Richelle Winkler to Present at Michigan Tech Research Forum

The Michigan Tech Research Forum was developed to showcase and celebrate the work of Michigan Tech researchers and to strengthen discussions in our community.

It is a privilege and honor to announce Richelle Winkler (SS) 
was selected from nominees across campus as the inaugural Distinguished Lecturer.

Winkler was selected for her socially-minded research that has reached across at least three colleges and schools at Michigan Tech and has delved into our region and community in unique and impactful ways.

Winkler is an associate professor of sociology and demography and will discuss "Making Research Matter: Democratizing Science and Other Lofty Goals."

The talk will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. The session will feature ample time for discussions over snacks and refreshments.

Two additional Research Forums are planned this fall featuring TechTalks from researchers across campus. Dates are Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. Details will be released in the future.

The Michigan Tech Research Forum events are presented by the Office of the Provost in coordination with the Office of the Vice President of Research. More details are available online.

Payroll Services Deadline Changes

Beginning Monday, Oct. 10, payroll submission and approval deadlines will change to the following:

  • Employees must submit time sheets by noon on payroll Mondays.
  • Approvers must approve time sheets by 2 p.m. on payroll Mondays.

This change will enable Payroll to better serve departments through earlier notification of issues or questions regarding submitted time. To help facilitate this deadline shift, employees are encouraged to submit time sheets immediately following their last shift of the pay period. Approvers who have not already set up a proxy in Banweb are encouraged to do so.

Contact Payroll Service at 7-2130 or by email if you have any questions. Payroll Services thanks you for your cooperation.

NOAA, NSF Engineering Research Funding Available

Adrienne Minerick, associate dean for research and innovation (COE), has posted new federal research funding opportunities on her engineering research and innovation blog.

Michigan Tech was notified of the funding opportunities by Federal Science Partners, our governmental relations liaison in Washington, DC. See more here.

University Senate Evaluation Survey

The University Senate is conducting an evaluation survey which started yesterday and will end at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. All Senate constituents are encouraged to complete the survey.

Contact Judi in the Senate Office at 7-3331 or email with questions.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is prepared by the University in order to be in compliance with federal law. The law also requires the University to give timely notice of the existence and location of The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

You can find the Michigan Tech 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online or in printed form at any of the following campus locations:

  • Dean of Students Office - 130 Administration Building
  • Counseling Services - 301 Administration Building
  • Housing & Residential Life - 153 West Wadsworth Hall
  • Institutional Equity Office - 308 Administration Building
  • Human Resources - 214 Lakeshore Center
  • Public Safety & Police Services - Widmaier House

The report includes four important sections that all members of the University community should be familiar with:

  • The Annual Security Report - Includes information about how to report a crime, crime prevention and Michigan Tech campus crime statistics over the past three years.
  • The Michigan Tech Sexual Misconduct Policy - Explains issues of confidentiality, mandated reporting requirements, options for victims, rights of the victim and the accused, and University regulations concerning student behavior and sexual misconduct.
  • The Michigan Tech Alcohol and Drug Policy - Contains University regulations concerning the use and abuse of alcohol, illegal use of drugs, guidelines for use of alcohol at social events and disciplinary action taken when faculty, staff or students violate the policy. The policy also explains the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse in the University environment and it refers readers to helpful services on campus and in the local community.
  • The Fire Safety Report provides details of all fires reported in residential facilities, fire safety systems and fire safety education training.

October's First Friday Social

Faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees are invited to join the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) and the Center for Technology and Training (CTT) from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 7) in the newly renovated Dillman Hall Room 309 for this month's First Friday Social.

The renovated space creates a modern facility for the CTT for supporting resources and collaboration opportunities for faculty and for providing service learning opportunities to students in civil engineering, software engineering, network administration and technical communication. 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.

Next month's event on Nov. 4 will be sponsored by IPS/SAIS/Center for Pre-College Outreach/Career Services and Enterprise Applications Services. The upcoming schedule can be found online. If you are interested in hosting a social for the 2017-2018 academic year or learning more, contact Christina Fabian at 7-2543.

