Students Explore Possibilities in Medical Careers

As healthcare’s place in the economy expands and Michigan Tech’s involvement in the health sciences increases, the University’s Career Services office partners with Tech’s Departments of Biological Sciences, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering to bring Medical Careers Week to students.

“We want to give students the chance to explore the wide range of opportunities in healthcare,” explains Shelley Farrey, coordinator of career development and corporate event promotions in Career Services.

The focus of Medical Careers Week shifted from day to day, from biotechnology to medical devices to the health care professions.

At a Biotechnology in Healthcare round-table, students learned how biotechnology is developed and used across the healthcare spectrum from researchers who study cancer metabolism, develop vaccines and create powerful new tools in the burgeoning field of bioinformatics. Read the full story on the Michigan Tech News Website.

Seeking Nominations for the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards

At Michigan Tech we are blessed with students that are crazy smart, motivated and adventurous. As faculty and staff, we partner with these students to inspire community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability and tenacity. We realize how lucky we are to be able to work alongside them in their academic and career pursuits.

Now is the time to recognize these students for their commitment, enthusiasm and leadership. On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President's Award for Leadership, Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service, and various other student leadership awards. The recipient of each award will be honored at the 24th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20 in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and information about each can be found online. For each individual award, simply click on the award title, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President's Award for Leadership and the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement Award for Service are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.

Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.

Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today.

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Activities at 7-1963.

Thank you for recognizing our best and brightest students—your support is truly appreciated.

College of Engineering Dean Candidate Open Forum

The College of Engineering Dean Search Committee has invited three semifinalist candidates for on-campus interviews.

The third and final candidate will interview Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 26/27). The presentation regarding their administrative philosophy and vision for the College of Engineering will be held at an open forum at 3 p.m. Tuesday in R.L. Smith (MEEM) 406.

They will also present an open departmental seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics at 11 a.m. Monday in Rekhi G006.

Information on all candidates and open forum information can be viewed online. An ISO login is required to view the candidate’s information and provide comment. Both presentations will be video recorded and can be viewed at other times from the website.

The Dean Search Committee encourages the campus community to interact with each candidate during the interviews and to provide feedback by completing the anonymous comment form provided at the website. Comments and opinions may be submitted online or by contacting members of the search committee, who are included on the website.

For questions or comments about the dean candidates or the search process, contact Committee Chair Paul Bergstrom (7-2058) or Committee Associate Chair Keat Ong (7-2749).

Film Board Presents "Ferdinand"

This weekend, Film Board presents the Oscar-nominated "Ferdinand." After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. "Ferdinand" features the voices of John Cena and Kate McKinnon. Showtimes:

  • Friday (Feb. 23) — 5:308:30 and 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday (Feb. 24) — 2:305:308:30 and 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday (Feb. 25) — 2:305:30 p.m.
Located at Northern Lights Cinema (Fisher 135) on Michigan Tech's main campus. Tickets  are $3 and concessions are $1 each. We hope to see you at the show this weekend, and have a great day.
"Ferdinand" is rated PG for rude humor, action and some thematic elements.

Copper Country United Way Keweenaw Pizza Bake-Off Friday

The 2017-2018 Copper Country United Way campaign is coming to a close, but we have one final event for the last hurrah. It helps fund our partner agencies, and it’s a great deal on pizza from eight different area restaurants. Bring family and friends to join us from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23) in the MUB Ballroom. 

See our Facebook page to get the discounted $5/5 slice deal. Michigan Tech employees can order today and get your cards in inter-office mail.

You can also purchase your cards directly at the North Coast Grill and Deli in the MUB, Library Café, Fusion in Dow and the Coaches Corner Café in the SDC.

Book Donations Wanted for Quiz Bowl Club

The Quiz Bowl club is in need of gently-used books to give as prizes at two upcoming events. It is a tradition at quiz bowl tournaments that the top-scoring individuals and winning teams receive books as a prize at the end of the day.

Michigan Tech Quiz Bowl partners with the Center for Pre-College Outreach to put on two high school tournaments per year for local students. The spring tournament is on Saturday (Feb. 24). In addition, the club hosts and competes in a collegiate tournament, which will take place on March 24.

If you have books in good condition that you would like to donate, contact Quiz Bowl Club Advisor Liz Fujita (7-1161). Preferred subjects include recent popular fiction, classics, science, history and biography.

Auk Named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week

Michigan Tech hockey defenseman Mark Auk was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Monday. Auk led all WCHA defensemen with seven blocked shots and three points on the weekend, scoring a goal and adding two assists in the non conference series with Arizona State.

Auk leads the team with 17 assists and is third overall in points with 24. His 15 points on the power play are fourth in the WCHA. Tech is 7-0-0 when he scores a goal and 12-4-2 when he records a point. Auk is currently on a three-game point streak with two goals and three assists over the span. He has points in nine of the last 12 games.

