Husky Bites Tonight

Join College of Engineering Dean Janet Callahan for Husky Bites, a 20-minute interactive Zoom webinar followed by Q&A.

Join us at 6 p.m. today (June 29), as Daisuke Minakata (CEE) presents "Scrubbing Water⁠—How and Why."

Do you trust your tap water? It's regulated, but exactly how is our tap water treated? And how is our wastewater treated to protect the environment? Michigan Tech research is heavily focused on water. Learn about the efforts of one of the nation's top undergraduate teaching water and wastewater process simulation labs, right here on campus at Michigan Tech, as well as efforts at University's Great Lakes Research Center. And learn about the water project for NASA's International Space Station, and the Direct Potable Reuse projects (treating wastewater for drinking water).

This family-friendly event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Curiosity). All are welcome. It’s not too late to register. Get the full scoop (and check out the videos of past sessions, or "bites") at mtu.edu/huskybites.

New Community Effort Grows and Shares Fresh Food in the Western UP

Growing from the Heart is a new grassroots initiative working to increase access to fresh, local, and nourishing food in Western UP communities this summer. Individual gardeners, groups, and organizations may sign up to be partners in this collective effort by growing food, making land available for food growing, or being a site for food redistribution.

“This program is a beautiful way to share good energy with our community as we grow things from the heart and put that energy into that good food,” explained Kathleen Smith, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) enrolled member, Habitat Specialist at KBIC Natural Resources Department, and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Board Member.

The Down to Earth Gardening Collective, a new food growing movement started by Michigan Tech students, believes that because food is a basic human need, the commodification and privatization of food leads to the commodification of human life. It  hopes to challenge that notion and create a more communal food system by pooling our land, labor and love.

Information about how to sign up to grow and share food, or how to sign up to be a site for food redistribution, can be found on the Western UP Food Systems Council website. The Western UP Food Systems Council is a regional initiative supporting strengthened food systems in our region. We invite community members and organizations to join in this work of reconnection to our food, one another, and our home. As we grow and redistribute food, we work together toward food sovereignty for all. Questions can be emailed to wupfoodsystems@gmail.com.

HuskyFAN Bag Donations

The HuskyFAN Pantry is in need of paper or plastic grocery bags to package our emergency meal packs in. During this time, the food pantry has been operating out of Public Safety, and most recently out of the Daniell Heights Community room (available to Daniell Heights residents only), to provide meal packs for those in our campus community.

If you are able to donate paper or plastic grocery bags, please drop them off in the container located in the lobby of Fisher Hall (highway side, just inside the first set of doors).

Any amount is appreciated so that we may continue this service to our students, faculty, and staff. For any questions please email huskyfan@mtu.edu.

Changes to Michigan's Automobile No-Fault Insurance Law

Starting Wednesday (July 1) there will be changes to the Public Acts 21 and 22 of 2019 reform Michigan’s automobile no-fault insurance law. Michigan Tech's health insurance is primary for auto accidents.

All of the Michigan Tech health insurance plans (PPO, HDHP1 and HDHP2) comply with the new laws and qualify as qualified health coverage.

Please read the BCBSM FAQ for Auto Insurance regarding the change to the Michigan no-fault insurance law. Michigan Tech is self-insured. The FAQs related to self-insured is what pertains to employees with Michigan Tech health insurance.

Contact the Benefits Office with questions or call 7-2517.

Upcoming IDEA Hub/CTL Teaching Q&A Session and MTU Flex Workshop

Join us for the next weekly Teaching Q&A session from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday (July 1) as we welcome guests Provost Jackie Huntoon, CTL Director Mike Meyer and VP of Student Affairs Bonnie Gorman, who will help to answer your questions related to MTU Flex instruction this fall.

Registration is not required for the Teaching Q&A portion of the sessions; we will share a calendar invite to all faculty and staff with the Zoom link.

At 4 p.m., following the Teaching Q&A session, we will continue our two-part workshop on innovating your classes for MTU Flex. Session two will focus on prototyping your ideas for re-designing classes to support remote learning. For those unable to attend, we plan to repeat the workshop series in August.

Registration is required for the workshop. To register, click the below links to be added to the calendar invites for the event, which will include the Zoom link.

If you have questions or do not get the calendar invite, but would like to attend the Teaching Q&A or workshop sessions, please email margaret@mtu.edu.

Session No. 4: Prototype Your Innovative Solutions from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (July 1).

  • Teaching Q&A: 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Design Thinking Workshop — Prototype Your Innovative Solutions: 4 to 5 p.m.

Video recordings, transcripts, and other materials from the past Teaching Q&A sessions are available in this Google Drive folder.

We will post recordings of this week's session as well, but we hope you’ll join us in person.

Reminders

Farewell Social for Mark Gockenbach Tuesday

The Department of Mathematical Sciences invites the campus community to a farewell social for Mark Gockenbach. He has accepted the position of professor and chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware.

The social will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday (June 30) at the East Houghton Waterfront Pavilion, Next to the Super 8 in Houghton. Parking is limited, please do not park on Super 8 property.

Cupcakes and refreshments will be provided.

In the News

The online presentation "Invent Your Story," by Michigan Tech alumna Margaret Brumm at the Peter White Library in Marquette, was previewed by the Marquette Mining Journal.

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Incoming Michigan Tech Hockey player Carson Bantle was featured in the article "Flyers' 2020 Mock Draft, 2nd Round and Beyond," in The Hockey Writers.

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Former Michigan Tech Nordic skier and cross country runner Lisa König, authored the piece "Sportpsychologie: Es ist wirklich in Ordnung mit sich selbst zu reden," (Sports Psychology: It's really okay to talk to yourself) in xc-ski.de.

Today's Campus Events

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Huskies New Employee Orientation

This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/fzv-jauc-paj +1 575-459-0149 PIN: 234932260#

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Grandparent/Grandchild Scramble

Grandparent/Grandchild Scramble

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Scrubbing Water—How and Why?

Husky Bites presents Special Guest Daisuke Minakata Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Affiliated Associate Professor, Department of...

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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...