Homecoming Tailgate Tomorrow

Come support the Huskies with free food and fun at the Homecoming Tailgate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 28). You can mingle with homecoming court, eat free food, play yard games and so much more. Students need their HuskyCard ID to get into the game and the tailgate party. Anyone with a game ticket can get into the tailgate.

Sponsored by Athletics, Dining Services, Alumni Engagement, Wellness, and Student Leadership & Involvement. Follow-up the tailgate by cheering on the Huskies as they take on Grand Valley State University in the Homecoming Football Game at 1 p.m. on Sherman Field. Go Huskies.

Acute Sleep Deprivation Study

More than 30 percent of the United States population is reported to be chronically sleep deprived, where this is a known contributor to cardiovascular disease.

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of one night of total sleep deprivation on blood pressure and the nervous system.

Participant Eligibility Requirements Include:

  • Male or Female - Ages: 40 - 55 years old
  • Body Mass Index <35 kg/m2
  • Non-smoker and non-diabetic
  • Not on heart or blood pressure medications
  • Cannot be pregnant, breastfeeding or post-menopausal -
  • Must not have clinically-diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea
  • Not using birth control medication or intra-uterine device

We are looking for our final four to five participants to wrap up this study. Monetary compensation is provided. Consider participating today. We are looking for two to three more participants to complete the study. Contact Ian Greenlund for more information.

Thermal Control on Sleep Quality and Blood Pressure Dipping

Do you ever suspect that you may be a poor sleeper? Do you have trouble maintaining or falling asleep? A multitude of factors may be impacting your sleep. One of the potential culprits is temperature control at night.

Core body temperature dropping at night is essential for sleep efficiency, but when abnormalities in body temperature occur, it can be detrimental to your sleep, and may even be linked to changes in nocturnal blood pressure. Help us to study the effects of a thermal heating and cooling feature within a mattress that may improve sleep quality. We are entering our final few cohorts for this study, and are currently recruiting participants. Read the flyer for additional information regarding the screening process as well as participation.

Coming Up For Air Documentary

Mental Illness and its effects on families will be discussed at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 2) in the J.R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, East Reading Room. The event will include showing scenes from "Coming Up For Air," a family drama filmed in Michigan that premiered this month.

The movie takes audiences on an all too common journey highlighting the importance of mental health care and the pressures that are put upon students to succeed. The producer, Roger Rapport, will be available to answer questions about the making of the movie. A panel of local mental health professionals will talk about local services, treatment options and statistics, as well as answer audience questions.

The goals of the event are to increase awareness, dialogue and connection, and decrease stigma. There is no cost to attend. Sponsored by Copper Country Mental Health and Michigan Technological University

Advanced Career Management-RST Balance Workshop

Mid-career faculty are often faced with a shift in role expectations as well as career opportunities. This workshop will discuss strategies for managing research, teaching, and service in order to enrich your career.

This workshop will include a panel discussion, short activity, and a recap of the literature. We invite mid-career faculty and all interested persons to attend. This workshop will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 in the Superior Room (B001) of the Memorial Union Building. RSVP using this Google Form

University Senate Resolution

At its meeting Wednesday (Sept. 25), the University Senate passed a "Sense of the Senate" resolution to reiterate the Senate's support for a diverse and inclusive campus, and to condemn hate speech, hate crimes, and ethnically and racially motivated intolerance.

To read the resolution, you can find it here.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar

There will be a Biomedical Engineering Graduate seminar at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 in GLRC 202. Ke Cheng will present "Next-Generation Regenerative Therapies for Heart and Lung Diseases: Cells, Secretome and Exosomes."

Cheng is professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University and Professor in the UNC/NCSU joint Department of Bio-medical Engineering. He is an adjunct professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Ke also serves as the co-director of the functional tissue engineering program at the Comparative Medicine Institute.

Volleyball Home Stand Continues

Michigan Tech volleyball hosts Saginaw Valley State tonight and Lake Superior State tomorrow at the SDC gym. First serve is 7 p.m. tonight and 5 p.m. tomorrow. 

The Huskies are 8-3 overall and 3-0 in the GLIAC. They have won four straight going into tonight's match.

Fans can listen online at TheMix93.comPasty.com, or your favorite radio streaming app.


Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, September 27, 2019

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources  For more information regarding staff positions, call 7-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu.  

For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted. 

Copyeditor/Writer, University Marketing & Communications 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.


Chemistry Seminar Today

The Chemistry Department will host a seminar at 3 p.m. today (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."


Today is Spirit Friday

Support the home team and show your Husky pride on Spirit Friday today (Sept. 27) at the Campus Store, University Images and online.

Today only, all Michigan Tech Apparel in school colors (black, gold, grey and white) is 25 percent off. Go Huskies.


Film Board Presents 'Aladdin’

This weekend, Film Board presents "Aladdin." A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.  

Show times are:

  • Today (Sept. 27) - 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
  • Tomorrow (Sept. 28) - 2:30 5:30, 8:30, 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday (Sept. 29) - 2:30, 5:30 p.m.

Located in Fisher 135, tickets are $3 and concessions are $1 each.

