Fall Career Fair Has Arrived

Fall Career Fair will host 352 recruiting organizations from noon to 5 p.m. today (Sept. 25) in the SDC. Industries represented include construction, computing, manufacturing, steel, investment banking, automotive, environmental services and more.

In keeping with Michigan Tech tradition, the Huskies Pep Band will offer valet parking for registered company reps from the main entrance of the Student Development Complex, and WMTU 91.9 FM will broadcast live from the SDC lobby.

Career Services thanks the campus community for their continued support of career events and invites all, particularly students, to attend career fair. 

Tech Student on "Family Feud" today.

Andrea Zubke, a student in the School of Business and Economics (SBE), will appear on the television game show "Family Feud," today (Sept. 25).

Zubke, from New Berlin, Wisconsin, will appear on the show airing at 3:30 p.m. today. It can be seen locally on Fox UP, cable channel 11. 

Cliff Drive One-way Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Sept. 26) Cliff Drive will function as a one-way eastbound roadway. Starting at 7:30 a.m. all traffic accessing Cliff Drive must enter at the west entrance near the Administration Building and exit at the east end near the Rozsa Center. The south lane of Cliff Drive will be open for one-way, eastbound traffic only, while the north lane will be closed to accommodate the parking needs of more than 1,000 recruiters. More than 170 recruiting organizations will conduct student interviews throughout campus the day following Career Fair. Public safety officers will patrol Cliff Drive for any hazards throughout the day.

Career Services thanks Transportation Services for helping accommodate parking for our corporate guests with minimal disruption to campus operations. Your patience, understanding and hospitality towards Michigan Tech's corporate guests is what makes the Keweenaw their favorite recruiting destination.

On Campus Flu Shot Clinics

U.P. Health System-Portage will offer flu vaccine clinics on campus this Fall. The quadrivalent vaccine is by injection at a cost of $40 payable at the time of service. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted. Shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary. Employees, retirees, family members and students are welcome to attend one of the flu clinics.

Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated without parental permission. A spouse and/or child may attend without the employee. Students with Michigan Tech's Wellfleet Student Health insurance can have their flu vaccine billed to insurance with their Wellfleet member ID card. Employees, retirees and family members insured by Michigan Tech’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) plan can also have their flu vaccine billed to insurance with their BCBSM member ID card. This does not include retirees that have Blue Cross insurance through MPSERS.

The dates of the clinics are:

  • Monday, Sept. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Memorial Union Alumni Lounge A
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. in MUB Ballroom B1

42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels Saturday

From the inventive Cirque Mechanics who brought us “Pedal Punk” in 2016, comes 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels. At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement.

42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The show's unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

Cirque Mechanics 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels comes to the Rozsa Center stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 28). Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for youth, discount family packs are available and at no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech Fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

Last Chance to Register for Little Huskies Boys' Basketball League

Registration for Little Huskies Boys' Basketball League closes tomorrow (Sept. 26). Open to boys grades 3-6, Little Huskies league is a great chance to practice individual skills and team play. League runs from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30 through Thursday, Oct.3 in the SDC Multipurpose Room. Sign up today! 

New Trial Access to U.S Major Daily Newspapers at the Library

The Van Pelt and Opie Library has been provided trial access to select U.S. major daily newspapers through Proquest. Access consists of five U.S. major daily newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. All titles are fully indexed with newly published content available by 8 a.m. each day and provides archives back to 1985.

The newspapers can be accessed by searching US Major Dailies and then selecting the green Database A-Z tab on the library’s home page or through this link (off-campus users will be prompted to login with their Michigan Tech credentials).

The trial ends on October 18. We’d like to get your feedback about this resource. Please send comments or questions to library@mtu.edu.

RTC PhD Candidate attends Europe Games Research Summer School

Over the summer of 2019, RTC PhD Candidate, Lyz Renshaw, participated in the Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) Europe Games Research Summer School held in The University of Skövde, Sweden from August 21 to 23. The school was attended by PhD students and graduate students who are working in areas connected to digital games. Renshaw’s dissertation falls within this research area. 

Biological Sciences Seminar Thursday

The department of Biological Sciences will host a seminar from 3-4 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 26) in MUB Superior Room B001. Laura Reed, associate Professor of biological sciences from the University of Alabama, will present "Disentangling the gene‐by‐environment interaction architecture of metabolic disease through the lens of evolutionary genetics and metabolomics."

