Tech's Hockey Jerseys Rated Best in Nation

Michigan Tech's hockey jerseys were recently ranked the top uniforms in all of college hockey by the website

Mark Majewski, a professional designer at Boston College, ranked the uniforms of all 60 teams based on an assessment of all the jerseys a team wears.

Majewski asked the following questions while doing his analysis:

  • Does it look like a college hockey uniform? Does it immediately give off a collegiate feel or is there something else about the aesthetic that makes you say "Man that's a sweet-lookin' get up."
  • Is the uniform identifiable? Who am I watching?  Does the brand immediately captivate you?
  • Lastly, just overall look and feel: How does this color combo mesh with this set or is the shoulder patch too bunched up to the number on the sleeve … just picky little things like that.

Majewksi begins his Tech assessment:

"Stop. Just look at them. Look at every little detail. The contrasts. The colors. The cleanliness. The uniqueness. Would you like me to keep going? Okay… The consistency. The sophistication. It's all there. Michigan Tech easily runs away with the best college hockey uniform in the US of A." Read the full story

Celebrate the Women of Michigan Tech

Show your support for the Women of Michigan Tech by sporting our new v-neck t-shirt. The shirt comes in black, pink and gray. T-shirts are available in cotton, cotton/polyester and polyester material. A portion of each celebrating women t-shirt purchased will be donated to the Women at Michigan Tech Scholarship Fund. Support a great cause, and look good doing it. 

Course Materials - Inclusive Access for Engineering Fundamentals Students

The Fall 2017 semester at Michigan Tech brought something new to the Engineering Fundamentals 1001 and 1101 students: Inclusive Access. In an effort to offset the rising costs of course materials, the Campus Store, in conjunction with the publisher, an e-book vendor and the Engineering Fundamentals faculty, provided students course material access (in the form of an e-book) through Canvas for the first day of classes. Students were emailed prior to the semester to explain the process. If they so chose they could opt-out of the Inclusive Access program within the first 10 days of the semester and seek alternatives on their own. If they didn't opt-out or drop the course, their tuition accounts were charged.

The cost savings for 896 Engineering Fundamental students exceeded $72,000. The course materials that formerly cost the students $230 as physical books only cost them $149 digitally through the Inclusive Access program. The same course material is used throughout the First Year Engineering Program sequence, and students can access the material for two years.

Research indicates students who have access to course materials have a higher success rate in the classroom than those that choose not to use them. The Campus Store is looking to expand the Inclusive Access program and continue ensuring we do our part to increase the chances of student success.

Superior Ideas Five Year Anniversary

Superior Ideas is celebrating its fifth anniversary today. We want to thank all of our donors, project creators, supporters and those who help with the day-to-day operations.

So far, Superior Ideas has raised more than $220,000 from 1,250 donors for research and public service projects. Thank you all for your continuous support.

Retirement Supplemental Voluntary Program

The Retirement Supplemental Voluntary Program (RSVP) is a voluntary retirement program offered to eligible Michigan Tech employees.
Eligible employees who wish to retire on or before June 30, 2018 must sign their RSVP election form and communicate their intent to the Benefits Office before the deadline of Oct. 31, 2017.
Prior to electing RSVP, employees must meet with the Benefits Office for a confidential meeting to verify eligibility. See RSVP for additional information about this program. Contact Benefit Services at 7-2517 or with any questions you may have.

Moroccan Cuisine at Khana Khazana

Friday's Khana Khazana in the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli features Moroccan food. The menu features:

  • Zaâlouk—A salad with cooked eggplant and tomato
  • Fish Tagine—A fish dish seasoned with lemon, red pepper, cilantro and cumin
  • Ghriba—Moroccan cookies

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain beverage. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook

Campus Forum Available Online

Yesterday's President's Campus Forum is available for on-demand viewing at this link (ISO authentication is required). It will be available for one week.

Writing Exceptional Letters of Recommendation Seminar

Bruce Seely, the dean of CSA, will present to faculty on writing exceptional letters of recommendation for students, specifically for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This seminar is offered as part of Michigan Tech's annual NSF graduate fellowship seminar series.

The session is open to all faculty interested in learning tips about writing exceptional letters of recommendation.

The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 18) in the Pat Nelson Graduate Conference Center on the fourth floor of the Administration Building (room 404). Feel free to bring your lunch.


The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Forum will take place at 3 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13) in G002 of the Forestry Building. 

Apler Kiziltas will present "Driving the Automotive Industry Using Sustainable Materials."

Kiziltas is a research scientist at the Ford Motor Company. His research is focused on sustainability and emerging materials such as nanomaterials, polymeric and soft materials, biomaterials, glassy and amorphous materials, self-healing materials and bio-inspired and patterned functional materials.

This event is co-sponsored by Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES), College of Engineering, Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI), Department of Chemistry and Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology.

There will be a social from 4-5 p.m. following the presentation in the atrium.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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

Food Service Helper, Dining Services. AFSCME posting 10/11/2017 - 10/17/2017. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. 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.

In the News

WJMN/UPMatters published a story about the Michigan Tech Theatre Company's upcoming production of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," a Steve Martin comedy. 



Information Session Today

Come learn about the BS in Management along with the Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain & Operations Management concentration at 4 p.m. today. It is a great degree for those who have an interest in working with people and other disciplines. There are options for primary or dual major.  For more information, read the original Tech Today article here.


Biological Sciences Seminar

Guo-qing Song of the department of horticulture at Michigan State University will present his seminar "Biotechnological Approaches to Enhance Productivity of Horticultural Crops" at 3 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 12) in EERC 229.

His presentation will focus on biotechnological approaches to increase productivity of two major fruit crops (cherries and blueberries) in Michigan. For more information, read the original Tech Today article here


Announcing: QR Code Customer Service Surveys

The Office of the Vice President for Administration is rolling out a customer service survey pilot project using QR codes stationed at cash registers in the Campus Bookstore, University Images, Portage Lake Golf Course and the Central Ticket Office. Participate in this survey to help VP Administration better improve customer service, the Michigan Tech experience and enter yourself into a drawing for a free coffee.

For an example of the QR Code Surveys and to find more information, visit the Business Operations blog.