Face Coverings Required in Enclosed Public Spaces

Under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extended “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, all persons are required to wear face coverings when entering enclosed public spaces, including campus buildings and workspaces, where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Michigan Tech strongly encourages employees to provide their own personal face coverings in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance: 

  • Fabric face masks should be made of new, tight-weave cotton fabric (e.g., quilting cotton, denim, duck cloth, canvas, or twill).
  • Employees must wear their face mask at all times indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Face masks should be worn over the mouth and nose and should not be worn dangling around the neck or on the chin or forehead.
  • Employees should not touch or adjust their face mask. If they do, they must immediately wash their hands per CDC guidelines.
  • After removing their face mask, employees must immediately wash their hands per CDC guidelines.
  • Fabric face masks should be laundered in hot water daily.
  • When not in use, fabric face masks should be stored in a clean, closed paper bag or other breathable container.

Fabric face masks are not considered personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used when entering a room or area where known or suspected COVID-19 cases are present.

Michigan Tech will supply face coverings for employees who choose not to utilize their own face coverings.  Employees who have current job duties on campus who need a face covering may pick one up between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Transportation Services Window on the first floor of the Administration Building. Please park in Lot 11 and enter through the east doors. Walking traffic will be one way, exiting through the north doors. If you require a face covering but are unable to pick one up during these hours, please contact Brian Cadwell at bjcadwel@mtu.edu

Please note that the current distribution of surgical face masks is only for those currently authorized to be on campus. Those who are not authorized to be on campus at this time should not come onto campus to get a face mask.

MTU APMP Students Take Third in Portfolio Competition

Students in the Michigan Tech College of Business Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP) placed third in this year’s Quinnipiac University Global Portfolio Competition, earning an annual return of more than 20 percent. When adjusted for the given amount of risk pursued by the team and compared to other universities, the Husky team had a strong standing.

The MTU undergraduate investment experience, which is open to students of all majors, has earned first in this global competition seven times in the past. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, several students planned to attend the New York City-based competition and conference in person.

APMP students manage $1.8 million dollars of real money in the U.S. stock market, where they present to clients and make their own investment decisions.

IPEC Invites MTU Faculty and Staff to Affiliate

The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) invites MTU faculty and staff to affiliate with the Institute. Benefits of affiliation include access to assistance with research grants (as we develop these capabilities), opportunities to serve on IPEC committees, opportunities to apply for Institute grants, and involvement in and notification of Institute events.

Requirements of affiliation are a willingness to assign research IRAD to IPEC; a declaration of research interests as related to policy, ethics, and culture; and a willingness to appear as an affiliate on the IPEC website.

To apply for affiliate status, please submit a request with your title, contact information, and a short description of your research interests as they intersect with policy, ethics, and culture to Erin Syth, IPEC Institute Manager.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, April 30, 2020

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. 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. 

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry. 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 mtujobs@mtu.edu.

Reminders

Native Plant Symposium April 30 to Feature Monarchs, Pollinators

The annual Native Plant Symposium, usually held in Hesterberg Hall in the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building, has moved to Zoom this year. Gardeners and native plant enthusiasts can shelter in place and still enjoy free talks today (April 30).

“We have some wonderful speakers this year,” said organizer Maria Janowiak, an extension master gardener and deputy director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science at the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, on the Michigan Tech campus. “While everyone has loved our in-person events, this will let gardeners from all over attend from the safety of their homes.”

The final talks of the symposium begin at 7 p.m. today via Zoom. Sue Trull, botanist for the Ottawa National Forest, will present “Monarchs and Milkweeds—All Hands on Deck.” The second talk, “Using Native Plants to Support Pollinators,” will be given by Jackie Manchester-Kempke, of Houghton, an extension master gardener.

The symposium is sponsored by the Keweenaw Land Trust, the Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter and the Keweenaw Garden Club. To attend, register for the webinar at the Keweenaw Land Trust website.

Notables

Alumna Wins BioOne Ambassador Award

Michigan Tech alumna Auriel (Van Der Laar) Fournier (Wildlife Ecology and Management '11) is one of the winners of the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award.

The award honors early career authors who best communicate the importance and impact of their specialized research to the public. Six individuals from five publications were selected from a large pool of nominees put forth by BioOne’s publishing community.

Fournier was nominated by the Waterbirds Society based on her paper about the impacts of wetland management on two groups of migratory wetland birds, published in Waterbirds.

BioOne invited nominees to submit a 250-word, plain-language summary answering the question: What are the broader implications of your work, and how does your work impact the public at large?

Fournier's winning entry is featured on the BioOne Ambassador Award web page.

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