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

Rake. Weed. Chop. Stack. Michigan Tech Students Make a Difference.


More than 682 Michigan Tech students participated in this year’s Make a Difference Day.

Michigan Tech students and numerous student organizations headed out into the community to make it a little bit better. On October 28, students gave back to the community in ways large and small, from raking leaves to passing out Halloween treats.

Students volunteered at Marsin Nature Retreat to build a fire pit. A few groups helped out the Houghton Beautification Committee by pulling weeds, planting bulbs, and doing general gardening. Lambda Chi Alpha chopped wood for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly. Several organizations raked leaves and picked up fallen debris in several locations across the Keweenaw including the Forest Hill Cemetery, Chassel Cemetery, and at homes in Houghton and Hancock. ​

Started in 1992, Make a Difference Day, is one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide. Each year, volunteers and communities come together with the single purpose of improving the lives of others.

Michigan Tech students. Making a difference. One Husky at a time.

How did Michigan Tech make a difference in your life? Share your stories.

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Tech in Ten: Q&A with Jason Carter

Michigan Tech’s thought leaders glimpse into the University’s future. Jason Carter, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP), reflects on where research and education in the health sciences is heading over the next decade.

Q. What technology being developed today will change the game for education and research in kinesiology and integrative . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Around the World

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We Value Your Opinion

People like you help prepare Michigan Tech students to create the future. Please take our brief survey. Your input will help Michigan Tech provide students with an education to develop, apply, communicate, discover, and change the world.


Tell Us About Exceptional Alumni and Friends!

What do doctors, business leaders, humanitarians, teachers, researchers, donors and volunteers have in common? As past alumni award recipients, they are shining examples of our exceptional Michigan Tech Huskies.

The Michigan Tech Alumni Board is now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards.  Honor your fellow alumni by nominating them for their achievements! Our five awards . . . [ Full Story ]


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 ]
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Three Inducted into Michigan Tech Academy of Educators

In Ceremonies held October 21, Michigan Technological University inducted three new members into the Academy of Educators. The inductees included William Bertoldi, Sarah Geborkoff and Yoneé Bryant-Kuiphoff.

Bertoldi graduated in 1980 with a BS in Chemistry and Secondary Teacher Certification in Chemistry and Mathematics. He spent 30 years teaching in Kingsford Middle and High Schools. In . . . [ Full Story ]

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Attention: Michigan Tech Alumni & Friends!

Michigan Tech Career Services is collecting Alumni Career Stories to share in print and digital media.

If you’re willing to answer the following (5) questions about your career journey, which we can share, please send us an email with your responses -

Thank you in advance! We know your stories will inspire . . . [ Full Story ]

Alumni Profile

John J. Rockwell ’79


John J. Rockwell ’79 is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions of alumni in both their careers and to Michigan Tech. Read John’s story.

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Snow is Here

Halloween brought a dusting of snow. Not sure how long it will stay but we know the snow is coming.

If you take your Keweenaw snow total seriously (and don’t we all?) enter the Yearly Snowfall Contest.

First Prize is two-night stay in a Memorial Union or Wadsworth Hall guest room, a gift card . . . [ Full Story ]

From the Email Bag

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Homecoming Memories and Alumni Career Promotion

I always liked the Homecoming Parade (not sure if they even still do that today) that would start in Hancock, go over the bridge and up Sheldon Ave (the wrong way) to the campus. Organizations such as the ROTC Drill Teams, . . . [ Full Story ]

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Around the Keweenaw

Job Opportunities

On Campus

Miss the great Keweenaw lifestyle? If you’re looking for a way to get back to this awesome corner of the world, check out these positions available right here at Michigan Tech.

View a listing of our on-campus career opportunities.