Disaster Drill Today

A disaster drill is scheduled for this afternoon (May 10) at Michigan Tech. The University's Department of Public Safety and Police Services and the Incident Command Team, Houghton Police and Fire Departments, the Houghton County Sheriff and Emergency Management Office, UP Health System-Portage, Aspirus Keweenaw and Mercy Ambulance all will participate.

Do not be alarmed if you hear sirens and see emergency vehicles on campus. This is just a drill. The purpose of such drills is to practice emergency response and coordination among all the agencies that might be involved in a real crisis situation.

Reminders 5/10

TIAA Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions Still Available

 
TIAA will be on campus for Individual counseling sessions on May 17 - 19 in MUB Conference Room 106A. 
To schedule an appointment call 800-732-8353.
 
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Registration Open for Safe Place Training
 

Registration is now open for summer 2016 Safe Place training. If you have not gone through the training before or if it has been a while since you have done so, consider registering as the training has been revamped and updated with current terminology, new activities and a video of Michigan Tech students talking about their experience being LGBT on campus. 

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

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Notables

Christine Grotzke, regional admissions manager based in the Chicagoland area, was awarded the Molly K. Arnold President's Service Recognition Award at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling. The award recognizes members with more than five years service who have provided strong and consistent leadership to IACAC. Grotzke was also elected to the IACAC Executive Board as Treasurer-Elect — a three-year term beginning in June 2016.

New Funding

Evan Kane (SFRES/ESC), is the principal investigator on a project that has received an $87,760 research contract from UT-Battelle, LLC. The project is "Understanding Climate Change Drivers of Trace Gas Production in Black Spruce Forests of Minnesota."