Michigan Tech News

February 2010

Stacey David, host of Stacey David GEARZ

Stacey David GEARZ TV Show Films at Michigan Tech

February 25, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

The Stacey David GEARZ cable TV program shot a segment on the Michigan Tech campus.

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The old Fire Hall in downtown Houghton will be restored

Old Fire Hall to be Restored as Off-campus Student Center, Public Entertainment Venue

February 22, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Technological University has sold the old Fire Hall, a landmark in downtown Houghton. The new owners plan to renovate it into an off-campus student center and entertainment venue, restoring the original exterior appearance of the historic building

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Gopi Podila, University of Alabama-Huntsville photo

Student Research Award Established in Gopi Podila's Memory

February 18, 2010
By Marcia Goodrich

To recognize students with outstanding potential for scientific inquiry

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PANK, Volume 4

PANK is “Hip”: Says National Writers Magazine

February 18, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

The humanities department's PANK literary magazine is touted as a "hip magazine worth checking out," according to The Writer magazine.

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Middle school girls discover that science is fun

Middle School Girls Get WISE at Michigan Tech

February 17, 2010
By Kara Sokol

Local middle school girls explored the excitement of science and engineering fields at Michigan Tech's annual Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. 

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Oskar Lund led Nordic ski team to title

Men's Nordic Ski Team Wins CCSA Team Title

February 16, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech's men's Nordic ski team won the CCSA team title on Feb. 13-14, 2010.

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Max Seel, provost and vice president for academic affairs

Michigan Tech Names Max Seel Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs

February 15, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has appointed Max Seel provost and vice president of academic affairs.

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Lt. Col. Otha Thornton serving in Iraq

A Dispatch from Iraq

February 12, 2010
By John Gagnon

Michigan Tech alumnus and former Arrmy ROTC commander Otha Thornton is working with troops in Iraq.

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proof1

“Proof”: Perfect for Tech

February 12, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

An old math professor passes away but leaves behind notebooks filled mostly with gibberish, and his daughters and former student must sort out the mess in Proof, a play presented by the visual and performing arts department.

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Portage Health kitchen

Getting Rid of the Bad Stuff

February 11, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Graduate students and faculty from the School of Business and Economics helped Portage Health hospital eliminate trans fats from their menu.

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Technical support experts guide transportation technology webinar participants through web-based training.

Center for Technology & Training Brings New Tools to Transportation Technology Transfer

February 10, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

A reorganized Center for Technology & Training is bringing web-based transportation technology transfer to county road commissions, cities, towns and villages throughout Michigan and across the country.

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Phi Kappa Tau

2010 Winter Carnival Statue Results Announced

February 4, 2010
By John Gagnon

Winter Carnival 2010 Statue results feature lots of Nintendo and other games, including Phi Kappa Tau's winning statue in the fraternity division.

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Katie Wysocky, women's basketball player and Academic All-American

Faces of Carnival: Women's Basketball Star Finally Makes it to Winter Carnival

February 3, 2010
By Jennifer Donovan

Women's basketball star Katie Wysocky finally gets to attend Winter Carnival.

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More Yooper Sprint

Faces of Carnival: Anne Francois, Yooper Sprinter

February 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Skiing and snowshoeing at the same time: only at Winter Carnival, in the Yooper Sprint!

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Victoria Demers

Faces of Carnival: Victoria Demers, Snow Volleyball Rookie

February 1, 2010
By Dennis Walikainen

Playing volleyball in the snow sounds like fun, and it is, but it is also hard, as rookie Victoria Demers found at Winter Carnival 2010.

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