March 20 – “Getting into the Nitty-GRITty” – Becoming a leader takes passion and perseverance, in other words “grit”. By attending this HuskyLead in DHH Ballroom from 6–7 p.m., students will learn tips on how to persist and build mental toughness to reach long term goals.

The presenter is Beka Horsch, Coordinator of Student Leadership & Involvement.

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Tuesday, April 9 – As the semester is winding down it is time to start thinking of transitioning your leadership within your organization. Attend this HuskyLead in MUB Ballroom B from 6-7 p.m. to gain some tips and techniques to make this transition a smooth process.

The presenter is Jessie Stapleton, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement

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Fall 2018 HuskyLead Sessions

Fall 2018 HuskyLead Sessions

HuskyLead is a leadership development series open to all Michigan Tech students. 

 

Tuesday, September 11 – “How Essential are Essential Oils, Expanded” – If you want to learn more about the use of essential oils, then you do not want to miss this hands on workshop. Peer Health Advocate, Hannah will show you how to create combinations of essential oils to improve focus, sleep, and reduce stress. Start your semester off right by attending the first HuskyLead being held in the DHH Ballroom from 6–7 p.m. 

The presenter is Hannah Heikkinen, Wellness Peer Health Advocate.

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Tuesday, October 23 – “Conflict Management” – Every person has a different way of handling and working through difficult situations. Join Sean Brown, Residence Life Coordinator in understanding your own personal conflict style and how to approach others when faced with conflict. Attend this HuskyLead being held in the MUB Alumni Lounge from 6–7 p.m.

The presenter is Sean Brown, Residence Life Coordinator.

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Tuesday, November 13 – “Failure is a State of Mind” – Failure can be as exciting as success. Discover how to learn and grow from your challenges (even if you don’t always like it). Join the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success in the MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m.

The presenter is the staff from the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.

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Tuesday, December 4 – “Innovative Leadership” – Every person has the capacity to be an innovative leader, they just need to tap into their potential. Join Mary Jennings, Director of Programming and Development for the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, in this stimulating HuskyLead. Attend this HuskyLead being held in the MUB Ballroom B from 6–7 p.m.

The presenter is Mary Jennings, Director of Programming and Development for the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

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