Introduction to Data Management Planning

Many research proposals require a data management plan (DMP). This session will cover the basics of data management planning including agency requirements, the elements of a good data management plan and best practices in creating a plan. As an introduction to DMPs, this session will benefit both new research faculty and graduate students.

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to define the basic elements of a data management plan, identify the benefits of having a good data management plan, and discover campus and national resources available for assistance in creating a data management plan.

Join us at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Library 242. Registration is required. Register here.

Chemistry Seminar Friday

The Chemistry Department will host a seminar at 3 p.m. Friday (Sept. 27) in Chem-Sci 101. Robert Hausinger, from the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University, will present "Lactate Racemase and its Novel Nickel-Pincer Cofactor."

Hausinger received B.S. degree in chemistry and biochemistry from University of Wisconsin and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. After his postdoctoral training at MIT he joined Departments of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology as assistant professor at Michigan State in 1984. 

ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker

The next Graduate Seminar Speaker Series will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 26) in EERC 103. Yoichi Momozaki will present “Liquid lithium technology for accelerator applications at ANL and FRIB."

Momozaki has been interested in the energy-related engineering under extreme environments, particularly in the subjects related to energy conversion, heat management and thermo-hydraulics.

ACSHF Forum Monday

The next Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (ACSHF) Forum is from 2-3 p.m. Monday (Sept. 30) in Meese 109. There will be two speakers at this forum.

Pomm Khaewratana, PhD student in the ACSHF program, will present "Game-Based Learning: The Effects of Word Games and Elaboration on Learning Science Concepts".

Reza Habibi, Integrated Geospatial Technology Grad student, will present "Investigating the Rapid Serial Visual Presentation in Aerial Photographs Using Emotiv." 

Job Posting

Job Posting for Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Staff and faculty job description are available in the Human Resources Department. 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.  

Academic Advisor and Outreach Specialist - Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. Apply online.

Custodian (12 months/ 40 hours/ 1st Shift) #19440 Facilities AFSCME Posting 9/25/2019 - 10/1/2019. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. Apply online.

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

In the News

Michigan Tech President Richard Koubek was mentioned in the article "Temple Jacob Vandalized with Swastikas and SS Logos," in the Jewish News. The article mentioned that Koubek was among the "leaders from the area" who were outspoken on the issue.

Michigan Tech was also mentioned in coverage of the story in the Daily Mining Gazette.

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Michigan Tech Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret was interviewed for the article "Varsity video gaming? Michigan Tech becomes state’s first university with varsity esports" on Michigan Radio.

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Michigan Tech was mentioned in the article "What wolves' broken teeth reveal about their lives," in Science Daily.

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Michigan Tech was discussed "Banana Don" and Stephanie McCoy on WITL radio in Lansing for the story "Michigan Ponders Moose Hunting Season on Isle Royale."

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Robert Nemiroff (Physics) was featured in the article "New research looks at gamma-ray bursts" in Phys.Org.

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Michigan Tech alumnus Don Njegovan was featured in the article "Osisko Mining Appoints Mr Don Njegovan as COO," In Steel Guru.

Reminders

Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry

Volunteer to help keep Michigan Tech’s Food Pantry Open for students, faculty, and staff. Volunteers are needed to run the pantry during open hours. Fall hours begin on September 3. Open hours (when classes are in session) are Tuesday 11:30-1:30, Wednesday 2-4, and Thursday 4-6.

Volunteers are needed to open the pantry, answer any questions, hand out food, record pounds of food utilized, tap IDs, dating and putting donations on the shelf, and closing up. Please note that the Husky Pantry is now located in Fisher Hall, First Floor (Former After Math Cafe). Volunteers will undergo a brief training before their first shift.

Want to volunteer? Email the Husky Pantry at huskyfan@mtu.edu.

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Nominations Sought for the 2020 MAGS Thesis Award

The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is soliciting nominations for the 2020 MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level.  Michigan Tech may nominate one candidate in each disciplinary category.

