Take Care Driving On and Around Campus

Take care driving on and around campus in these wintry conditions. If the roads are icy under your tires, they are icy for the people walking on them, too.
Be aware crossing the roads can be difficult this time of year and slow down.

Michigan Tech Fund

The Michigan Tech Fund has moved from the eight floor to the fifth floor of the Huntington Bank Building in Hancock.

Hours of operation will remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conference Poster Design Library Workshop

Making a research poster for a conference or other event? The Conference Poster Design Workshop covers basic tips and tricks for presenting your research and information in a visual format. We'll also look at resources and tools available at the library to help you design and print your poster.

The workshop takes place at noon tomorrow (Jan. 26) in Library 242.
Register online and see more about library workshops.

Winter Carnival Raffle

The 2018 Winter Carnival raffle to support Blue Key Honor Society is now open with tickets available from Blue Key representatives or online. Tickets are $5, with winners selected at the Queens Coronation, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. You do not need to be present to win.

The grand prize is a Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn getaway package, including a three-night stay in a deluxe waterside whirlpool suite, dinner for two at the Bonfire Grill during Carnival, two complimentary beverages in the Bonfire Bar each night and champagne served in your room during the Torch Light Parade and Fireworks Display.

Other prizes include:

  • A Michigan Tech hockey jersey signed by the team
  • Mount Ripley tubing tickets
  • Country Inn and Suites $100 gift card
  • $75 to Festival Foods
  • Quincy Mine tour ticket package
  • Mineshaft family fun package
  • Superior Graphics Book bag (valued at $45)
  • $25 gift certificate to Quincy Dinning

Thank you for your support of Winter Carnival and Blue Key Honor Society.

Basketball Teams in the Soo Today to Battle Davenport

Both the Michigan Tech men's and women's basketball teams are in Sault Ste. Marie today to take on Davenport University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game originally scheduled for last Saturday. The game was postponed as a result of norovirus on the Grand Rapids campus. The women tip off at noon today while the men play at 2 p.m.

Kim Cameron's women's team is looking to bounce back from just their second conference loss and third overall. The Huskies fell to Wayne State in Detroit last Thursday 50-40. Tech, ranked No. 18 in the country this week, is 14-3 overall and 8-2 in conference play. Davenport is 7-10 overall and 5-5 in the GLIAC.

The men snapped a six-game losing skid in Detroit last Thursday, downing Wayne State 76-66. Kevin Luke's squad was led by Kyle Monroe's 34 point, eight rebound night, which led to his being named GLIAC North Player of the Week. It is his third POW honor this season. 

The Huskies are 8-9 overall and 5-5 in the GLIAC while Davenport is 9-9 overall and 3-7 in the conference. 

Both games can be heard on 93.5 FM with Kirk McDonnell, director of athletics communication, handling the call.

After the abbreviated road trip, the Huskies return home to take on rival Northern Michigan Sunday (Jan. 28) in a game that was originally scheduled for Saturday (Jan. 27).


ECE Seminar Today

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series Speaker will be Joan Redwing, director of the 2D Crystal Consortium—Materials Innovation Platform, from Pennsylvania State University. She will present a seminar titled "Heteroepitaxy in 2D: Challenges and New Approaches" from 2 to 3 p.m. today (Jan. 25) in EERC 122. A meet and greet will immediately follow the seminar. Refreshments provided. A full abstract can be found here.

This seminar event is sponsored in part by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.


Portrait Sessions

Have your professional portrait taken at a spring semester session open to all Michigan Tech faculty, staff and graduate students. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. The session runs  from 9:30-11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Jan. 26) in Administration Building G35. You will receive your photo four to six weeks after the session.


 C-Cubed Luncheon Today

This week's C-Cubed luncheons take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and tomorrow (Jan. 25/26) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited. The buffet lunch is $10 per person. Cash, credit cards and C-Cubed gift certificates (available in the Memorial Union office) are accepted. Find more information and share C-Cubed feedback online. To join the C-Cubed Google Group and receive weekly menus, email lharry@mtu.edu.

Today's menu:

Pastitsio (Greek Pasta Bake)
Vegetarian Pastitsio (V)
Smashed Carrots with Feta and Mint (V)
Greek Salad Bar (GF, V)

V- Vegetarian, VE-Vegan, Vegetarian, GF- Gluten Free

In the News

Presidential Professor Emeritus John Johnson (MEEM), former chair of the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department, wrote the opinion piece, "More U.S.-Born Faculty: A University Responsibility," in the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) PRISM Magazine January 2018 issue.

Individuals who wish to may write to the President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), C.D. Mote

New Funding

Mark Kulie (GMES/EPSSI) is the principal investigator on a project that received a $8,448 research and development grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The project is "Deployment and Maintenance of a Proposed Snowfall Measurement Network to Study GFM Footprint-level Snowfall Variability."
This is a nine-month project.