2nd Annual "Drive Away Hunger" Food Drive Results

Michigan Tech Transportation services would like to thank all of the students, staff and faculty who participated in the 2nd Annual "Drive Away Hunger" Food Drive. Because of you, it was a great success. We collected about 750 non-perishable food items. All items collected were donated to our food pantry on campus, Husky FAN (Food Access Network). For each donated item, individuals received an entry into a variety of raffles. We are also excited to announce the winners of the drawings:

  • Faculty/Staff Parking (Red Permit) - Maryann Wilcox
  • Commuter Parking Permit - Nicholas Jensen
  • Graduate Parking Permit - Teresa Wilson
  • Residential Parking Permit - Brianna Neeb
  • Faculty/Staff Parking (Black Permit) - Theresa Jacques

Again, Transportation Services thanks the campus community for their support.

Husky Motors Introduces New On-Line Reservation System

Effective Monday, May 16 all vehicle reservations will be made through our new on-line reservation system.

Husky Motors has partnered with FleetCommander to improve the process of renting vehicles. No more picking up your rental vehicle on Friday for a Sunday rental. No more calling in your reservation or walking down to the motor pool to see if a vehicle is available. No more questioning if your request was received.

The process has been streamlined and improved for customer satisfaction. Customers will be able to make, adjust and cancel their reservation on-line, 24/7. Vehicles will be available 24/7 via the outdoor Key Kiosk for convenient pick-up and return. The Key Kiosk is located on the east entrance of the Facilities Management building.

We are excited about being able to offer this service to the campus community—as an easy and convenient way to reserve a vehicle and get you on the road. Click here for detailed instructions to begin using our new system TODAY.

If you have any questions or concerns, email Angie Kolehmainen or call 7-3288.

Symposium to Honor Beck and Seel

The Physics Department is hosting a symposium to honor the contribution of Don Beck (Physics) and Max Seel's (Physics) in theory of atoms, molecules, clusters, surfaces and solids.

The day-long symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 16 in Fisher 101.

Following the symposium, there will be a tour of the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. View the schedule of the symposium.

Contact Ravi Pandey at 7-2086 for details of the symposium. 

Drewyor Re-appointed to Pair of State Boards

Gov. Rick Snyder has re-appointed Mike Drewyor (SoT), to the State Board of Professional Surveyors and the State Board of Professional Engineers. The boards regulate the practices of professional surveyors and engineers.

Drewyor is a professor of practice in the School of Technology and teaches in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Michigan Tech.

On the Board of Professional Engineers, Drewyor will fill the position for a professional surveyor who also serves on the Board of Professional Surveyors. On the Board of Professional Surveyors, Drewyor will fill the position for a professional engineer who also serves on the Board of Professional Engineers.

In making the re-appointment, Governor Snyder says, "I thank Michael for his continued service on these boards and look forward to his ongoing contributions."

Appointees to both boards serve four-year terms that expire March 31, 2020. Their appointments are subject to state Senate approval.


Thai Food at Khana Khazana

Cuisine of Thailand will be featured in the Khana Khazana food trailer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (May 13) in the MUB Circle.

The menu features:

  • Khoa Mun Kai Tod (fried chicken with ginger garlic rice) — one of the most common street foods in Thailand
  • Ajad (sweet and sour salad) — a popular side dish salad with cucumber, bell pepper, onion and cilantro with sweet and sour dressing

Cost is $5 for the full meal and includes a fountain drink. Like the Khana Khazana Facebook page.


Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. tomorrow (May 14). The flyer that showcases the activities scheduled for this year can be viewed online.

New Funding

Timothy Scarlett (SS) is the principal investigator on a research project that received $20,000 in a co-op/joint agreement from the National Park Service, Isle Royale National Park. The project is entitled "A Proposal for Archaeological Testing at the Ghyllbank Townsite (20.IR.0224), Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw County, Michigan." This is a 16-month project.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, May 13, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. 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.

Office Assistant 5, Great Lakes Research Center. UAW Internal Posting 5/13/20165/19/2016. External applicants are reviewed after internal UAW applicants. Apply online.

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

In the News

The Daily Mining Gazette and Channels 6 (NBC), 10 (ABC) and 3 (CBS) covered Michigan Tech's disaster drill conducted Tuesday afternoon.


TV stations and newspapers across the South aired and printed a story about the exhibitors chosen for Destination Imagination's Global Finals, an international science fair and expo held each year in Knoxville, Tennessee. This year's exhibition is scheduled for May 25-27. Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers are among the exhibitors who made the cut. See the story here