Football Coach Tom Kearly Retires

Michigan Tech Head Football Coach Tom Kearly announced his retirement yesterday just two days after the Huskies final game of the season.

Kearly just wrapped up his 11th season as the Huskies Head Coach, recording an outstanding overall record of 70-44 during that span. Kearly said he has been considering this decision for quite some time and felt the timing was right following the end of the season.

"I've been very fortunate to have been a college coach for 38 years and over 400 games," Kearly said. "It's a great profession and I'm very honored to have spent that many years doing something that I loved. It is just the right time to see what's out there or do something for myself."

"I want to thank the Michigan Tech administration who have been supportive of our program," Kearly said. "I will always owe a great deal of thanks to (former head coach) Bernie Anderson who brought me to Michigan Tech and allowed Patti and me to raise our family in the Copper Country. I want to thank our football staff who have been tireless workers, good recruiters and loyal assistants who have played a huge role in Michigan Tech becoming a great place to play college football. I also owe a great deal to the student athletes who have played for us at Tech. It has been a privilege to coach the quality student athletes at Michigan Tech. To be around the young men has made it a treat to come to the office every day."

Michigan Tech Athletics will announce more about the future of the football program at 9:30 a.m. this morning.

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Calling All Pet Lovers

Are you interested in training your pet to become a certified therapy animal? Student Wellness is working with Superior Land Pet Partners to offer more consistent, safer and evidence-based pet therapy on campus.  
The Pet Therapy training begins with a Handler Course for owners only—pets do not participate in this course. The course is about six-hours long and costs $40 when offered by Superior Land Pet Partners. It’s $70 when taken on line. 
In order to have a certified therapy animal:
  • Take the Handler class—handlers only (Superior Land Pet Partner Instructors will happily travel to the Houghton area to offer this course)
  • Handler and dog must pass a skills/aptitude test—offered free of charge by Superior Land Pet Partners
  • There is no formal course for handler and dog to take prior to the skills test.
  • Dogs need basic obedience skills (sit, stay, come) and a friendly personality when meeting strangers
  • The dog must be certified by a vet as healthy and free of parasites
  • Once the Handler class and skills test are complete the registration cost with Pet Partners is $50
  • Total cost to participate is $90 for the initial registration
  • After that initial registration, handler and dogs are retested every 2 years for a cost of $50
Superior Land handlers would be glad to travel to Michigan Tech to have you meet their therapy dogs and ask our handlers and instructors more questions. We hope to have more information very soon.  If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the Google Form. For more information email Whitney Boroski.

C-Cubed Week 12

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 school year in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

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.

A soup and salad meal with a burst of Vietnamese and Thai flavors:
Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwich 
Vegetarian Bahn Mi sandwich (VE)
Thai Red Curry Vegetable Soup (GF, VE)

A fall pasta menu:
Fusilli with Butternut Squash and Bacon (GF)
Fusilli with Butternut Squash (V)
Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad with Almonds and Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette (V, GF)

V—Vegetarian, VE—Vegan, GF—Gluten Free

Note: There will not be any C-Cubed lunches next week during Thanksgiving Break. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to see you at our next C-Cubed on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Send any suggestions to Christina Fabian or fill out a feed-back form online.

This Week in Husky Sports

The Huskies swept No. 20 Lake Superior State to remain undefeated at home. Tech won 6-1 Friday and 4-2 Saturday. Tech has now won five straight against the Lakers and is unbeaten in the last nine meetings. Jake Jackson and Gavin Gould scored two goals Friday and Joel L'Esperance had two Saturday. The Huskies head back on the road for the next two weekends in Alaska. Tech is 6-6-2 overall, 5-2-1-1 in the WCHA, and plays at Alaska Anchorage this weekend (Nov. 18-19) and Alaska (Nov. 25-26) the following weekend.

The Huskies split the final weekend of the regular season. Tech fell 3-1 to Saginaw Valley State Friday and swept Lake Superior State Saturday. The Huskies clinched the No. 5 seed in the GLIAC Tournament and will travel to fourth-seeded SVSU Wednesday. Seniors Aubrey Ficek and Rachel Pohlod were recognized before Saturday's match. 

The 2016 football season came to an end with a 56-21 loss to Findlay at Sherman Field. The Huskies finished 4-6 on the year, winning two of their first three and two of their last three. The Huskies' 13 seniors were honored before the game. The class posted a 26-15 record, helped lead the Huskies to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2014, won a GLIAC Title in 2012 and won all four Miner's Cup games over NMU.

