Huskies New Logo Ranked Among Best in Nation

The new Michigan Tech Huskies logo was ranked 10th in the Best New Primary Logo of 2016 category in the Creamer Awards.

A team of twelve judges, consisting of logo and uniform gurus from across North America picked the winners. The finalists were determined by average rating scores given by those visiting the website, only logos worn in a game in 2016 were eligible.

The new Toronto Maple Leafs logo was the top choice. Michigan Tech's logo was the top collegiate pick and was the highest rated university logo.

"It's a great honor for our new logo to be listed among the best out there," Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret said. "It validates all the hard work we put in over the last couple of years to get a logo that represents who we are as Huskies. There were so many people involved in the process and I am grateful for the work that they put in."

"We're thrilled our Husky logo has been recognized in this manner," added Ian Repp, director of University Marketing and Communications. "This nomination is an honor, and we are proud to be placed in this category alongside the other impressive nominees."  

After more than a year of research and input from Michigan Tech student-athletes, staff, alumni, and friends, the University revealed the new visual identity to represent its 14 varsity athletics programs on March 14.

The new spirit marks convey the qualities for which the Huskies stand — excellence, integrity, loyalty, passion, teamwork. and tradition. It included a new dog head, type treatment and two levels of marks. It also included a subtle update to the long-standing Huskies script, which stands the test of time.

The Creamer Awards listed the Best Alternate Logo, the Best League or Event Logo, and the Worst New Logo of 2016.

Chris Creamer is the founder/editor of and is based in Toronto. He doesn't consider the awards a competition.

"We don't want people rushing their concepts, trying to sneak in under-the-wire to make the awards," he said. "In fact, we're hoping for the exact opposite, that this causes the artists of this forum to slow down and really dive into their concepts. We're trying to recognize the artists and members who go above and beyond, even when there wasn't seemingly an award for it."

CLICK HERE for the full awards release.

Retirement Social for Patty Asselin

The biological sciences department invites the campus community to a retirement social to recognize Patty Asselin. The social will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 6) in Great Lakes Research Center, room 202.

Patty has provided more than 35 years of service to Michigan Tech, the last 28 years as Department Coordinator of Biological Sciences.

Join in thanking Patty for her contributions over the years and to wish her well in her retirement. Refreshments will be served

Huskies Advance to GLI Championship Game, Fall to WMU in OT

Michigan Tech fell 1-0 in overtime to No. 16 Western Michigan in the 52nd Great Lakes Invitational Championship at Joe Louis Arena on Friday. It was a rematch of the 2013 GLI Title Game that went to the Broncos in similar fashion.

"It was a good hockey game," Tech coach Mel Pearson said. "They're a good team and kept pushing the pace, and they got the bounce they needed. I wasn't expecting it to be as defensive as it was. There weren't a lot of opportunities with both teams taking away time and space and both goaltenders playing very well.

"It's a tough loss, but I like this group we have. We'll bounce back and be ready to go next weekend."

Colt Conrad scored the game-winner 11:55 into the extra session. Angus Redmond saved the first shot by Conrad, but he put in the rebound for the Broncos who won their third GLI Championship.

The Huskies advanced to the Championship game with a 2-0 shutout over Michigan on Thursday.

Tech is now 13-8-3 on the season and wraps up nonconference play this Friday and Saturday at No. 12 Notre Dame. Both games will be televised on NBCSN. Friday's game is at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday's faces off at 7:05 p.m.

GLI All-Tournament Team
• Goaltender: Ben Blacker (Western Michigan)
• Defenseman: Corey Schueneman (Western Michigan)
• Defenseman: Cliff Watson (Michigan Tech)
• Forward: Tony Calderone (Michigan)
• Forward: Matheson Iacopelli (Western Michigan)
• Forward: Colt Conrad (Western Michigan) – MVP

For the full story and more on Michigan Tech sports visit


Tech Men Edged by Kentucky Wesleyan

The Michigan Tech men's basketball team came up just short in a non-conference game 80-78 against Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in the final game of the 2016 calendar year at the SDC.

The Huskies stormed back from a 10-point second half deficit to take a late lead, but a layup by the Panthers' Adam Stanford with 2.5 seconds on the clock proved to be the difference in the contest.

"One of the biggest things I have to concentrate on as the leader of this club is to make sure we don't give up," Michigan Tech Head Coach Kevin Luke said. "We are close, it's a shot here, a shot there, a rebound there, and a missed free throw here that holds us back and that's what happened tonight. We played well enough to win and Kentucky Wesleyan is a very good club. If we can stay with and compete hard against a club like them then that means, we are close."

Kentucky Wesleyan (10-3), who is receiving votes in the latest NABC NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, powered out of the gate with the first five points on Saturday afternoon. Jordan Jacks and Ken-Jah Bosley knocked down a layup and a triple respectively for the Panthers in the opening minute.

Kentucky Wesleyan held a 37-33 lead at the intermission, but relinquished the edge back to Tech in the first three minutes of the second half. Sophomore Kyle Monroe converted a conventional three-point play to make it 41-39 with 17:13 to go in the contest. However, the Panthers would string some baskets together near the midpoint of the final half. It resulted in the largest lead for either team when Stanford tossed in a layup to make it 58-48 with 11:25 to play.

