Shawhan Named Tech Hockey Coach

Joe Shawhan is the 22nd head coach of Michigan Tech hockey. Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret made the announcement at a press conference yesterday (May 30).

Shawhan, a 20-year veteran of hockey coaching with more than 10 years in college and 10 years in junior hockey, has been an assistant coach with the Huskies for the past three seasons.

"I'm thrilled to introduce Joe Shawhan as the head coach of our historic hockey program," Sanregret said. "He has been an instrumental part of our success over the last three seasons and winning has followed him in every program in which he has been a part."

Sanregret said this search process was different then the last in that Tech was looking for a coach to build upon recent successes and raise the program to another level.

"We were also looking for a leader who has integrity, character and a genuine interest in developing players to be leaders both on and off the ice. We also want a coach that has strong relationships and networks for recruiting, will continue to recruit to the style of play that we have come to enjoy, and engage with our community. Coach Shawhan has all of these characteristics."

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Counseling Services Assistant Director Candidate to Present

Counseling Services invites the campus community to attend a presentation given by Patricia Frueh, a candidate for the assistant director position.

The presentation will will take place at 2 p.m. today (May 31)  in the Edwin C. Davis Hall in admissions. The presentation topic will be "College Student Mental Health and the Importance in Relation to College Counseling Centers".

Library Launches Work by Janice Glime

"Bryophyte Ecology" is the result of more than a decade of research, collaboration and composition by Professor Emerita Janice Glime (Bio Sci) and many contributors and photographers.

The five-volume work is unique not only as the most recent comprehensive reference on bryophyte ecology, but because it is "open" to the world. "Bryophyte Ecology" was initially self-published on the web and is now accessible on Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech.

Moving the work to Digital Commons ensures long-term preservation and easier access. Additionally, the work reaches top slots using any search engine.

Glime's goal in creating an open work "was to reach a broad audience in an affordable format with lots of illustrations and a readable style.

"Bryophyte Ecology" has been used as a textbook, reference source and field guide. It contains many color photographs, information on physiological ecology, bryological interactions, methods of collection and various uses of bryophytes as well as question sections throughout to facilitate learning.

Discover the world of bryophytes here.

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech, the university's digital repository, is a platform for storing, sharing and showcasing research and educational resources. To learn more or to consider adding your own work contact

Staff Search Committee Certification Workshop

Human Resources with Institutional Equity and Inclusion provides a two-part certification on a quarterly basis. The certification covers best practices and legal aspects of conducting a dynamic search to successfully hire the best candidate.

Completion of the certification is required for anyone who serves on a search committee, either as a member or as a chair.

You can sign up to attend one of the following certification training workshops:

Part One—Recruiting and Hiring Workshop

  • 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 7, Lakeshore Center Community Room (first floor)
  • 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 7, MUB Superior Room B001 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 MUB Ballroom

Part Two—Legal Aspects

The second part of the certification is online and administered through Canvas. Once part one is complete, you'll be enrolled into part two. 

To sign up for the workshop, please follow this link

Formatting 101 Seminar Series Continues

The Graduate School announces the final two seminars in its summer seminar series, Formatting 101. These short seminars (approximately 30-minutes, followed by time for your questions) are designed for students formatting their dissertation, thesis, or report. Each seminar will be held in Fisher 138 beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will also be live streamed.

Register here so we can plan for your attendance and provide information about the live stream for our off campus participants.

June 14
"Copyright for Dissertations and Theses" will discuss the basics of using copyrighted material in your document.

June 28 
"How to Check and Fix your Document" will discuss how to check and fix your document using Adobe Acrobat.

Seminar materials are archived online if you're unable to attend the live event.

In the News

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and other news outlets around the country reported on the winners of the John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines.

The award is funded through contributions from John H. Johnson (ME-EM), his colleagues and former students. Johnson is a Presidential Professor with Michigan Tech's Department of Mechanical-Engineering Mechanics, a fellow of SAE International and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a renowned expert in the field of diesel engines.

See the full story here.


Future Transmission Design

UK Car Magazine, a European car enthusiast magazine and Lubrizol Additives 360, an online driveline news organization, have published articles featuring a new automatic transmission design developed by Darrell Robinette(ME-EM). The new transmission design was developed during his time at General Motors and was presented at CTI Ttransmission Symposium in Berlin, Germany last December. The articles can be found here and here.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

Dean, College of Engineering, College of Engineering. Apply online.

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