Tech is 16-14-5 overall and 11-10-5-2 in the WCHA. The Huskies have locked in the fifth seed in the WCHA Playoffs and will travel to fourth-seeded Bemidji State in the quarterfinal. Tech first wraps up the regular season this weekend with a home-and-away series versus Northern Michigan. 

Huskies to Host "Box Out Cancer Game" Thursday Night

The Michigan Tech men's and women's basketball programs will host the annual "Box Out Game" tomorrow night (Feb. 22) when Wayne State comes to town for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader.

The Huskies are partnering with the Women Living with Cancer Support Group, who provides support for cancer patients. Each player will have a warm up t-shirt (Women and Men) that will be available for bid online using the women's basketball Facebook page, with a minimum starting bid of $20. The bidding will end at halftime of the men's game.

Go to the Michigan Tech basketball roster pages below to find the player whose shirt you would like to bid on. Then go to the women's basketball Facebook page to place your bid.

Women's Roster
Men's Roster

Fans can also make monetary donations throughout the week as well as items which will go into care packages for the patients. A list of items fans can donate is below. 

  •             Bottles of hand sanitizer gel
  •             Hand cream
  •             Chap stick/Lip balm
  •             Sunscreen
  •             Pens
  •             Thank you cards
  •             Thinking of you cards
  •             Sticky pads
  •             Small spiral notepads
  •             Book marks
  •             Kleenex purse packs
  •             Life Saver mints
  •             Cough drops
  •             Small individually wrapped chocolates
  •             Small items for men-bungee cords, carabiners, flashlights, small tools etc.
  •             Any other items for women-purse mirror, nail clippers, etc.

Donation boxes will be available at the ticket office inside the Michigan Tech SDC and also during the games tomorrow (Feb. 22). Shirts can be picked up at the central ticket office in the SDC beginning on Monday (Feb. 26). The start times for tomorrow' games are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Research Integrity Workshop

The Pavlis Honors College is hosting another workshop in its Undergraduate Research Workshop Series entitled Research Integrity. The workshop take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 22) in Library 244.

Join Biosafety Officer David Dixon for an interactive session as he introduces and explores our responsibilities as researchers and scholars for ensuring the integrity and value of our findings. 

More information on upcoming workshops in the series can be found online

ICC Distinguished Lecturer Series

The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) will host Chung-Kuan Cheng from 3-4 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23) in Rekhi 214.

Cheng will present "The Life of SPICE as a Transient Circuit Simulator." Refreshments will be served. A meet and greet will follow, where you can join the discussion, ask questions or seek advice.

Cheng is a distinguished professor in the CSE department and an adjunct professor in the ECE department at UC San Diego. His research interests include medical modeling and analysis, network optimization and design automation on microelectronic circuits. A full bio and abstract can be found online.


University Senate Meets Today

The University Senate will hold meeting #604 at 5:30 p.m. today (Feb. 21) in Dow 642.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting. Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

The agenda for meeting #604 and the minutes from meeting #603 can be found here.

A reminder that all University Senate meetings are recorded and can be found here.


Peace Activist Sharon Washington Risher Speaks Tonight

With the latest horrific mass shooting in Florida just last week, and the national outrage ongoing over more senseless gun violence in yet another of our schools, nothing is more relevant than a discussion with peace activist Reverend Sharon Washington Risher.

The Rozsa Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, as a part of the Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture/Scholar Series, have partnered to present this lecture at 7:30 tomorrow (Feb. 21) in the Rozsa Center.

This lecture is free; however, tickets are required. Tickets are available by phone at 7-2073, online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the lecture. Note the Rozsa Box Office opens two hours prior to performances.


Biological Sciences Seminar Tomorrow

Robert Winn, interim dean of Northern Michigan University's College of Sciences and Arts, will present from 3 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 22) in EERC 100.

Winn's presentation, "The Roles of Basigin and MCT-1 in Glioblastoma Multiform," will demonstrate the roles of basigin and MCT-4 in glioblastoma cell phenotype and discuss their potential as therapeutic targets. For more information, visit the biological sciences website.


"When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?" Opens Tomorrow

The Tech Theatre Company presents Mark Medoff's Obie Award-winning play "When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?" Performances of are tomorrow through Saturday of this week (Feb. 22-24) and March 1-3 in the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Center. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. each evening. 

Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech Students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 7-2073, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the SDC and at the McArdle Theatre prior to the show. 


Coffee Chat: Classroom Technology

Results on Michigan Tech’s annual IT satisfaction survey have climbed in recent years in almost all areas. One notable exception is instructors’ persistently “meh” ratings with regard to classroom technology.  In this Coffee Chat, at 3:30 on Thursday, March 1, we would like to develop an understanding of the reasons for those ratings, and the expectations of instructors. Members of IT and a new task force being formed by the Provost charged to better connect instructors with teaching spaces that work for them will be in attendance. Come and share your thoughts about how classrooms should evolve. Coffee and light refreshments will be available to those who register by Monday (Feb. 26).