December 5, 2017, Vol. 24, No. 7

The Final Countdown.

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The semester is almost finished. Students are back from Thanksgiving break. December has arrived. And for some Huskies, that moment they’ve been waiting for: Midyear Commencement.

If you’re interested in peeking in on this year’s ceremony, we offer a live stream. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. (EST) Saturday, December 16. James Parm, a partner in Inc. CEO Project, is this year’s speaker. Parm graduated from Michigan Tech in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and has had a distinguished career leading international technology companies.

With December comes snow. And with snow comes the anticipation of Winter Carnival with “myths and tales of the past in our frigid forecast. Save the date for this year’s event: February 7-10, 2018 and find all of the information here.

Finally, with the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s a great time to support Michigan Tech with a gift. Our students create the future every day (just as you did). Your support makes that possible.

Thanks, Huskies!



At Tech


Update on Michigan Tech Presidential Search

by Presidential Search Committee

The University’s Presidential Search Committee (PSC) and search consultants from Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates continue to make progress in the search for Michigan Tech’s next president. The PSC and the Board of Trustees appreciate the contributions from the University community as well as the continued interest in the search.

The update meetings, . . . [ Full Story ]


Huskies Fall in Four to Top Seeded Lewis in NCAA Quarterfinals

The Michigan Tech Huskies made their ninth all-time appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament Thursday as the No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region. The Huskies fell to the top-seeded Lewis Flyers 3-1 inside the Neil Carey Arena. Tech won set three 25-21 but fell 25-14 and 25-16 in the first two frames and . . . [ Full Story ]


Opie Receives Melvin Calvin Medal

Over the course of his life, John Opie has been a Michigan Technological University student, an active alumnus, a Board of Trustees member and an extremely generous benefactor. Now the retired GE executive is the recipient of the University’s highest honor.

University President Glenn Mroz announced he has presented Opie with the Melvin Calvin Medal . . . [ Full Story ]


Keweenaw Time Traveler Explore App Ready to Use

The Keweenaw Time Traveler Explore App is now ready for general use! The public test version, which has been available since we launched in June 2017, has been replaced with a fully-functional version that gives users access to historical maps loaded with information about the people who shaped the Copper Country’s past. Plus, you can add . . . [ Full Story ]


A Series of Fortunate Events: Antarctic Zircons Tell Story of Early Volcanism

Volcanism is sometimes like food poisoning, where the Earth spews forth unstable material. New research suggests that a significant pulse of volatile carbon was released from the Earth’s mantle around 500 million years ago. But why?

Although volcanoes do not eat, some form as underlying magma consumes and digests unstable parts of the Earth’s mantle. . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Around the World


Attend Great Lakes Invitational: January 1 and 2, 2018

Since its founding by Michigan Tech in 1965, the Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament has brought thousands of Michigan Tech fans together for one of the greatest traditions in college hockey.

Connect with fellow Huskies in the 1701 Pub (upper concourse, southwest corner near the Meijer entrance) an hour prior to each Michigan Tech game. . . . [ Full Story ]

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Alumni and Friends: Support the Washington Experience

Michigan Tech’s Office of Federal Relations, the Department of Social Sciences, and Career Services have developed the Washington Experience to introduce students to careers in public policy.

This new program offers two opportunities for Michigan Tech students to spend time in our nation’s capital and to learn in-person about professional careers in public policy.

To . . . [ Full Story ]

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Make an Impact. Support Michigan Tech.

As we approach the end of the 2017 calendar year, we want to take a moment to remind our alumni and friends that there is still time to make an annual contribution in support of Michigan Tech—and receive a 2017 tax deduction on your federal tax return (if you itemize.)

You can phone the Michigan . . . [ Full Story ]


Join Us for Moosewatch 2018

Dates for Moosewatch 2018 are confirmed! Join us in the field to participate in wolf-moose research on Isle Royale. You will find information about Moosewatch research expeditions, dates, photos, and how to apply on our website.

We hope to see many of you on the island this summer!

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Michigan Tech Hockey in Las Vegas

Come cheer on your Hockey Huskies in Las Vegas!

Michigan Tech will play in the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational on January 5-6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The first-ever college hockey tournament at T-Mobile Arena, the home of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, will also feature Arizona State, Boston College, and Northern Michigan. . . . [ Full Story ]

Do You Have A Crazy Smart Middle or High Schooler?

Michigan Technological University has the perfect summer adventure for them!

As an alumni, you know Michigan Tech is special and Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) are not your ordinary summer camp.  At this camp, participants perform chemical diagnostics, program video games, launch hand-built rockets, and analyze crime scenes! You can give your . . . [ Full Story ]


John Scott ’10 Makes Acting Debut

Former Michigan Tech hockey player John Scott ’10 made his acting debut Thursday, November 30 on the TV show S.W.A.T. The “Imposters” episode featuring Scott aired on CBS. Scott plays the role of a vilified professional hockey player on the episode. S.W.A.T. is a crime drama television series, based on the 1975 TV series. Imposters is the fifth episode . . . [ Full Story ]
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2018 Alumni/Student Broomball Invitational Registration Open!

Do you long for the days of playing broomball on a frozen rink in the middle of a Copper Country winter?

Gather up your team and dust off your gear. You’ll have your chance to relive the glory at the Alumni/Student Broomball Invitational during Winter Carnival 2018, February 9-10!

A Tech tradition since 2009, this . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Profile

Jim and Jean Parm: Investing in Outstanding Students.


Jim ’81 and Jean ’82 Parm want Michigan Tech students to receive an exceptional experience. That’s one reason why they decided to give back by creating the James and Jean Parm Endowed Scholarship.

“We love Michigan Tech and wanted to give back to the institution that means so much to us and started us off . . . [ Full Story ]

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The Final Study Push

Huskies across campus are filling the library, brewing that extra pot of coffee, and getting ready for exams. Some will be leaving Tech forever in just a few short days. What are your favorite memories from your last year at Michigan Tech? Email us:

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