Nominations Open for the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. 

This year, nominations are being accepted from dissertations in the fields of:

  • Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Social Sciences (note: history is classed within humanities and is not a field of competition in 2016)

Michigan Tech may nominate one student in each field. PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016 are eligible. The fields of competition for 2017 will be humanities/fine arts and biological and life sciences.

The deadline to submit nominations is 4 p.m. Monday, June 20 following the online instructions. Nominations must be delivered to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Emailed nominations to are preferred. Contact Debra Charlesworth if you have any questions about the competition.

Dress For Success Sale at Bookstore

All men's and women's dress apparel is 50 percent off at the Campus Bookstore's "Dress for Success" Sale.

All suits, sport coats, dress slacks, shirts, ties, shoes, socks, women's blazers, slacks blouses, sweaters and coats are all 50 percent off.

Sale ends Friday June 10.

Employee Wellness May Challenge Results

Through the month of May, more than 130 employees participated in Healthy Living BINGO.

Healthy Living BINGO is an employee wellness challenge designed to help participants to think outside the box and encourage healthy living by incorporating aspects of exercise (and rest), healthy thoughts, nutrition, environment, relationships, communication, finances, personal development and professional development—all in the form of weekly BINGO cards.

Weekly prizes were generously donated by J. Jukuri Spa & Salon. Here are the winners:

  • Darlene Comfort-Business Operations
  • Jean DeClerck-Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Ashley DeVoge-Ticketing Operations
  • Austin Kunkel-Dining Services

Thank you to everyone who participated. 

Are you interested in hearing about upcoming employee wellness opportunities? Subscribe to the Employee Wellness newsletter by emailing Shannon Brodeur.

Keweenaw Climate Change Group Meeting

The Keweenaw Climate Change group will meet at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (June 8) at the Orpheum Theater/Studio Pizza in Hancock over pizza to plan for our Science Cafe Climate Change Series in fall 2016. All who are interested in helping are welcome. Contact Kathy Halvorsen at or 7-2824 with questions.


Cashiering Services Closed for a portion of this Morning

Cashiering services will not be available from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today (June 7) due to the annual Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications meeting.

The Student Financial Services Center will remain open if you wish to drop off items during that time for later processing.


Memorial Union Ground Floor Closed

Due to construction, the ground floor of the Memorial Union will be closed today (June 7). For elevator access to the first and second floors, call the Memorial Union Office at 7-2543 for assistance.

In the News

Men's Fitness published an article about NHL player John Scott, whose life is about to be chronicled in a movie. The article mentioned that Scott graduated from Michigan Tech with an engineering degree. See the article here.


The Kansas City Star quoted Assistant Professor Steven Walton (SocSci) in an article about the Society for Industrial Archaeology's annual meeting in Kansas City and tours of historical industrial sites. The Society for Industrial Archaeology is based at Michigan Tech. See the article here.

In Print

Professor Iosif Pinelis (Math) published a note, "On Measurable Semigroups in ℝ" in The American Mathematical Monthly Vol. 123, No. 5 (May 2016), p. 481. The note is available here.

Job Posting

Job Posting for June 7, 2016

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

Director of Recruiting, Marketing and Communications, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. Apply online. 

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