Come Dance with NOSOTROS

NOSOTROS, a student organization created to establish a sense of community of the Hispanic/Latin culture at Michigan Tech, will host a Salsa dancing night this Saturday (Feb. 18).

The evening will begin with free Salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, in the Memorial Union Ballroom A. 

Following the lessons, there's an open dance floor from 9 to 11 p.m. 

Join NOSOTROS for a fun Latin evening, learn how to dance to Latin music, enjoy free food and make new friends. 

The event is free, no partner is needed and all levels welcome. This event, sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, is open to the public. 

For more information, contact,


Managing Organizational Conflict

HuskyLEAD, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students, stands for Leadership Education Accelerating Development.

This program encourages all students from campus leaders and student organization officers, to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning the best techniques, tips, and tricks for their personal, organizational, academic and professional success.

Our upcoming session is on Managing Organizational Conflict, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 16) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

Conflict is possible and can occur within any group of individuals. Learning how to prepare for situations involving conflict can help individuals and organizations prevent some situations from happening and resolve the ones that do happen quickly. Visit HuskyLEAD for more information.

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 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.

Classic Chicken Pot Pie
Meatless Pot Pie (VE)
Chopped Salad with Apple Vinaigrette (VE)

Sweet and Sour Veggie Stir Fry (VE, GF)
Kung Pao Chicken Noodle Stir Fry (GF)
Coconut Jasmine Rice (V, GF)
Egg Drop Soup (GF)

V- Vegetarian VE-Vegan, GF- Gluten Free

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

Nutritionist Wellness Initiative

Benefit Services invites you to participate in a wellness initiative between Michigan Tech and Aspirus Keweenaw. This is an eight-week program that gives employees access to a registered dietician.
The program includes:
  • One 60-minute initial individual consultation (in-person)

  • Two follow up phone calls during weeks two and four

  • One final consultation during week eight (in-person)

The program is divided into two groups Nutrition Basics and Nutrition Enhanced.

Nutrition Basics is designed for employees interested in paying more attention to foods they eat or employees that need guidance on where to start.

Nutrition Enhanced is designed for those who have already made changes to their eating habits but need additional support. Employees may choose the plan that best meets their needs.

For additional program information, visit the wellness website.

This program is for active, benefits eligible employees and will begin on March 13 and run through May 16.

Space is limited to 30 employees. You may register for the program here. Employees new to the program will be enrolled first with returning participants being enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enrollment into the program will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

Contact Benefit Services at 7-2517 or email if you have any questions.

This Week in Husky Sports

The Huskies kept the MacInnes Cup Saturday, winning the annual Winter Carnival series for the fifth year in a row. Tech split the WCHA series with Ferris State falling 3-2 Friday before bouncing back with a 5-2 victory Saturday. Reid Sturos was named Winter Carnival MVP after two goals Saturday.

The Huskies have this weekend off before wrapping up the regular season against Northern Michigan. The two teams meet in Marquette on Feb. 24 with the season finale on Feb. 25 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. 

The Huskies swept their two-game home series, defeating Wayne State 79-61 Thursday and Saginaw Valley State 82-57 Saturday. Morgan Anderson and Lindsay Winter led the Huskies in scoring on the weekend, averaging 15.5 points per game. Tech clinched a spot in the GLIAC Tournament and is 17-6 overall and 13-5 in the GLIAC. The Huskies travel to Grand Valley State and Ferris State this weekend.

Tech split its weekend at the SDC Gym, falling to Wayne State 68-47 Thursday and defeating SVSU 66-60 Saturday. The Huskies (14-11, 12-6 GLIAC) have clinched a spot in the GLIAC Tournament and travel to GVSU and FSU this weekend.

The Nordic ski teams raced in classic races Saturday in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. The men skied a 10K while the women raced in a 5K. Lisa Koenig (6th) and Anna Kubek (10th) were in the top 10 for the women.

Tom Bye and Tomi Mikkonen placed fifth and sixth for the men. The Huskies will travel to Marquette for the NCAA Central Region Skiing Championships on Saturday and Sunday.

What's Happening This Week

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

• Women's Basketball at Grand Valley State, 6 p.m. Local radio on 93.5 FM
• Men's Basketball at Grand Valley State, 8 p.m. local radio on 93.5 FM

Saturday, February 18
• Nordic Skiing at NCAA Central Regionals (Hosted by Northern Michigan)
• Women's Basketball at Ferris State, 1 p.m. Local radio on 93.5 FM 
• Men's Basketball at Ferris State, 3 p.m. Local radio on 93.5 FM

To read more on Husky sports, visit

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

The next Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 16) in Dow 642.

