Koskinens Defend Best Ball Title at PLGC

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Jimmer and John "Gus" Koskinen of L'Anse defended their Best Ball golf title at Michigan Tech's Portage Lake Golf Course over what is regarded as the toughest field of competitive golfers in the tourney's history.
After an opening round three under on Saturday (May 27) the brothers ran through the championship flight competitors with a blistering 10 under on the final day. In doing so, the Koskinens came back from a four shot deficit after Day One. The team of Wyatt Liston and Austin Mickesch led after Saturday with a score of seven under par. Despite a four under Sunday performance, the young pair finished two shots off the lead for third place. The Marquette team of Dave and Dan Ellis, former Michigan State varsity golfers, captured runner up honors. 
Gus Koskinen, the associate head women's golf coach at the University of Miami, said perhaps luck played a part in the win. "We had a great omen when we noticed our cart number was 62. I told Jimmer 'that is what we are going to shoot today,' and with some good bounces we did." 
Coming up at PLGC, junior golf lessons begin Monday and Junior Leagues begin June 15. For more information on the lessons, leagues and future tournaments call 7-2642 visit the PLGC website.

Web Marketers Meets Next Week

All are welcome to join the Web Marketers Group meeting at 9 a.m. June 14 in the MUB basement B001. This month's meeting will explore Google Analytics and other analytics packages.

Web Marketers meets every two months and provides an opportunity for the various people in charge of maintaining the University's web content to collaborate, brainstorm and learn new skills.

If you cannot make the next meeting, you can join our email list to learn new tips each month and to be included on future meeting invites.

Continuous Improvement Connection

The forecast for this week is sunny, bright with a chance of Kaizen (improvement). The weather is finally warming up here in the Keweenaw, and the Office of Continuous Improvement is cruising along with our improvement events around campus.

We are working on many things, from revamping our office procedures, to reorganizing the MUB basement. Summer is looking good, and as always improvement is in our reach.

Want to join us on improving ourselves and our processes this summer? No problem, just come visit us for our Introduction to Lean Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 in MUB ballroom B2 .

No time to stop by? That's OK. You can keep up on our summer news, see what we are working on or learn more about lean at our website. We look forward to seeing you on the road to improvement this summer.

Dallas Steward Named Assistant Hockey Coach

Michigan Tech head hockey coach Joe Shawhan announced the hiring of Dallas Steward as an assistant coach yesterday. Steward comes to Tech from the Chicago Steel where he was an associate head coach with the team that just won the Clark Cup as USHL champions.

"We're very excited to have an individual the caliber of Dallas join our program," Shawhan said. "He's had success follow him as part of two of the last three USHL Championships. He has a strong recruiting network and his character and ethics will be a great addition to our hockey program."

"I'm really looking forward to joining the rich tradition of Michigan Tech," Steward said. "Our goal is to continue the current trend of Husky hockey and build on the recent successes of the program."

Steward was with the Steel for two seasons. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.

Steward started his coaching career with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011-15. As a collegian, he played 138 games over four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2000-04. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection.

Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004-10. Read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech sports at michigantechhuskies.com.

In the News

Research by Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and social sciences PhD Student Emily Prehoda was covered widely including the article, The US could prevent a lot of deaths by switching from coal to solar, in USA Today and regionally by ABC, NBC and CBS.


The Daily Mining Gazette published an extensive article about the appointment of a Presidential Search Committee and plans for the presidential search. See here.

In Print

Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and social sciences PhD Student Emily Prehoda coauthored, potential lives saved by replacing coal with solar photovoltaic electricity production in the U.S., in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews that can be read here.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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.

Trail & Outdoor Adventure Program Manager, SDC Building Operations. Apply online.

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