Medical Careers Week, Jan. 19-22

Michigan Tech's Career Fest presents four days of events designed to highlight careers in the medical field. Open to all students, faculty and the community, Medical Careers Week will be held Jan. 19 to 22. Events will take place in the MUB Ballroom. Here are some highlights of the week's activities. 

  • Jan. 19 — Medical Informatics Day: Learn more about one of the fastest growing parts of the medical field. Medical Informatics applies to a variety of majors including IT, Computer Science, Computer Network System Administration, Health Sciences and Engineering. Lunch-N-Learn Keynote speaker:  James Ryan, DO.
  • Jan. 20 — Medical Device Day: Meet representatives from biomedical companies to see how your major can make a difference. Lunch-N-Learn keynote speaker: Jim Belmonte, Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (St. Paul)
  • Jan. 21 — Medical Careers/Medical Laboratory Science Day: Learn how to attend medical school through the entire application process. Hear first hand from medical students, physicians assistants and laboratory specialists on how to shape your career path in the medical field. Lunch-N-Learn keynote speaker: William Short, MD and medical students from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
  • Jan. 22 — Allied Health Day: Allied Health comprises nearly 60 percent of the healthcare workforce. Lunch-N-Learn keynote speaker: Petio Kotov, MD, Pathology - UP Health System. 

For a complete schedule of all activities and events visit the Career Services website

PHFoundation Grant Campus Forum on Friday

If you are involved in research or education related to human health, consider attending the PHFoundation Grant Spring Campus Forum at 4 p.m. Friday on the 2nd floor of the Great Lakes Research Center.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the upcoming PHFoundation research awards process (interfaced with existing REF and Core Facilities mechanisms), the PHFoundation Grad Fellowships, an emerging communication plan that is being developed in collaboration with UMC and other updates. The forum will be from 4 to 5 p.m. and will end with a beer/wine social from 5 to 6 p.m. for anyone interested in further networking and discussion.

SURF Proposal Workshop

Will Cantrell (Physics), coordinator of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, will conduct a workshop for students on the SURF application process, including writing an effective SURF proposal. The workshop will take place 6 p.m. Thursday in Fisher 130. This workshop will cover the same material as the one offered in early December.

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

The deadline for SURF applications is 4 p.m. Jan. 29.

C-Cubed is Back

Join us for the first week of the 2016 C-Cubed luncheons and bring a guest or two. Visitors are welcome with faculty and staff. The lunches are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Lunch is $10 (cash, credit and C-Cubed gift certificates accepted). Attendees may bring their own lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Coffee, tea, iced tea, cookies and fruit are available for all. Below is this week's C-Cubed menu:

Curried Fish Stew (GF)
Veg and Bean Soup (VGF)
Chill Pickles (VGF)
Rosemary Potato Biscuits (V)

Kale, Ricotta and Squash Omelets (action station) (GF)
Baked Potato, Celeriac and Garlic Mash (VGF)
Roasted Pecan Praline Bacon (GF)
Granola and Chewy Fruit with Yogurt

MTMC Holding Online Appointments

The Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center is a free interdisciplinary resource for Tech students, faculty and staff working on diverse types of writing and presentations typically encountered in academic and professional life. We commonly assist with resumes, reports, essays, multimedia projects, speeches, document formatting and citations.
The MTMC is available for scheduled classroom workshops, and we are dedicated to working with instructors of all diciplines. Michigan Tech institutional research has found that students who sign up for MTMC appointments are more likely to receive higher grades and return the following year.
We hope all instructors encourage their students to visit the MTMC for writing and presentation assignments. In order to help instructors offer extra credit for MTMC attendance, we provide “receipt of appointment” slips to students on request.
This semester, the MTMC is starting a new email tutoring service. Students will be able to email their papers to the MTMC and receive written feedback. Because this service is new, it will have limited availability (six appointments per week).
For videos and written instructions about how to make an appointment with the MTMC, visit our website
The MTMC offers students study teams, one-on-one sessions, graduate writing groups, standing weekly appointments and online appointments. We work with students on every stage of the writing and presenting process, from brainstorming to polishing.
Questions and requests can be directed to Bill De Herder, the MTMC Assistant Director. The MTMC is located in the Walker Arts and Humanities Center, Room 107.