Isle Royale Queen IV Color Tour Cruise Special for Michigan Tech 

The Isle Royale Queen is back in Houghton and extends a special offer to Michigan Tech departments.
The 97-passenger vessel is available for 90-minute color cruises on the Portage Canal up to the North Entry.
Cruises can be scheduled tomorrow through Oct. 16. A special rate of $800 is offered to Michigan Tech Departments, a savings of $200.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 906-289-4437.

C-Cubed Week 6

Come and join the C-Cubed (Conversation, Community, Collegiality) University lunches. They are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the academic 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.

Finnish Beet Herring Salad (GF) 
Finnish Beet Vegetarian Salad (VGF) 
Finnish Cucumber Salad (VGF)
Finnish Meatballs with Lingonberries

Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly (GF)
Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad (VGF)
White Rice (VGF)

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

Send any suggestions to Brenda Randell or fill out a feed-back form online

Hockey Huskies Swept by No. 6 UMD

The No. 17-ranked Michigan Tech hockey team suffered a two game sweep at the hands of No. 6 Minnesota Duluth over the weekend.

The Huskies were shut out on their season opener Saturday 6-0 and lost a 4-3 heartbreaker Sunday when UMD scored with 15 seconds left in the third period.

The Huskies drop to 0-2 on the season and open WCHA play at Minnesota State next weekend.

"We played much better and competed much harder tonight," Tech coach Mel Pearson said Sunday. "If we continually improve like we did from last night to tonight, we'll be fine. We just can't give up 10 goals on a weekend and expect to win."

To read the full stories on the weekend series and find out more on Michigan Tech athletics, visit

Husky Sports in Review

The Michigan Tech soccer team went undefeated on the weekend with a 2-1 overtime win over Findlay on Friday and a 0-0 tie with Ohio Dominican Sunday. Jessica Splittgerber scored in the first half against the Oilers, and Marisa DeMario picked the right time to get her first career goal 77 seconds into the overtime period for the game-winner. Kirsen Hudak had 11 saves on the weekend as the Huskies improved to 6-2-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the GLIAC. They travel downstate to Saginaw Valley State and Northwood this weekend.

The Huskies suffered a 17-16 loss on Homecoming Saturday to Saginaw Valley State. The two teams combined for only nine points in the first three quarters before three touchdowns and a field goal were scored in the fourth. Tech has a bye week before a road trip to Tiffin on October 15.

Cross Country
Both the men's and women's teams placed fourth at the Blugold Invite Friday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Sophia Farquhar guided the Tech women with a sixth-place finish. Jason Saliga paced the men in 11th. The teams travel to the Conference Crossover meet at Lewis University this weekend.

Volleyball hit a bump in the road last week, falling in all three matches. The Huskies lost in five to Northern Michigan Tuesday and Findlay Friday in the home opener. Wayne State defeated the Huskies 3-1 Saturday at the SDC Gym. The team stands at 6-9 overall (3-4 GLIAC) and heads back on the road for three matches for the second week in a row. A GLIAC match at Walsh on Friday kicks off the week followed by a pair in Wheeling, West Virginia on Saturday. The Huskies play Fairmont State and defending NCAA Division II National Champions Wheeling Jesuit.

Women's Tennis
The Huskies fell in their two matches over the weekend at the Gates Tennis Center. Northwood defeated the Huskies 8-1 on Saturday and Saginaw Valley State won 6-3 Sunday. Kwang Suthijindawong won three of her four matches on the weekend, including both in No. 1 singles. Tennis travels to Hillsdale and Wayne State this weekend.

This Week in Husky Sports


  • Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on 93.5 FM


  • Women's Tennis at Hillsdale, 10 a.m.
  • Soccer at Saginaw Valley State, 1 p.m.
  • Volleyball at Walsh, 6 p.m.
  • Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m. on 93.5 FM


  • Cross Country at Conference Crossover hosted by Lewis
  • Women's Tennis at Wayne State, 10 a.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Fairmont State at Wheeling Jesuit, 3 p.m.
  • Volleyball at Wheeling Jesuit, 5 p.m.
  • Hockey at Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m. on 93.5 FM


  • Soccer at Northwood, Noon

EndNote Workshops at the Van Pelt & Opie Library

Learn how EndNote can help you easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing. EndNote also offers a relatively easy way for faculty to upload citations into Digital Measures. 

