We Need Your Empty Space Sept. 28

Career Fair is upon us yet again, and with it comes the day-after interviews. If you have an empty office or conference room, or you're able to work remotely for a day, fill out this form to let us know. Our students and corporate recruiters appreciate it.

Cliff Drive Becomes One-way for Wednesday, Sept. 28

This year's Fall Career Fair will be the third largest Michigan Tech Career Fair, with 1,200 recruiters from 327 organizations. The day after Career Fair, they will be setting up over 2,300 interviews. To accommodate the parking for the recruiters and not fill student, faculty and staff parking areas, we will be implementing the Cliff Drive Parking Initiative described as follows.

When: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28
Where: Cliff Drive (road that runs behind the University)

  • Cliff Drive will be turned into a one lane road, entering from the Rosza entrance and exiting from the Alumni House exit.
  • The north lane closest to the water will be marked off with 170 parking spaces for the day, these will be for recruiters only.
  • The south lane closest to the center of campus will be one way entering from the Rozsa entrance and exiting at the Alumni House.
  • All staff, faculty and student parking lots will be accessible for the day by entering Cliff Drive by the Rosza and then exiting from the Alumni House exit to U.S. 41.
  • Signage will clearly indicate the one-way street, parking spaces on Cliff Drive should only be used by campus recruiters and will be clearly marked.

Career Services thanks you in advance for your collaboration in this effort. Each of you contributes to the Michigan Tech Experience that produces unique graduates valued by our corporate and educational recruiters. Our Career Fair is a celebration of your creative and caring efforts. 

Contact Steve Patchin with any questions regarding the Cliff Drive Parking Initiative.

SIS and SAAM to Hold 25th Reunion

Members of Michigan Tech's Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS) and Society of African-American Men (SAAM) are in the final stages of planning to celebrate 25 years on the Michigan Tech campus.

The reunion is scheduled for Homecoming weekend Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Both organizations were founded to help create an inclusive environment at Tech through sisterhood and brotherhood, specifically for, but not limited to, African-American students.

In these 25 years, both organizations have exceeded their founding missions by extending not just to Michigan Tech’s campus but to every place our alumni networks connect us.

One of the top priorities for returning alumni is to connect with current students and let them know there is support all around the world during their Michigan Tech career and beyond.

SIS and SAAM are inviting the campus and community to join them for their banquet celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 in the MUB Ballroom.

The keynote speaker is alumna and current Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Member Brenda Ryan, '76.

Tickets for the banquet are $25 for adults and $10 for children/students. You may purchase tickets online.

At the very top of the page you'll see a registration button to purchase. If you'd like to pay cash or have additional questions, email Darnishia Slade.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, Sept. 29

Hawaiian Food at Friday's Khana Khazana

Tomorrow at the Memorial Union North Coast Grill and Deli, we are featuring a menu from Hawaii.

The menu includes:

  • Creamy Potato Salad
  • Huli Huli Chicken
  • Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow. The cost is $7.95 and includes a fountain drink. Visit Khana Khazana on Facebook.

"Knitting for Wellness" Lunch and Learn

WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness invite you to join them for a Lunch and Learn, "Knitting for Wellness," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Memorial Union Ballroom B3.

Did you know knitting has health benefits? Join Silke Feltz, knitting enthusiast and Humanities PhD student, to learn about resources, knitting at Michigan Tech and more. Novice and seasoned knitters are encouraged to attend.

Register at HuskyPAW, members may claim 100 bonus points for attending. Feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Email Shannon Brodeur with questions.

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

Brian Barkdoll (CEE) will present "Academic Integrity in Students' Education" from 4 to 5 p.m. today (Sep. 22) in Dow 642.

This seminar is open to the public and is recommended for all graduate students since academic integrity plays very important roles in course work, research responsibility, scholarship and future professional career.

Van Pelt and Opie Library Presents "Who Is Citing Me?"

Discover where and how many times a work has been cited. Our workshop will show you how to maximize your citation search using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar. We will also touch on how to estimate impact factor.

The workshop will be held at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in room 242 of the library. Register online. For questions, contact library@mtu.edu.


