Husky Food Pantry Opens New Location

The Husky Food Pantry, part of the Husky Food Access Network (HuskyFAN), opened a new location in the old Aftermath Cafe in Fisher Hall. The new pantry location features a larger and more accessible space and it will be able to offer perishable items in the near future.

TV6 covered the grand opening of the pantry last Tuesday.

Accepting Snapchat Takeover Volunteers

University Marketing and Communications is looking for responsible and outgoing students, faculty or staff willing to run a Snapchat takeover. You would be helping raise awareness about Michigan Tech as well as your program, organization, research or department. University Snapchat Coordinator Ben Jaszczak works with campus groups to organize awareness-raising Snapchat takeovers targeted to current and future Huskies. With more than 2,000 followers, our Snapchat account is a great way to reach undergraduate and prospective students. We've had students and research groups run takeovers in other countries through IPS, promote Enterprise competitions with the Concrete Canoe team, share their work with Summer Youth Programs, promote visiting speakers and much more.

To run a Snapchat takeover, all you need to do is identify who will run the takeover and choose a time slot of one to three days where they can highlight your program, research, project or event. Contact us at with this information to schedule your takeover.

Husky Health Checklists Due Oct. 14

Complete your Husky Health items by Sept. 30 to be eligible for the Husky Health payout incentive in Jan. 2020. All Husky Health Checklists must be submitted by Monday, Oct. 14.

Check out the Husky Health website for updated information including slides from the Husky Health forums and links to webinars and fitness programs that count toward the Husky Health incentive.

Husky Health is free, voluntary and offers benefits-eligible Michigan Tech employees more choice and flexibility with their wellness incentives. Complete all three options by September 30, 2019, and earn up to $450. Several payout options are available:

  • Get a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Health Assessment and an annual physical and earn $200 
  • Complete an approved health program or screening and earn up to $150
  • Do an approved physical activity or nutrition challenge, event, or program and earn up to $100 

Find out more information about Husky Health and other wellness benefits online. Questions? Contact the Benefits Office.

Today is Energy/Construction/Civil Day

Today under the CareerFEST Tent, students can meet employers in the energy, construction and civil industries.

Attending employers include DTE Energy, Hemlock SemiConductor, Integrity Grading and Excavating, ITC Holdings, Meyer Contracting, OHM Advisors, Systems Control and MDOT, CE Power and U.P. Engineers and Architects.

Energy/Construction/Civil Day is one of seven Industry Days hosted by Michigan Tech Career Services in the month of September that help students prepare for Career Fair. Learn more about CareerFEST here.

Zoom Services Unavailable in China

Zoom services are currently unavailable in China. Zoom has acknowledged the outage and continues to investigate.

If you are organizing a video conference with participants in China, alternative methods to Zoom exist. If you would like a recommendation for video conferencing to participants in China, we can help. Contact us at or call 7-1111.

Semi-Annual Free Sale expands to Include Men's Wear

After 5 great years of giving away gently used women's business clothing and accessories, the semi-annual FREE sale is expanding to include men's wear.

The semi-annual FREE sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday (Sept. 22) in the Meese Center.

We gladly accept gently used, clean, women's and men's business clothing and accessories: suits, blouses, shirts, skirts, pants, belts, shoes, ties, scarves etc - anything you'd wear to a job interview or your first week of work.

Drop-off locations:

  • 1st floor of the Meese Center on the corner of Houghton and Pearl Street across from Jim's Foodmart, Monday-Friday during normal business hours
  • The Library during normal hours, this week only
  • Select offices on campus: Tess in 108A Dillman, Latika in 128 AOB, Jeanine in 219E Library

For mailing donations please send all donations to Susie Amato-Henderson - FREE SALE Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences 1400 Townsend Drive Houghton, MI 49931 (We collect donations year round.)

Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer on Sunday (Sept. 22), please contact Tess Ahlborn. We need help with set-up, give-aways and clean-up. If we have enough people, we also help teach students about ironing, steaming and alterations.

