Quincy Smelting Works Receives Historical Landmark Award.

Quincy smelting works was selected for a 2016 Historical Landmark Award from ASM International the world's largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists.

The citation reads “The Quincy Smelting Works is uniquely capable of interpreting the final stage of copper production for one of the few native copper ore mining regions on earth.”

The nomination letter was submitted by faculty from Michigan Tech Departments of Social Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering. 

The nomination letter reads "The Quincy Smelting Works is the most complete early 20th century copper smelting facility left in the United States. The 22 remaining structures are all contributing resources within the Quincy Mining Company Historic District Historic Landmark, and the complex is within the boundaries of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. "

The Historical Landmark Award was established in 1969 to permanently identify the many sites and events that have played a prominent part in the discovery development and growth of metals and metalworking in 1987, this award broadened to include all engineered materials.

According to a June Daily Mining Gazette article, there have been extensive cleanup and restoration efforts at the site since 2009. Franklin Township took over ownership of the site from the Quincy Development Corporation in 1999 and in 2012 came to an ownership agreement with the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission. 

According to the article, the intention is to eventually turn the site over to the National Park Service to operate.

Fall Blood Drive Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life

There is a constant need for blood donors and now the need is criticial. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

Join Fraternity and Sorority Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in the Library Reading Room to donate blood.

Sign up for an appointment time online or call 800-733-2767. Walk-ins are always welcome. Click here for more information. 
Bring a photo ID.

MUB Offers Grand Opening Specials

The North Coast Grill and Pizza in the Memorial Union Building is celebrating recent renovations with Grand Opening Specials all next week (Aug. 29 -Sept. 2). The specials are served from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Grand Opening Specials include Deli combo meals, Grill Specials, Wok Express and Pizza


  • General Tao Chicken with Rice $5
  • Cuban Panini combo meal, chips and fountain drink included  $5
  • Burgers made your way, fries and fountain soda $3.99
  • Cheese or pepperoni pizza $1.99


  • Beef and Broccoli with Rice $5
  • Buffalo Chicken Ciabatta combo meal, chips and soda included  $5
  • Rueben Combo Meal $5
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99


  • Honey Garlic Chicken $5.00
  • Three Cheese and Tomato Panini combo meal chips and soda included  $5.00
  • BLT Griller Combo Meal $5.00
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99


  • Kung Pao Chicken with Rice $5
  • Hot Wing Meal Deal  $5
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99

 Sept. 2

  • Meatball Panini combo meal chips and soda included $5
  • Shrimp Basket Meal Deal $5
  • Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $1.99

Special Prices on Home-cooked meals through Sept. 2

Your mom isn’t here but her cooking is. Daily home-cooked classic comfort foods:

  • Monday—Taco Bake Casserole
  • Tuesday—Santa Fe Chicken Casserole
  • Wednesday—Triple Cheddar Broccoli Casserole
  • Thursday—Smoked Gouda Cheese Mac & Cheese
  • Sept. 2— Khana Khazana (details next week)

Each meal is $3.99 and includes a 20 oz. fountain drink. 

Faculty/Staff Invited for Community, Collegiality and Conversation

Join us for the first week of the 2016 Fall semester C-Cubed lunches (Community, Collegiality and Conversation) and bring a guest or two. Faculty, staff and their guests are all welcome.

The lunches are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Lunch is $10 (cash, credit and C-Cubed gift certificates accepted). Attendees may bring their own lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Coffee, tea, iced tea, cookies and fruit are available for all, whether you buy a lunch or not. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Chef Eric Karvonen is planning our menus this year.

We're pleased to start the C-Cubed meals featuring a taste of Morocco and the Mediterranean.


  • Moroccan Carrot Soup
  • Grilled Chicken with Red Pepper Olive Relish
  • Couscous with Chickpeas
  • Spinach Salad with Orange Cilantro Dressing


  • Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with: 
  • Kale Chips
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Feta
  • Fattoush Salad

Enjoy collegial, tasty lunches? May we suggest that you join the C-Cubed email list (c-cubed-l@mtu.edu)? To join the list, either email Faith Morrison (fmorriso@mtu.edu) and request to be on the list, or join directly through Google Groups.

Would you become a promoter of C-Cubed? Ask colleagues to join the list by forwarding this message.


Career Blitz Today

Career Services is holding Career Blitz from noon to 3:30 p.m. today at a variety of locations on campus.

Career Blitz is an open house style conference designed to give students an early start on preparations for Career Fair. Career Services staff will give short presentations every half hour on a variety of issues.  To see topics and their locations read the original Tech Today story. For more information, visit HuskyJOBS 


OAP celebrating 10 years with Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Keweenaw Land Trust to celebrate culturally significant mine ruins, virtually untouched waterfalls, coastlines and crags by paddling 10 miles from Breakers To Bridge. This event is in support of the Keweenaw Land Trust's mission of protecting land and water access for public use and to celebrate OAP's 10 year anniversary.

For additional information see the original Tech Today story.

On the Road

Ted Bornhorst, executive director and professor, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, attended and gave an invited presentation at the 6th annual Dallas mineral collecting symposium held Aug. 20. Bornhorst's presentation was titled "Michigan's Copper Country and the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum."

The full day symposium included a presentation by the Curator of the U. S. National Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian. One of the world's foremost mineral dealers in fine mineral specimens, The Arkenstone, is the principal sponsor of the symposium. Robert Lavinsky, founder and owner of The Arkenstone, has donated several mineral specimens to the museum and played a role in another prominent donation.