Summer Parking Lot Painting

Transportation Services will begin their summer parking lot maintenance this week. As lots are scheduled to be painted we will post weekly schedules in order to provide advance notice to employees and students when they will need to find alternate parking for the day.
Lots 1 and 2 are scheduled to be painted starting tomorrow (May 10). There will also be signage posted at lots throughout the summer noting when lots will be closed the next day.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to complete these updates as quickly as possible.

Tim Colling Appointed to Governor's Advisory Board

Tim Colling, director of Michigan Tech's Center for Technology and Training, has been appointed to the Governor's Infrastructure Asset Management Advisory Board. Other than Colling, the board is made up of infrastructure owners: government agencies and private telecom, power and gas utilities.

"This gives the University a unique opportunity to advise on policy for infrastructure in Michigan, which will likely become the template for other states," Colling said. "So far the early discussion relates to linear (pipe, road and data cable) assets and has not gone the path of facilities."

Colling said that over the next year, Michigan Tech will be involved in meetings with the board and Governor's office to outline a framework and process for integrated asset management, similar to what Tech has done with roads and bridges. The board's activity is expected to result in legislation that will codify asset management practices for these other assets, and it is likely there will be a spending package related to the bill, either directly or indirectly, Colling added.

In the short term, he said, the University will be involved with the two pilot programs in the state.

Cliff Drive Construction Projects

A number of construction/repair projects will impact traffic on Cliff Drive this summer. Facilities Management would like to make everyone aware of these projects: 

  • Lot 10 Paving
  • Lot 3 Renovations - Paving
  • Cliff Drive Paving
  • Chemical Storage Facility Construction

These projects will involve lane closures, constricted traffic, closure of a portion of Cliffs Drive, and closure of some parking lots.

It is anticipated that some or all of this work will begin June 19 or shortly thereafter, and continue through the summer. As the start and completion dates are finalized with contractors over the next month, we will provide additional information.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we strive to improve our physical environment on campus.

In the News

An article on hockey pep bands in Pucks and Recreation featured a photo of the Michigan Tech Pep Band. See here.

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The New York Times published an article on the Chinese Students and Scholars Association's ties to the Chinese embassy. It mentioned Michigan Tech's CSSA, stating the Tech organization notes its affiliation with the Chinese embassy but states that it will not participate in any political activities, except in special circumstances. It was also reported on Intellasia, a news website about Asia, here.

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Forbes.com published the third of a four-part series on robotics and the workplace, focusing on Bay de Noc Community College's robotics education program and its agreement with Michigan Tech that enables graduates of the two-year program to transfer to Tech to earn a BS degree. See here.

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ABC-TV 10 news broadcast a story about the Upper Peninsula Teaching and Learning Conference at Michigan Tech last week. See here.

On the Road

L. Syd Johnson (HU) gave two talks on disorders of consciousness at the Galveston Brain Injury Conference in Galveston, Texas, last Thursday and Friday (May 4-5).

Job Postings

Job Posting for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Staff and faculty job description are available in the Human Resources Department. For 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.

Office Assistant 6, Financial Services and Operations. Internal/External UAW Posting 5/9/2017 – 5/15/2017. External applications will be reviewed after internal applications. Apply online.

Office Assistant 5, Student Activities. UAW  Posting 5/9/17 - 5/15/17. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. Apply online.

Office Assistant 4, Memorial Union Building. UAW Posting 5/9/17 - 5/15/17. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. Apply online.

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