Campus-wide and Virtual Exhibit: The Art of Climate Change

The work of Chicago-based artist Alisa Singer, Environmental Graphiti is a series of digital paintings created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the artworks is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to key facts about climate change. Michigan Tech’s exhibit includes 23 pieces displayed at 10 locations across campus and virtually via the interactive campus map.

Environmental Graphiti exhibit sponsors include the Great Lakes Research Center; the Institute for Policy, Ethics and Culture; University Marketing and Communications, the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biological Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Geological and Mining Engineering and Science; College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science; J.R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library; and the Rosza Center for Performing Arts. The exhibit runs through May 15.

Each piece in the campus exhibit is available for purchase. Proceeds will support student seed research grants to be announced in fall 2020. To purchase artwork, contact Artwork sales are subject to Michigan Sales Tax.

The Environmental Graphiti exhibit is one activity planned for the University’s annual World Water Day celebration. Other World Water Day activities are being moved to virtual delivery platforms. Updates and details will be posted on the Great Lakes Research Center’s World Water Day Events website.

Baby E's to Offer Free Lunch to Children

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17  through April 3,  while schools are closed for the coronavirus, Baby E's BBQ in Houghton will offer free lunch to any child under 18 needing it.

Lunch will include a child's smoky dog, a bag of chips and a fountain drink. This will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Limit one lunch per child per day.

U-Haul Offers 30-day Storage Free for College Students Who Must Suddenly Move

U-Haul locations in the Houghton area will participate in a national program offering 30-day storage for free to college students who have to suddenly move out because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Effective today (March 16), Michigan Tech has suspended all face-to-face instruction. 

Colleges all over the country are taking similar steps. U-Haul CEO John Taylor said on the company's website, "Students and their parents are in need of moving and storage solutions. We have the expertise and network to help and that's exactly what we're going to do."

U-Haul Moving and Storage of Houghton said all five local locations are participating in the 30-day free storage program.

Locally, U-Haul has locations in Houghton, Dodgeville, Hancock, Lake Linden and Calumet. 

Authentication Security Updates

On Thursday (March 19), Michigan Tech IT will update the domain controllers used to authenticate PC logins. The update provides increased security to several Michigan Tech systems as recommended by Microsoft.

Although there should be no noticeable changes to day-to-day operations, faculty and staff are asked to be aware of the change and report any issues.

If you have any questions about the domain updates, we can help. Contact IT at or call 7-1111.

VITA Program Canceled

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), scheduled for today, tomorrow and Wednesday (March 16-18) has been canceled due to safety concerns in connection with COVID-19. 

Job Posting

Job Posting for Monday, March 16, 2020

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

Department Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology — Internal Posting Only. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.   Accommodations are available. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

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The Art of Climate Change Alisa Singer The work of Chicago-based artist Alisa Singer, Environmental Graphiti is a series of digital paintings created to enhance public...