Houghton County Cardboard Recycling Kickoff and Celebration

The Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach is among the organizers of a celebration to open the Houghton County Cardboard Recycling Facility. 

The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton. 

There'll be hands-on activities for kids, including making paper, garbage pizzas, recycling machine, cardboard forts, lunch safari and more.

A display and information on the cardboard recycling facility, upcoming plans for how to improve curbside recycling in Houghton County and information on how you can get involved will be available.

Bring your cardboard to the Portage Lake District Library during the celebration and it will be transported to the new Cardboard Recycling Facility in Atlantic Mine.

Former Pro Athletes to Address Students Tonight

What do professional athletes, intramural sports, the Pep Band and a successful career have in common? They all require teamwork. Two former professional athletes will visit Michigan Tech to show students how participation in campus teams can add value to their job searches and eventual careers. 
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver John Standeford, a member of the Super Bowl XLI Champion Indianapolis Colts and former Colorado Rockies Pitcher Zach McClellan will present "The Value of Teams — No One Wins a Championship Alone."
The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in Room 135 of Fisher Hall. The event is sponsored by Career Services. 

This Week in Huskies Sports


Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93.5 FM
Mel Pearson Show, 10-11 a.m. on Mix 93.5 FM


Women’s Basketball at Ferris State, 6 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Ferris State, 8 p.m. 


Hockey hosts Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m. 


Women’s Basketball at Grand Valley State, 1 p.m. 
Men’s Basketball at Grand Valley State, 3 p.m. 
Hockey hosts Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m. 

Registation Open for Safe Place Training

The Michigan Tech Safe Place Program is a comprehensive resource to better prepare faculty, staff, students and community members to address the needs of individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA). The program addresses a wide range of terms that LGBTQIA students use to define themselves, unpacks the complicated notions of identity in relation to sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, addresses issues that LGBTQIA students often deal with during the coming out process and examines concerns that LGBTQIA students face both in and out of the classroom.

Safe Place training also explores the many ways that you can work toward creating more safe, inclusive and affirming spaces and environments on campus.

For times and dates of trainings, as well as additional information about the Safe Place program, visit the webpage.

Green Lecture on Thursday

The next lecture in the Green Lecture Series is 7 p.m. Thursday in B002 Hesterberg Hall and Forestry Atrium in the Forestry Building. The title of the lecture is "Rethinking the Links Between Population and Environment: Toward a More Hopeful Future."

Presenter Betsy Hartmann is professor emerita of development studies and senior policy analyst of the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Her research, writing, teaching and lecturing focuses on the intersections between population, migration, environment and security issues. She is widely published in popular, policy and scholarly venues and is the author of "Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control," and two political thrillers about the far right, "The Truth about Fire," set in the Copper Country and "Deadly Election."

The event is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the Keweenaw Land Trust and Michigan Tech's Department of Social Sciences.

2016 Equity Within the Classroom Conference Call for Proposals

Institutional Equity and Inclusion announces proposal submission is open for the 2016 Equity Within the Classroom Conference, hosted by Oakland University, March 13 - 15.

Faculty, administrators, student affairs personnel, students and community are all encouraged to attend. The conference provides a forum for higher and postsecondary education personnel along with community supporters, to come together to present and review current research findings including annual retention outcome data. 

The theme for the 2016 conference is, “Belonging Equals Student Success and Transformation – Eliminating Dispositional Barriers for Students.” From this theme, the following are a few suggested topics for conference workshops and/or poster sessions:

  • Integration: Cultural programs that support and promote students’ sense of belonging and transformation by elimination of dispositional, institutional and situational barriers.
  • Innovation: Improvement of the recruitment, retention and completion rates of underrepresented populations by creating innovative teaching and learning strategies in and out of the classroom.
  • Collaboration: Visionary and collaborative community engagement partnerships and programs with two and four year institutions, K-12 schools, parents and/or community agencies.
  • Inclusion: Leading applied research and assessment on accessibility and equity for underrepresented students in higher education.

The closing date for proposal submission is Friday.

Conference registration is not yet open. Check the Equity Conference website for details.

Contact Institutional Equity and Inclusion at 7-3310, or with any questions.

Job Posting

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources.  For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email  For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.​

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