Thanks again for your support of this amazing event, we've helped hundreds of students dress professionally for Career Fair and other job interviews.

Lima, Perú Faculty Led Study Abroad Information Session Today

Everyone is invited to the first information session for 2020 Lima, Perú faculty led study abroad program. The session will take place from 5 to 6:15 p.m. today (Sep 17) in Walker 120C (Inside the HDMZ)

Pizza will be provided to the first students who arrive. Please email Carlos Amador for any other information. 

This Week's C-Cubed Luncheons

This week's C3 luncheons take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (Sep. 19/20) 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 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 gift cards are accepted. Submit C-Cubed feedback here. To join the C-Cubed Google Group and receive weekly menus, email

This week’s menus:


  • "Mediterranean Burger Bar" Greek Style Lamb Burgers
  • Lentil Burgers, V
  • Greek Fries GF, V
  • An array of fresh toppings including: baby arugula, sliced red onions, sliced tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta, sliced cucumbers and minted Greek yogurt
  • Mediterranean chickpea & feta salad


  • Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs
  • Pulled BBQ Eggplant Sandwiches, GF V
  • Smokey Mac and Cheese, GF V
  • Herbed Potato Salad, GF V
  • Smokey BBQ Baked Beans, GF VE

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

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted. 

Custodian (12 months/ 40 hours/ 1st Shift) Facilities AFSCME posting 9/17/2019 - 9/23/2019. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. 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.


Constitution Day is Today

Constitution Day 2019: Celebrating in Partnership with MTU Library, LWVCC, and riseUP Constitution Day, Sept. 17 annually, commemorates the adoption of the US Constitution, and every year it is celebrated at Michigan Tech and in the community.

This year we celebrate the 19th Amendment, which removed restrictions due to sex from the Constitution. The 19th reads: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

On Tuesday, Sept. 17,  we celebrate the 19th Amendment to the Constitution through the showing of the film, “Iron Jawed Angels,” which tells the tale of the last decade of the seven-decade struggle to gain voting rights for all women citizens in the US.

Read the full Tech Today story.


Navy Warfare Center to Present Talks Today

George Anderson and Sally Sutherland of the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)-Newport will present talks from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Sept. 17) in Room 202 of the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center. Discussion and a reception will follow; refreshments will be served. George Anderson will present his talk from 3:00 - 3:30 pm. Titled “Classification of Personnel and Vehicle Activity Using a Sensor System With Numerous Array Elements,” Anderson's talk will  present the performance of a hybrid discriminative/generative classifier using experimental data collected from a scripted field test. Sally Sutherland, NEEC Director, NAVSEA Headquarters, whose talk is 3:30-4:00 pm, will present, “An Overview of the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) Program,” in which she will share information about the Navy’s Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) program, whose mission is to educate and develop world-class naval engineers and scientists to become part of the Navy’s civilian science and engineering workforce. One of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NUWC Division Newport is the Navy's full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for submarine warfare systems and many other systems associated with the undersea battlespace. View the blog post.


MSE Seminar Today

The next MSE Seminar takes play at 11 a.m. today (Sept. 17) in M&M 610. Malgorzata Sikora-Jasinska will present "Understanding and Controlling Zn-based Resorbable Implant/Physiological Environment Interface."

Sikora-Jasinska achieved her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Silesian University of Technology in Poland. She worked on design and analysis of the mechanical performance of cardiovascular stents as her M.Sc. research studies. She graduated in 2018 from Laval University, Canada, and Polytechnic of Milan, Italy with a double PhD degree in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. During her PhD, her research focus was centered on the formulation, design and validation of Fe- and Zn-based metallic biomaterials for degradable implant applications. 












GSG Health Insurance Information Session

The Graduate Student Government announces a health insurance information session.

Representatives from Wellfleet (formerly CHP) will discuss insurance benefits, policies, claims process/procedures and will also answer pre-selected questions. Join us to gain a better understanding about what is covered under the student health insurance policy.

