Staff Council Extends Invitation

The Staff Council invites eligible employees to join its annual organizational meeting at noon, Thursday, Sept. 15, in Memorial Union Ballroom A.

The session will include a message from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Max Seel, as well as an overview of what Staff Council is and what members do.

Meetings and membership are open to all staff members.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, email .

2012 New Venture Competition

Michigan Tech and Central Michigan University have partnered to create the New Venture Competition--one of the country's top business plan competitions. The top three competitors will take home $5,000, $10,000 or $30,000 to be used toward launching and growing their businesses.

Michigan Tech's Entrepreneurs and Inventors Club is leading the kickoff at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in Fisher 139--free pizza and information will be provided. Stay tuned for details and important dates on the School of Business and Economics website. Faculty are encouraged to announce this opportunity at their classes.

For more information, contact Program Director Jonathan Leinonen (MTEC SmartZone) at 487-7004.

Little Huskies Basketball Registration Open

Registration is open for the Little Huskies Basketball League, which is sponsored by the menís and womenís basketball teams. The league is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8.

The league will consist of four Saturdays: Sept. 17 and 24, Oct. 1 (girls only) and Oct. 8 (boys only), and then Oct. 15 for both.

The boys' league will run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., followed by the girls' from 10 a.m. to noon.

During the first half of each session, the participants will learn basketball fundamentals and will play games during the second half.

The cost of the league is $30 per child ($15 for each additional family member) and includes a league T-shirt that will allow all participants free admission to Michigan Tech home basketball games.

Register at Little Huskies.

For more information, contact Josh Buettner (boys) at 487-2594 or Sarah Stream (girls) at 487-2222.

Reminder: Nutrition Cooking Classes Offered--Be Well

On July 28, Benefits unveiled new wellness programs that will be rolled out over the next couple of months. For more information, visit Wellness.

The next wellness program, nutritional cooking classes, will begin in October. Employees must fill out and return the application by Sept. 16. See Application.

This opportunity will consist of four classes. Information on the topics of each class, as well as the dates and time, are detailed on the application. Class size is limited. If there are more applications than spots, Benefits will choose participants on a random basis.

Due to anticipated demand, applicants must commit to all four classes. Those chosen for this first session will be notified by Sept. 20. Those not chosen for the first session will be eligible to apply for the second round, scheduled for the spring 2012 semester.

For more information, contact Benefits at 487-2517 or at .

Club Indigo Offers French Night

by Joe Kirkish, professor emeritus

Friday, Sept. 23, marks the next Club Indigo, which features an all-French evening, starting at 6 p.m. with a buffet from De La Terre, and ending with the film, "Jean De Florette," at 7:15 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre.

The movie tells the story of Jean, his wife and little daughter, who leave Paris to attempt a new life in a rustic farmhouse, which they inherited from Jean's mother. But they are unprepared for the hostile reception they receive from the people of the area. Led by a proud, cocky farmer and his simple-minded nephew, they do everything possible to discourage the new dwellers, but Jean is doggedly optimistic.

Richly textured, it is set in southern France's lush and beautiful Provence region. Winner of seven Academy Awards, this emotional, powerful adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's brilliant novel is a must-see.

Cost for both buffet and film: $18. Film alone: $5. Children are at a reduced rate. For the buffet, call at least a day in advance to the theatre to arrange for seating: 337-2610.

The movie is sponsored by Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, in Laurium.

Cooperative Campus Ministry Announces Annual Dinner

The Cooperative Campus Ministry (CCM) invites the campus community to its annual progressive dinner from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25. The dinner is an interfaith gathering and sharing of food and fellowship. It's also an opportunity to visit some of the area churches that serve the University community. Here is the schedule:

4:30 to 5 p.m.--Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Orientation

5:00 to 5:30 p.m.--Canterbury House, salads (Finlandia University Campus Ministry will assist)

5:39 to 6:15 p.m.--Portage Lake United Church, main course (Good Shepherd and others will assist)

6:15 to 6:45 p.m.--St. Albert the Great, desserts

Volunteers from the Temple of Jacob, Muslim Student Association and Indian Student Association will help with the main course.

For reservations, contact Sister Ellen by Wednesday, Sept. 21 at .

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar

Assistant Professor Niloy Choudhury (BME) will present a graduate seminar, "Imaging Sub-pixel Motion using Optical Coherence Tomography," at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 in M&M U113.

Biological Sciences Seminars

Biological Sciences hosts a seminar featuring Christine Manninen, communications and web programming director at the Great Lakes Commission.

Manninen will speak on "State of the Great Lakes 2011: Succeses and Continued Challenges" at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in Rekhi G009.

At the commision, her duties include managing the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) and using new web technologies to integrate and interpret Great Lakes data.

Manninen earned a BS in biological sciences from Tech and is being inducted this week into the Presidential Council of Alumnae.

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Biological Sciences hosts a seminar featuring Kelly McFarlin '05, PhD candidate in the Department of Biology and Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. McFarlin will present "Biodegradation of Dispersed Oil in Arctic Marine Environments" at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in Chem Sci 215.

Sports in Brief

by Wes Frahm, director, athletic communications and marketing

What's Happening This Week

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on WKMJ Mix 93.5 FM

Friday, Sept. 16
Women's Tennis at ITA Regional (at Indianapolis), All Day
Volleyball at Lake Erie, 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer at Grand Valley State, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17
Cross Country at St. Olaf Invitational
Women's Tennis at ITA Regional (at Indianapolis), All Day
Football at Wayne State, 12 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men's Tennis at Lake Superior State, Marquette, 12 p.m.
Volleyball at Ashland, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18
Women's Tennis at ITA Regional (at Indianapolis), All Day
Women's Soccer at Ferris State, 12 p.m.

All times Eastern; home events are italicized.

Last Week's Results

Football (2-0, 1-0 GLIAC)
Sept. 10--at Michigan Tech 41, Lake Erie 10

Women's Soccer (2-1-1, 0-1-1 GLIAC)
Sept. 7--Northern Michigan 3, at Michigan Tech 1
Sept. 9--Michigan Tech 2, at Ohio Dominican 2, OT

Volleyball (2-6, 0-3 GLIAC)
Sept. 9--Ferris State 3, at Michigan Tech 0
Sept. 10--Saginaw Valley State 3, at Michigan Tech 2
Sept. 11--Grand Valley State 3, at Michigan Tech 0

Women's Tennis (1-2, 1-2 GLIAC)
Sept. 9--Ohio Dominican 8, at Michigan Tech 1
Sept. 10--at Michigan Tech 7, Lake Erie 0
Sept. 11--Ashland 7, at Michigan Tech 2

Cross Country
Sept. 9--Michigan Tech men 2nd of 6 teams, women 3rd of 6 teams at Northland Invitational

Top News of the Week

Battle of Nationally-Ranked Teams Set for Saturday

The GLIAC football game in Detroit will feature two nationally-ranked and undefeated teams Saturday, Sept. 17. Michigan Tech was ranked No. 22 last week, and Wayne State was No. 16. Both teams won convincingly last Saturday, Sept. 10--the Huskies 41-10 over Lake Erie; the Warriors 55-0 over Tiffin. Kickoff at Wayne State's Adams Field is set for noon.


CEE has the following for giveaway:

* Corner modular desk unit
* 2 file cabinets, one 4-drawer, one 2-drawer, lateral
* Assortment of modular desktops and panels

If interested, contact Shelle Sandell at 487-1625 or at .

University property may only be transferred between departments. It may not be given or sold to individuals.