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Sailors of Michigan Tech Photos Tonight
The photo session for the Michigan Tech sailing community is at 7 p.m. today at the GLRC. No need to RSVP, just show up on your boats or at the dock. Email Cyndi Perkins with questions.
College Fair On Campus Today
The admissions staff is hosting the annual fall college fair for Copper Country area students from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the SDC Varsity Gym. Representatives from nearly 40 colleges, universities, trade and technical schools and community colleges will be in attendance. University employees with students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to attend (with or without your student).
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Candlelight Vigil for Eric Celerin Tomorrow
The Techline student callers will hold a candlelight vigil in memory of student Eric Celerin who passed away recently. Everyone is invited to join them at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 15) at the Husky statue.
The group will walk to the Alumni House, one of the places Eric worked. There, a short service will be held.
Everyone is invited to join and stand together, remember and honor a student and friend that we lost last week.
Film Board Presents "Warcraft"
This weekend, Film Board Presents "Warcraft."
Friday, Sep. 16—5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 17—2:30, 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sep. 18—2:30, 5:30 p.m.
Located in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each.
"Warcraft" is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence.
Girls Little Huskies Basketball Registration Open
There is still time to register for the girls basketball Little Huskies Fall League. The league is open to girls in grades 3-8. The cost is $45 per person ($25 for each additional sibling). All participants receive a free t-shirt that will grant them admission to all home Michigan Tech basketball games.
Register at the SDC Ticket Office at 7-2073 or online. Each participant will be required to have a signed release waiver on file at the Ticket Office before participation in the LHBL.
For more information, visit Girls Basketball Little Huskies League.
The next Physics Colloquium will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 15) in Fisher 139.
Anil K. Kandalam will present "Aluminum Zintl Anions Ingas-phase Clusters." Kandalam is an assistant professor of physics at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD in physics from Michigan Tech in 2002.
In his talk he will discuss his work on the feasibility of multiply charged Aluminum Zintl anion moieties within Sodium-Aluminum and Magnesium-Aluminum clusters.
Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar
Renee Oats, PhD candidate in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech, will present "Application of Photogrammetry-Based Techniques for Condition Assessment of Infrastructure Systems and Structural Components" from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 15) in Dow 642. This event is open to the public.
This presentation will illustrate the application of photogrammetric-based techniques for assessing performance of structural components and monitoring changes of a retaining wall model. Results from laboratory testing and field demonstrations validate great accuracy of the photogrammetry approach for characterizing changes and performance of materials when compared with traditional and numerical modeling techniques.
ICC Distinguished Lecturer Series
The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) will host Keith Marzullo from 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 15) in the R.L. Smith building (MEEM) room 406. He will present a lecture entitled "The Center of the Big Bang."
There will also be a Meet and Greet from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rekhi 214 where you can take part in a discussion with Marzullo, ask questions or seek advice. Refreshments will be served.
Marzullo is Dean of the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined the iSchool from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he directed the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. Prior to that, Marzullo served as the NSF Division Director for the Computer and Network Systems (CNS) Division in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directorate. He is also an ACM Fellow.
Social Sciences Brown Bag Friday
Join the Social Sciences Department for their next Brown Bag at noon Friday (Sept. 16) in AOB 201.
Kari Henquinet, director of Tech's Peace Corps Masters International program in the Pavlis Honors College will present, "Exploring Roots of Neoliberal and Fatith-Based Development: Evangelical Christians and Modernization Theorists in Wartime Korea and Vietnam."
In her presentation, Henquinet will use the case of World Vision to explore a prominent evangelical approach drawing on archival and oral history sources in wartime Vietnam and Korea.
FLSA Informational Sessions
Over the past year, the Department of Labor (DOL) has worked on updating the regulations to the overtime rule which increases the salary threshold for a position to be considered exempt from the minimum wage and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes will go into effect on Dec. 1.
Human Resources will hold the second of two FLSA Informational session to provide information about the new changes today.
- Today—1 to 2:30 p.m. MUB Ballroom A
FAQ and other information can be found on the FLSA webpage.
Healthy Relationship Week
This week (Sept. 12-16), Michigan Tech is participating in Healthy Relationship Week. The week includes RAINN Day Thursday (Sept. 15).
RAINN Day is RAINN's (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) annual day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses.
For the list of activities that will take place in observation of Healthy Relationship Week, see Tech Today post.
Semi-annual Free Sale to be Held Saturday Before Career Fair
The semi-annual Free Sale, a giveaway of gently worn women's business clothing for students, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Van Pelt and Opie Library rooms 242-244.
Donations are currently being accepted for gently used, clean women's business clothing and accessories (hangers are appreciated, all sizes welcome). For more information on donating clothes, see Tech Today post.
Humanities Colloquium Series
On Friday (Sept. 16) and Saturday (Sept. 17), the Humanities Department will host Chris Breu, professor of English at Illinois State University, who will deliver a talk entitled "New/Marxist Materialism: Theorizing Materiality in an Era of Finance Capitalism." This event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Great Lakes Research Center room 202.
On Saturday Breu will lead a seminar focusing on Jason Moore's Capitalism and the Web of Life (2015). This event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Cherry Room of Wadsworth Hall. For a PDF of the readings, contact Carlos Amador or Dana Van Kooy.
In the News
Associated Press (AP) wire service published a news story about Michigan Tech being chosen as the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new regional environmental infrastructure center. Newspapers such as the Post-Bulletin in Rochester, Minnesota, and numerous other news outlets ran the story.
Job Posting for Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering. Apply online.
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