Winter Carnival Stage Revue 2016

During Stage Revue, campus fraternities, sororities and other organizations present humorous skits bringing the Winter Carnival theme to life. Come join us to see the final performance and comedian Jeff Scheen as our Master of Ceremonies at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Rozsa Center. Tickets are $5 for students and general admission is $10.

Contact Kyle Mischler with any questions.

Continuous Improvement Connection

Network drives can also be organized using the 5S system. In this case, however, it's easiest to begin with step four: standardize.

Creating a standards document first establishes the root-level folders, how long things should be kept and naming conventions. This greatly simplifies the rest of the 5S process. To learn more about network drive 5S's, see the Continuous Improvement Blog post "Network Drive 5S Best Practices."

Sound Effect by Tech Students Used in HBO Series

A gunshot sound effect taken from an open source sound effects library started by Ben Jaszczak (UMC) when he was an undergrad was used in a popular HBO original series. 

In addition to Jaszczak, Brian Nelson, Kevin Heras and Noki Arguello recorded a firearm library whose inventory ranges from gunshots to ancient swordplay. 

Ben says "when we finished with recording and editing we made them public with a CC0 'No Rights Reserved' claim so that anyone could use our sounds with pretty much no limitations."

He says around six months after releasing the sounds they got a notification on Facebook from a professional sound mixer in New York letting them know that he used a couple of their pistol sound effects in the HBO show "Boardwalk Empire", season 5 episode 6 to be exact. 

Petan, Phillips on Hobey Baker Ballot

Michigan Tech hockey seniors Alex Petan and Jamie Phillips are among the 66 candidates on the initial fan ballot for the 2016 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which is given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey.

Petan currently leads the Huskies in nearly all offensive statistical categories and ranks first among all WCHA skaters in goals (12), points (21) and points-per-game (1.24) during conference action.

Phillips leads the WCHA in wins with 13 and ranks third in the conference in goals against average (1.92). The 2015 Mike Richter Award finalist notched his eighth collegiate shutout this season, giving him the all-time Michigan Tech career mark, and is a three-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week.

Fans can vote for Petan and Phillips via the Hobey Baker Award Facebook page at:

Registration is open for the 2016 Equity Within the Classroom Conference

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

The theme for the 2016 conference is, “Belonging Equals Student Success and Transformation—Eliminating Dispositional Barriers for Students.”

To register for the conference, please visit the Equity Conference registration page. Faculty, administrators, student affairs personnel, students, and community members are all encouraged to attend. The conference provides a forum for higher and postsecondary education personnel (faculty, administration, staff), along with community supporters, to come together to present and review current research findings including annual retention outcome data.

For more information you can visit the Equity Conference webpage or contact Institutional Equity and Inclusion at 7-3310, or

The conference is a statewide event hosted annually by a sponsoring institution and is a collaborative effort between the State of Michigan’s King Chavez Parks (KCP) Initiative, Michigan’s 15 public universities, and other private colleges and organizations whose missions and goals align with those of the KCP Initiative.

In The News

Timothy Colling (CEE), Director of the Center for Technology and Training (CTT), was quoted in an article highlighting the Roadsoft software suite, a roadway asset management system for collecting, storing and analyzing data associated with transportation infrastructure.

The article, "Digitizing for Better Decisionmaking," appeared in Public Roads Magazine, a publication by the Federal Highway Administration Office of Research, Development, and Technology. Roadsoft is developed and supported by the CTT with funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

New Hires

The following people recently began employment at Michigan Tech: 

  • Stephen Daly—Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Nora Eck—Facilities Management
  • Evandro Ficanha—ME-EM
  • Anthony Marcarelli—Dining Services
  • Cori Massoglia—Dining Services
  • Lynn McKinstry—Facilities Management
  • Sara Pingel—School of Business and Economics
  • Kortni Rule—Facilities Management


Today's C-Cubed Menu

  • Crispy Beef Stir Fry (GF) 
  • Spicy Mango Stir Fry (VGF) 
  • Steamed Rice (VGF)
  • Bok Choy Salad (VGF)


Filipino Cuisine at Khana Khazana
Khana Khazana will serve Filipino cuisine from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the MUB food court. The cost is $7.25 for a full meal including a fountain drink.
The menu includes:
  • Pineapple Chicken Afritada: Chicken simmered in tomato sauce and dressed with potatoes, bell peppers, onions and pineapple served with rice.
  • Vegetable Lumpia: Spring roll filling with stir fry vegetables.
  • Pinoy Apple Salad: Fresh apple and fruit cocktail with Filipino dressing.


 Distinguished Visiting Speaker Public Lecture

Carolyn R. Miller, SAS Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication Emerita at North Carolina State University, will give a public lecture on "Memoir, Blog and Selfie: Genres of Self-Representation" at 5 p.m today in Room 202 of the GLRC.


Geoseminar Today

The next Geoseminar takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Dow 610. Robert Nemiroff (Physics) will present "What is the Universe Made of?"

See original Tech Today article for more details.


Film Board Presents "The Peanuts Movie 3D"


Film Board presents "The Peanuts Movie 3D." The film will be shown in Fisher 135. The Peanuts Movie is Rated G


  • Today — 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
  • Tomorrow — 2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday — 2:30, 5:30 p.m

Tickets are $3, concessions are $1 each. This is a 3D showing, so please bring your huskycard to check out 3D glasses.


The Malheur Refuge Takeover: A Wake-up Call for Conservation?

Why in the world are armed militants occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a remote refuge in the high deserts of eastern Oregon?

Nancy Langston (SS), author of "Where Land and Water Meet: A Western Landscape Transformed,"  will address the takeover in a public presentation at 3 p.m. today in Forestry G-002.

The event is free and open to the public. Read the original Tech Today Story.


"Pete Seeger: The Storm King" Tonight

The grammy-nominated "Pete Seeger: The Storm King," will be performed at 7:30 tonight, at the Rozsa Center for the Peforming Arts.

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. Read the original Tech Today story.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Rozsa Center website


Bridge Closures Begin Monday

Intermittent nighttime closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for Monday through Jan. 29 as part of ongoing maintenance work. The closures will likely result in delays for motorists.

Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes between 7 and 11 p.m. and delays of up to 30 minutes between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. during the testing period. The lower bridge deck will be closed to snowmobile traffic during these tests.

CTL Tip of the Week

Canvas-iClicker Integration

Instructors using clickers in their classes this semester should make sure they are using the latest version of the iClicker software to take advantage of a more robust integration with Canvas. The latest version allows instructors to quickly sync student rosters and update student clicker registrations. Instructors can also quickly connect an iClicker class with Canvas by sharing their Canvas login credentials with iClicker. The software now allows the aggregation of session data (if desired) before uploading it to the Canvas gradebook.

Make sure to download the latest version of iClicker software from the iClickers page of the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning’s website. This download package contains the custom Michigan Tech-Canvas integration files. An iClicker-Canvas software setup screencast and resources are also available.

Contact the CTL if you have questions about using clickers in your class, or if you need assistance setting up the software and integrating it with your Canvas course. The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.