Rozsa Calendars for 2016-17 Season Now Available.

The Rozsa Calendars are here. Once again this year there are both full-size wall calendars and the handy pocket/desk calendars that fit neatly in purses, pockets and of course by your phone on your desk.

Pick up one of each or even both at the Rozsa Center or any of the more than 120 local businesses who display and distribute them each year.

Featured this year are eight Rozsa Presenting Series events, more than 27 Visual and Performing Arts events including music, theater and visual arts events and the ever-popular 41 North Film festival.

Season Ticket Packages went on sale Monday with the best discounts available on all the season has to offer. From BreakSk8, to two nights of Russian National Ballet, to Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk to "West Side Story," so many great shows at the Rozsa and all available to you at 20 to 40 percent off single ticket prices if you buy early.

Season tickets are available for a limited time only, so find out more today. Not interested in a Season Ticket Package? Single ticket sales begin Sept. 1.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Michigan Tech Ticketing Services at the Central Ticket Office 7- 2073, or go online.

To make it easier for Michigan Tech faculty and staff to get your copies of the calendars, you can request a calendar be delivered directly to your campus mailbox. Click on this link and fill out the google form. We will gladly send a calendar to you via campus mail.

Terry Woychowski Takes helm of Board of Trustees

At its regular meeting Thursday, Michigan Tech’s Board of Trustees conferred 930 degrees, bringing the 2015-16 total to 1,749 degrees—the largest number the school has
ever conferred. The number outpaces the previous record of 1,709 set in 1983-84.
 
“This demonstrates clearly that Michigan Tech is meeting the challenge of fulfilling the needs of a knowledge-based economy,” said President Glenn Mroz. “Students recognize that a Tech degree prepares them to succeed, and they are turning to the University in record numbers for that kind of education.”
 
Terry Woychowski, elected at the last meeting, chaired the Board’s first meeting of the new fiscal year. Linda Kennedy is the new vice chair.
The Board appointed Umesh Korde as a professor with tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, effective Dec. 27. Korde joins Michigan Tech from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he holds the Pearson Chair in Mechanical Engineering.
 
They also granted professor emerita status to Suzanne Stephens, who retired from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
 
The Board also:
 
  • Set tentative meeting dates for 2017: Feb. 24, April 28, Aug. 3, Oct. 20 and Dec. 15.
  • Received a report on gifts to the Michigan Tech Fund, which totaled $40.38 million during fiscal year 2016, nearly $5 million more than in FY 2015.
  • Approved language changes in the Board’s policy on discrimination based on sex, to conform with federal guidelines.
  • Made committee assignments, including
— Academic Affairs: Linda Kennedy, chair; Julie Fream and Paul Olilla
—Audit and Finance: Bob Jacquart, chair; Tom Baldini, Bill Johnson and Brenda Ryan.
—Leadership: Bill Johnson, chair; Bob Jacquart, Linda Kennedy and Brenda Ryan.
—Executive Committee: Terry Woychowski, chair, Linda Kennedy and Julie Fream.
—Ethics Point: Terry Woychowski.
—Executive Committee for the Department of Defense Board of Trustees Policy: Bob Jacquart, Brenda Ryan and Terry Woychowski
—Michigan Tech Fund Board of Directors: Terry Woychowski, Linda Kennedy and Bob Jacquart.
—Michigan Tech Fund Investment Committee: Bob Jacquart and Terry Woychowski.
—Michigan Tech Fund Finance and Audit Committee: Linda Kennedy.
—Michigan Tech Entrepreneurial Support Corporation (MTESC): Tom Baldini, Paul Ollila and Bob Jacquart.

 

Volleyball Team Honored for Academics

The Michigan Tech volleyball team received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the 2015-16 season. Tech was one of 120 NCAA Division II schools to receive the award.

"I'm extremely proud of our players for their hard work in the classroom," Coach Matt Jennings said. "This recognition shows that the 2015 team committed themselves to the academic side of being a student-athlete while also being dedicated to accomplishing team goals on the court."

The Huskies had a team grade-point average of 3.52 during the 2015-16 academic year, including a 3.75 for the spring semester. Eleven student-athletes had 4.0 GPAs over the two semesters.

Read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech sports at michigantechhuskies.com.

Women's Basketball Team Honored for Academics

The Michigan Tech women's basketball team had the ninth best grade-point average in NCAA Division II. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) recognized the Huskies for their excellence in the classroom with the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor.

A total of six Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women's basketball programs were honored. Ohio Dominican, Northwood, Findlay, Ashland and Lake Erie were also recognized. The Huskies boasted a 3.645 GPA during the 2015-16 season.

"We are extremely proud of the team for their hard work and commitment in the classroom," Coach Kim Cameron said. "They had a goal from the beginning of the year, kept it as a priority and ultimately earned it."

"Congratulations to each of the teams recognized in the 2015-16 WBCA Academic Top 25," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew." Their head coaches are to be commended for fostering an environment of excellence for their student-athletes both on the court and, more importantly, in the classroom."

For the full story and more on Michigan Tech Sports visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Reminders

Thai Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Food from Thailand is featured at today's Khana Khazana. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food truck in the MUB circle across from the Library.

The menu includes:

Pad Kra Pao Neua—Stir Fry Beef with Basil

Yum Pon La Mai—Spicy Fruit Salad

Mon Tod—Fried Sweet Potato

The cost is $6.95 for the full meal. Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page

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Alumni Reunion Continues Through Tomorrow

Today is Day Two of Michigan Tech's Alumni Reunion. Today's activities include the All-Class Alumni Breakfast, Class Year gatherings, "Stuff-a-Husky," tours aboard the RV Agassiz and campus and department open houses. 
 
The Annual Alumni Reunion Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Memorial Union Ballroom. 
 
Tomorrow's events include the Keweenaw Alumni Chapter 5K Run/Walk for Scholarship. Read more and view a complete schedule.

New Funding

Thomas Oommen (GMES/EPSSI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $30,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 
 
GMES graduate student El Hachemi Bouali is the Co-PI on the project "Landslide Life-Cycle Monitoring and Failure Prediction using Satellite Remote Sensing."

This is a one-year project.
 

Notables

Alumnus Bob Martin Receives Public Health Award

Michigan Tech Alumnus Robert (Bob) Martin recently received the Hologic Joseph Public Health Award at the American Society for Microbiology's recent Microbe 2016 meeting in Boston.

In addition to earning his master's in Biological Sciences from Michigan Tech, Martin was the head of the U.P. state health lab, located on the Tech campus and also taught medical bacteriology.

According to the ASM the Hologic Joseph Public Health Award "Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership and service in the field of public health."

Martin is also a member of Michigan Tech's College of Science and Arts Academy.