Michigan Tech to Participate in Great Colleges to Work For Survey

Michigan Tech will participate in the Chronicle for Higher Education's 2017 Great Colleges to Work For survey.

The survey measures 15 workplace dimensions, including professional development, collaboration and fairness. The Chronicle for Higher Education will publish a list of recognized institutions in the fall.

A random sample of 600 Michigan Tech employees (both faculty and staff) will receive a survey invitation via email from Great Colleges (note that this email will not come from an @mtu.edu address).

The invitation will be sent to the randomly selected employees directly by the Great Colleges program, and will include details about the program and instructions on how to access the survey. The survey is voluntary and completely confidential — Michigan Tech is not interested in, nor will we be able to trace results back to individuals.

Consider this a follow-up to the University Senate's evaluation of the president, focusing on workplace quality at Michigan Tech.

All survey responses will be processed by ModernThink, LLC, an independent management consulting firm working with the Chronicle of Higher Education to coordinate this annual program. If you receive the email invitation, you are asked to take a some time to complete the survey.

You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so your feedback is invaluable. This is a chance to make your voice heard, and a high response rate helps ensure an accurate representation of the Michigan Tech community.

The survey opens on Monday (March 13) and closes on April 7th at the end of the business day.

If you have any questions, contact Ann Kitalong-Will, executive director of business operations-Vice President for Administration Office at 7-1809, or visit ChronicleGreatColleges.com.

UMC Offices Closed Today

The offices of University Marketing and Communications, located in the Garden Level of the Administration Building, are closed today (March 10) in order for the staff to attend a departmental retreat. 

The offices will reopen on Monday (March 13).

Auxiliary Services Customer Appreciation Monopoly Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of the Auxiliary Services Customer Appreciation Monopoly prize winners. Your prizes can be picked up in the Memorial Union Office, room 101.

Thank you to all who came out to join us in the fun. Here are this year's prize drawing winners:

  • 2018 Red Faculty/Staff Parking Permit — Ernie Beutler
  • Fire Tablet — Cory Pardiek
  • $50 Campus Bookstore/University Images Gift Certificate — Austin Kunkel
  • $5.00 Dining Gift Certificate — Amy Monte, Angela Keranen, Becky Barnard, Brian Page, Chris Klein, Dan Wiersgalla, Dave Sarazin, Karen Maki, Kunle Olutomilayo, Larry Thorpe, Mary Yeo, Michelle Reed, Nancy Jayne, Rich Elenich, Rob Bishop, Roxanne Barrette, Sal Husein, Steve Foetisch, Susan Sullivan, Wen Fay
  • $10.00 C-cubed Gift Certificates — Karen Wade, Mary Beth Hodges, Rory Gronevelt
  • Car Caddy with Cooler — Barb Hendrickson, Cheryl Walli, David Zei
  • Golf Course Gift Certificate — Lydia Gockenbach, Tracy LaPlante
  • Hockey Game Tickets — Laurie Stark
  • Lean Book — John Naglak
  • Library Cafe Coffee Mugs — Abhishek Javvaji, AJ Hamlin, Allison Longennecker, Amber Kemppainen, Amy Mensch, Beth Taylor, Carol Wingerson, Chris Morgan, Christine Pfau, Chrysa, McIntosh, Cindy Asiala, Dennis Lewandowski, George Sever, Gretchen Hein, Heidi Schaaf, JoAnn Dombrowski, Jodie Filpus, Joe Sever, Julie Ross, Kristi Juntunen, Laura Baril, Lisa Normand, Lisa Parisot, Mark Provoast, Mary Fraley, Megan Ross, Nan Baroni, Penny Foetisch, Randy Laurn, Rhonda McClellan, Robin Matthews, Rochelle Spencer, Scott Wagner, Tyler Schwartz, Whitney Boroski.
  • Margarita Glasses — Amanda Hopper, Sandy Houle
  • Mont Ripley Ski Jacket — Erica LeClaire, Heidi Reid
  • Public Safety Mug, Challenge Coin and SDC Day Pass — Sally Bauer
  • Rachel Ray Bench Scrape — Kevin Peltola
  • Rachel Ray Bowl — Heather Kiilunen
  • Rachel Ray Frying Pan/Spatula — Sandesh Rao
  • Rachel Ray Measuring Cup Set — Mary P. Stevens
  • SDC Day Pass — Joan Becker, Susan Stiffler
  • Tote Bag — Jeanne Watts
  • Wine Glasses — Rachel Jones

Four Hockey Huskies Named All-Conference

Four Michigan Tech hockey players were named to the WCHA All-Conference teams announced by the league yesterday

Matt Roy was named to the All-WCHA First Team, Shane Hanna was on the All-WCHA Second Team and Angus Redmond and Mitch Reinke were All-WCHA Rookie Team selections.

