Retirement Social for Peggy Gorton

The College of Computing and the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology invites the campus community to a special retirement social to honor Peggy Gorton who will retire August 30. The social will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., August 26 (Monday) at the Great Lakes Research Center, Room 201 - Lobby. Cake and refreshments will be provided.

Peggy has provided 43 years of service to Michigan Tech, the last 16 years as the Executive Assistant in the School of Technology. Join us in celebrating her career, thanking her for her service, and wishing her all the best in her retirement.

Lakota Historian to Speak on the Lessons of Standing Rock

Nick Estes, Lakota historian and assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico will speak about the lessons of the ten-month Indigenous resistance at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016. His talk will take place on (Tuesday) September 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, Memorial Union Building. This event is sponsored by the Departments of Social Sciences, Humanities, Physics, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Episcopal Church of Northern Michigan, and the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Notables

Jeff Naber (ME-EM), the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor in Energy Systems and director of the Advanced Power Systems Research Center, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Automotive Research Center (ARC) by the center's director Bogdan Epureanu.

The ARC is a US Army Center of Excellence for Modeling and Simulation of Ground Vehicles sponsored by Ground Vehicles Systems Center (formally TARDEC in Warren, Michigan) and led by the University of Michigan.

Tech Football to Host Kickoff Scrimmage Saturday August 31

The Michigan Tech football program is teaming up with Tadych's Econo Foods for a kickoff scrimmage (Saturday) August 31 at Sherman Field. This event, which starts at 2:30 p.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m., is also the launch event for this year's Huskies Lend a Paw to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The event will feature the football scrimmage as the Huskies prepared for their 2019 season opener at Hillsdale on (Saturday) September 7, a barbecue cookout, bounce house for the kids, candy, posters, and an opportunity to meet the team after the scrimmage is complete. The event is free and open to the public.

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Reminders

Portrait Session Tomorrow

Faculty, staff and graduate students can have their complimentary professional portrait taken by University Marketing and Communications at the following sessions:

*8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, outdoors near the wind harp. In case of rain, this session will be canceled. A cancellation notice will be posted online.

*1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in Wadsworth Hall 158. Enter through the main doors in the center of the building by the parking lot and follow the signs.

No appointment is necessary, you will receive your photo four to six weeks after the session.

Alternatively, departments or individuals can contact Brockway Photography at 906-482-1900 to schedule a session and purchase portraits at any time.

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PhD Defense 

Biomedical Engineering PhD student, Roger Guillory, will present his PhD Defense on (Tuesday) August 20 at 1:00 p.m. in M&M 610. The title of his defense is, “The Relationship of Neointimal Responses to Zinc Based Stent Material Characteristics." 

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Insomnia and Blood Pressure Study

Have you been diagnosed with, or think that you may suffer from chronic insomnia? Is your sleep disrupted at least three nights a week and has it been on-going for at least three months? Chronic insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors such as sleep habits, environment, and/or medications. It can also be linked to other medical issues, like high blood pressure. Help us to study the effects of insomnia on your blood pressure by participating in our new study. Please read the flyer for additional information with a link to complete the initial screening survey.

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On-Campus Job Expo – Welcome Week 

Did you know that over 60% of the University’s employee count falls under student employment? Almost half of our enrolled students ended up working as student employees for the 2018 fall semester. Hiring student employees not only helps your department’s employment needs but also helps students financially and academically. Data shows that students are more likely to retain if they are employed on campus. If your department isn’t utilizing our outstanding student employees, now is your chance.

The goal of the On-Campus Job Expo is to connect students with departments that are hiring student employees for the upcoming academic year. Departments hiring regular student employees and/or Federal Work Study students are encouraged to participate! Career Services will be available to help assist with using Handshake.

Whether you need to hire one student employee or one hundred, we encourage you to participate. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about current and/or future opportunities while also allowing you, the employer, the ability to meet prospects for your student positions.
To participate in the On-Campus Job Expo please complete the following Google Form by Tuesday, September 3, 2019. 

Date: (Wednesday) September 4
Time: noon to 3 p.m. 
Location: Career Services' Tent (across from MUB)
Deadline to register as a hiring department: (Friday) August 30

IT Connect

Did you know Duo helps in areas without cellular service? Downloading the Duo app gives you two-factor authentication options. Duo can still send push notifications to your phone when connected to WiFi.

There's also an "Enter a Passcode" option when two-factor is needed during log-in. The mobile app can create a unique six-digit security code without a cellular or wifi connection. If you have any questions about Duo, we can help. Contact IT at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.

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Contemplative Forest Art Walk

Michigan Technological University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department and the Ford Center are pleased to host the Contemplative Forest Art Walk, a contemplative art trail...