Panopto-Huskycast Scheduled Maintenance

On June 22 (Saturday), the Panopto Huskycast video platform will be upgraded. This upgrade will require system downtime beginning at 9:00 p.m. EDT and running for up to three hours.

During this time you will not be able to access recordings and any attempt to upload from Panopto recorder clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message.

Contact Michigan Tech IT at it-help@mtu.edu, or 487-1111, if you have questions about this outage.

Participants needed for Body Temperature and Sleep Study

Do you have trouble sleeping at night and do not feel properly rested in the morning? Perhaps this is from your bedroom being too hot or cold? Then we are looking for you! We are conducting a new study that explores the relation between sleep quality and body temperature.

If you are interested, please see the key inclusion/exclusion criteria listed below to see if you qualify.

- 18 - 60 years old
- BMI < 35 kg/m2
- Poor Sleeper
- No Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- No Excessive Alcohol Use
- No Use of Blood Pressure Drugs
- Don't Smoke
- No shift work/irregular sleep
- No insomnia diagnosis
- No use of psychoactive drugs
- Regular menstrual cycle, not pregnant
- If post-menopause, at least five years

For more information, please email Anne L. Tikkanen or Ian M. Greenlund today!

Shari Stockero Named Executive Director of the AMTE

Shari Stockero (CLS/Math) has been selected to serve as the fourth Executive Director of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) and will begin her term of service in February 2020.

She has served AMTE in a variety of ways, including as Associate Vice-President for the Emerging Issues Committee, as a member of the Conference Program Committee, and on the Editorial Panel of the seventh AMTE monograph. She also led the group that formed the Michigan AMTE affiliate (MI-AMTE) and has served as chair of the PME-NA Steering Committee. Her collaborative NSF-funded research project (Building on MOSTs: Investigating Productive Use of High-Leverage Student Mathematical Thinking) focuses on understanding what it looks like to productively use high-potential instances of student mathematical thinking during a lesson to support student learning. She is also co-PI on an NSF Noyce project (Michigan Middle School Master Teacher Fellows Program) that focuses on developing middle school science teacher leaders in Michigan. Read the full article. 

Kelly Steelman Selected HFES Science Policy Fellow

Kelly Steelman (CLS) has been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Science Policy Fellowship program.

The HFES Science Policy Fellows (SPF) program provides a valuable opportunity for HFES members to learn how to successfully advocate for human factors and ergonomics on the national stage. SPF Participants will receive extensive training in public affairs, advocacy and outreach to be provided by Lewis-Burke Associates and the HFES Government Relations Committee during the HFES Annual Meeting. They will also participate in an annual spring Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., including a Hill visit training session and a policy-related speaker prior to the visit day. They will be invited to attend monthly conference calls with Lewis-Burke and the HFES Government Relations Committee covering ongoing events and opportunities for HFES to engage in policy decisions.

Following an initial one-year term in the SPF program, each program graduate will commit to two years of service in an outreach capacity. They will create a customized plan that may include continued participation in the Capitol Hill day and interactions with policymakers in Washington, DC, working at the local/state level, serving on the GRC or a subcommittee, and other forms of outreach developed by each participant. HFES SPF participants and graduates will form the basis of a future brain trust with expertise in outreach creating a pipeline of politically engaged and knowledgeable members within HFES.

Introduction to Lean Workshop

The Office of Continuous Improvement is offering the Introduction to Lean workshop in the Memorial Union Ballroom B3 this week on June 20 (Thursday) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

There is no cost for this workshop for Michigan Tech employees. Once registered, we'll add you to a calendar event for the workshop. To register for this course, fill out this short form.

Members of the general public can register and pay online.

In the Introduction to Lean workshop, you'll learn basic Lean concepts and methods you might encounter on the job. You'll learn about Lean culture and the principles of Lean thinking and participate in problem-solving using the PDCA (plan, do, check, adjust) model.

You'll use the 5 Whys to discover root causes, identify waste and unsafe acts and conditions and recommend process improvements. When you finish the workshop, you'll be ready to actively participate in a kaizen (improvement) event led by others.

Continuous improvement using Lean principles allows students to focus on learning and faculty to focus on research. Through the strategy of continuous improvement using Lean principles, faculty, staff, and students engage in creating university programs that are both more effective and efficient. It enables Michigan Tech to meet our strategic goals on time and within budget, improve safety, support students, increase the quality of our University, and keep morale high.

Reminders

Open Your Department During Alumni Reunion 

A highlight for alumni and their families is visiting academic departments and service areas to catch up on what's new. We encourage you to open your department to visitors during the afternoon campus open houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, August 2. 

We recommend having faculty, staff, and students available to give tours of your labs and facilities, showcase research, or demonstrate new capabilities. Looking for ideas? Contact us at 7-2400 or alumni@mtu.edu.

If your department is interested in participating, please complete this form by July 11 (Thursday) so we can have your department/event included in the open house list which is provided to each reunion guest. Thank you in advance for hosting our reunion visitors!

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Lunch and Learn: New Required Gift Process

Beginning July 1st, in order to receive Corporate or Foundation gift funding, an Unrestricted Gift Transmittal must be completed and approved. Any funds received prior to approval will be maintained in a holding account and released upon transmittal approval.

Come learn about the new process and requirements at noon on Wednesday, June 19th, in the Memorial Union Ballroom B, followed by a Q&A session. Register online for the event. Feel free to bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.

This free event is open to faculty, staff, and students. Questions? Contact Shannon Meller.

IT Connect

Status pages inform you about disruptions, outages, and when no issues are present for an organization's services.

Status pages such as Google’s G Suite Status Dashboard and Canvas’ Status Page are excellent resources if you’re experiencing issues with a G Suite or Canvas service.

If you have questions about status pages, we can help. Contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.

New Funding

Jaroslaw Drelich (Mat Sci Engineering/IMP) is Principal Investigator on a project that has received a $369,747 research and development grant from the National Institutes of Health. Jeremy Goldman (Biomed Engineering) is Co-PI on this project titled, "Corrosion Fatigue Resistant and Intimal Hyperplasia Suppressive Biometal for Bioabsorbable Stents." This is the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $1,107,296.

Job Posting

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Department of Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions call 487-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu. For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Department Coordinator​, Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology. ​Apply online.

HVAC Technician (12 months/40 hours/1st Shift), Facilities. AFSCME Posting 6/17/2019 - 6/21/2019. Apply online

Maintenance Mechanic (12 months/40 hours/1st Shift), Facilities. AFSCME Posting 6/17/2019 - 6/21/2019. Apply online

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