Michigan Rail Conference in Marquette Next Week

The fourth annual Michigan Rail Conference will take place next Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 17-18) in Marquette.

This year’s theme is "Connecting the Dots: Business, Communities and Technology." 

The program at Northern Michigan University will feature more than 30 speakers in panel discussions and breakout sessions on topics including the future of rail in Michigan; preserving, maintaining and enhancing Michigan rail assets;  U.P. rail operations; passenger operations in an era of lean public investment; U.P. shippers; shortline operations; and U.P. tech companies supporting the rail industry. 

The keynote speakers are Tom Baldini, a member of the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees and Frank Patton, managing partner for Great Lakes Basin Railroad. 

A plenary session panel that discusses the future of rail in Michigan includes Tim Hoeffner, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Rail; Keith Borman, vice president and general counsel of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association; and Ray Lang, chief of state government relations for Amtrak. 

Panopto-Huskycast video platform outage scheduled

The Panopto-Huskycast video platform will be unavailable  from 6 to 9 p.m. (EDT)  tomorrow (Aug. 13).

During this time you will not be able to access recordings and any attempts to upload content from clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message.

Contact IT User Services with questions at 7-1111, it-help@mtu.edu.

Michigan Tech Names 2016 Sports Hall of Fame Class

Six individuals and the 1974-75 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey National Championship team will join the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony in November. The individuals are former football player Bill Hauswirth, former basketball players JT Luginski and Andrea Novak, former hockey players Brent Peterson and Scott White and former Nordic skier Tom Wood.

The 1975 team will be the third to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after the 1962 (2012) and 1965 (2014) National Championship teams were inducted. The 1975 team finished with a 32-10-0 record and defeated the University of Minnesota 6-1 at St. Louis Arena to capture the third national title in school history.

Read the full story. For more on Michigan Tech sports visit michigantechhuskies.com.


Summer Hours End 

Summer Hours will end on Sunday, Aug. 14. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, the University will return to regular office hours. 
The regular hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All offices must be staffed during these hours.​
Campus Store and University Images Sidewalk Sale
Come join the Campus Store and University Images for a former sports logo sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Clearance items will be an additional 25 percent off the marked price. Get 75 percent off the original price men's shoes and selected women's dress apparel. Look for Campus Store items on the campus mall in front of the MUB and University Images in front of the SDC, weather permitting. If the weather is frightful, we'll be located inside near our respective locations.
Indian Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Flavors of India are on tap today at Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the food trailer in the MUB Circle opposite the library. 

The menu includes: Chicken Chettinad Curry—South Indian style chicken curry with roasted spices; Vegetable Korma—variety of vegetables cooked with mild spices; Batata Vada— Deep fried, flour coated potatoes; Mango Lassi—Mango yogurt with pulp topping.

Like the Khana Khazana at Michigan Tech Facebook page.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, August 12, 2016

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.

​Director of Video Production and Graphic Design, Athletics. 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

Martin Jurgensen (SFRES/ESC) is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
The project is "Wood Stake Decomposition in Forest and Urban Soils." 

In the News

In a speech in the Detroit area Thursday, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton referenced Houghton and Michigan Tech. 

You can watch the speech. The Michigan Tech reference is at the 05:48:18 mark of the speech.


College Recruiter, a website for employers and students looking for jobs or internships, published an article called "Three events employers won't want to miss on college campuses," highlighting Michigan Tech's Career Fairs, CareerFest, Industry Days and Design Expo. Read the article here.