Funds Available for Visiting Women and Minority Lecturers/Scholars

Michigan Tech is offering grants through the Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer Scholar Series to help departments bring visiting minority and underrepresented speakers to the University.

All departments are invited to participate in these programs. Applications are due by noon August 18. Notification of awards will be made by September 29.

These programs are designed to provide role models for underrepresented students and to give faculty a chance to interact with colleagues. In addition, the programs give visiting lecturers, scholars and speakers a chance to become acquainted with Michigan Tech and opportunities at this institution. Speakers' assignments might include classroom lectures, seminars, special-guest speaking engagements, mentoring in research or leading a summer course.

The visiting scholar, lecturer or speaker must be a minority or role model who is historically underrepresented in their field of expertise. Speakers' assignments would include at least one informal meeting with students and at least one lecture, workshop or seminar for Michigan Tech students.

For more information, see Visiting Women and Minority Series or contact Susan Sullivan at 7-3310.

Two Huskies Invited to Flames Development Camp

Michigan Tech's Mitch Reinke and Alex Smith were two of the 40 prospects at last week's Calgary Flames development camp. The camp started Tuesday and wraped up with a scrimmage Friday.

Reinke, a native of Stillwater, Minnesota, is a defensemen while Smith a forward from Edmonton, Alberta is a forward.

Both players enter their sophomore seasons in 2017-18.

Reinke played in 41 games last first season and tallied 20 points on six goals and 13 assists. He ranked fifth in the WCHA in power play points (3-11=14), seventh in freshmen scoring, and tenth in defensemen scoring. 

Smith missed only two games in his first season, appearing in 43 contests. He also had 20 points, scoring seven goals and adding 13 assists to tie him for seventh in scoring amongst WCHA freshmen. 

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training is offered July 19 and 21 to the Michigan Tech community. This training is focused on the adult population and more specifically on the college student population. The information received over the course of 8 hours will assist individuals in learning how best to respond to a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

Register here. Contact Amber Bennett, Director of Counseling Services, with any questions. For more information see previous Tech Today article.


VPR Campus Satellite Office Pilot

The Vice President for Research (VPR) will pilot a satellite office on campus beginning July 10. Jennifer Bukovich from the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) and Christopher Stancher from the Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) Office will be housed on the 6th Floor of Dow Environmental Sciences & Engineering Building to support faculty and staff in areas related to sponsored programs.

For more information see previous Tech Today article. For questions regarding this pilot, contact Lisa Jukkala in SPO at 7-2226 or Tammy LaBissoniere in SPA at 7-2244.


SBIR Road Tour & Summit

Michigan entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to meet face to face with program managers from a host of federal agencies at the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour and Summit

Tech's office of Innovation and Industry Engagement, announced the summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m July 19 in the Student Center at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

For more information see previous Tech Today article.


Alumni Reunion is Coming

Summer is here, which means the annual Alumni Reunion is coming up Thursday Aug. 3 through Saturday Aug. 5. See the full schedule of events and register here. If a departmental account number is being used to purchase tickets, choose "Charge University Account" and include the index number, or call the Alumni House at 7-2400 to register.

For more information see previous Tech Today article.


Fall 2017 Airport Pickup for New International Students

International Programs and Services is offering a pick-up service for new international students from the Chicago O'Hare airport for Fall 2017. All accepted students have been emailed this information.

If you or your students have any questions about this, call the IPS office (7-2160) or email For more information see previous Tech Today article.


A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum Special Offer for Faculty and Staff

The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum is offering a special to encourage all Michigan Tech employees to visit us this summer.

Admission to the museum is currently waived for all Michigan Tech employees. For the month of July, the museum will also waive the admission fee for up to three accompanying guests.

We welcome Michigan Tech faculty and staff to visit one of North America's great mineral museums.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday (we are closed July 4). Visit our website for more information about the museum.

New Funding

Patricia Butler (SFRES/ESC), is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $45,000 research and development contract from the US Department of Agriculture - US Forest Service, Northern Research Station. The project is entitled, "Web Development for the USDA Climate Hubs." This is a 15-month project.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Monday, July 10, 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.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy, Social Sciences. Apply online.

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

IT Connect

Office Computers

We hope that your summer is going great. Do you need to buy a new computer or need a computer moved? 
If you need to buy a computer for the fall, let us know soon. If you’re simply moving to a new office, we want your transition to be as smooth as possible. Let IT know at least three (3) days in advance of when you’ll be moving and we will make arrangements for your move.
If you have any questions about office moves or purchasing a computer, contact us at or call 7-1111 for more information.