Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins



  • Feature Writer


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s web pages, electronic media and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

Olé at the Rozsa: Food, Music and Laughter on Saturday’s Menu

Guitar playing and juggling require nimble fingers, and the audience will witness both when Parade of Nations headliner—the madcap international act Olé!—performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.  . . . Read More

Geek Out in the Garden

University gardener Quincy Higgins Arney sees Michigan Tech's gardens as both symphony and science, composed in movements for four-season interest. Photographer Danny Woodall, a fourth-year mechanical engineering major, picks the high notes for a photo essay. "Fall to me is the best time to garden. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures . . . Read More

Michigan Tech Digs Deep Into World War I History

It’s an all-campus community effort, from the 100 Michigan Tech football players filling 2,500 burlap sand bags for an immersive firing trench US-41 next to Wadsworth Hall, to exhibitions on display at Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw in downtown Houghton. Multi-faceted multimedia events, including an evening of silent film, an outdoor symphony . . . Read More

Creating a Bridge to Accelerate Technology Learning

Michigan undergraduates Karen Helppi, of Calumet, Corey Blankenship, of Gaylord and Isaac Thrasher, of Johannesburg, are among the first recipients of $4,500 annually renewable scholarships to attend Michigan Tech under the Engineering Technology Scholars IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS) project. Each is majoring in a different . . . Read More