2016-17 President's Evaluation

The University Senate is conducting the annual President's Evaluation.

Every full-time and part-time non-student employee should have received an invitation to participate. If you did not receive your invitation, check your spam folder to see if it's there. If it's not in your spam folder and you want to participate, send an email to Judi Smigowski and she will get an invitation out to you.

The survey will be open until 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. The survey is the same design as last year and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or comments on the survey, contact the chair of the administrative policy committee Saeid Nooshabadi.

Budget Forum

The University Senate along with Staff Council, Graduate Student Government and Undergraduate Student Government will host a Budget Forum presented by David Reed, VP for Research, from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 26) in Dow 642. 

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend this informative session to learn more about Michigan Tech's budget process. If you have any questions that you'd like Reed to address, you can forward them to Senate President Martin Thompson prior to the event.

The forum will be recorded and posted on the Senate website after the event for those that cannot attend.

Engineering Exploration Day for Middle and High School Girls

There will be an Engineering Exploration Day for middle and high school girls from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Great Lakes Research Center.

The event is free and open to girls in grades 7-12 and their parents.

Celebrate Engineers Week and come find out what engineering is all about. Try some fun hands-on activities led by women engineering students at Michigan Tech and discover why they love engineering. Learn how engineers make a difference and why engineering is a great career choice. Hear about the many career paths open to engineers.

Register by Wednesday, Feb. 22 using this link. This event is limited to the first 40 girls and their parent(s) or chaperones. Lunch and all activities are included.

For more Information, contact Joan Chadde in the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach through email or at 7-3341.

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Tech College of Engineering, Engineering Fundamentals, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Society of Women Engineers student chapter, Tau Beta Pi student chapter, Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, and the Great Lakes Research Center.

C-Cubed Week 3

Join the C-Cubed (Conversation, Community, Collegiality) University lunches and bring a guest. Visitors and guests of staff and faculty are always welcome to attend C-Cubed. They are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the school year in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

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.

A taste of Cuba:
Turkey Picadillo (GF)
Tempeh Picadillo (VE)
White rice (VE, GF)
Cuban green salad with avocados (GF, VE)

Penang Fried Rice Noodles (GF)
Vegetable Fried Rice Noodles (V)
Cabbage Tofu Soup (V, GF)

V — Vegetarian, VE — Vegan, GF — Gluten Free

Send any suggestions to Christina Fabian or fill out a feed-back form online.

Registration Open for Project Kaleidoscope

Registration is now open for the Project Kaleidoscope STEM Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty. There are three options for the six-day institute held in Adamstown, Maryland this July. 

The Institute aims to empower participants to lead with courage, embrace diversity with authenticity and legitimacy and articulate bold, new ideas with thoughtfulness and clarity.

Visit here for more information and to register for the Institute. 

This Week in Husky Sports


• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on 93.5 FM 

• Women's Basketball vs. Grand Valley State, 5:30 p.m. at SDC Gym. Local radio on 93.5 FM 
• Men's Basketball vs. Grand Valley State, 7:30 p.m. at SDC Gym. Local radio on 93.5 FM

• Hockey at Alabama Huntsville, 8:07 p.m. Local radio on 93.5 FM

• Nordic Skiing at Duluth Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series
• Women's Basketball vs. Ferris State, 1 p.m. at SDC Gym. Local radio on 93.5 FM
• Men's Basketball vs. Ferris State, 3 p.m. at SDC Gym. Local radio on 93.5 FM
• Hockey at Alabama Huntsville, 8:07 p.m. Local radio on 93.5 FM

• Nordic Skiing at Duluth Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series

Tech's Cuenot Wins Men’s 20K Freestyle at the Telemark Series

The Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Teams were on the road again last weekend traveling to Cable Wisconsin to race in the Telemark Series at the Birkie Trailhead.

The Huskies had success in the freestyle competition Sunday. The men's team competed in a 20K and the women raced in the 15K. 

Gaspard Cuenot won his race, crossing the line seconds before Northern Michigan's Adam Martin. Following Cuenot was David Jaszczak in ninth place, Tom Bye, 14th, Tomi Mikkonen, 27th and Mark Wenzel, 38th.

"It's great that Gaspard got his first NCAA win, and against a strong field," said Tech Head Coach Joe Haggenmiller. 

In a field of 33 racers, Carolyn Lucca led the Huskies in 14th place with a time of 57:04.7. To read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech Sports, visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Monroe Named GLIAC North Player of the Week

Kyle Monroe of the Michigan Tech men's basketball team has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week for his performances in a pair of home conference victories last week. Monroe helped power the Huskies past Northwood 83-72 on Thursday and Lake Superior State 86-57 on Saturday.

Monroe, a sophomore forward from Green Bay, Wisconsin, averaged 29 points and connected on 50 percent of his field goals for the week. 

To read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech sports, visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Safe Place Training

Safe Place training Spring semester dates are now available.

Safe Place is about fostering an environment of inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals on our campus and in the surrounding community.

Sign up for the February and/or March dates using this link.

For any questions, email Zack Rubinstein.

Physics Colloquium

There will be three graduate presentations at the next Physics Colloquium, 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 26) in Fisher 139.

Kevin Waters will present "Stability and Electronic Properties of Amine Functionalized Boron Nitride Nanostructures."

Shiva Bhandari will present "Formation of Monolayer and Multilayer Gold Quantum Dots on Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Their Applications for Tunneling Field Effect Transistors." 

Aeshah Muqri will present "Coupling Dynamics of Plasmonic Nanocavities-Quantum Emitters Systems."


Husky LEAD

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will host their annual finance/budgeting meeting for student organizations from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today (Jan. 24) in Fisher 135. 

This session will contain all the information student organizations need to know to apply for Student Activity Fee funding for the 2017-2018 academic year. This presentation is mandatory for all student organizations wishing to receive an SAF allocation for next year.


Seminar on Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis or Report

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis or report in Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 are invited to a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.

This seminar will be from 4:05 to 4:55 p.m. today (Jan. 24) in Fisher 138. The seminar will also be streamed online for off-campus students.

For more information, read this Tech Today post.


Russian Ballet Tonight, Tomorrow

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts presents two magical nights of incomparable Russian ballet. Direct from Moscow, the Russian National Ballet Theatre, featuring fifty of Russia’s finest dancers, will perform three timeless ballet pieces, "Romeo and Juliet" and "Carmen" tonight and "Giselle" tomorrow (Jan. 25). Shows start at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

For more information read the original Tech Today story.