Weather permitting, Transportation Services will complete the maintenance updates in Lots 12 and 13 and the Houghton meters today.

Meters on Hubbell and College Ave. will remain accessible during this time. Lots will be reopened as paint is dry. 
Additional maintenance will continue over the weekend and next week. We will continue to post signage at lots that will be closed the next day. 
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to complete these updates as quickly as possible.

63rd Annual Institute on Lake Superior Geology

The Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum teamed up to co-host the 63rd Annual Institute on Lake Superior Geology held in Wawa, Ontario May 8-12.

This professional meeting consisted of two days of technical sessions with 29 oral and 22 poster presentations. There were three geological field trips before the technical sessions and three after.

The meeting was attended by 137 geologists from the US and Canada. Academic institutions (58 members), government agencies (28 members), and mining and consulting companies (36 members) were well represented among attendees.

Margaret Hanson, museum assistant director, served as registrar for the meeting while Ted Bornhorst, museum executive director and professor, organized the meeting sessions, handled finances and decided on travel awards to students.

The Institute publishes technical volumes in hard copy for each meeting and offers them open-access online after the meeting is completed.

Bornhorst and Hanson co-edited the Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Proceedings Volume 63, Part 1: Program and Abstracts (97p.). They also compiled Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (204p.).

The Institute is well regarded for its high quality field trips having recently won a national award from the Geoscience Information Society for the Outstanding Geologic Field Trip Guidebook Series.

The Institute initiated a new annual award for 2017, Pioneer of Lake Superior Geology, to recognize those individuals who made significant contributions to the understanding of the geology of the Lake Superior region primarily prior to the Institute's awarding of the prestigious annual Goldich Medal in 1979.

The first Pioneer of Lake Superior Geology is Douglass Houghton (1809-1845). Bornhorst nominated Houghton for the award and wrote, along with Larry Molloy, President of the Keweenaw County Historical Society, the two-page biographical sketch published in the Proceedings Volume. As the first speaker for the technical sessions, Bornhorst provided the highlights of the important attributes that contributed to Houghton's success.

Snapchat Takeover From New Zealand

One of our students, Jacob Voss, is currently studying abroad in New Zealand with International Studies Abroad (ISA). 
He will host a Michigan Tech Snapchat takeover that will start today and go through the weekend.
You don't want to miss out on this rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of New Zealand's vibrant landscapes, culture, academic life and thrilling adventures—through the eyes of a Michigan Tech Husky.
Michigan Tech's Snapchat handle is michigan_tech.

Girls Middle/High School Basketball Camps Set for June

The Michigan Tech women's basketball program will hold multiple camps for girls in grades 6-12 next month. An offensive skills camp will be offered June 20-22 for players in grades 6-12 and a development camp for grades 6-8 will take place June 23-25.

The offensive skills camp will focus solely on making players into well-rounded offensive threats. Skill work will include: ball handling, moves on the move, finishing, shooting, using screens and making reads for the individual and their teammates. An emphasis will be placed on an entire offensive possession, from start to finish. Players will master getting open, getting to the rim and ultimately finishing the play. Players will put their skills to the test in games and competitions held in the SDC Varsity Gym and Multipurpose Room.

This camp is open to girls entering grades 6-12 as of fall 2017. A packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp. The deadline to register for grades 6-8 is June 6 and the registration deadline for grades 9-12 is June 9.

The cost for the camp is $90. More information/registration forms for the camps can be found on the following links: Grades 6-8Grades 9-12.

The Development Camp is what comes after the basics; players will learn ways to improve their game, both as an individual and on a team, and put their skills to the test in games and competitions. They will also get a preview of college life staying on campus.

This camp is open to girls entering grades 6-8 as of fall 2017. A packet of required forms will be sent to participants via email once their application is processed. The required forms must be submitted prior to the start of camp. The cost of the camp is as follows: Live-in $242.50; commuter $171.50; commuter/no meals $140.

Important additional information/registration for this camp can be viewed by clicking here. For more information on all the camps hosted by Tech women's basketball, click here.

Train to Become a Staff Mentor

Providing assistance and guidance to colleagues and new employees can be a rewarding experience for both mentor and mentee. Sharing your professional and life experiences with a colleague as they navigate career and work-life blending at Michigan Tech not only helps your colleague, it can also help you to grow in your career, develop new leadership skills and pass along what you have learned to colleagues.

The WorkLife Committee and the Staff Mentoring Advisory Group invite interested staff to submit applications and statements of interest to join the second cohort to train as staff mentors. The Staff Mentoring Program has been developed as a collaborative effort between staff representing all three unions on campus as well as non-union staff, and is funded by a grant from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).

New mentor training will consist of weekly 1-hour training sessions, beginning in mid-June and extending to mid-August; this training is free to all selected trainees (union staff will receive release time with supervisor approval). All full- and part-time staff are eligible to apply. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Click here to fill out your application and statement of interest, or email worklife@mtu.edu to request a paper copy of the application materials. The deadline to apply is midnight on June 1. Mentors will be selected by June 7.

Reminders

Iranian Food at Khana Khazana

Iranian cuisine is on the menu at today's Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union's North Coast Grill and Deli. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 The menu features:

  • Bandari—A sausage dish with onion, tomato and spices
  • Ferni—A pudding made from rice flour, cream, saffron and almonds
  • Sekangebin—Drink made from honey and vinegar

The cost is $5.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

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Historical Landmark Award Ceremony at Quincy Site Today

ASM International is holding a Historical Landmark Award ceremony for the Quincy Smelting Works in Ripley at 10 a.m. today. Dean Wayne Pennington (COE) will represent Michigan Tech at the ceremony, where a cast bronze plaque will be unveiled and dedicated.

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Professionalism 101: The Art of Networking and Managing Your Personal Brand

Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP) will host part two of their Professional Development Series later this month. The event, "Professionalism 101: The Art of Networking and Managing Your Personal Brand," will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. next Monday (May 22) at the Jutila Center, room 323 in Hancock.

To read more about this event, read previous Tech Today article.

New Funding

 Jim Baker, Executive Director, Innovation and Industry Engagement, is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $525,000 research and development grant from the State of Michigan, Michigan Strategic Fund.
Jason Carter (KIP), is the Co-PI on the project "Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub-Applied Advanced Materials."

This is a two and a half year project.