Eligible students:

  • will have earned a master of science degree between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 in the fields of
    • Biological/Life Sciences or
    • Humanities (history is considered with humanities)
  • will have completed an original thesis that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline
  • will not have earned a PhD (or comparable research degree) in any discipline prior to the writing of the master’s thesis

The 2021 competition will seek nominees in the fields of Social Sciences or Mathematics, Physical Sciences,and Engineering. Please see our web page for complete details on eligibility and application procedures.

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CTL Coffee Chat: Quality Online Learning at Tech

Online education offerings are increasingly scrutinized for quality; often more so than typical on-campus courses. While some requirements are external, meeting these expectations is also in the best interest of students enrolled in our online offerings. These requirements also provides an opportunity to present our expertise in the best possible light, and demonstrate our commitment to high quality education regardless of delivery method.

For this Coffee Chat, please join us to discuss how Michigan Tech is working to ensure the quality of online education. Please bring any questions that you have regarding online teaching or the new instructor qualifications and online course review process introduced by senate proposal 12-19

Join us from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 1st in library classroom 244 for this conversation and discussion. Coffee and light refreshments will be available to those who register by Friday (Sept. 27).
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National College Health Assessment 
On Sept. 15 the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) was sent out to all active Michigan Tech Students via their Michigan Tech email, please encourage your students to take this important survey.

In order to keep improving wellness programming and strengthen our campus culture of well-being, students are encouraged to participate before the survey closes on Saturday (Sept. 28). To learn more about the assessment, please see the NCHA Information on the American College Health Association Website. For questions about the assessment, please email Whitney at wmborosk@mtu.edu

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EndNote Workshop Today

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is hosting an EndNote workshop from 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. today (Sept. 25) in Library 242. Learn how to use EndNote software to manage your citations and save time.

No prior knowledge of EndNote is needed for this workshop. Registration is required. Click here to register. For questions, email us at library@mtu.edu.

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Rozsa 2019-2020 Calendars Are Here. 

The Rozsa calendar from 2018-19 ended last month and our new calendars are here. 

For Michigan Tech faculty and staff, we make it easy for you to get your copies of the calendars. If you would like to request a calendar be delivered directly to your campus mailbox, please click on this link and fill out the google form. 

In Print

Michigan Tech alumnus Isidore Kafui Dorpenyo '16 (RTC), has published his first book, "User Localization Strategies in the Face of Technological Breakdown: Biometric in Ghana’s Elections" published by Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2019.

The book is an extension of his RTC PhD dissertation work. “Dorpenyo argues that the success of a technology depends on how it meets the users’ needs and the creative efforts users put into use situations.” He “identifies and advances three user localization strategies: linguistic localization, subversive localization, and user-heuristic experience localization, and considers how biometric systems can become a tool of marginalization”.

Karla Saari Kitalong (HU) the foreword to the book.

New Funding

Fernando Ponta (MEEM/APSRC) is the PI that has received a $25,000 research and development contract with Sandia National Laboratories on the project titled, "Wind Turbine and Wind Farm Controls Code Evaluation for Reduced Order Models." This is a two-month project.

Continuous Improvement Connection

Do you ever feel like you spend most of your time fighting roadblocks during your day to day job just so you can start your actual work? This is actually a common occurrence. In fact, 90% of all work done in an office work place is waste.

Waste is any non-value adding step or action in a process for the customer. There are eight types of waste: defects, inventory, processing, motion, transportation, overproduction, skills and waiting. These different forms of waste might sound pretty familiar to you and you probably experience most of them daily.

The Office of Continuous Improvement can provide tools and resources to eliminate this waste, and make your work more efficient. Incorporating Lean and Continuous Improvement into your workplace can have a very positive effect on your customers and employees. If you would like our help or to simply learn more stop by our office (136W Wads), email us at improvement@mtu.edu or check out our webpage to learn more.

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Automate Your Funding Search: GrantForward Opportunity Search Tool

All faculty and researchers are invited to join this short session on our subscription grant search tool. We’ll walk you through setting up your profile on GrantForward to...

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Board Game Break

Here's your official excuse for a study break! Set your textbook aside for a little while and join us for a few hours of game-playing.

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Nevada Gold MinesInfo Session

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to...

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Plexus Corp. - Office Hours

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Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC (HSC) Information Session

At Hemlock Semiconductor we're passionate about silicon-based technology - its versatility, its possibilities and its unique potential to improve the world we share. Hemlock...