Changes Announced in Public Safety and Police Services

Brian Cadwell, director and chief of the Michigan Tech Department of Public Safety and Police Services, announced several personnel moves within the department.
Lieutenant Donna Beels will retire from the department on Jan. 13.  She has served Michigan Tech for 24  years and retires with a total of 31 years of service in law enforcement. Beels started with the Detroit Police Department, then served locally with the Calumet Village PD before coming to Michigan Tech.
Sergeant Marc Geborkoff has been promoted to Lieutenant to replace Beels. Geborkoff has served with DPSPS for eight years and is the department's firearms instructor, a Field Training Officer and a Active Shooter Response for Schools Instructor. 
Officer Haley Bianucci has been promoted to Sergeant to replace Geborkoff.  She has served with DPSPS for 5-1/2  and is also a RAD instructor and a Field Training Officer.
Detective Sergeant Reid DeVoge has been promoted to Detective Lieutenant. DeVoge has served with DPSPS for seven and a half years. He is also a RAD instructor and previously served as the Residential Officer.

Former Husky to Start ECHL All-Star Game

Former Michigan Tech goaltender Jamie Phillips has been named the starter for the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 18. Phillips plays for the Tulsa Oilers and leads the ECHL with 18 wins.

Phillips was a seventh round (190th overall) pick by Winnipeg in the 2012 NHL Draft and is currently under contract with the Jets. The native of Caledonia, Ontario won his first 10 professional games and also leads the ECHL with 1,572 minutes played and 745 saves.

Phillips played four seasons for the Huskies posting a 2.00 goals against average and .922 save percentage in his career.

NBCSN and TSN to Televise this Weekend's Hockey Series

Michigan Tech's hockey series at No. 12 Notre Dame this weekend will be televised on the NBC Sports Network. TSN2 and TSN GO will carry Friday's game in Canada while and TSN GO will also carry Saturday's contest.

NBCSN presents the first game of the doubleheader Friday at 7:35 p.m., followed by the second matchup on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Alex Faust (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) call Friday's game, while Nick Gismondi (play-by-play) joins Carter for Saturday's telecast from the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana.

The Huskies will wrap up their nonconference schedule before returning to the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena over the next two weekends for WCHA matchups. Tech is 13-8-3 and has won four of their last five games.

Tech fans can also listen to every Husky hockey game on 93.5 FM in the Copper Country, online at, or by using the TuneIn Radio App on a smart phone.

Husky Hoops Takes to the Road for Two in Ohio

The Michigan Tech men's and women's basketball teams take to the road for a pair of GLIAC games in the Buckeye State. The teams will play Ashland tonight and take on Tiffin Saturday.

The Michigan Tech women return to the court for the first time since Dec. 17 when they defeated Findlay 61-47 heading into the Holiday break.

The Huskies also defeated Hillsdale 68-61 on Dec. 15 to close the 2016 portion of the schedule on a high note. Tech currently owns a four-game winning streak going into this week's showdowns at No. 1 ranked Ashland University and Tiffin University.

The Michigan Tech men closed the 2016 calender year against one of the most storied programs in NCAA Division II in Kentucky Wesleyan.

The Huskies fell 80-78 in the final seconds to the Panthers who are receiving votes in the latest NABC NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll. 

Michigan Tech embarks on a four game road trip starting this week at Ashland and Tiffin as the team returns to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Cionference play. The Huskies are 3-2 on the road this year which doesn't include one neutral site contest. First up is Ashland tonight who enters the game with an overall record of 7-5 and 2-4 in the GLIAC.

Awaiting Tech on Saturday is Tiffin University who enters the week 6-7 overall with a 2-4 record versus conference opponents. Tiffin will host Norrthern Michigan tonight before entertaining Tech Saturday.

The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. tonight and 1 p.m. Saturday, while the men play at 7:30 p.m. tonight and 3 p.m. Saturday.

All four games can be heard on local radio on 93.5 FM. There is also a video stream, audio stream and live stats.

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PhD Defense Today

Chemical Engineering PhD student Zhichao Wang will present "Surface Enabled Isoelectric Focusing in a Lab-on-a-Chip Device: Fabrication and Optimization for Protein Separation and Detection" at 9 a.m. today (Jan. 5), in Chem Sci 201.

In the News

Interactions, a magazine published by the Association for Computing Machinery, featured an article about Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon's (CLS, CS) Mind Music Machine Lab. Read the article


Forbes spotlighted Handshake, an app that connects university students with employers, and the Michigan Tech students who created it, in the magazine's annual "30 Under 30" list of young entrepreneurs who are making it big. 

In Print

Karol Pelc (SBE), Professor Emeritus, published the paper "Adoption of innovation in interactive communication networks of Central Europe" in Transformations - Interdisciplinary Journal, 3-4,(86-87) 2016,78-90. The paper presents results of research conducted as a part of the Fulbright Scholarship in Austria.



Business Operations Office FourWinds Certified

Andi Barajas, communications and media specialist for the business operations office in the Vice President for Administration division, recently completed her FourWinds Interactive Sign Builder 1 Certification.

FourWinds is the system used by Michigan Tech to manage digital signage across campus.Barajas is currently working with Auxiliary Services and related departments to manage their FourWinds Digital Signage in the Memorial Union building and as well as dining halls and other dining outlets on campus. She is available for consultation with issues involving FourWinds Interactive digital signage creation and deployment, and to those groups on campus wishing to advertise on these digital signs.