International Programs and Services Has New Services for Traveling Abroad

Are you planning on traveling abroad anytime soon? If so, IPS has a few services to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

The first step towards international travel is obtaining a valid passport. IPS offers passport and visa photos right in our office, 200 Administration Building, during the following hours:

  • 3-4 p.m. Mondays
  • 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays
  • 10-11 a.m. Fridays
  • By appointment

The cost is $10 and can be paid online through our online store. Bring the receipt to our office when you come in to take your photos.

Along with your passport, many countries also require a visa for entry. For your convenience, we have partnered with CIBTvisas, a travel visa and passport company with more than 50 years' experience, to assist the Michigan Tech community in applying for and securing required visas at a discounted rate.

To check if your destination country requires a visa, just go to the Michigan Tech portal on the CIBTvisas website. You can also contact CIBTvisas by phone at 1-800-929-2428 and reference our Michigan Tech account number 103930.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip to wherever that may be!

Showcase of LSSI Projects at upcoming Community Events

Find out what Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) teams are doing. Many are partnered with Michigan Tech faculty and departments, including CEE, SFRES, etc.

The public is invited to attend one of these upcoming LSSI-sponsored community events.
Contact Joan Chadde or the lead teacher for more information or directions.

  • Noon to 1 p.m. today. Hancock Middle School Garden Planting Day at Hancock Middle School (Jen Davis, lead teacher)
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 1-2. Houghton High School - School Forest Research Project Presentations in high school auditorium. (Lauri Davis, lead teacher)
  • Noon to 2 p.m.  June 2,  Washington Middle School, Calumet Township Park (Darrell Hendrickson, lead teacher).
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m.  June 5, Baraga Middle/High School outside the school building. Fun Run, Veggie Kabobs, Garden/Greenhouse Tours. (Lori Wisniewski and Ben Johnston, lead teachers.

Kudos to all the great stewardship work going on and the hard work of LSSI teachers to provide a rich learning environment for their students.

Guatemalan Kite Making

"Barriletes: Guatemalan Kite Making" will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 3 and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at the Copper Country Community Arts Center, in Hancock.

Join Lisa Gordillo (VPA) and Hugo Gordillo for an introduction into Guatemalan culture and the art of Guatemalan kite making.

Day 1: The class will learn about the cultural traditions of the barrilete, or Guatemalan kite. Each student will build his or her own barrilete in class.

Day 2: The group will meet outside (location TBD) for a picnic and will fly their new kites.

This class will be taught in both English and Spanish. (No knowledge of either language is necessary to participate!). The fee is $60 and there is a materials fee of $25 due to the instructors on the first day of class for kite supplies.

The deadline to register is tomorrow (May 27). Call the Arts Center at 482-2333 for more information or to register.

Summer Science Camps

Registration is open for 2017 Summer Science Camps at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center and Nara Nature Center. There are three-day Summer Science Camps for students entering grades 1-5.

Three sessions are offered, and students may enroll for more than one. Camps begin June 13. Find out more about each camp here.


No Tech Today Monday

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no edition of Tech Today on Monday (May 29). Tech Today will resume on Tuesday (May 30). The submission deadline for articles to appear in Tuesday's edition is noon today (May 26).


Korean Food at Today's Khana Khazana

Today's Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union North Coast Deli, features tastes of Korea. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The menu features:

  • Dakgangjeong—crispy and crunchy fried chicken
  • Kimchi-bokkeumbap—Kimchi Fried Rice
  • Jang ah jji—Radish Pickle

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

In Print

Iosif Pinelis (Math) published the paper, "(Quasi)additivity Properties of the Legendre—Fenchel Transform and its Inverse, with Applications in Probability", in the Journal of Convex Analysis 24 (2017), No. 3, online first. A pdf file of the abstract is available here.

In the News

ABC-10 News aired a story about the potential for using solar energy in the UP, quoting Michigan Tech graduate student Emily Prehoda. She is working on a survey that will be conducted in L'Anse next fall, a collaborative effort of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region, the Village of L'Anse, WPPI Energy, and Michigan Tech's Keweenaw Research Center and Department of Social Sciences. Residents of the village buy their power from WPPI Energy, a non-profit company. See here.