Social Justice Lecture Series: Sharon Risher

Mark your calendars for the next event in the Social Justice Lecture Series. Reverend Sharon Washington Risher will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Rozsa Center.

Risher was catapulted into the national limelight after the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.

Tickets for this event are free but you must reserve your space via the Rozsa website. There will be both a lecture and Q&A.

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"Always Room for Rain" Exhibit Opens Friday

The Rozsa Center Gallery presents the exhibit "Always Room for Rain," opening Friday (Feb. 16) and running through Mar. 30.

This exhibit features paintings by artists Raquel Alvizures (Guatemala) and Ross Chaney (Cherokee and Osage Nations / New Mexico). Both artists combine colors and textures to develop paintings that express their ties to their cultures and to the stories that shaped them.

The artists will be on campus for lectures and community events, supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Tech Visiting Women and Minority Lecture Series. The exhibit is curated by Lisa Gordillo. 

There will be an opening reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. The reception will feature a conversation with the artists at 5:30 p.m.

This lecture is partially sponsored/funded by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. 

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

This Week's C-Cubed Lunches

This week's C-Cubed luncheons take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday (Feb. 15/16) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

The C-Cubed lunch buffet menus are created by Executive Chef Eric Karvonen, and prepared by Karvonen and his culinary team. As the name suggests, the meals are meant to foster conversation, community and collegiality. Attendees may bring their own lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Fruit-infused water, coffee, tea, cookies and fruit are available free to all attendees.

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 llharry@mtu.edu.

The menus:

Thursday

  • Arroz Con Pollo - Panama Style Rice & Chicken (GF)
  • Rice with Pigeon Peas and Coconut Milk (GF, VE)
  • Fresh Salad Bar (VE)

Friday

  • Greek Moussaka
  • Vegetarian Moussaka
  • Greek Salad Bar (VE)

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

Saturday is Kids Day for Michigan Tech Athletics

Saturday (Jan. 17) is the annual Econo Foods Kids Day at Michigan Tech. Tadych's Econo Foods of Houghton has purchased 500 youth tickets for Saturday's Michigan Tech Athletic events that it will give away beginning at noon tomorrow (Feb. 14). 

The tickets are for children ages 14 and under and are good for all three events on Saturday—women's and men's basketball versus Lake Superior State at 1 and 3 p.m. at the SDC Gym and hockey versus Arizona State at 7:07 p.m. at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Fans are encouraged to only take tickets to the games they will attend.

Econo Foods will give away the tickets on a first-come, first-served basis at its service counter beginning at noon tomorrow. They are free of charge, and anyone can pick up the youth tickets with a limit of five per customer. Hockey tickets are general admission but can be upgraded to reserved seats if you visit or call the SDC Ticket Office at 7-2073. Basketball tickets are general admission.

Michigan Tech Athletics and Econo Foods have partnered together annually for more than a decade on Econo Foods Kids Day.

Kero Named Goaltender of the Week

Michigan Tech senior Devin Kero was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Wee. Kero led the league with a .973 save percentage after stopping 36-of-37 shots in the Huskies' 5-1 win over Bemidji State Saturday.

Kero, from Hancock, has won the last three games he started. He stopped eight shots in the first period, nine in the second, and 19 in the third and was named Winter Carnival MVP. Kero has a 4-3-1 record in nine appearances this season and a 4-2-1 mark as the starter. His .913 save percentage ranks second in the WCHA amongst goalies who have played at least nine games and his 2.43 goals against average is fourth.

Tech is 15-13-5 overall and 11-10-5-2 in the WCHA and steps out of conference play for the final time this season, hosting Arizona State in its first trip to Houghton. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Monroe Named Player of the Week for Fifth Time This Season

For the fifth time this season, Michigan Tech junior forward Kyle Monroe has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week. Monroe turned in two more outstanding performances last week and helped lead the Huskies to a come from behind win at Northwood on Saturday.

Monroe, a native of Green Bay, tied a school record for most points in a single game while breaking a GLIAC regular season game record at Saginaw Valley State on Thursday. Monroe poured in 50 points against the Cardinals and followed it up with 18 points in the 75-70 win at Northwood on Saturday. Monroe is now tied with Larry Grimes in the Tech record books for most points in the single game. Grimes reached 50 points on Jan. 29 1972 against St. Cloud State.

The Huskies enter the final two weeks of the regular season with an overall record of 13-10 and 10-6 against conference opponents. Tech has clinched a spot in the GLIAC Tournament and is currently fifth in the overall conference standings.

