University Calendar Event Tagging

When adding an event to the University Event Calendar, it is important to tag which audience(s) would be interested. Over the summer, the Digital Services team added an events widget to the Michigan Tech homepage, Current Students webpage and Faculty/Staff webpage. We also created a new website that informs students of various advising and development events that they should consider attending. These events will also feed into MyMichiganTech.

These upgrades are meant to raise event awareness and drive traffic to our events calendar, but are only as good as the events that are advertised.

When submitting an event:

  1. Select an event type. For instance, if you are hosting a seminar, please select "Seminars". You can select more than one option if needed.

  2. Select your department from the "Department" dropdown menu if you are a calendar admin.

  3. If your event is specifically targeting students, to help them grow and develop, please select the appropriate class years from the "Department" dropdown menu, as follows:

    1. Important Student Information [select this if it applies to all students; otherwise select subgroup(s) below]

      1. First Years

      2. Second and Third Years

      3. Fourth Years and Beyond

  4. Select audience(s) from the "Audience" dropdown menu. You can select more than one option if needed.

Tagging your events with the right meta information only takes an extra minute and helps makes sure that not only more people, but the right people, see your events.

If you have any questions, contact us at

Use Maintenance Direct

Facilities Management would like to remind the campus community to use Maintenance Direct, their online work request system, for submitting work requests as well as checking the status of work orders already in the system. The link to Maintenance Direct can be found on the Facilities website. To login, use your full email address and your ISO password. As always, in the case of a facility emergency, call the Facilities Management 24 hour emergency line at 487-0001.

This Week in Career Services

Meet the creative and forward-thinking engineers of Aerospace, learn about their industry and how you and your major can fit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 7).
This event is geared to those who love to build and design. Industry reps will be on campus to meet you from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 8).

Michigan Tech Archives Announces Saturday Hours

The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections announce Second Saturday hours this fall. The archives will be open the second Saturday of each month starting Saturday (Sept. 10). The reading room will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the full range of research support services and genealogy assistance will be available during Second Saturday hours.

The Michigan Tech Archives is also offering prizes for the inaugural Second Saturday. Simply visit us on Saturday and answer the following question: The Michigan Tech football coaches were busy planning strategy in early September 1958. What team were the Huskies preparing to play on Saturday, September 13, 1958?

Second Saturday at the Michigan Tech Archives fall semester dates: Sept.10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec.10.

For more information about Second Saturday or the Michigan Tech Archives, call 7-2505 or e-mail Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: @mtuarchives.

Academic Integrity Student Survey Luncheon Workshop

In spring 2016, the Academic Integrity Committee surveyed Michigan Tech students from all levels and majors. In the more than 1500 responses received, students rated the seriousness of a variety of questionable behaviors and indicated how often they were observed. In this luncheon event, we'll review aggregated responses and comments. We'll then highlight some surprising lessons for instructors regarding current student expectations in a learning environment. Join us at noon Tuesday, Sept. 20 for a luncheon workshop. Lunch will be provided to those who register by Friday, Sept. 16.   

This Week's C-Cubed Menus

Come and join the C-Cubed (Conversation, Community, Collegiality) University lunches.

They are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays during the school year 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, fruit-infused water, cookies and fruit are available for all. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited. Send any suggestions to Brenda Randell or fill out a feed-back form online.

This week features Asian Cuisine along with some barbecue flavors.

Thursday (Sept. 8):

  • BBQ St Louis Ribs 3
  • Cheese Mac & Cheese (V)
  • Bloody Mary Potato Salad (V) 

Friday (Sept. 9):

  • Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad (VGF)
  • Grilled Pork (GF)
  • Grilled Tofu (VGF)

V-Vegetarian GF-Gluten Free VGF-Vegetarian and Gluten Free

Second Annual LSTI Research Forum

The Michigan Tech Community is invited to attend the Second Annual Life Science and Technology (LSTI) Research Forum to be held Thursday, Oct. 6. Posters can be viewed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom A1 and A2. Student awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Please join us.

Undergraduate and graduate students working in life science-related fields will present their research posters in separate competitions. Posters can also be viewed from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

For more information, contact Laura Mattila.

