March 15, 2016, Vol. 22, No. 14

Hockey heads to Final 5 in Grand Rapids

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Our hockey team accomplished something that hasn’t been done since 1976. The MacNaughton Cup makes its way back home in the Copper Country. The Detroit Free Press tells us the 40-pound trophy was purchased by the president of Calumet and Hecla Mining Company James MacNaughton back in 1913. He paid $ 2,000 for the silver cup—and now it’s back where it belongs.

This is a special accomplishment every Husky can celebrate, and it simply wouldn’t be possible without your support. Thank you. You had faith in us and knew we would come back. With your continued investment, even greater opportunities for our students are ahead.

Join fellow Michigan Tech fans to cheer on the hockey Huskies as they take on Ferris State in the first round of the 2016 WCHA Final Five.

One hour prior to Michigan Tech’s game all Michigan Tech alumni, family, friends and fans are invited to meet up for a pre-game social at the BOB to celebrate the Huskies’ great season and pick up some Tech flair for the game.

All-tournament ticket packages are priced at $ 69. Seats in the designated Michigan Tech can be purchased through the SDC Ticket Office at or over the phone at 906.487.2073.

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At Tech


Enrollment is Rising

At its regular meeting on Friday, February 26, 2016, Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees learned that this semester’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment is higher than it was in spring 2015. 

Total enrollment is up 2.2 percent, to 6,777 compared to 6,631 in spring 2015. Undergraduate enrollment rose 1.5 percent, to 5,331 this spring . . . [ Full Story ]


Tech Students Take Alternative Spring Breaks

For many college students, Spring Break involves exotic beaches, rowdy parties and club-filled nights with several thousand brand new friends. For others, the perfect Spring Break involves sleeping till noon and binge-watching NetFlix.

But at Michigan Technological University, many students crave a bit more adventure or gravitate toward activities that seek a higher purpose.  For . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Around the World

Habitat for Humanity

Alternative Spring Break—Habitat for Humanity builds in North Carolina

Last week 20 students traveled to Cape Fear to spend their Spring Break helping to build community – one house at a time – in the Wilmington area. They dug foundations and placed rebar, laid a subfloor, built interior and exterior walls, did painting and landscaping, installed soffit, fascia and siding and built railings. What . . . [ Full Story ]

florida alumni

Pasties in Florida

Alumni and friends came together on March 3rd for a little taste of home in Treasure Island, Florida. Many thanks for Glen Wirtanen ’75 for importing pasties from the Keweenaw for a dinner at Gators Cafe.

Pickled Egg Contest

West Michigan Pickled Egg Tasting Contest

The second annual West Michigan Pickled Egg Tasting Contest was held at Schmohz Brewery in Grand Rapids. There were 10 entries that were sampled by 45 people attending the event. The fisrt place winner was Michael Dunphy ’01 who took home the trophy. Second place winner was Lauren LaLonde ’01 who took home a 6-pack . . . [ Full Story ]

NMU game

Joint pre-game party with NMU

Michigan Tech alumni and friends joined Northern Michigan University alumni and friends for a joint pre-game party for the March 5 hockey game at Northern.

Over 130 people enjoyed a photo booth, virtual reality demos, kid’s games, great food and some competitive banter!

Special thanks to our Marquette area volunteers, Erica McCone ’00, . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Profile

Teo A. Babun ’72


Teo A. Babun Jr. graduated from Michigan Tech in 1972 with bachelor’s degrees in both electrical engineering and business engineering administration. He later received a PhD from Vision International University.In 1980, Babun, with two partners, started General Eletro-Components, and he was named the president and CEO. He subsequently started several other enterprises, including the Babun . . . [ Full Story ]

Tech Sports


Michigan Tech Athletics Reveals New Visual Identity

HOUGHTON, Mich.—After more than a year of research and input from Michigan Tech student-athletes, staff, alumni and friends, the University today revealed a new visual identity to represent its 14 varsity athletics programs. New spirit marks convey the qualities for which the Huskies stand — excellence, integrity, loyalty, passion, teamwork and tradition.

The new . . . [ Full Story ]


UP Health System – Portage Donates $100,000 to Huskies

HANCOCK, Mich. — UP Health System – Portage is donating 0,000 to the Michigan Technological University Athletic Department over a four-year span to enhance student-athlete health and wellness.

“Our partnership with Michigan Tech is so important in our mission of making our communities healthier,” said UPHS-Portage CEO Jeff Lang. “The Huskies are a top . . . [ Full Story ]


WCHA Final Five Ticket Information

Mar 13, 2016

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The WCHA regular-season champion Michigan Tech Huskies are off to Grand Rapids, Mich., this weekend (March 18-19) to play in the 2016 WCHA Final Five at Van Andel Arena thanks to the team’s sweep of Alaska this past Friday and

. . . [ Full Story ]

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MacNaughton Cup

MacNaughton Cup memories

(Excerpted from an email from President Glenn Mroz to alumni)

Our hockey team accomplished something that hasn’t been done since 1976. I was a graduate student here back then. Forty years ago. The MacNaughton Cup makes its way back home to the Copper Country this week. The Detroit Free Press tells us the 40-pound trophy . . . [ Full Story ]

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