Walktober Walking Campaign

As fall brings cooler temperatures, let Walktober, an employee walking campaign, help keep you moving. Walk, run or use your mobility device at least 20 days during the month of October and you'll earn 500 bonus HuskyPAW points.

Register solo or as a team of up to five employees. Each week, you'll be asked to record your number of minutes or steps on the tracking calendar to be entered into prize drawings and, if you choose, see your progress along side other Michigan Tech employees.

Research has shown that the benefits of moderate physical activity, such as walking, for at least 30 minutes a day can bring big health benefits. Walking also has a low dropout rate, so sign up for Walktober today.

For more information and to register, visit the Walktober website or contact Shannon Brodeur, SWEAT coordinator.

Railroad Night is Thursday

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program (RTP) and the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will once again host their annual Railroad Night  on Thursday (Sept. 22), at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to Michigan Tech faculty, staff and anyone interested in railroads.
 
Following a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., a program will feature keynote speaker Brian Lindamood from Alaska Railroad, the outgoing president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA).
 
Tech's Rail Transportation Program will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of its AREMA student chapter, the first student chapter ever chartered by AREMA.  

Faculty, staff and anyone else interested in railroads are encouraged to register and attend. You can register for Railroad Night online. There is a $5 registration fee with revenues going for student raffle prizes for those attending the event.   

Find more information about Railroad Night and the associated Rail Day and Student Expo. 

Faculty: Let EndNote and Digital Measures Work for You

Join us at the Van Pelt and Opie Library for an EndNote workshop for faculty. Learn how EndNote can help you easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing. EndNote also offers an easy way for faculty to upload citations into Digital Measures.

The session will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in Library 242. Click here to register.

Our instruction room has EndNote installed on Windows workstations. Attendees may bring their own laptops with a recent version of EndNote downloaded prior to the session. Visit the library’s EndNote LibGuide to download the software and get a sneak peek at what EndNote can do for you. Email with any questions.

Reminders

Mobile Voter Registration On Campus Today

The November elections are fast approaching. To help students, faculty, staff and community residents register to vote, the Michigan Secretary of State's office is bringing a mobile voter registration van to Michigan Tech from noon to 4 p.m. today. 

The van will be outside the Memorial Union Building.

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Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Today

Rebecca Teasley, assistant professor of civil engineering at University of Minnesota Duluth, will present "Learning from the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence - Addressing Cascading Events" from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Sept. 19) in GLRC 202. The public is welcome.

Read the abstract online.

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Honrath Memorial Lecture Today

The Richard E. Honrath Memorial Lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. today in Dow 641.

Graham Feingold, a senior scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory and the lead author of Chapter 5 in the IPCC's latest assessment report on climate change, will present "Do Aerosol Particles have a Significant Impact on Clouds?" The full abstract for the talk is here.

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Ford To Donate Truck Today
 
The campus community is invited to a special presentation by longstanding industry partner, Ford Motor Company at 5 p.m. today at the Husky statue.
 
Ford will donate a 2014 F350 Super Duty XLT truck to the Advanced Motorsports (AMS) Enterprise. The Super Duty will be used to trailer AMS vehicles to collegiate competitions across the country. This hefty truck is equipped with a 6.7L diesel, 4x4, crew cab and dual rear wheels.
 
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Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck

Last October, Michigan Tech alumni Justin Fitch lost his battle with cancer. Fitch graduated from Tech in 2005 and was commissioned as an Army Officer via Michigan Tech's ROTC program. 

To honor his memory, the Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8. A ruck is a three, six, 12 or 22-hour march with weighted backpacks to symbolize the burdens veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other war-related illnesses carry every day. 

Visit our Facebook page and visit here to sign up and start fundraising.

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University Portrait 2045-Draft Released for Review

The draft version of the University Portrait 2045, part of Michigan Tech's Strategic Plan, has been released for review.

Suggestions and comments on the draft University Portrait are welcomed and your feedback is anonymous. If you would like to leave feedback, leave it here: University Portrait feedback.

If you have any questions, email Cathy Jenich of the Vice President for Research Office.

In the News

The Grand Rapids Business Journal reported on the latest US News & World Report "Best Colleges" undergraduate rankings, mentioning that Michigan Tech ranked 118 among national universities. See more here.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Monday, September 19, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. 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. 

Graduate Academic Advisor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Apply online. 

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Academic Advisor, Biological Sciences, 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.  

IT Connect

Using a Michigan Tech Wireless Lounge

Are your students looking for a place to study? The Wireless Lounges on campus are rooms dedicated to student-driven collaboration and personal study. To ensure these rooms are always available to students, remember these spaces are not meant for course instruction or for departmental equipment storage.

You can find wireless lounges at these locations:

  • AOB G04

  • Chem Sci 717

  • Chem Sci B010

  • Dillman 209

  • EERC 318

  • Fisher 232

  • M&M U202/U203

  • R.L. Smith (MEEM) 125

  • Rekhi 113

  • SDC 236

We consider user feedback as we continually improve these spaces. If you have any questions about the purpose or usage of wireless lounges, contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.