Marc Meyer Wins the December Snowfall Contest

Congratulations to Marc Meyer, ’80 EE, for winning the monthly snowfall contest for December. Of the 104 people who guessed this month, Marc’s guess of 18 inches was the closest, without going over, to the actual snowfall of 19.25 inches.

For his winning guess, Marc will receive a Totally-Tech prize package made up of Tech Gear from the Campus Store and items from the local community such as thimbleberry jam and vouchers for pasties or Ambassador pizza (sorry no “fish bowls!”).

There’s still time to enter the Monthly Snowfall Contest for January. The contest closes on Sunday. Be sure to check the Snowfall Records to see how your guess measures up against January totals in the past.

The Yearly Snowfall Contest also closes soon, at midnight on Feb. 15.

Alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and retirees are invited to guess the total snowfall for the 2015-16 season for a chance to win a grand prize of a two-night stay on campus and a deluxe Michigan Tech Winter Survival Kit complete with hoodie, gloves, hat, scarf, blanket and snowbrush.

"Pete Seeger: The Storm King" at the Rozsa

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents the grammy nominated "Pete Seeger: The Storm King." It's an evening of live music, poetry and video with a look back at the great hero of 60's music, peace and the counterculture movement.

This beautiful collection of recorded stories, narratives, and poems spoken by the late Pete Seeger and longtime protege, producer and drummer Jeff Haynes, is set to live, multi-genre music that enhances Seeger’s marvelous reminiscences. 

"Pete Seeger: The Storm King," comes to the Rozsa at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

See Jeff Haynes with Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness and Timothy Hill, in a multi-media presentation interwoven with recordings and video of the great Pete Seeger.  This performance is based on the Grammy® nominated audio project. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Rozsa Center website

More than five percent of Michigan Tech students are now registered for some kind of testing accommodation. This is consistent with national trends, and we will likely see this number continue to grow.  
Join us for a coffee chat on  Jan. 19, when we’ll address common questions surrounding the accommodations process.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided for those who register for the event by Jan. 15.

Nordic Ski Equipment move

All of the Nordic Ski Club equipment has been stored away in a trailer over winter break. We now need help getting the equipment back into the wax room and the room organized. We will be meeting at noon this Sunday at the wax room office to make the move.

If you can be there it will help us be up and running for the first official day of classes. Just show up to help or send an email to mrbaskin@mtu.edu or bdorr@mtu.edu if you will be there or need a ride up from campus.

If you have a car or truck that you can use to help us move the smaller items that will also help.

As an added bonus for those who show up to help move, there is also an on-snow demo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday of skis, snowshoes and snow bikes that will be hosted by Down Wind Sports.

Tech's Sunday Hockey Game to be Streamed Live

Michigan Tech's game at the Desert Hockey Classic this Sunday will be available live via Pac-12.com. Fans can watch the game free-of-charge by clicking here.

The Huskies will play at either 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. ET on Sunday depending on the result of Friday's showdown with UCONN. Arizona State, who is hosting the event, will play the late game Sunday regardless of its result in the semifinals vs. Yale.

There is no live broadcast or stream of Tech's game today. Those not making the trip to Arizona to watch the Huskies take on Connecticut can listen to the contest live on Mix 93 and Pasty.net or follow along on Twitter (@mtuhky) for live in-game updates.

New Hires

The following people recently began employment at Michigan Tech.

  • Brian Brewster — General Athletics 
  • Chunpei Cai — Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Christine Houston — Career Services
  • Matthew Kelly — School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • Brian Pichette — Facilities Management
  • Sandra Sague — Dining Services
  • Julie Sirdenis — Dining Services

CTL Tip of the Week

With he new semester starting Monday, there are a few things many instructors and instructional staff often want or need to do in Canvas. We’ve included links to help you with a handful of them below.

You may want to Customize your Courses drop-down menu to add and remove courses from that menu both now and at the beginning of the new semester. Instructors at Michigan Tech can use the Combine Canvas Sections tool on the CourseTools page to combine two or more BANNER sections into one Canvas course.

You’ll want to do this first before doing any building or importing, and be sure to choose “YES” to both of the options you are presented with when using the Combine Sections tool. Go to Combining Canvas Sections for directions. If you would like to copy the content in one of your previous Canvas courses into a new Spring 2016 Canvas course, you can do that too. See Copying Content from Another Canvas Course to find out how. If you would like to enroll a TA, additional instructors, etc. into your course, see Adding New Users to your Canvas Course.

Finally, you will need to Publish your Canvas course in order for your students to be able to see and access it.  See How do I publish my course? for directions. You can also check out the new Michigan Tech Course Set-Up Directory, on the temporary home page of all new Canvas courses created for Spring 2016 courses.

You may just want some help or information, and the best place to start is Canvas One Stop. From there you can Contact Support, find out about eLearning Walk-in Hours for face-to-face help, get quick links to online help resources, and more. The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).