Memorial Union Closed

The Memorial Union will be closed Monday, May 2 so that staff can attend the Auxiliary Services annual Professional Development Day. This includes the Campus Bookstore. The building will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 3 with regular summer operating hours. Click here for summer hours.

Women's Hoops Announces Team Awards

Michigan Tech women's basketball coach Kim Cameron announced the program's awards for the 2015-16 season. Danielle Blake was named the team's most valuable player, while Lindsay Winter took home most improved player honors. Senior guard Mackenzie Perttu was picked as the Harold Meese Sportsmanship Award recipient and senior Kerry Gardner earned the scholastic achievement award.

Blake was named to the All-GLIAC First Team and GLIAC All-Defensive Team after leading the Huskies in scoring, rebounds, blocks and steals (51).

Winter, a sophomore guard, started 23 games this year and averaged more than 29 minutes per game after playing in 4.6 per night as a rookie in 2014-15. 

Perttu ranked fifth on the team in points and was a team-leading 88.6 percent from the free throw line while appearing in 23 contests.

Gardner captured her second scholastic achievement award for having the team's highest cumulative GPA—a 4.0 in exercise science. 

To read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech Sports visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Two Added to Volleyball Freshmen Class

Michigan Tech volleyball coach Matt Jennings announced Wednesday the additions of two players to the 2016 freshmen class as Rachel Ping (Batavia, Ill.) and Sydney Sherman (Rockford, Ill.) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Huskies next fall.

A 6-foot-1 middle blocker, Ping is an exceptional student who has earned numerous academic honors during her high school career and plans to major in biomedical engineering and physics at Michigan Tech.

"Rachel adds talent and immediate depth to our front row," said Jennings. "She is a very active player out of the middle who works hard to challenge every ball on defense, while consistently transitioning quickly to attack."

Sherman, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker, helped lead her team to the 2014 Illinois state championship. Sherman has also played four years with Club Fusion and is an honor roll student.

"Sydney will be a presence for us at the net in a variety of ways," said Jennings. "She has great height, impressive arm-swing and is crafty and controlled."

Michigan Tech is coming off one of its most successful volleyball seasons in recent memory in which it notched its highest win total (19) since 2008, including a program-record 10-0 start to the campaign.

To read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech Sports visitmichigantechhuskies.com.

MSE Graduate Seminar

The next MSE Graduate Seminar is from 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow (April 29) in M&M 610.

PhD Candidate Yifei Yuan will present, "Atomistic Study of Tunnel Functions in Nanostructured Transitional Metal Oxides."

Yuan's PhD project started four years ago focusing on applying in situ TEM technique to study energy storage behavior inside rechargeable batteries. He did most of the TEM project as a visiting researcher in University of Illinois at Chicago, while part of the project involving bulk level battery electrochemistry was done in Chemical Science and Engineering division at Argonne National Laboratory where he works as a guest graduate student.

Reminders

Board of Trustees Meeting Tomorrow
 
The Michigan Tech Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow (April 29) in Ballroom B of the Memorial Union Building. Read the full agenda.

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Final C-Cubed Lunch Today

C-Cubed is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited. Lunch is $10 (cash, credit and C-Cubed Gift Certificates accepted); attendees may bring their own lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Coffee, tea, fruit-infused water, cookies and fruit are available for all. Below is the menu for the final lunch:

Today (April 28)
Chicken Balti (GF)
Chickpea Curry (VGF)
Aloo Gobi (VGF)
Basmati Rice (VGF)
Mango Lassi (VGF)

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CEE Senior Design Colloquium

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department invites the University community to attend the spring 2016 senior design team presentations from 8:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow (April 29) in Chem Sci 101 and 102.

In Print

Nancy Auer (Bio Sci) and PhD Graduate Student J. Marty Holtgren published "Re-envisioning State and Tribal Collaboration in Fishery Assessment and Restoration," in the journal Fisheries. Read the article here.

Job Posting

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

 Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Humanities. ​​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.

New Funding

Caryn Heldt (ChE/LSTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $244,528 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.
Julia King (ChE/LSTI) is the Co-PI on the project "IRES: US-Denmark Collaboration to Create Next Generation Biosensors." 
 
This is a three-year project.