MTU Flex: The Daily Symptom Monitoring Form

Employees coming to campus during Step Two of Michigan Tech’s Return to Campus Plan must self-monitor for symptoms using the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Monitoring Form. It's one of three things everyone must do in order to resume working on campus — along with getting your supervisor's approval and completing your assigned COVID-19 training.

How it Works
During Step Two, your HuskyCard tap access turns off at midnight each night. Submitting the Daily Symptom Monitoring Form turns it back on for the day. If you don’t have a computer or smartphone, you can call Public Safety and Police Services at 906-487-2216 before coming to campus, and dispatch will assist in submitting the form on your behalf.

Where to Find It
The COVID-19 Daily Symptom Monitoring Form is located on the MTU Flex Portal. That’s also where you’ll find any future forms related to the University’s fall 2020 return to campus.

MTU Flex is a resource for all of us, so students, employees and families can get the latest details on academic experiences, campus experiences and campus operations. Check back often, as new info is still being added. And, if you have questions, email them to mtuflex@mtu.edu.

A Significant Supreme Court Decision for Title VII

The Supreme Court made a significant ruling last week that ensures employment protections for workers who identify as LGBTQ. Title VII, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin.

Now, the term sex means not only the binary of male and female, but also sexual orientation and gender identity. The Supreme Court clarified their decision by stating that an individual’s sex is “not relevant to the selection, evaluation, or compensation of employees.” This is not new to Michigan Tech, as University policy already prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. However, this is a significant ruling that provides workplace protections for all people, and may have a far-reaching impact on future cases and federal law.

Michigan Technological University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, disabled veteran status, veteran status, or disability.

Huskycast Video Platform Maintenance

The Panopto-Huskycast video platform will be unavailable beginning at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday (June 27) due to a vendor-scheduled system upgrade.

The downtime could last up to three hours. During this time, users will not be able to access or view recordings, and any attempts to upload new videos will result in a "Server unable to connect" message. Contact Michigan Tech IT or call 7-1111 if you have questions about this outage.

Reminders

Fall Finishing Fellowship Applications Due July 1

Applications for Fall 2020 Finishing Fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m., July 1, 2020, to the Graduate School. Please email applications to gradschool@mtu.edu.

View instructions on the application and evaluation process on our web page. Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a Ph.D. student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a Finishing Fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for candidacy (tuition charged at Research Mode rate) at the time of application.
  5. Must not hold a final oral examination ("defense") prior to the start of the award semester.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to Ph.D. candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding Ph.D. candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan.

The Graduate School anticipates funding up to 10 fellowships with support ranging from $2,000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a finishing fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

In the News

Guy Meadows (GLRC) was mentioned in the story "Great Lakes Monitoring - Accurate Real-Time Wave Data" in Marine Technology Reporter, June 2020.

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Undergraduate student Katlynn Stone is doing her summer internship with Ford. Her story continues to receive national coverage, including The News Wheel.

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Tara Bal (CFRES) was mentioned in the column "Night Crawlers" in the Cheboygan (Michigan) Daily Tribune.

Hiltunen Elected to Michigan Archival Association Executive Team

Lindsay Hiltunen, university archivist at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, has been elected vice president - president elect of the Michigan Archival Association (MAA). The election took place at the annual business meeting of the association held Monday (June 22).

Hiltunen has been a board member of MAA since 2016. During her service as a board member-at-large, she served as the chair of the auction subcommittee, which raises funds for the association’s scholarship fund, worked on the communications subcommittee and as a co-editor of the association’s newsletter, and is currently co-chair of the bylaws revision task force.

Hiltunen will serve two years as vice president and then transition to president in June 2022. The Michigan Archival Association supports the community of organizations and individuals who care for the state’s materials of cultural heritage and the documentary record through communication and education, and seeks to foster a collaborative and inclusive professional network.

Today's Campus Events

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Weekly Michigan Tech Trumpet Hang

Join MTU's Director of Jazz Studies Adam Meckler for his weekly Michigan Tech Trumpet Hang. Each week will be different, and will cover a variety of subjects such as warming...

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PhD Defense: Dilek Erkmen

Mathematical Sciences Advisor: Alexander Labovsky High Accuracy Methods for Fluid Flows in Various Applications: Theory and Implementation Attend Virtually:...

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Master's Defense: Sarah LewAllen

Biological Sciences Advisor: John Durocher Mindfulness, Aortic Wave Reflection, and Arterial Arterial Stiffness Attend Virtually: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/97438047196

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Bridging Barriers: Book Launch Virtual Event

Support Guatemala's COVID-19 Response The Rotary Club of Milwaukee and Engineers Without Borders USA will host a Zoom virtual author visit with Michigan Tech alumnus Mike...

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#q: Sculpture Under Quarantine

#q: sculpture under quarantine is an online gallery created by students in Advanced Sculpture Studio. Students in this class developed works of art while social distancing in...

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APS Virtual Poster Showcase

The Association for Psychological Science will be hosting a Virtual Poster Showcase from June 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020. Participants will be able to view the latest...