Recreation Offers Free Virtual HuskiesFit Classes

Michigan Tech Recreation will offer virtual HuskiesFit classes over the coming weeks. Links to join the classes on Zoom will be posted on Michigan Tech Recreation’s Facebook page.

 Among the classes:

  • Heather Austin will conduct a Metabolic Conditioning class at 7 a.m. today (March 31) and Thursday (April 2)
  • Allison Neely will host Zumba at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow (April 1)
  • Beth Ryynanen has a Gentle Yoga session that will be posted to the Recreation Facebook page this week.

 All online sessions are open to the public. The list of HuskiesFit virtual classes will be updated on a weekly basis.

11th Annual (first ever virtual) Feminists Reading Feminists TODAY!

 Join us for the 11th annual Feminists Reading Feminists event hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Humanities Department. Help us pay homage to the contributions of diverse feminist scholars and activists who have inspired us and continue to shape our evolving world.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. today (March 31) via ZOOM. We encourage you to sign up through our Google form ahead of time (or submit a video/picture through the Google form if you cannot attend) and at our virtual event via ZOOM, be prepared to share a chosen passage from your favorite text, your favorite video/audio clip, or simply participate by listening and engaging with those that are sharing.

Your selection should take five minutes or less to read or view. Prose, poetry and media are welcome. There will be time at the end for those who did not sign up ahead of time to participate in an open reading,

ALL are welcome. Please join us virtually to engage in meaningful dialogue and celebrating the women's history month—near and far—as a community. If you’re part of the dialogue, you’re part of the solution.

Monroe Named CoSIDA All-American

Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named a 2020 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Second Team All-American. The D2CCA Men's Basketball All-America Teams were voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Monroe, from Green Bay, has already earned numerous accolades for his play this season, including NABC All-American and First Team NABC All-Midwest District honors. It was the second time Monroe was named to the All-Midwest District Team in his career.

Earlier this month, Monroe was named Division II Conference Commissioners Association Midwest Region Player of the Year while landing on the All-Midwest Region First Team. In addition, he was the 2020 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-GLIAC, and the GLIAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. Monroe was chosen as the GLIAC Player of the Week eight times throughout the 2019-20 campaign.

Monroe set career scoring records for Michigan Tech and the GLIAC while also breaking the single-game scoring record for Tech and the conference with 53 points at Grand Valley State January 23. Monroe ended his career with 2,542 points and racked up 1,875 points in regular-season conference contests over the course of his career to establish that new benchmark.

Michigan Tech closed the season 23-8 overall and finished second in the GLIAC North Division and third in the overall regular season standings. The Huskies defeated Northwood this past Sunday 68-57 to claim the 2020 GLIAC Tournament Championship, the third in program history.

Gilreath Steps Down as Cager Club President

Long time Michigan Tech Cager Club President Bob Gilreath has stepped down following the conclusion of the 2019-20 basketball seasons. Gilreath served as president for 26 years and has been a longtime supporter of Michigan Tech athletics. Michigan Tech would like to thank Bob for his many years of support and he reflects on his time at Tech with a question and answer segment below:

How long have you been involved with supporting Michigan Tech athletics?

I came to Michigan Tech from Northern Indiana in 1977, where our High School gym is still ranked 9th in the country, seating 7,304 for basketball. The first day here I walked into Sherman gym and asked where the varsity played, figuring it must be downtown somewhere. To answer that another way, as long as Head Coach Kevin Luke has been here. We came in at the same time.

2. What drew you to want to be a part of the Cager Club specifically?

Jim Gale, Howard Zollinger, Sharon Paris. We did a lot of road trips. The Northern Michigan trips got me started In the Cager club specifically. We started with one Tech van, then I ended up driving a second Van for Jim for a few years until we moved to a Bus. I started helping Jim run the club as treasurer around 94 and took over as President around 2000. I did so because these outstanding young men and women deserve our support.

3. Do you have a favorite moment or two in Michigan Tech Athletics history?

Men's basketball:
Ben Stelzer to TJ Brown for the sweet buzzer-beater finger roll vs Lake Superior State in 2013.
Hockey: Shane Hanna's double OT win for the WCHA playoff title. Followed by winning it again at NMU the next season.
Soccer: Lindsey Van Rooy's double-overtime, last-second goal versus Saginaw Valley State on Nov. 6, 2013.

4. What is your all-time favorite road trip that you've taken to support a Husky sports team?

Wow, that's a tough one, I've seen a lot of the country road tripping with the Huskies. Hockey has taken me to Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Indiana, etc ... Basketball to Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota, etc ...

If I had to pick one, it would have to be the Women's NCAA Regional, in March of 2009. After beating Northwood on Friday, we went into Northern Kentucky's new arena to play the number one team in the country and blew them off the floor.

Second, on the list would be any win at NMU, and that has been a whole lotta fun lately. You can't mention road trips without mentioning the Pep Band. Playoff runs on the road are even better with the Pep Band. You guys ROCK.

5. The best part about being in the Cager Club and being the president?

The interaction with the players and families. You get to know them on a more personal level. I especially enjoyed sitting with and watching all the games with Kyle Monroe's grandfather this season. Giving the players their senior watches, and listening to their senior speeches has been special for me. Don't get me wrong, I like wins and championships, but as a retired staff member the thing I am proudest of is these young men and women walk out of here with a degree and a great future ahead of them. We have fantastic STUDENT athletes, and every one of them will excel in whatever they decide to do in life.

6. When did you first begin taking photos at Tech sporting events?

My good friend Gowtham was taking pictures as I do now, and before I went to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2010, I had G help me pick out a new camera. When fall came, I asked him to help me learn to shoot sports. David Archambeau (Archy) has been a great help also. I love to shoot to share.

If you have an interest in helping with the Cager Club or possibly serving as the new president, feel free to contact Gary Kruzich or call 7-1604.

Read the full story at michigantechhuskies.com

Reminders

Editing Services Available

Editing services are still available through the English Language Institute to all members of the campus community with the following options:

  • Document editing (grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow, readability) via email, with quick turnaround
  • Video conferencing for long-term writing improvement

Editing services are provided by highly qualified English language instructors with expertise in grammar, writing, and language instruction. Service rates are $25 per hour. Requests for editing can be made here.

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Advocates Team-Call to Action

Help make campus culture more equitable for all. We encourage you to apply to join the Advocates team.

Advocates and Allies is one of three programs currently being adapted to the Michigan Tech culture as part of the NSF-funded ADVANCE Initiative. This program is dedicated to engaging majority stakeholders in the dissemination of knowledge on gender equity as well as actively participating in activities to increase allyship on campus. 

Read more about Advocates and Allies and how to join here.

In the News

Michigan Tech men's basketball standout Kyle Monroe, was the subject of the article "Former Ashwaubenon star basketball player Kyle Monroe finishes as Michigan Tech's best," in the Green Bay Press Gazette. Monroe finished the season as the all-time leading scorer at Michigan Tech and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Monroe was also featured in the story "Two NSIC MBB Players Grab All-America Honors from D2CCA," on Hub City Radio.

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Michigan Tech basketball's Dawson Bilski was mentioned in "The stories behind the most memorable performances in boys basketball finals," on MLive. The feature looked at Bilski's performance in the 2017 Michigan Class D state championship.

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The partnership between Michigan Tech and the Traverse Bay Intermediate School District to offer new opportunities for students at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center (CTC) was covered by the TraverseTicker.

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Bonnie Gorman, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, was quoted in the story "Michigan Tech remote schooling an option for students," on WJMN TV3.