It took over seven minutes, but the Huskies clawed their way back in front with just over four minutes to go in the game. Monroe worked his way to an open spot beyond the three-point arc where freshman Tommy Lucca found him with a pass. Monroe buried the triple to give Tech a 70-69 edge.

The Panthers pulled in front again a minute later 74-70, but Tech put together a 5-0 run a couple minutes after that to grab a 78-76 lead. Lucca drove to the basket for a pair of layups and a Monroe free throw was point number 78 of the game. Unfortunately, the afternoon's final four points would belong to KWC. Jacks made a pair of free throws to tie the score 78-78 and then following a Tech turnover, Stanford made the game winner in the final seconds.

Monroe guided the Huskies with a game high 29 points and six rebounds while Heath poured in 18 points on a 6 of 12 shooting performance from the field. Chartier chipped in 14 points, five rebounds, and four assists with Lucca rounding out the double digit scorers with 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Defensively, Chartier came up with a pair of steals for Tech.

The Huskies will look to bounce back on Thursday when they return to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at Ashland University. The tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Form W-2 Preperation

Employees are encouraged to consent to receive an electronic copy of their 2016 Form W-2 instead of a mailed paper copy.

To consent to receive your form electronically, log in to Banweb, select the Employees tab, select Tax Forms and then select Electronic Consent.

Click the checkbox under My Choice next Consent to receive W-2 electronically, then select Submit. The deadline to consent to ensure your 2016 W-2 is not mailed is January 8, 2017.

If you consent to receive your W-2 electronically, your 2016 form will be available on Banweb on or before January 31, 2017. A reminder e-mail will be sent when it is available. For more information, read the original Tech Today story.


Medical Careers Week

Join Career Services to learn about a variety of opportunities in the medical field.

Events are from Jan. 23 to 26 and will be held in the MUB Ballroom.


Consumer Products Day

Consumer Products Day returns for another year. This "Shark-Tank" style event features your team — the entrepreneurs — and the sharks — company representatives — who want to challenge you to come up with a re-purposed, re-designed idea for their company-supplied products.

This event will be from Jan. 26 to 28. Registration is open and limited. Sign your team up today using this form.


Change in Internal Proposal Deadline for Jan. 13

Due to the large number of proposals expected to be submitted to sponsors on Jan. 13, the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) finds it necessary to adjust the internal proposal deadline for this specific date only to three working days prior to the sponsor's deadline. The additional time will allow for our analysts to perform sufficient review of all proposals to ensure sponsor deadlines are not missed.

The internal deadline for those proposals due to sponsors on Jan. 13 will be 7 a.m. Jan. 10. In order to apply the revised deadline equitably to all PI's, proposals sent to SPO after this internal deadline will not be submitted to sponsors.


Making A Difference Award Ceremony Wednesday

A reminder that everyone is invited to a reception honoring the nominees for the 2016 Making a Difference Award Ceremony. The reception is scheduled for 2pm to 3:30pm, Wednesday, Jan. 4in Ballroom A of the Memorial Union Building. The recipients for each category will be announced at the reception.

A total of 52 Michigan Tech staff members have been nominated for 2016 Making a Difference Awards.
There will be winners in each of the following categories: 
  • Above and Beyond
  • Bringing Out the Best
  • Creative Solutions
  • Outstanding Supervisor
  • Rookie Award
  • Serving Others
  • Unsung Hero
A list of the nominees is available on the Staff Council Blog.

In the News

Latika Gupta (SBE) and Nancy Langston (SS) discussed the Standing Rock Sioux and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests on Copper Country Today. The interview aired on Dec. 18 on WOLV FM, WHKB FM, and WCCY AM/FM.

Langston focused on sovereignty and environmental justice issues and Gupta provided an economic perspective. The entire interview can be found on the Copper Country Today website

New Funding

Bo Chen (ME-EM) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $24,000 research and development contract from the Argonne National Laboratory. The project is titled, "Modeling and Control Development for Electric Vehicle and Smark Grid Integration. This is a five-month project.
Raymond Shaw (Physics/EPSSI) is the principal investigator on a  project that has received a $98,855 research and development contract from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The project is titled "HOLODEC Participation in the ARM Campaign Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA)." This is a 20-month project.
 Joan Schumaker Chadde (CEE/GLRC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $47,556 grant from Wayne State University. The project is titled "FACTs & Careers: A Scalable Place-Based Educational Program at a Public Aquarium to Increase STEM Career Choices."  
This is the first year of a potential 2-1/2 year project totaling $146,375.
Timothy Colling (CEE/MTTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $90,504 contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. 
Nicholas Koszykowski (CEE), is the Co-PI on the project, "2017 MERL Development and Support." This is a one-year project.

IT Connect

Recycling Print Cartridges and Electronics


This is a reminder that Michigan Tech IT is able to pick up and recycle all your print cartridges, so let us know. We are also able to recycle computers, cameras, printers and other common electronic devices.

Approval may be required from the Property and Plant Office, but IT will pick up any approved electronic items. We will make recommendations and walk you through the process.

We are committed to sustainability and recycling. If you have questions or concerns regarding the recycling of electronics or print cartridges, contact us at or call 7-1111.