Huskies Mourn Passing of Hall of Fame Coach Jim Kapp

The Michigan Tech Athletics Department and football program are mourning the loss of Hall of Fame coach Jim Kapp, who passed away on Wednesday (March 13).

Kapp coached Tech football for 12 seasons from 1969-80, serving the last eight seasons as head coach. He compiled a 41-34-2 record as head coach with his most successful season coming in 1974. Tech went 9-0 (one of two undefeated seasons in modern school history) that year and captured the Northern Intercollegiate Conference title.

During his tenure as head coach, Kapp led the Huskies to a pair of second-place finishes in the NIC standings. He was an assistant coach for his first four seasons under Head Coach Ted Kearly, where he was part of three NIC titles.

Kapp, who was inducted into the Michigan Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010, graduated from the College of Wooster in 1962 and began his coaching career at Willard (Ohio) High School. Kapp coached at Rochester, Michigan High School before arriving at Tech in 1969. He finished his collegiate coaching career as the head football coach at the College of Wooster from 1981 until 1984.

Kapp was also a past president of the Houghton Rotary Club and volunteer and lay leader at First United Methodist Church in Hancock. A celebration of his life will be held at Wooster United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 13.

Marketplace's Chris Farrell to Speak On Campus April 8

The School of Business and Economics and WGGL Minnesota Public Radio present Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program. A social with light refreshments will be offered before the program at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Fisher 135. Following the 6:30 p.m. presentation Farrell will take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.

Farrell's presentation, "Old Techniques and New Technologies: The Rise of the Creative Economy," will focus on one of the most exciting economic trends of our era—the rise of an artisan, craft and creative business economy. Craft businesses like brew pubs and handcrafted snow bikes aren’t quaint artifacts from another era. They’ve grown and expanded and moved from the economy’s tributaries into the mainstream. Equipped with advanced technologies, entrepreneurial artisans can sell into local, national and global markets.

An award-winning journalist, Farrell is a columnist for Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, the New York Times, Kiplinger’s and other publications. He is also economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of the series, "Conversations on the Creative Economy." His most recent book is "Purpose and a Paycheck" (HarperCollins Leadership). 

Tenth Annual Feminists Reading Feminists

Join us for the 10th annual Feminists Reading Feminists event hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Humanities Department. Help us pay homage to the contributions of diverse feminist scholars and activists who have inspired us and continue to shape our evolving world from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the CDI (Hamar House). Light refreshments will be provided.

We encourage you to come share a chosen passage from your favorite text, your favorite video/audio clip or simply participate by listening and engaging with those sharing. Your selection should take 5 minutes or less to read or view. Prose, poetry and media are welcome. You can send prior submissions to Amy L. Howard by the end of the day Monday (March 25) but there will be a short open reading scheduled. 

Nominations for the Clair M. Donovan Award

The Clair M. Donovan Award is presented to a Michigan Tech faculty or staff member, student or exceptional community member who has contributed the most outstanding service during the preceding year. The Michigan Tech chapter of Blue Key Honor Society sponsors this award. This award honors Clair M. Donovan, who through his many years of service as national president of Blue Key Honor Society, as an alumnus and as a civil leader, has made immeasurable contributions to the public image and prosperity of Michigan Technological University.

Requirements for this nomination include the following:

  • Michigan Tech faculty or staff member, student or exceptional community member
  • Demonstrated a continuing interest in the development of Michigan Tech
  • Has positively contributed to the public image of this University

The nomination form will be open until noon Friday (March 22). Any questions can be directed to Blue Key President Clara Peterson.

This Week's C-Cubed Luncheons

This week's C3 luncheons take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday (March 21/22) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited. The C3 lunch buffet menus are created by Executive Chef Eric Karvonen, and prepared by Karvonen and his culinary team.

As the name suggests, the meals are meant to foster conversation, community and collegiality. Attendees may bring their own lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Fruit-infused water, coffee, tea, cookies and fruit are available free to all attendees.

The buffet lunch is $12 per person. Cash, credit cards and C-Cubed gift certificates (available in the Memorial Union office) are accepted. Submit C-Cubed feedback here. To join the C-Cubed Google Group and receive weekly menus, email kalprice@mtu.edu.