Curt Fitzgerald, PE, regional manager of Spartan Specialties, LTD, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, will present "Innovative Infrastructure Repair of Deep Foundations Using Ground Treatments and Ground Improvements."

Fitzgerald's presentation will be an overview of a variety of innovative geotechnical construction applications associated with deep foundations repair, earth retention, ground treatment and ground improvement. 

Fitzgerald has nearly 20 years experience in the geotechnical construction industry with both geotechnical construction and consulting firms. Before obtaining a degree in civil engineering from Michigan Tech, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a Gulf War (Desert Storm) Veteran. 

Teaching at Tech Luncheon Workshop - Textbooks: Changing Costs, Content and Student Use

As textbooks change to include homework systems, alternate media and open source items, changing cost structures and other factors influence the way students purchase and use them.
This luncheon event brings together the work of on-campus student, faculty, library and staff groups who have been exploring ways to help ensure that textbooks are accessible as an important learning resource to all students.
Participants will be asked to view online presentations from each group prior to attending and come ready to engage in brainstorming and a panel discussion surrounding this issue. 
Join us at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28, for this luncheon workshop. 
Lunch will be provided to those who register by Friday, Feb. 24.   

The Forgotten Beach Presentation on Prince's Point

Discover the past roles Prince's Point has played in copper, tourism and our community. Then join the discussion on the future of Prince's Point as a beach and open space. Students, faculty, staff and community are welcomed to learn about the history of Prince's Point and use the knowledge of the past to discuss future clean up and improvements for the park.

The presentation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in Great Lakes Research Center Room 202. It will briefly tell the story of the founding of Michigan, copper and the Keweenaw's new roll in regional tourism, all underpinned by the expansion of Michigan Tech as told through the lens of the small beach on the east end of Tech's Campus.

The research that has lead to this presentation was funded by the Undergraduate Student Government with additional support in time and resources from Michigan Tech's Outdoor Adventure Program, Michigan Tech alumni Association, Michigan Tech Archives, State of Michigan Archives, Craig Waddell, Facilities and the Student Commission.

The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes followed by a workshop-style small group discussion on the future of Prince's Point.

RSVP here.


Black History Month Speaker Today

Michigan Tech's Social Justice Lecture Series continues today with a Black History Month Talk by Robin Johnson-Cash. 

Johnson-Cash is the first African-American women to graduate with a PhD from Michigan Tech's department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics. 

The talk will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Feb. 14) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.


Graduate Students to Present Research

The annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium sponsored by the Graduate Student Government will take place tomorrow and Thursday (Feb. 15-16) in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Forty-nine graduate students will give oral and poster presentations about their research.

Thirty faculty members and postdoctoral fellows have volunteered to serve as judges. 

Posters will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow (Feb. 15). Oral presentations are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 16).

For more information, read previous Tech Today article.


Win by Losing Wellness Challenge

Have you been trying to get healthier and lose weight? Employee Wellness and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan invite you to participate in "Win by Losing," a free, fun and healthy nine-week challenge open to Michigan Tech employees that can help you take personal responsibility for your health and reach your weight-loss goals. 

Register today to be part of Michigan Tech's team. The official competition runs Feb. 27 through April 28. Participants will submit weekly weigh-ins to compete against other BCBSM group customers. You will also have access to a toolkit to help you meet your goals. 

Contact Shannon Brodeur with questions.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. 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. 

Administrative Aide 8, Housing and Residential Life. UAW Posting 2/14/17-2/20/17. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In the News

The Daily Mining Gazette published a column written by Blue Key Vice President Brian Kass, objecting to the implication of a headline about a "Pre-Carnival drug bust." Kass pointed out that the drug bust had absolutely nothing to do with Winter Carnival, sponsored by the Blue Key Honor Society, stating that the headline tarnished the reputation of the event. In the same edition of the paper, the Mining Gazette ran an editorial defending their headline and pointing out that the newspaper is a sponsor of Winter Carnival.


Science 360, a science news website published by the National Science Foundation, featured research by Chee Wooi Ten (ECE) as one of three headline stories on Monday, February 13.