Michigan Tech Army ROTC Cadets Share Cultural, Military Experiences in Foreign Lands

Six Army ROTC cadets from Michigan Tech were chosen to participate in a unique internship program overseas this summer.

Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) missions are cultural learning deployments that provided an additional opportunity for Cadets to experience and adapt to another culture and appreciate the strategic impact of their actions.

Nationwide, 1,300 ROTC cadets went to CULP programs in 44 countries. They were chosen based on merit, fitness and grades. Lt. Col. Adam Melnitsky, commander of Michigan Tech’s Army ROTC program, served as a mission commander for the CULP mission in Lithuania. Tech cadets selected for CULP and the countries where they served were:

  • Jack Youngblood, a 3rd year student in forestry, Djibouti, Africa.
  • Adam Pionke, a 4th year student in mechanical engineering technology, and Ethan Knake, a 2nd year student in electrical and computer engineering, Indonesia.
  • Tyler Grifka, a 4th year student in electrical engineering, Madagascar.
  • Brandon Van Wert, a 3rd year student in electrical and computer engineering, Panama.
  • Bryce Kinder, a 5th year student in mechanical engineering, the Philippines.

Read the full story.

Husky Motors New On-Line Reservation System

Husky Motors introduced its new on-line reservation system on May 16. Now, as a new school year approaches, we would like to provide you with some reminders, helpful tips and updates based on customer feedback. The original article is linked for those who may have missed it. 

All who reserve vehicles or will be driving them must be registered in the reservation system. So, if you plan to reserve or drive a Husky Motors Vehicle, take a moment now to register using this link—it's easy to do.

Here are a few things you should know about the reservation system:

  • Reservations can be made, changed or cancelled on-line, 24/7
  • All reservations are dispatched through our outdoor key kiosk, which is located on the east entrance of the Facilities Management Building. The key kiosk provides 24/7 access to your vehicle reservation.
  • As requested by our users, we have installed a sun shade to our outdoor key kiosk. This will help shade the kiosk screen during peak sunshine hours.
  • When picking up and returning your reserved vehicle, they can be found and returned to the lot designated for Husky Motors vehicles (North East of the Facilities Management Building). Also, if leaving a personal vehicle during your reservation period, it must be parked in the lot designated Husky Motors vehicles.
  • Reservations must be picked up and returned within one hour of the reservation time, before or after the scheduled time (a two-hour window).
  • Vehicle keys must be picked up and returned to the kiosk by the individual listed on the reservation.
  • Vehicles should be returned with a full tank of fuel and free of any debris or trash—another reservation may start soon after your return.

Husky Motors values your business and appreciates all feedback provided. Utilize our new on-line system to provide reservation and/or vehicle specific feedback.

Change in Internal Proposal Deadline for Sept. 15, 2016

Due to the large number of proposals expected to be submitted to sponsors on Sept.15, the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) finds it necessary to adjust the internal proposal deadline for that specific date only to three working days prior to the sponsor's deadline. The additional time will allow for our analysts to perform sufficient review of all proposals to ensure sponsor deadlines are not missed.
The internal deadline for those proposals due to sponsors on Sept. 15 will be 7 a.m. on Sept. 12. In order to apply the revised deadline equitably to all PI's, proposals sent to SPO after this internal deadline will not be submitted to sponsors.

UMC Website Has Many Features

Earlier this month, University Marketing and Communications launched a new website. We encourage the entire campus community to use our:

  • Revised listing of staff, services and capabilities
  • Updated Editorial Guide
  • 2017 Social Media Field Guide with University social media policy
  • New Brand Guide with message platform and visual identity standards
  • Downloadable logos and templates, including social media icons for University-affiliated social media pages
  • Media kit
  • Resource blogs—Digital Musings, Brand Blog, Webmaster’s Blog and Campus Communicators

Questions and feedback may be directed to brand@mtu.edu. Thank you for working to strengthen Michigan Tech’s communications.  

Also, remember to order your free business cards and name badges before Sept. 30.