The menus:

Thursday

  • House-made Meatloaf with Country Gravy
  • Vegan Meatloaf VE
  • Mashed Potatoes GF V
  • Chef's Vegetable V
  • Salad Bar

Friday

  • Southern Indian Fish Curry GF
  • Southern Indian Tofu Curry GF VE
  • Basmati Rice GF VE
  • Tomato Onion Salad GF VE

V- Vegetarian, VE-Vegan/Vegetarian, GF- Gluten Free

Goble, Delong Named All-Americans

Reid Goble and Mitch DeLong finished as All-Americans as members of the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team who competed at the 2019 U.S. Cross Country Junior Nationals at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. Both finished in the top 10 of the U20 10k Skate and 15k Classic races, to earn the All-American status.

In his second year with the Huskies, Goble, from Harbor Springs, Michigan, finished third among U20 skiers and sixth overall in the 10k Skate to earn his second All-America finish of the weekend with a finish of fifth in the 15k Classic.

A redshirt sophomore from Houghton, DeLong placed eighth among U20 skiers in the 10k Skate and ninth in the 15k Classic.

Along with Goble and DeLong, competing for the Huskies at Kincaid Park were Josh Albrecht, Mark Ousdigian, Tres Green and Mary Lyon. 

Bounce-O-Rama set for March 31

The Michigan Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host the annual Bounce-O-Rama event for all area youth from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31 inside the Student Development Complex

The event will be a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters in conjunction with Copper Country Strong.

Michigan Tech student-athletes will staff the event. In addition to inflatable bounce houses, there will be other activities such as face painting, music and more.

Tickets for the Bounce-O-Rama are $12 at the door or $10 in advance by stopping at or calling the SDC Central Ticketing Office 7-2073. The event is open to children ages 2-12. Adults are admitted for free with their children.

Halonen Named to All-Rookie Team

Michigan Tech hockey forward Brian Halonen has been named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team. Fifteen Huskies were also named to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

Halonen, a freshman from Delano, Minnesota, led the Huskies—and all WCHA rookies—with 12 goals after skating in 35-of-38 games this season. He also added nine assists and was third on Tech with 21 points to rank third amongst WCHA freshmen.

To find out more visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Huskies Add Tomashek for 2019 Soccer Season

The Michigan Tech Head Soccer Coach Michelle Jacob announced the addition of Mya Tomashek for the 2019 season. Tomashek (Hartford, Wisconsin) has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Tech.

"Mya comes to Tech equipped with a great toolset to contribute to our program," Michigan Tech Assistant Coach Chuck Coan said. "Physically she is fast with quick feet, has the toughness of a defender and the endurance of a winger. She has the work ethic and mental toughness needed to compete in the GLIAC. She fits well with our programs' needs in 2019 and in the future. We are extremely happy to welcome Mya to the Husky family."

Tomashek, is an outside midfielder/defender who prepped at Hartford Union High School where she earned First Team North Shore All-Conference and All-County Player of the Year honors during the 2018 season. Off the field, Tomashek is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in biology with a pre-health concentration. 

ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker

The next Graduate Seminar Speaker Series will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday (March 21) in EERC 103. Kerianne Hobbs will present “Verification and Validation of Complex and Autonomous Systems.“

Hobbs is an aerospace engineer in the Autonomous Control Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.

In the News

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Director of Recruiting Jerry Jondreau (Gidigaa Bizhiw), was interviewed for the story "Sugar Bush Season," on the national radio program "Native America Calling."

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John Vucetich (SFRES) was a guest on the Michigan News Network story "Gray Wolves Could Lose Protections." The story was broadcast on several stations across Michigan, including WSJM.

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Jason Carter (VPR/KIP), was quoted in the story "Michigan Tech Sleep Lab studies connection between sleep deprivation, blood pressure," on WLUC TV6.

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A dissertation by John Baeten (SS), was cited in the op-ed piece "When the Levy Breaks," by columnist Aaron A. Brown in the Hibbing Daily Tribune.