The Huskies split its weekend at the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge. Tech defeated host Lewis 80-75 in overtime on Saturday and fell 73-66 to UW-Parkside Sunday. Bryan Heath averaged 25.5 points on the weekend, including a 28-point performance Sunday. Tommy Lucca had 24 points in his Husky debut, and Jordan Chartier scored in double figures in both games. Tech hosts Southwest Minnesota State, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Minnesota State Moorhead 6 p.m. Saturday at the SDC. 

The Huskies tipped off the season with a 60-47 win at Minnesota Duluth Saturday, leading from start to finish. Four players were in double figures led by Morgan Anderson and Elizabeth Kelliher's 14 points. Tech hosts Minnesota Crookston at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Concordia-St. Paul at 4 p.m. Saturday to open the home portion of its schedule.


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

• Volleyball at Saginaw Valley State (GLIAC Tournament), 7 p.m.

• Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota Crookston, 5:30 p.m. at the SDC Gym. On radio 93.5 FM 
• Men's Basketball vs. Southwest Minnesota State, 7:30 p.m. at the SDC Gym. On radio 93.5 FM 
• Hockey at Alaska Anchorage, 11:07 p.m. on 93.5 FM 

• Women's Basketball vs. Concordia-St. Paul, 4 p.m. at the SDC Gym. On radio 93.5 FM 
• Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota State Moorhead, 6 p.m. at the SDC Gym. On radio 93.5 FM
• Hockey at Alaska Anchorage, 11:07 p.m. on 93.5 FM
• GLIAC Volleyball Semifinal, TBA

• GLIAC Volleyball Championship, TBA

Break to Educate with Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs invites you to a "Break to Educate" session. This event will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 17) in the Library's East Reading Room. We are asking for suggested topics to be the spotlight for this discussion.

We encourage you to forward this invite to those you feel may benefit from these sessions. If you have any questions regarding our "Break to Educate" sessions, and to RSVP, email Janelle Datto.

Physics Colloquium

Siegfried Hoefinger, Vienna University of Technology, will present "HPC and Simulation: The Third Pillar of Contemporary Science" at 10 a.m.  Friday (Nov. 18) in Fisher 133.
In this seminar, Hoefinger will briefly summarize current challenges in scientific computing and the underlying HPC centers, then examine a number of recent computational studies in the field of biophysical chemistry. Study subjects include RNA, DNA and biomembranes where the focus will be on structure, dynamics and chemical reactivity.
Hoefinger received a MS in biochemistry and a PhD in theoretical chemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria. His research interests include computational biophysics, HPC, quantum chemistry, continuum electrostatics and large scale simulations of molecular matter.


Travel Grant Presentation on the Labor Sport Union Today

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections invites you to join us for the presentation, “Red Sports on Lake Superior: The Labor Sport Union in the Upper Peninsula, Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, 1928-1935,” by travel grant recipient Gabe Logan at 4 p.m. today, in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Geoseminar: Fred Quivik

Fred Quivik will present "The Deepwater Horizon Disaster and the Case against BP Under the Clean Water Act" from 4 to 5 p.m. today (Nov. 15) in Dow 610.


HUSKY TALKS: Still Looking for your Internship, Co-op or Full-time Job?

It's never too late for a job search, and there are lots of companies that need your talent. Get some job search strategies to discover opportunities, make connections and submit a strong application from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. today (Nov. 15) or tomorrow (Nov. 16).


Natural Resources Info Session

There will be a Natural Resources Career Fair Meet and Greet featuring multiple employer presentations, every 30 minutes, from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (Nov. 16).


Special Operating Hours Over Thanksgiving Break

The University will be closed on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Day after Thanksgiving – Friday, Nov. 25

Business Operations has posted the departmental hours of operation during the Thanksgiving break on their website.

This will be updated regularly prior to Nov. 23. If your department has not yet submitted your special operating hours, do so using the google form posted on the website. For questions, contact Business Operations at 7-2148.

In Print

The BARS Review (British Association for Romantic Studies) published Dana Van Kooy's (HU) two-book review of William Brewer's "Staging Romantic Chameleons and Imposters (2015) and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon's New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World" (2014).

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 Staff and faculty job descriptions 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 6, Van Pelt and Opie Library. UAW Internal/External Posting 11/15/2016 – 11/21/2016
External applications will not be reviewed until after all 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.  

On the Road

L. Syd M Johnson (HU) gave a flash talk and presented a poster on "The Catch-22 of CTE: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues," and presented a poster co-authored with Adam Shriver (Penn) on "Preliminary Report from the Penn Animal Research Neuroethics Workshop" at the International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting in San Diego.