Summer Hours Announced

Starting Monday, May 2, the University shifts to its summer schedule.
The general hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All offices must be staffed during these hours.
Employees are expected to fulfill their usual full-time or part-time obligations.
Your actual work schedule must be approved by your supervisor. Regular office hours resume on Monday, August 15.


New Accelerated Tech MBA Info Sessions

Come learn about our New Accelerated Tech MBA Program.

Double-count up to two undergrad courses towards your MBA. Complete two more MBA classes using the senior rule. Graduate with your Tech MBA in one year.

For more information, attend one of the following information sessions:
4 p.m. Monday, April 11 in AOB 101
4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in AOB 201

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Email Rebecca Middlebrook with questions.

Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck

In October, Michigan Tech alumni Justin Fitch lost his battle with cancer. Fitch graduated from Tech in 2005 and was commissioned as an Army Officer via Michigan Tech's ROTC program. 

To honor his memory, the Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck will be held on Saturday, October 8. A ruck is a three, six, 12 or 22-hour march with weighted backpacks to symbolize the burdens veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other war-related illnesses carry every day. 

More information is available on the Facebook page. To create a team or to join one, visit their web page.

"The Hateful Eight" This Weekend

This weekend the Michigan Tech Film Board presents Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning "The Hateful Eight."

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

"The Hateful Eight" is Tarantino’s eighth movie, and since Film Board has eight showings of it this weekend, with one of the days being the eighth, we are putting on the following contest:
Anyone who submits ticket stubs from all eight Film Board showings of "The Hateful Eight" this weekend will be entered into a drawing to win all eight of Tarantino’s movies on Blu-Ray.


  • Today (April 8)—5:30, 8:30 p.m. and Midnight
  • Tomorrow (April 9)—1:30, 8:30 p.m, and Midnight
  • Sunday, April 10—1:30, 5 p.m.

Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. Located in Fisher 135. To find out more about Film Board, visit their website.

Film Board has two special events coming up in the next few days. 

At 4 p.m. Saturday there is a showing of "He Named Me Malala," A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations. There is no admission charge. Presented by the Houghton/Keweenaw County chapter of the Girl Up campaign.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 there is an advanced free screening of "The Huntsman: Winter's War."

As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land; two renegades – Eric the Huntsman – who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, and his forbidden lover, Sara set out to stop them. See it before it appears in theaters.

The Flint Water Issue: The Intersection of Government, Race and Socioeconomic Status

Join us for a Canterbury Conversation as we have an open discussion regarding the Flint water crisis and its impact on a community of people.

The conversation will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 11 at the Canterbury House. All are welcome.

Sponsored by Canterbury House, International Programs and Services and Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Canterbury House is located at 1405 E. Houghton Ave.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar

The next Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11 in Dow 875. Daniel M. Dowden, University at Buffalo, will present "Self-centering Steel Plate Shear Walls for Improving Building Seismic Resilience."

Dowden is the Structural and Test Engineer at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) at the University at Buffalo. Prior to pursuit of his doctoral research, he was a practicing structural engineer in Seattle, for ten years.

His research interests include self-centering and low-damage-systems for reduction of earthquake impacts and other extreme loading events on buildings and other structures. 


Diversity Liaison Program Seeks Volunteers

In an effort to achieve the goals set by President Mroz for the Diversity Council, the Council is launching a Diversity Liasion Program and is calling for volunteers from each department on campus to serve as the Diversity Liaison.

Read the original Tech Today story. Volunteers, use this sign up form


Chemical Engineering Seminar — Heldt 

Caryn Heldt (ChE) will present "Interaction of Viral Capsids for Inactivation and Removal" at 10 a.m. today (April 8) in EERC 316.


Moroccan Food at Today's Khaza Khazana

Enjoy a taste of Morocco at today's Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union Food Court. Serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the menu features Moroccan Lamb Tagine with honey and apricots, Moroccan Vegetable Couscous and Moroccan Yogurt with Preserved Lemon Dip, Roasted Aubergine Tomato and Chickpea Tagine and Maghrebi Mint Tea. Cost for the full meal is $7.25 and includes a fountain drink. 