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The Michigan Tech news story "Power by the People: Renewable Energy Reduces the Highest Electric Rates in the Nation" was featured in The Long Room.

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Michigan Tech alumna Susan McMillan '78, has been appointed Poet Laureate of the city of Rochester, Minnesota. She earned a bachelor's in science and technical communication. The story was featured on media outlets in Minnesota including KROC.

Reminders

MRAF Shared Facility Forum Tomorrow

The Marine Research Assets Facility (MRAF) will host a facility forum from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. tomorrow (March 20) at the GLRC. Join MRAF staff and other researchers from across campus for lunch and brief presentations illustrating how the facility, its staff and extensive catalog of marine assets are supporting their research. University researchers are encouraged to attend.

Take this opportunity to share your needs and challenges with our staff to help steer and prioritize future acquisitions and expand our support capabilities. MRAF technical staff will be available to discuss how they can help researchers, and afterwards, give tours of the MRAF facilities.

A light lunch will be provided. RSVP and direct any questions to Jamey Anderson.

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Participants needed for Sleep Deprivation Study

Michigan Tech's Integrative Physiology Laboratory is interested in the physiologic response to one night of sleep deprivation. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of total sleep deprivation on blood pressure, the sympathetic nervous system and orthostatic stress in both men and women. Read the full Tech Today story.

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Chemical Engineering PhD Defense Today

Long Zhang will defend at 2 p.m. today (March 19) in Chem Sci 201. His presentation is titled, "Dephosphorization of Goethite Ore."

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Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty Candidate Presentation Today

Nathir Rawashdeh, a candidate for the faculty position in the School of Technology’s Electrical Engineering Technology program, will present “Applied Research in Mechatronics Engineering: Image Quality Analysis, Industrial Visual Inspection, Autonomous Driving, and Electromobility.” The presentation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. today (March 19) in Rekhi Hall G006.

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Science Fair and STEM Festival Today

The 21st Annual Western UP Science Fair and Science & Engineering Festival takes place today (March 19) on the campus of Michigan Tech.

ALL K-8 students and their families in the Western UP are invited to attend the Science & Engineering Festival from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today (March 19) the MUB Commons.

More than 60 students from 15 Michigan Tech student organizations will offer fun, hands-on engineering, physics and chemistry activities. 

Read yesterday's Tech Today story.

Today's Campus Events

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Salon!

A vibrant celebration of arts and and ideas for our 25th anniversary. Salon! features the works of more than 20 artists presented in a mix of historic and contemporary style....

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Guest Speaker Keynote - Engaging and Educating Gen-Z

Tuesday, from 8:30-9:30, Keynote Address 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Facilitated Conversation for instructors Gen-Z researcher, award-winning faculty...

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Guest Speaking - Engaging and Educating Gen-Z

Tuesday, from 8:30-9:30, Keynote Address 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Facilitated Conversation for instructors Gen-Z researcher, award-winning faculty...

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Master's Defense: Yasar Selim Bostanci

Forest Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology Advisor: Xinfeng Xie The Characterization of Genetically Engineered Biomass

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Engaging and Educating Gen-Z, Facilitated Conversation for instructors

Tuesday, from 8:30-9:30, Keynote Address 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Facilitated Conversation for instructors Gen-Z researcher, award-winning faculty...

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Guest Speaker - Engaging and Educating Gen-Z

Tuesday, from 8:30-9:30, Keynote Address 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Facilitated Conversation for instructors Gen-Z researcher, award-winning faculty...

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Affordable Study Abroad Programs

Join International Programs and Services (IPS) and International Studies Abroad (ISA) for a FREE pizza lunch, and learn how you can study abroad with ISA on an affordable...

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PhD Defense: Long Zhang

Chemical Engineering Advisor: Timothy Eisele Dephosphorization of Goethite Ore

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Husky Talk: Reflections on diverse identities abroad

Join Michigan Tech International Programs and Services, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and International Studies Abroad for afternoon tea and personal story sharing from...

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Western UP Science Fair and STEM Festival

ALL K-8 students (K-8) and their families in the western UP are invited to attend the Science and Engineering Festival and Western UP Science Fair at Michigan Tech. More than...