Mroz Joins University Presidents in Letter to DHS Secretary Kelly

Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz joined presidents of colleges and universities from throughout the country in signing a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly to express concerns about President Trump’s Jan. 27, 2017 executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”

The letter was signed by 600 college and university presidents and sent by the American Council on Education on behalf of itself and the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and other higher education associations.

The letter sets forth principles concerning the role of international students, faculty, researchers and staff on our campuses, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining the United States as the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest students, faculty and scholars.

You can read the letter here.

Unity March Academics and Community United

A group from Michigan Tech is organizing a march Thursday that will coincide with rallies at more than 50 other universities across the country.

"Unity March — Academics and Community United" will take place from 5:05 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday, (Feb. 9). Organizers say the march is in support of friends, professors, students, neighbors and colleagues from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen, the countries affected by President Trump's executive order of Jan. 27.

The group will gather at the Husky Statue in front of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. After opening remarks, marchers will walk two-by-two across campus and down College Avenue to the Miners Statue where they will loop around the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and head back two-by-two to campus. 

Organizers say the President's executive order impacts dozens of Michigan Tech graduate students and faculty as well as community members in the Houghton/Hancock area. 

Participants are encouraged to bring signs with positive messages. Organizers say the march is in support of people rather than a march against the ban. In addition, marchers are encouraged to wear a white hat, scarf or coat or carry a white article of clothing to wave during the march. 

The march is organized by a group of students, staff and community members including those who are directly affected by the EO and those who want to show solidarity. 

For more information, contact Sara Alian or Aref Majdara.

C-Cubed Week 5

Join the C-Cubed (Conversation, Community, Collegiality) University lunches. They are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays throughout the school 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. Faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

Yankee Pot Roast (GF)
Portabella Pot Roast (GF, VE)
Roasted Potatoes (GF, VE)
Roasted Carrots (GF, VE)

Lebanese Lamb Kibbeh (GF)
Lebanese Lentils and Rice (GF, VE)
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Mint (GF, VE)

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

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

African Beat Fundraising Dance Night

The African Students Organization will host "African Beat Fundraising Dance Night" Saturday, Feb. 18 to promote our big "Africa Night" event coming in March.

Doors to the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge for the Feb. 18 event will open at 8 p.m. and the music will stop at 11 p.m. With your ticket purchased at the door, you get your fill of pizza, drink and snacks, all while listening and dancing to great music from many different African countries.

Don't know how to dance? No problem. Just let yourself be carried away with the African beat, and your body will do the rest.

Want to learn different ways our African students dance to their countries’ music? Just ask one of us to show you. We will have hits like "Mama Africa" by Bracket and music by Fuse ODG.

We hope you all can come and fall in love with the vibrancy of Africa while you dance the night away,

Winter Carnival Concert Celebrates Movie and Video Game Music

The Rozsa Center welcomes the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) in a special Winter Carnival Matinee concert titled “The Greatest Movie and Video Game Music,” at 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 11).

The KSO partners with Winter Carnival in a celebration of the greatest movie and video game music. “We wanted to present a pops concert of music that everyone knows and loves,” says KSO Music Director, Joel Neves. “Filmgoers will enjoy the music to 'The Lord of the Rings,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and the original 'Star Wars' suite.

"Gamers will absolutely love the themes to 'World of Warcraft,' 'Super Mario Bros' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' It’s got something for everyone.”  The concert is dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in several 'Star Wars' films. Fisher died on Dec. 27 at the age of 60.

The performance is an official event of the Michigan Tech 2017 Winter Carnival. Tickets are on sale now, $19 for adults, $6 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at 7-2073, online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex or at the Rozsa Box Office the afternoon of the performance.  Note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.


Materials Science and Engineering Seminar

Charles Monroe of the department of materials science and engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will present "Development of a Quality Index for Ferrous Alloys: How to Get More from the Published Literature and Data" at 11 a.m. today (Feb. 7) in M&M 610.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Staff and faculty job description 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 4 (for University Senate), University Senate (home department — Chemistry). Apply online.

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