Today's C-Cubed Menu

  • BBQ Ribs (GF) 
  • Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese (VGF) 
  • Bloody Mary Tomato Salad (VGF) 
  • Parmesan Bread Sticks (V)

V—Vegetarian  GF—Gluten Free  VGF—Vegetarian/Gluten Free


Chemical Engineering Seminar — Minerick

Adrienne Minerick (ChE) will present "Electrokinetic Innovations for Medical Microdevice Applications" at 1 p.m. today (April 8) in Chem Sci 101.


Biological Sciences Seminar

The next Biological Sciences Seminar will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today (April 8) in Dow 641. Sachin Teotia (Bio Sci) will present "Gene Regulatory Networks of microRNA165/166 Revealed by Short Tandem Target Mimic (STTM) in Arabidopsis and Rice."

For the abstract of Teotia's presentation, click here.


Consumer Products Day

Fans of the television show "Shark Tank" will enjoy Michigan Tech's Consumer Products Day today and tomorrow (April 8,9). Teams of between four to six people will chose a consumer product from one the four participating companies, Dow Chemical Company, 3M, Kimberly-Clark and Amway.
On the following day they will pitch their idea for repurposing the product. Company reps will be on hand and points will be awarded for innovation, functionality, sustainability, slogan, marketing for target audience and societal impacts. Individuals who do not have teams and still invited and will be placed on a team today. Introduction will take place at noon in Fisher 135. 
Teams will pitch their ideas in the preliminary round from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Hall. Teams will have seven minutes with a three-minute Q&A. Two teams from each company will advance to the finals. The finals will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in Fisher 135.
Prizes of $3,300, $2,400 and $1,300 will be awarded to the top three teams. Complete details are available online.


Michigan Tech Relay For Life Tomorrow

Michigan Tech's Relay for Life will be held from noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Wood Gym in the SDC. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

For more information on our event please like our Facebook page


Friends Annual Used Book Sale April 8 and 9

The Friends Annual Used Book Sale is today (5 to 7 p.m. for Friends members) and tomorrow for the public beginning at 10 a.m. in the Opie Reading room in the Michigan Tech Library. For more information, see original Tech Today story.


OAP Silent Auction

The ninth annual Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) Outdoor Gear Auction will be held on Friday, April 15 in the MUB Ballroom. This silent auction-style event allows OAP to sell some of their gently-used gear to make room for new equipment.

Beginning Monday, April 11 we will accept items from students, faculty and staff for auction as well.

For more information, see Tech Today post.

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.

Data Analyst, Human Resources. ​Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

On the Road

Three members of the Humanities Department each presented papers at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. Andrew Fiss presented "Studying Objects, Objectifying Students: Natural History at Women's Colleges in New York State: 1861-1875;" Laura Fiss presented "The Unnatural Club in Late-Victorian Light Humor: The Diogenes Club and Beyond;" and Dana VanKooy presented "The Aesthetics of Atlantic History."

CTL Tip of the Week

New User Interface coming to Canvas this Summer, part II

As we pointed out last week, a new, modernized user interface (UI) for Canvas is coming to Michigan Tech on June 25. Instructure provided attendees of InstructureCON the very first look at the new Canvas UI last summer. Since then some institutions chose to adopt the new UI as soon as possible, others switched over to it very recently, while many others, including us, chose to wait until closer to the end of the adoption window in order to allow time for the new UI to get tested and receive it’s first round of improvements and bug fixes.

The new Canvas UI is intended to provide users with a cleaner and more contemporary interface that enhances the look and feel of Canvas and improves navigation and scalability.

We’ve put out these Tech Today articles now to ensure everyone has a chance to find out about the new Canvas UI and get a first look at it before the end of spring semester. Michigan Tech-specific user guides and video tutorials, along with Instructor guides from Instructure, are available on our New UI First Look Resources page.

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.