"Aladdin" is rated PG for some action/peril. Check out our movies and showtimes at the Film Board website


Volunteers Needed for the 41 North Film Festival

Be a part of the action and volunteer with 41 North Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place from Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, and we need your help to make it happen.

We welcome film enthusiasts, members of the campus community, and local area residents. Our volunteers help us keep 41 North free and open to the public. Volunteers are needed for any and all of the four days of the festival, Thursday through Sunday. Read the full Tech Today story.


Cirque Mechanics Tomorrow at the Rozsa

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. Read the full Tech Today story.


Export Controls Education Session

The Vice President for Research Office will host an educational session, "Review of Export Controls," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 2) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

Registration is now open and ends Tuesday (Oct. 1). This session will help faculty and staff understand and address Export Controls considerations when conducting research. Topics covered will include managing technical data, intellectual property and proprietary materials; defining and working with foreign nationals; publishing and teaching; and exporting and licensing considerations.


 Panel on Community Revitalization after Population Loss Tomorrow

The public is invited to a panel discussion on community revitalization after population loss, focusing on Houghton and Keweenaw counties. It will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Sept 28) in the Keweenaw Heritage Center (basement of St. Anne's church) in Calumet.

A walking tour of downtown Calumet, led by Shelly Hahn, will follow.

CTL Article of the Week

Exam reviews and study guides are things for which students ask. Many instructors see providing them as part of good teaching. But the research seems to indicate that we may be selling our students short by doing too much of the important task of “distillation” for our students. In her article “Students Want Study Guides, but Who Should Prepare Them?”, Weimer suggests that if we’re really interested in long term retention, we’ll find ways to help students build their own resources.

The pushback Weimer anticipates to this kind of shift is certainly something I’ve seen. Although I allow students to bring a formula sheet to my physics exams, I insist that it’s one of their own creation. In fact, part of my exam review process involves a peer review of their draft formula sheet to check its completion. But I’ve persisted with this policy in spite of some resistance; students who try to use prepared formula sheets from other sources continue to demonstrate that unless they really understand every symbol and relationship they put onto that sheet, they’re not really prepared to do the problems.

Other instructors accomplish similar goals during their exam review by having students write - and then share - potential exam questions. (In some cases, some of the best questions may even show up on the exam!) Weimer provides a number of other ideas to firmly place the summarizing work on students’ shoulders while providing appropriate resources. I encourage you to try one that fits within your class and style.

If you’d like to talk about other ways to scaffold student review materials, stop into the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) on the Library’s second floor.

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In Print

John Durocher (BioSci) has published an article in the October issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health with collaborators from the University of Guelph.

The manuscript was part of a thesis project by Tania Pereira in the laboratory of Jamie Burr. The manuscript is titled "The Physiological Assessment and Analysis of the Physical Demand of Riding a Snowmobile."

The study demonstrates that snowmobiling on flat groomed trail qualifies as moderate physical activity, while off-trail mountainous riding qualifies as vigorous exercise.

In the News

Joshua Pearce's (MSE/ECE) research is covered in a story "Los inesperados beneficios de sustituir plantaciones de tabaco por granjas solares" published in PV Magazine Mexico.

Pearce is also quoted in "Sustainable sports equipment? It’s now possible with the Gigabot X, an open-source industrial 3D printer."

Pearce was quoted in the article "Amid energy transition in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, what is solar’s role?" on Energy News Network.


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 continues to appear on national media outlets including USA Today's "News from around our 50 states."


John Vucetich (SFRES) wrote an opinion piece "Wolves play key role on Isle Royale" in the Detroit News.


Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "STEM Career Exploring Club Kickoff is Saturday" in the Traverse City Record Eagle.

Today's Campus Events

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C-Cubed Luncheon - Lebanese Lamb and Beef Stuffed Peppers

This week's C3 luncheons take place on Thursday and Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (#107). All faculty and staff, along with their...


Colloquium - Qi Wang

Qi Wang, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina


3-D Bio-Printed Glioblastoma-Vascular Niche

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar Guohao Dai Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Northeastern University Abstract: 3D printing, a method to construct...


Chemistry Seminar

Lactate Racemase and its Novel Nickel-Pincer Cofactor Robert Hausinger University Distinguished Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department of...


(Women's Soccer) Purdue Northwest vs. Michigan Tech

Women's Soccer: Purdue Northwest vs. Michigan Tech, Kearly Stadium


Film Board Presents: Aladdin (2019)

Film Board Presents: Aladdin (2019) “A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come...


Audacious Autumn

The Superior Wind Symphony presents a concert titled "Audacious Autumn", honoring the anniversary of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, featuring the music of women composers....


(Women's Volleyball) Saginaw Valley State vs. Michigan Tech

Women's Volleyball: Saginaw Valley State vs. Michigan Tech


Range Day

Come join us at the SDC range to learn firearm safety and have fun shooting our various pistols. First time down is free (besides ammo) and second time down is $15 for the...


Film Board Presents: Aladdin (2019)

Film Board Presents: Aladdin (2019) “A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come...


Film Board Presents: Aladdin (2019)

Film Board Presents: Aladdin (2019) “A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come...


(Women's Tennis) Michigan Tech at Wayne State

Women's Tennis: Michigan Tech at Wayne State, WSU Tennis Courts