CDI presents Diverse Dialogues: Changing the Conversation: POC in STEM

What is it like to be a Person of Color (POC) aspiring through STEM fields? What is it like to be POC at Michigan Tech and in the Upper Peninsula? Join Michigan Tech’s National Society of Black Engineers and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to be part of the campus dialogue about the experiences of our students, staff, faculty and community members led by a panel of our student leaders from NSBE.

The Diverse Dialogues series will provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to have conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice and much more. They are designed to be an informal, yet guided gathering to allow participants to educate and learn from one another. While each dialogue in the series has a centralized theme, we want to encourage participants to determine where the conversations go. This series is meant to start the discussion on difficult topics and implore individuals to push their awareness, knowledge and action related to themes of diversity and inclusion.

Join us at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in MUB Alumni Lounge A (and at the future Diverse Dialogues) and engage in meaningful campus dialogue around topics of diversity and inclusion. Bring your own lunch, light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

Borrowing, Bernanke and Beyond: The Whys, Whodunnits & What's-Nexts of the Great Recession

The financial recession "officially" ended eight years ago. Why does it feel like it's still ongoing? Join Latika Gupta (SBE), for her public presentation "Borrowing, Bernanke and Beyond: The Whys, Whodunnits & What's-Nexts of the Great Recession."

Gupta will discuss what led to the crisis, policy responses, who was responsible, which policies could help the nation to avoid future crises, what to expect next for the economy and, a decade after the 2008 crash, what's been learned by economists and policy experts. "Borrowing, Bernanke and Beyond" is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 15) in R.L. Smith (MEEM) room 112 on Michigan Tech's campus.

Reminders

Sweets for your Sweetheart

The campus bakery is offering handcrafted chocolate cakes with chocolate ganache incing snuggled in a heart shaped tin topped with a chocolate candy heart. Only $4.50 each. Order yours today at bake@mtu.edu 
Orders will be taken until 5 p.m. today (Feb. 13)h. You may pick up and pay for your treats from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 14) at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill.
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Budget Forum Today

A budget forum, coordinated by University Senate and presented by David Reed, VP for research, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today (Feb. 13) in MEEM 111.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend this informative session to learn more about Michigan Tech's budget process. If you have any questions that you would like to be addressed, forward them to Senate President Martin Thompson prior to this event.

The forum will be recorded and posted on the Senate website after the event for those that cannot attend.

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Clothing Donations Being Accepted for Semi-annual Free Sale

Want to recycle your gently used business clothes and donate them to a great cause? Consider donating your gently used, clean women's business clothing and accessories (hangers are appreciated, all sizes are needed) for the next semi-annual free sale at Michigan Tech to be held from 11a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Meese Center. 

We are seeking career fair and interview appropriate clothing for women, to give to students at no cost. Items remaining after the event will be donated to a local non-profit or held for a future event.

Donations are now being accepted during normal business hours at the following on-campus locations:

  • Van Pelt and Opie Library - Front Desk
  • Academic Office Building - 1st Floor
  • Susan Amato-Henderson's office, 107 Meese Center
  • Jeannie DeClerk's office, 219 Van Pelt and Opie Library

Donations can also be sent to the following (arriving no later than Thursday, Feb. 15):

CLS Department - Clothing Donation
Michigan Tech University
Meese Center
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

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Call for Proposals: MTRAC Transportation $100K Award

The University of Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation announced the 2018 Call for Proposals. Receive up to $100,000 for further development and commercialization of your research. 

The deadline for proposal submission is March 13. More information is available onlineApply now. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Director Eric Peterson. Read the original Tech Today Story.

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Teaching at Tech Luncheon Workshop: - ZOOM: In and Out of the Classroom

Everyone at Michigan Tech has a Zoom account. This videoconferencing application offers some interesting instructional possibilities. From virtual office hours, to remote industry experts, to student-to-student collaborations, we’ll help you identify ways to leverage Zoom in your classes, and raise awareness of some potential new challenges. Bring your laptop to this session at noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, to learn the basics of Zoom and see how others are using it! Lunch will be provided to those who register by Friday (Feb. 16). 

In Print

Professor Emerita Elizabeth Flynn (HU), is co-editor, with Tiffany Bourelle, of "Women’s Professional Lives In Rhetoric and Composition: Choice, Chance and Serendipity" published recently by The Ohio State University Press.

Flynn co-authored the introduction with Bourelle and contributed an essay, “Becoming a Feminist Teacher, Researcher and Administrator.” The foreword to the book is by M. Ann Brady, (HU).