MTU Spirit Times Two: Q&A with the Jung Twins

This Michigan Tech Winter Carnival, twin alumnae share Husky pride, Blue Key memories,
student-athlete highlights — and how Michigan Tech changed them.

In a Michigan Tech Q&A, twins Jennifer (Jung) Lucas ’09 and Christa (Jung) Cooper
’09 talk about their differences, including academic majors, positions played and
accolades received on the Michigan Tech volleyball team, and how they served on Blue
Key Honor Society, the campus organization in charge of organizing and staging Winter Carnival.

Q: You both served in Blue Key Honor Society. What were your roles and how did you
work to achieve your goals?

JJL: My first year in Blue Key, I was part of the publicity committee, and then senior
year I was co-chair. Christa had her sights set on something with a little more influence.

CJC: That’s right, I was first a member of the queens committee (now royalty) and
then I was Blue Key

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Phi Kappa Tau Reigns Again as MTU Winter Carnival Snow Statue Champs

One particular hundred yrs of Husky tradition, 200 inches of Keweenaw snowfall and a person night
to place on the ending touches paid off in victory for the repeat champions.

The Hancock-based mostly Greek organization Phi Kappa Tau prolonged its winning streak in
the Michigan Technological College Wintertime Carnival total monthlong statue level of competition
to 4 several years in a row. Their entry “100 Yrs They Arrive and Go, But However We Say
Let IT SNOW!” is in retaining with the function topic: “Come Just one, Appear All To Our 100th
Carnival.” In 2nd place over-all is Tau Kappa Epsilon’s “Carnival Entertaining Galore, a
Tech Tradition We Adore.” Alpha Sigma Tau’s “Come Just one, Appear All!” placed third.

Statue competitions are divided into monthlong and one particular-evening, or All-Nighter, groups.
In each and every classification there are three divisions: co-ed, women’s and men’s. In both of those
monthlong and

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MTU Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture Invites Community Conversation

From the deep forest to data mines, a new virtual speaker series offers campus and
community fresh approaches and possible solutions to move forward toward a better

The Lives in Transition series presented by Michigan Technological University’s Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) runs Feb. 22 through March 17. Offered at 7 p.m. twice weekly, topics range
from the heights of the cosmos to land stewardship. 

“This series brings together leading voices on transformative change and asks them
to address all of us: to teach us what they know, help us navigate the often confusing
world around us and guide us toward making the kinds of wise choices that can help
us all move forward,” said IPEC Director Jennifer Slack, a distinguished professor of communication and cultural studies at MTU.

IPEC’s 2021 series, Justice In Transition, looked at the challenges of social, racial
and environmental injustices, acknowledging the

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Tech Students Engineer an Event to Remember: MTU Winter Carnival

Michigan Technological University students will once again put on the region’s biggest
winter celebration Feb. 9-12 guided by Blue Key Honor Society, institutional memory
and sheer tenacity.

Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival turns 100 this year. The centennial celebration’s
theme, “Come One Come All,” pays homage to the circus vibe of the first Carnival.
While some winter games and competitions are already completed or underway, the legendary
All-Nighter on Wednesday, Feb. 9, heralds the official start of the festivities, with
completion of monthlong snow statues and one-night statues lighting up campus with
builders, food vendors and merrymakers stretching from the east side broomball courts
across campus. Statue construction continues along College Avenue, up MacInnes Drive
and throughout the community.

Come One, Come All to the 2022 Winter Carnival Website

Get the complete Winter Carnival Schedule and come back to see the winning statues (announced Thursday).

“The Blue Key Honor Society student

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MTU One of Four State Universities to Receive $18.5M in Federal Funding to Expand Infectious Disease Research

Michigan Tech will acquire $4.3 million to support the state of Michigan expand sequencing
for COVID-19 and other infectious health conditions.

The Michigan Section of Health and Human Products and services (MDHHS) introduced today that 4 Michigan universities will receive $18.5 million in federal resources more than
the next two decades to acquire and examine genomic knowledge to handle rising infectious
sickness threats and enrich the state’s capacity to respond to individuals threats.

Michigan Technological College, Michigan State College, the University of Michigan
and Wayne Condition College will use the funding to improve sequencing potential in
the point out — starting off with SARS-CoV-2 and then growing to other infectious disorder
threats with likely for broad local community spread.

Funding for the Michigan Sequencing Tutorial Partnership for Community Wellbeing Innovation
and Reaction (MI-SAPPHIRE) is by a Centers for Ailment Management and Avoidance
(CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Potential grant MDHHS obtained.

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