Holiday Break Hours

submitted by Lori Weir, Human Resources

The University will be closed on the following days:

* Christmas Eve: Monday, Dec. 24
* Christmas Day: Tuesday, Dec. 25
* New Year's Eve: Monday, Dec. 31
* New Year's Day: Tuesday, Jan. 1

For those in units that are considered to be critical operations, regular hours and shifts will be held as usual and as needed for the entire break. Check with supervisors to determine if you or your area is considered a critical operation.

Human Resources will again help the campus community find out who is open and during what hours over the holidays by posting irregular or limited hours of operation on the HR website.

If your department will be closed or open for limited hours, such as 8 a.m. to noon, or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., notify HR about your plans by sending an email to Lori Weir at . If we do not hear from you, we will assume that your area will be open regular hours of operation from Wednesday to Friday, Dec. 26 to 28.

Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

For questions about the holiday schedule or about posting holiday hours, contact Lori Weir at 487-2980.

Drop Off Toys for Tots

The Student Service Center in Admin will once again be the drop-off site for Toys for Tots. The campus community can drop off a new unwrapped toy, at the site until 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14. For more information, contact Vicky Roy at 487-1616 or .

Reminder: Letter Campaign for Female Soldiers

The Women's Leadership Council (WLC) is hosting a letter-writing campaign for female soldiers and is asking faculty and staff to write a letter to a female soldier by Friday, Nov. 30 so the letters can be sent in time for the holiday season. Letters should be written without a specific addressee (the WLC will send the letters to specific recipients once all the letters have been gathered). For more info, visit Letters.

Tech Theatre Company Presents "Romancing Horror" in the McArdle Theatre

by Bethany Jones, marketing manager, Rozsa Center

The Tech Theatre Company presents "Romancing Horror: Four Stories By H.P. Lovecraft!" at 7:30 p.m., this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, in the McArdle Theatre.

Growing from the fertile soil of the romantics and the symbolist poets, HP Lovecraft surpassed his predecessor, Edgar Allen Poe, in perfecting the classic horror story. Since then, every horror film concocted in Hollywood, from the subtle and intrigue of Hitchcock to the evil of "Chucky," have followed Lovecraft's mystery mantra. In the sedate salon of their New England home, Professor Rodney C. Phillips, world authority on horror fiction, and his somewhat eccentric but charming wife, Edith Abigail, conjure theatrical life into Lovecraft's tales for their friends.

Tickets are $12.75/General Admission, Michigan Tech students are free. To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at Rozsa, or visit Ticketing Operations at the SDC.

SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and noon to 8 p.m., Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours and will only open two hours prior to show times.

Sports in Brief

by Wes Frahm, director, athletic communications and marketing

Huskies Drive Time, 7:30 to 8 a.m. on WKMJ Mix 93.5 FM

Thursday, Nov. 29
Men's Basketball at Malone, 6 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Women's Basketball at Malone, 8 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Friday, Nov. 30
Blue Line Luncheon, noon (Continental Fire Co.)
Hockey hosts Minnesota Duluth, 7:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Saturday, Dec. 1
Nordic Skiing at NMU Wildcat Open
Hockey hosts Minnesota Duluth, 7:07 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Men's Basketball at Walsh, 1 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)
Women's Basketball at Walsh, 3 p.m. (Live Radio, Mix 93.5 FM)

Sunday, Dec.2
Nordic Skiing at NMU Wildcat Open

All times Eastern. Home events in bold.

Top News of the Week

Home Hockey Weekend

Michigan Tech is set to host Minnesota Duluth in a two-game WCHA series this weekend. The Huskies, who swept Bemidji State in their last two games, have not played at home since Nov. 2 to 3. Tech enters the weekend in a tie for seventh place in the league standings. UMD, which split with St. Cloud State last weekend, sits in a tie for 10th.

Taking Down a Ranked Foe
The women's basketball team earned a big road victory last Saturday with a 66-53 decision at No. 16-ranked UW-Parkside. The Huskies limited the Rangers to 33.9 percent field goal shooting to move to 2-1 on the year. Tech will open its conference schedule Thursday, Nov. 29, at Malone.

Haidar Drops 35 on Bemidji
Senior Ali Haidar scored 35 pointsó26 in the first half--to lead the men's basketball team to an 86-59 victory over Bemidji State last Tuesday. The 6-7 forward is averaging 29.7 points per game in leading the Huskies to a 2-1 record to start the season. Tech opens its GLIAC slate Thursday, Nov. 29, at Malone.

Blue Line Luncheon Set for Friday
Tech will have its second Blue Line Luncheon of the season on Friday, Nov. 30. Head coach Mel Pearson will be the featured speaker at the event, which will be hosted by the Continental Fire Co. in downtown Houghton. The cost of the lunch is $9.00 per person and is open to all members of the community.

SURF Proposal Workshop

Will Cantrell, coordinator for the Summer Undergraduate Research
Fellowship (SURF) program, will conduct a workshop on writing effective SURF proposals at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Fisher 127.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to notify students interested in applying for SURF funding to attend. For more information, see SURF.

ME-EM Graduate Seminar

Rafael Fierro, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, will present "Coordination Strategies for Robotic Networks" at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in ME-EM 112. For more information, see ME-EM Seminars.

CEE Graduate Seminar

Graduate student Rachael Barlock (CEE) will present "Bubble Plate for Erosion Reduction" at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in Dow 641.

CLS Seminar

Gerardo Ramirez, a PhD candidate in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Chicago, will present "Mathematics Anxiety: Origins, Impact, and Cognitive Mechanisms Driving Poor Performance" from 11:05 to 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Rekhi G06. For more information, contact Associate Professor Susan Amato-Henderson (CLS) at .

In the News

The School of Business and Economics' Bob Mark Memorial Elevator Pitch Competition was covered by the Detroit News recently.

On the Road

Coordinator Joan Chadde (Educational Programs) and the Michigan Tech Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (Uzi Mendez, Michael Briseno, Gilbert Ramirez and Armando Flores) along with Tech student volunteers Jess Hammersley, Margaret Brunette, Tyana Bogicevic and Sukaina Miftah, conducted a Family Engineering Night for 300+ Hispanic students and their parents at the Harrison Park K-8 School in Grand Rapids, Nov. 19.

Proposals in Progress

Professor Ching-An Peng (ChE), "Modulating Immune Evasion of NeuroBlastoma Cells by CD47," NIH

Associate Professor Michele Miller (ME-EM) and Coordinator Joan Chadde (Educational Programs), "Self-efficacy and Engineering Interests Development in Elementary School Aged Students at After-school Maker Workshops," NSF

Professor Raymond Shaw (Physics/EPPSI), "Holographic Measurements of Cloud Microphysical Properties: Transitioning HOLODEC to Community Airborne Research Platforms," NASA

Professor Yun Hang Hu (MSE/IMP), "Simultaneous Generation of Syngas and Electricity from Natural Gas in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Inexpensive Anode-catalysts," NSF

Assistant Professor John Durocher (Bio Sci), "Research Career Enhancement Award--Evaluation of Vascular Function in Humans," The American Physiological Society

Assistant Professor Wenzhen Li (ChE), "Electricity Storage in Biofuels: Electrochemical Processing of Lignocellulosic Platform Compounds to Liquid Hydrocarbons," NSF