Michigan Tech Board Approves Video Scoreboard for Ice Arena

By Jennifer Donovan | Published

An artist's rendering of a new video scoreboard that will be installed at center ice in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena.
An artist's rendering of a new video scoreboard that will be installed at center ice in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

At its regular meeting today, Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees approved purchase of a new video scoreboard for the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena. All funding for the scoreboard and its installation comes from gifts from donors.

The four-sided Mitsubishi Diamond Vision video board will hang over the center of the ice. Each side is 14 feet wide by 14.5 feet high and includes a 14 by 8 foot video screen.  The total weight of the new scoreboard will be more than 12,000 pounds. 

The Board also approved a new concentration in business analytics.  It will be offered within the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program. Including advanced statistics, data mining, predictive analysis and business disciplines such as marketing, operations & systems management and management information systems, the concentration will provide a combination of skills and underlying concepts that today’s employers seek.  

In a cost-saving move, the Board approved a resolution to refinance bond issues from 2006 and 2008 at a lower rate of interest.

In other business, the Board

  • Granted emeritus rank to Peg R. Gale, retired dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and Martha A. Sloan, retired professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Recognized four employees for more than 35 years of service to the University. They are Martha Sloan—43 years; Martin Jurgensen—42 years; Barbara Ruotsala—37 years and Thomas Grimm—36 years. 
  • Approved submission of a grant application to the Michigan Coastal Management Program, part of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Heard a report that the current Generations of Discovery Capital Campaign has reached $195,328,844 as of Feb. 7, 2013. The campaign, which ends this June, has a goal of $200 million. 

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Last Modified 12:37 p.m. February, 21 2019