September First Friday Social

First Friday Socials are back for the 2016-2017 school year. Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to join the Graduate School and Graduate Student Government from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 on the ROTC Lawn for this month's First Friday Social. In case of rain, the location will change to the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Complimentary soda, beer, wine and appetizers will be served.

First Friday University Socials, started in 2006, provide a casual setting for members of the campus community to get together informally, share their work and other interests and get to know each other. These informal gatherings can lead to more productive work relationships, an appreciation for diversity and a chance to meet some new friends.

This year's Socials will feature departmental partners sponsoring each month's event like in years past. Next month's event, Oct. 7, is sponsored by the Center for Technology and Training and Michigan Tech Transportations Institute. June is currently available for a sponsor. The schedule can be found online.

If you are interested in hosting a social or learning more, contact Brenda Randell at or 7-3348.

SBE Dean Candidates

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) Dean Search Committee has invited four finalists for on-campus interviews during the months of Sept. and Oct. Avinandan Mukherjee, dean of the Business School at Clayton State University, will interview on Sept. 13 and 14. Morris Kalliny, associate dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Eastern Washington University, will visit Sept. 19 and 20. Sonia Goltz, professor of organizational behavior at the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Tech, will interview Sept. 29 and 30. Dean Johnson, the James and Dolores Trethewey, APMP Professor and interim dean of the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Tech, will interview Oct. 6 and 7.

Each candidate will hold a campus forum open to the University community to introduce themselves and to answer questions. The forums will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Rekhi Hall G06. Mukherjee's forum will be Sept. 14. Kalliny's will be Sept. 20. Goltz's will be Sept. 30. Johnson's will be Oct. 7. Socials for the Dean candidates will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge the day of their forum.

Community Film Club

All members of the community with an interest in independent and foreign films are invited to the weekly showing of the Filmlover group ( Films are projected on a 10 foot screen at the home of Chemical Engineering faculty Tomas Co and Faith Morrison. Currently, most showings are year-round starting at 6:30 p.m. sharp on Wednesdays. Light refreshments are available. There is a handicapped ramp available at the rear door (25" door width) that can be accessed by driving up the driveway.

Join when convenient, or just read the email film descriptions to see what you may want to watch on your own. All are welcome. For a list of what we have been watching since 2003, click hereTo join the list, email Faith Morrison or join using Google Groups.


MUB Offers Grand Opening Specials

The North Coast Grill and Pizza in the Memorial Union Building is celebrating recent renovations with Grand Opening Specials through Friday. 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. 

Today's specials:

  • 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
  • Santa Fe Chicken Casserole $3.99 and includes a 20 oz. fountain drink 

New Funding

Tarun Dam (Chem) is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received a $420,965 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is titled "The New Identity of Galectin-3 as a Glycosaminoglycan Binding Protein."
This is the first year of a  three-year project.

In the News

The NRA Hunters Leadership Forum used a Michigan Tech photo with an article about new US Fish & Wildlife ruling removing predator control from state management in Alaska wildlife refuges. Read the article here.