The Huskies host a WCHA semifinal series beginning tonight (see related article below). For more on Husky sports visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Huskies Host WCHA Semifinals Starting Tonight

The Hockey Huskies will host the WCHA semifinals for the third straight year, beginning tonight. Michigan Tech, the number two seed in the tournament, hosts third seeded Minnesota State. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and, if necessary, Sunday. 

The Huskies are 20-13-7 overall and could host the WCHA final with a series win and some help. Should Tech win over MSU and top-seed Bemidiji State is upset by Bowling Green, the final would be played March 18 at the SDC where the Huskes are 9-3-4 this season.

The winner of the 2017 WCHA tournament receives the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship.

All games can be heard on local radio on 93.5 FM. You can also listen to the games online at Pasty.com or by using the TuneIn Radio App on a smart phone.

Read the full story and find out more about Tech sports at michigantechhuskies.com.

Huskies Edged by Palm Beach Atlantic

The Michigan Tech women's tennis team closed their spring break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina yesterday, falling to Palm Beach Atlantic University 5-4. The Huskies went 4-1 on the trip with wins over Salem International, Catawba, Davis & Elkins and Chowan.

Michigan Tech (10-9) split the singles portion of the match 3-3 with Palm Beach Atlantic (4-5), but the Sailfish took two out of three doubles contests to secure the match victory. 

Kwang Suthijindawong notched another singles win to break the Tech school record for most career singles victories (67). Suthijindawong defeated Valerie Nagovitcina 1-6, 6-2, and 10-8 for the come from behind win.

Read the full story and find out more about Husky sports at michigantechhuskies.com.

Men's Tennis Falls to Chowan

The Michigan Tech men's tennis team fell to Chowan University 9-0, Thursday, on the final day of the spring break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Huskies closed the week with a 1-3 record to kick off the 2017 spring schedule.

Mario Neto challenged Adi Kaliakperov in the No. 1 singles spot in the order and fell short 6-0, 6-4. Jacob Prochnow battled Enrique Barge in the No. 6 spot and came up just short 6-3, 6-2. 

Michigan Tech will be back in Houghton and back on the court March 18 when they host Walsh University in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener. The first serve is slated for 10 a.m.


Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Skybox Social

The Keweenaw Alumni Chapter (KAC) invites you to join alumni and friends for a social and skybox seating at MacInnes Arena for the WCHA semifinals tomorrow (March 11). The cost per person is $36 which includes refreshments and skybox seating. The social will start at 6:30 p.m. with the puck dropping at 7:07 p.m. Register online or call the Alumni House 7-2400.


Go Overseas Full-Tuition Scholarships for Ireland

Are you interested in studying abroad in Ireland? Go Overseas is offering 15 undergraduate and 11 postgraduate full-tuition scholarships to those planning on studying in Ireland for a semester or a full year. The Go Overseas application deadline is Tuesday (March 14). The fall 2017 Michigan Tech study abroad application deadline is Saturday, April 1. Email studyabroad@mtu.edu if you have any questions.


Mineralogical Miracles from the Merelani Tanzanite Mines

John A. Jaszczak (Physics) and the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, will present "Mineralogical Miracles from the Merelani Tanzanite Mines" at 11 a.m. Tuesday (March 14) in M&M 610.


No C-Cubed Lunch Today

Just as a reminder there will be no C-Cubed Lunch today due to Spring Break. Lunches will resume next Thursday. Send any suggestions to Christina Fabian at cfabian@mtu.edu or fill out a feed-back form online


Parade of Confections Tonight

Several members of the Michigan Tech community are joining folks from throughout the Copper Country in creating some incredible treats for a good cause.

The Parade of Confections, an annual fundraiser for the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. Read the full Tech Today story.


Scholarships Application Deadline is Today

A reminder that Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship, valued at $100 each and two $250 Leann Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2017-18. Applications, which must be submitted today and are available online.

For more information contact the Student Financial Services Center at 7-2622 or finaid@mtu.edu.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, March 10, 2017 

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources DepartmentFor more information regarding staff positions call 7-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu.

For more information regarding faculty positions contact the academic department in which the position is posted. 

Community String Program Director, Visual and Performing Arts. Apply online. 

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