Physics Colloquium Thursday

The next Physics Colloquium will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 8) in Fisher 139. Amit Agrawal will present "Optical and Optomechanical Response of Nanoplasmonic Metamaterials."
Agrawal is project leader, energy research group, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, National Institute of Standars and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. His current research work is focused on developing time-resolved optical spectroscopy and microscopy techniques in the visible, mid-infrared and terahertz ranges for applications in devices for energy conversion and storage.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Staff and faculty job description 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.

 Office Assistant 3, Business Operations. UAW Posting 9/6/16 - 9/12/16. External applications will only be reviewed after internal UAW applications. Apply online. 

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

In the News

IndiaWest, a newspaper for and about Indian Americans, reported that Bhakta Rath, a 1958 Michigan Tech alumnus and supporter who established the Bhakta Rath Research Award, is one of three Indian Americans honored by ASM International.


First TAPPI Meeting Today

Michigan Tech now has a chapter of the Technical Association of the Paper Products Industry (TAPPI), and they're looking for members. The first 15 students to sign up will be provided with a waiver of the membership fee to the TAPPI national organization.

If you want to learn more, come with your lunch to the first informational meeting from 12:15 to 1 p.m. today (Sept. 6) in Chem Sci 201.


Calling All Sailors of Michigan Tech: Make Husky History

Hoist your sails and join fellow mariners from 7 p.m. to sunset tomorrow (Sept. 7) on the Portage Canal in front of campus. Michigan Tech faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to the first-ever photo session celebrating our Michigan Tech sailing community. The University Marketing and Communications Studio will capture images of skippers and their crews. The Great Lakes Research Center face dock is available as a staging area. Rain date is same time and place on Wednesday, Sept.14. Contact UMC writer Cyndi Perkins with questions.


Husky Motors New On-Line Reservation System

Husky Motors introduced it's new on-line reservation system on May 16. Now, as a new school year approaches, we would like to provide you with some reminders, helpful tips and updates based on customer feedback. The original article is linked for those who may have missed it. 

All who reserve vehicles or will be driving them must be registered in the reservation system. So, if you plan to reserve or drive a Husky Motors Vehicle, take a moment now to register using this link, it's easy to do.

For additional information see the original Tech Today story


Safe Place Training

Registration is now open for fall 2016 Safe Place training. The Michigan Tech Safe Place Program is a comprehensive resource to better prepare faculty, staff and students to address the needs of those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA). For times and dates of trainings, as well as additional information about the Safe Place program, visit here


Geoseminar—James Robertson

The next Geoseminar will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today (Sept. 6) in Dow 610. James Robertson will present "Maintaining Neutrality in a Polarized Environment: When delivering the Facts is Not Enough."

For additional information see the original Tech Today story.


Info Session for Students: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Michigan Tech's Research Development Office and Graduate School is offering this session for eligible students to learn more information. The NSF GRFP Overview Session is at 5 p.m tomorrow (Sept. 7) in Admin Building 404.

For additional information see the original Tech Today story.

Continuous Improvement Connection

The school year has finally arrived. Welcome back from the Office of Continuous Improvement, Huskies. We know that you are all just as excited as we are about what this fall term has to offer. Expand your minds, try new things, build up that resume. With Career Fair coming up it is a great time to start looking for ways to dazzle potential future employers. Want to stand out? Come by the Lean Library in our office and grab a book on quality management or professionalism. Maybe check out the Gemba Academy for information on Lean tools and concepts. If you're looking to meet new people and tour industrial facilities, try attending a Leaders in Continuous Improvement meeting, our student org group. There's many different ways for students and staff alike to become involved in Continuous Improvement on campus. Explore.

To learn more about Lean and continuous improvement, check out the Office of Continuous Improvement webpage or contact us at 7-3180 or

IT Connect

Purchasing Equipment from IT

Purchasing new technology can be challenging and overwhelming. However, as guided by University policy, Michigan Tech IT is here to help you with these purchases; these can range from new equipment to consumables (e.g., printer toner and paper).

Our Procurement Team is here to ensure a simple and pain-free process, from initial recommendations to final purchases.

To begin the process, send an email. This will create a request in our ticketing system, making it visible to the entire team for monitoring, and will avoid the possible delays of contacting an unavailable IT staff member.

If you have any questions about purchasing technology equipment through Michigan Tech IT, please contact us at or call 7-1111.