The session will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in DOW 642


MTRAC 2020 Funding Talk and Lunch

Are you a faculty member engaged in research at Michigan Tech, with a goal to solve a problem that addresses market need? Do you envision a path to commercialization in the near and long term?

If so, join us for the MTRAC 2020 Funding Talk Lunch Friday, Sept. 20 in the Van Pelt and Opie Library East Reading room. RSVP online by September 17.

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program provides matching funds for researchers to accelerate the transfer of new technologies from universities, hospital systems, and nonprofit research centers into the commercial market.

For more information, read the full Tech Today story.


Advance Career Management Kickoff

Looking to enrich your career? Advanced Career Management (ACM) is a career development program for all associate professors funded by the NSF ADVANCE Adaptation grant.

The kickoff event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in MUB Ballroom B. Read the full Tech Today story.


PhD Defense Tomorrow

Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics PhD student Mohammed Desouky will present his PhD Defense at noon tomorrow (Sept. 18) at in R.L. Smith (MEEM) 1021.

The title of his defense is "Algorithms and Optimal Control for Spacecraft Magnetic Attitude Maneuvers."

In Print

Zhen Liu (CEE) is co-author of the article, "A multivariate freezing-thawing depth prediction model for spring load restriction," which was published August 6, 2019, in the journal Cold Regions Science and Technology. Co-authors of the article are Ting Bio and John Bland. View the blog post here.

In the News

The story regarding a partnership between Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and the Hiawatha National Forest to use high-tech drone equipment to collect data about Great Lakes shoreline has been picked up by the Associated Press and run on several national outlets including U.S. News and World Report.


WLUCTV6, Marquette, ran several stories involving Michigan Tech in the past few days. Stories covered included the Army and Air Force ROTC honoring victims of 9/11, Thursday's visit by Dean Kamen, the opening of solar panels in L'Anse and the 20th annual Michigan Tech Drag Show.

Today's Campus Events

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Advanced Career Management (ACM) Kickoff

This event will be the official roll out of Advanced Career Management (ACM) programming. We will present our outline for the ACM program, highlight key activities and...


Energy/Construction/Civil Day

Explore careers and connect with company reps from the energy, construction, and civil industry. Attending companies: -DTE Energy -Integrity Grading and Excavating -ITC...


Understanding and Controlling Zn-based Resorbable Implant/Physiological Environment Interface

Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Dr. Malgorzata Sikora-Jasinska Department of Materials Science and Engineering Michigan Technological University Abstract: The...


Lunch & Learn: Stress Less

Join Employee Wellness and Don Grisham, Northstar Employee Assistance Program and Michigan Tech Alumnus to learn about: Physical & mental symptoms of stressSeasonal...


Lunch and Learn: Tune Up Your Course Content

Busy students value options for how they “consume” their course materials. Having options can improve the usability, accessibility, and flexibility of materials. This approach...


PhD Defense: Xiucheng Zhu

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Advisor: Seong-Young Lee High Injection Pressure (1500bar) DME Ignition and Combustion Processes: Experiment and Simulation


Resume & Interview Blitz

Strengthen your resume or interview skills with help from industry and campus professionals. Bring a hard copy of your resume to this informal event for 15 minutes of...


Husky Hour - Climbing the Career Jungle Gym

You may have heard the phrase "climbing the ladder" in reference to career, however, the reality it more like climbing a jungle gym. Learn how you can explore different majors...


Do It For Daniel

Do It For Daniel is a film that documents Daniel Olson's story. It was created to educate people about the impact of depression, anxiety, and mental illness. Through...


Engineering Ambassadors Meeting

Second general meeting


General Meeting - Alpha Phi Omega

This is the general business meeting for Alpha Phi Omega. Anyone is welcome!


Constitution Day 2019

This year Consitution day will be celebrated in Partnership with MTU Library, LWVCC, and riseUP on September 17 with the showing of the film, “Iron Jawed Angels,” which tells...


US Navy to Present Talks September 17

George Anderson and Sally Sutherland of the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)-Newport will present talks on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, in Room...