GSG Welcomes Arrival of a New Fall Semester

GSG brings to you the following events welcoming you to being a proud Husky. All events are covered by GSG and are free for you and your family to attend:

  • Orientation Picnic
    Enjoy the start of a new beginning by attending this picnic with your new peers at Hancock Beach from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 24). Free rides are available from the MUB right after Graduate School Orientation.

  • Quincy Mine Tour
    Take a free tour of the famous historic Quincy Mines with the GSG at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Sign-up from our website. Free rides are available as needed from the MUB starting 10 a.m.

  • First Friday Social
    Come join the graduate school and GSG on your first Friday at Michigan Tech to meet your peers and enjoy some snacks and beverages. Free tokens will be provided to visit the local brewery—KBC. The event will be held at the garden right outside ROTC building, just next to the ME-EM building.

If you have any questions, email gsg@mtu.edu

Dining Services Special Campaign Today Through Sept. 2

After the renovation of North Coast Grill and Deli in the Memorial Union Building, dining services is having special campaigns coming out biweekly. Below is the campaign for the first two weeks.

Special prices on home-cooked meals today through Sept. 2

Your mom isn’t here but her cooking is. Enjoy such home-cooked classic comfort foods such as:

  • Tex Mex Mac and Cheese
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
  • Layered Chili Casserole
  • Chicken Fajita Bubble Up
  • Taco Bake Casserole
  • Chicken Santa Fe Chicken Casserole
  • Triple Cheddar Broccoli Casserole
  • Smoked Gouda Cheese Mac and Cheese

Each meal is $3.99 and includes a 20 oz. soft drink.

Regular Hours for SDC Start Today

Regular building hours for the Student Development Complex (SDC)  for the academic year begin today (Aug. 22). The SDC will be open Labor Day, next Monday, Sept. 5.

View the full schedule.

Career Services Offers Classroom Presentations

Career Services is happy to provide special presentations to your class or group. Visit our website for more information and our easy request form. Complete your request as early as possible at this busy time of year.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Monday, August 22, 2016

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. 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. 

Planning Analyst I, Institutional Analysis. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  


University-Wide MLC Membership
Through the Office of Continuous Improvement, Michigan Tech has an enterprise membership to the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC). If you would like to be listed as a member and have access to member-only benefits from the MLC, send an email to Brenda Randell. Use the subject line "MLC Membership." You will then receive login information from the MLC within a couple of days.
For more information see the original Tech Today story

IT Connect

Michigan Tech IT would like to welcome all new faculty and staff to the University community. If you have questions regarding technological resources here on campus, do not hesitate to contact us.

In addition to our support staff, we’ve added an online support center. This web site has answers to a variety of IT-related questions which you can search by keyword. We are continually improving this site, so feedback is always welcome.

Again, if you have any questions as you begin your career at Michigan Tech, contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.

In the News

Tech Century, an online news site published by the Engineering Society of Detroit, ran a story about Michigan Tech's first Women in Automotive Engineering program. Funded by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. the program brought talented high school girls to Tech this summer to learn about careers in automotive engineering. It was part of the University's Summer Youth Programs. Read the story here.


US Army Cadet Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky, included in its media coverage report Michigan Tech's news story about six cadets chosen to participate in a cultural exchange summer program overseas.


WLUC TV6 (NBC), WBUP Channel 10 (ABC) and WJMN Channel 3 (CBS) all reported on the Michigan Rail Conference held this week in Marquette and organized by Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation program. A radio station in Marinette, Wisconsin, also reported on the conference. 


New Funding

Blair Orr (SFRES) is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received $14,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. The project is titled "Ottawa NF-Wide Monitoring for Invasive Earthworms and Forest Soils to Inform Landscape-Scale Management and Restoration."
This is the first year of a five-year project.
Ebenezer Tumban (Bio Sci/LSTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $457,197 research and development grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.)
The project is titled, "Development of a Multi-epitope L2 Bacteriophage VLPs Vaccine to Enhance Protection Against Oral HPV Infections in HIV Patients."
This is a three-year project.