Lisa Konig, an undergraduate student in the department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, will present "How Much of Your Sport is Mental?" at the Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors forum from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in Meese Center room 109.

During a summer internship with the Athletic Department at Michigan Tech, Konig conducted surveys and interviews with student-athletes, head coaches, athletic trainers, a psychologist and other coaching staff. Her goal was to find out as much as possible about motivation, goal setting, anxiety issues, leadership and other mental factors that seem to be important for athletes. During this process, she found it helpful to get input from both sides, the athletes and the coaches, and put together a presentation for incoming student athletes. Konig also found that goal setting was one of the main motivational practices, can vary across sports and is very important when analyzing the progress of an athlete. For future research, she wants to look more into goal setting and see how it can impact athletic performance.


C-Cubed: Week 4

Lunch is $10 (cash, credit and C-Cubed Gift Certificates accepted); attendees may bring their own lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Coffee, tea, fruit-infused water, cookies and fruit are available for all. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

Char-grilled Turkish Lamb with Tomato Sauce (GF)
Turkish Shepherd's Salad (VGF)

Pasta Puttanesca (VGF)
Linguine with White Clam Sauce (GF)
Harvest Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Toasted Italian Bread with Garlic and Herbs

Send any suggestions to Brenda Randell or fill out a feed-back form online.


Panel Discussion of Astute Business Alums - Presidential Council of Alumnae

The  School of Business and Economics will host a panel discussion from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge. Learn about their career choices and professional experiences. The panel is open to all members of the community.

For more information on the panel discussion, see Tech Today article


Physics Colloquium Today

Demetrios Christodoulides, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, will present "Exploring the World Between Classical and Quantum Optics" at this week's Physics Colloquium. This presentation is at 4 p.m. today  (Sept. 22) in Fisher 139.


Rail Night is Tonight

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program (RTP) and the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will once again host their annual Railroad Night  tonight (Sept. 22) at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to Michigan Tech faculty, staff and anyone interested in railroads. Following a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., a program will feature keynote speaker Brian Lindamood from Alaska Railroad, the outgoing president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA). Read the original Tech Today story.


Computer Science Seminar

Charles Wallace, Leo C. Ureel, Mugdha Degaonkar and Dustin Haxton will discuss "Discrete Mathematics for Computing Students: A Programming Oriented Approach with Alloy" from 3 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 23) in Rekhi 214.


Film Board Presents "Finding Dory"

This Weekend, Film Board Presents "Finding Dory."

Tomorrow, Sep. 23—5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 24—5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sep. 25—2:30, 5:30 p.m.

Located in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each. Finding Dory is rated PG for mild thematic events.

In Print

Professor Iosif Pinelis published a paper, "On a Multidimensional Spherically Invariant Extension of the Rademacher-Gaussian Comparison", in the Electronic Communications in Probability 2016. The paper may be accessed here.

On the Road

John Jaszczak (Physics and adjunct curator of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum) presented an invited lecture at the Denver Mineral and Gem Show (Sept. 16-18).

Jaszczak presented "Mineralogical Miracles From Merelani, Tanzania," and brought an exhibit of faceted fluorite gemstones from the museum's collection that were donated to the museum by the late Harold Dibble. 

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, September 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.

Senior Capstone Design Training Specialist, Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics. 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.  

CTL Tip of the Week

Early Term Course Surveys in Canvas

Both the Provost and the University Senate (policy 505.1) advocate distributing an early term survey during the fourth or fifth week of the term to direct and improve instruction. This anonymous survey has traditionally been done on paper during class time, but it can also be done using Canvas. Using Canvas saves class time, provides more legible feedback and allows faculty to quickly see survey results and statistics.

The senate policy suggests three free response questions. Fall 2016 Canvas Courses contain a sample Early Term Survey with those three questions for faculty to use as is, or modify and use. All you would have to do is publish the survey if you would like to use it as is. You can watch an eLearning screencast and look over the Canvas Instructor Guide’s Quizzes Chapter on our Early Term Surveys Canvas page, and faculty can find more ways to get help building surveys and quizzes in Canvas on Canvas One Stop.

The CTL Tip of the Week is brought to you by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For more general information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, be sure to visit Canvas One Stop.