Houghton, Keweenaw Counties, Michigan Tech Take Top Honors in Bike Challenge

Houghton and Keweenaw counties took the top spot for local challenges in this year's National Bike Challenge. The challenge was organized by People for Bikes and locally hosted by Bike Initiative Keweenaw (BIKE!). Michigan Tech placed fourth nationally and first locally for schools. 

The annual challenge is in its fifth year as a nationwide event. It promotes recreational and transportation bicycling through friendly competition between riders on the local, state and national level.

This year, 281 riders in Houghton and Keweenaw counties logged more than 119,000 miles during the challenge, which ran from May 1 to Sept. 30. Participants included 71 employees and 22 students who identified themselves as being from Michigan Tech.

"Bicycling is definitely something that's important to our employees and students and it's fun to see such strong participation in a national challenge," said Josh Myles, assistant director of Enterprise Application Services and one of the organizers of the local challenge.

Thanksgiving Break Special Operating Hours

Several campus locations have reported Special Operating Hours for the Thanksgiving break. These will be updated throughout next week. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit the Business Operations website.

Remember to submit your Winter Break Special Operating Hours using this google form
 

Teaching Blog: Question of the Week

How do you get students to complete end-of-term evaluations?
 
End-of term course evaluations will open at 8 a.m. on Dec. 1. Many on campus have had great success achieving a response rate above 70 percent, which is remarkably good for a survey like this. How do you encourage students to participate? What do you say or do that provides them with opportunities, reasons or incentives to give you the constructive feedback you need to improve?
 
Contribute to the CTL Faculty Blog, and receive a small gift or just view the blog to see others' strategies.

Shuttle Service During Thanksgiving Break

The Transportation Services shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but will not operate on Thanksgiving and the following day (Nov. 27). The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and stops at both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights bus stops. The shuttle will also stop hourly at the Lakeshore Center.

The City of Houghton shuttle will not operate on campus, which includes the Michigan Tech afternoon shuttle, during Thanksgiving week. For questions contact Angie Kolehmainen at 7-3288.

Men Fall in Basketball Opener

Minnesota Duluth earned a 74-68 victory at Michigan Tech in non-conference men's basketball last night. 

Huskies' freshman Kyle Monroe had an open look at a 3-pointer to tie the game with 20 seconds left that misfired, and the Bulldogs iced the game at the foul line.

In a game that featured nine ties and nine lead changes, the teams came down the stretch never separated by more than five points in the second stanza. 

A three-point play on an offensive rebound and put back with 57 ticks left gave the visitors the lead for good.

Michigan Tech will have a week off before returning to action at the Kentucky Wesleyan Classic on Nov. 27-28. The Huskies' next game is against Southern Wesleyan on Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. ET. Read the full story. Watch Coach Kevin Lukes post game interview.

Reminders

Chestnut Tree Planting Sunday
 
At noon on Sunday, Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science will plant an American chestnut seedling at the BHK Child Development Center, in Houghton, replacing a mature American chestnut that was taken down years ago when BHK expanded. 

The planting will take place next to the side entrance of BHK, on Water Street. The ceremony will be indoors if it is cold and/or snowing, and the planting will be followed by chestnut-flavored snacks. Read the story of the American chestnut project.
 
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Brazilian Fare at Khana Khazana
 
Brazillian cuisine is featured at today's Khana Khazana. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB Food Court. The menu includes Feijoada, a stew of black beans and pork and Farofa, a toasted cassava flour mixture with butter, sausage, olives, onions, garlic, hard boiled eggs and bacon. Cost for the full meal is $6.95 which includes a fountain soda.  
 
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C-Cubed Menu

C-Cubed lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty, staff and their guests are invited. Below is today's C-Cubed menu:

Carved Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Chicken Roulade (GF)
Potato and Leek Gratin (VGF) 
Roasted Garlic and Kale Dressing (V)
Cranberry Ceasar Salad (VGF)
Warm Rolls

Lunch is $10 (cash, credit cards and C-Cubed gift certificates accepted).

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Michigan Tech SHPE Chapter heads to Detroit to spread the word about engineering

While some folks are planning to relax over Thanksgiving break, the Michigan Tech Student Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will spread the word about engineering as a possible STEM career path. The Tech students will conduct a Family Engineering event Monday at the Academy of the Americas in Detroit.

Michigan Tech is a co-developer of the Family Engineering program, along with the Foundation for Family Science and Engineering and the American Society for Engineering Education. Learn more.

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Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series

The Department of Biomedical Engineering presents Jessica Ramella, graduate program director and associate professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Cellular Biology and Pharmacology and Opthalmology Florida International University. 

The presentation titled "Imaging and Modeling of Collagen Architecture in Living Tissue With Polarized Light Transfer" will be held at 3 p.m. today in U113 M&M. 

On the Road

Audrey Mayer will visit Guohang Tian's urban planning research group at Henan Agricultural University in Zhengzhou, China, Monday through Saturday of next week.

Her visit is sponsored by the Zhengzhou Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs.

Job Postings

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu. For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Financial Aid Manager, Student Financial Services. ​Apply online.​

Research Engineer/Scientist I - Signal Processing/Data Analyst. Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor). ​Apply online.​

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