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!

Sessions will be held on Thursday (Oct. 6) in Library 242.

5:05-6:15 p.m.—EndNote Basic
During the session, we will cover how to create and build an EndNote "library," add and annotate full-text documents and best practices for organizing your references. Registration is required. 

6:15-7 p.m.—EndNote Cite While You Write
Learn how to incorporate your EndNote library citations into a MS Word document in the particular style your manuscript requires. Attendees will also learn how to locate and import specialized output styles. Attending EndNote Basic, or prior knowledge of building and managing an EndNote library, is recommended. Registration is required. 

Email with any questions.

Writing Exceptional Letters of Recommendation

Bruce Seely, dean of the college of sciences and arts, will present to faculty on writing exceptional letters of recommendation for students. This seminar is offered as part of Michigan Tech's annual National Science Foundation graduate fellowship seminar series.

The session is open to all faculty interested in learning tips about writing great letters of recommendation. All faculty who may be called upon to write a recommendation letter are encouraged to attend.

The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Pat Nelson Graduate Conference Center on the fourth floor of the Administration Building (room 404). Feel free to bring your lunch.

Contact Natasha Chopp with any questions.


ICC Distinguished Lecturer Series

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) will host Kamau Bobb from 1 to 2 p.m. today (Oct. 4) in the R.L. Smith building (MEEM) room 406. He will present a lecture entitled "CS for All: Considering the Implications of, 'for All'."

There will also be a Meet and Greet from 2:10 to 3 p.m. in Rekhi 214 where you can take part in a discussion with Bobb, ask questions or seek advice. Refreshments will be served.


Campus Forum Today

Today's Campus forum will be streamed live. University President Glenn Mroz will host the forum at 2 p.m. today (Oct. 4) in Memorial Union Ballroom A.

Release time will be provided for hourly staff with the approval of their supervisor.

The presentation will be video streamed live.

If you would like to submit a question during the campus forum, email it to Staff Council.

Do not use the chat feature within the live streaming player.


Knitting for Wellness Lunch and Learn

WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness invite you to join them for a Lunch and Learn, Knitting for Wellness, from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 5) in Memorial Union Ballroom B3.


Information Session on BS in Engineering Management

Consider attending the information session on the bachelor of science degree in engineering management. This is one of the crazy, hot majors at Michigan Tech. The session is at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 5) in Academic Offices Building room 101.


Change in Internal Proposal Deadline for Oct. 19 and Oct. 20

The internal deadline for proposals due to sponsors on Oct.19 will be no later than 7 a.m. Oct. 14 and those proposals due to sponsors on Oct. 20 will be due no later than 7 a.m. Oct. 17. In order to apply the revised deadline equitably to all PI's, proposals sent to SPO after these internal deadlines will not be submitted to sponsors.

New Funding

Yvette Dickinson (SFRES/ESC) is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received a $300,000 contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Andrew Storer (SFRES) is the Co-PI on the project, "Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU: Beech Reintroduction at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore."
This is the first year of a three-year project.
Andrew Burton (SFRES/ESC) is the PI on a research and development project that has received a $66,990 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 
Martin Jurgensen (SFRES) is the Co-PI on the project titled "Wood Decomposition: Understanding Processes Regulating Carbon Transfer to Soil Carbon Pools Using FACE Wood at Multiple Scales."
This is the first year of a three-year project totaling $219,896.


NACE Presentation

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has a series of webinars throughout the year. Career Services submitted a proposal to discuss the CareerFEST, Industry Days and Career Development programming held on our campus. All of these events are designed to help students get more engaged with employers as they prepare for their careers. Steve Patchin and Jim Desrochers presented "CareerFEST: Engaging Students and Employers" in a one-hour webinar on Sept. 21. There were 75 different universities in attendance for the webinar.