Return to Campus: Visitors

On Monday (July 27), Michigan Tech enters Step Three of our Return to Campus Plan. In this final step, we resume campus operations at the level at which the University will function when students return, and transition to the Health and Safety Levels system that we will maintain from the fall semester forward.

In addition to the return of students and University employees, Step Three allows for campus visitation. Joel Isaacson, senior associate athletic director, said while visitors to campus are allowed, all visitors must fill out a COVID-19 Visitor Tracking Form.

"Our first priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and this is part of ensuring that," Isaacson said. "The bottom line is, if you are sick, please stay home and away from campus." He added that visitors are required to fill out the Visitor Tracking Form each day they are on campus.

On the form, visitors will enter their name, email address, phone number and reason for the visit. The form also tracks any symptoms the visitor may have and asks if in the past 14 days, they have been in close contact with anyone they know or suspect to be infected with COVID-19.

"Once filled out, the form will generate an email sent to the visitor, which includes a confirmation number. They will need to have that confirmation number available when they are on campus," Isaacson said. The form will be used to record and monitor the number of visitors on campus.

Visitors will be expected to follow the same procedures as the campus community. "All visitors must wear face coverings and observe a minimum social distance of six feet. Any capacity restrictions will be dictated by the Governor's executive order," Isaacson said. 

Students are not required to get prior approval before receiving guests. However, guests must fill out the Visitor Tracking Form before their arrival on campus. Likewise, all students and University employees are required to fill out the Daily Symptom Monitoring Form.

More information can be found on the MTU Flex Portal.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees will meet Aug. 6 from 9-11 a.m. via Zoom webinar. There is no public access to the Board of Trustees Formal Session due to social distancing protocols.

A note for those attending: Due to the format of the Zoom webinar and to maintain a secure environment, non-Board members will not be able to use the microphone function, screen share, or view participants at the meeting aside from the individual currently speaking. The chat feature will be disabled.

Members of the public are invited to make public comments to the Board of Trustees in accordance with the Board of Trustees Bylaw 1.14. Those who wish to address items in the agenda and who have filed their intent with the Secretary of the Board as required by Bylaw 1.14, will be limited to five minutes. Those addressing general topics are limited to three minutes.

If you wish to provide public comments to the Board of Trustees, please submit your intent to Sarah Schulte, Secretary for the Board of Trustees, by July 30.

Tech Volleyball Earns Team Academic Award for Eighth Straight Year

The Michigan Tech volleyball team received the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for 2019-20, earning the honor for the eighth straight season. The Huskies had a 3.4 team GPA and were one of nine GLIAC and one of 171 teams in NCAA Division II to receive the honor.

"To excel as a student-athlete at Michigan Tech requires an incredible amount of discipline and dedication," coach Matt Jennings said. "Our players are driven students who are committed to their studies, their team and their athletic careers. I have so much respect for what they do daily and consider myself incredibly fortunate to be the coach of such a smart, committed and talented group. I admire the positive energy and attitude of this team and am so happy for them to be recognized for their academic achievement."

Read more on the official Michigan Tech Huskies website.

Hockey Husky Named Krampade All-American Scholar

Michigan Tech sophomore TJ Polglaze was named a Krampade All-American Scholar on Tuesday (July 21) by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Polglaze, a forward from Beloit, Wisconsin, appeared in 29 games for the Huskies in 2019-20 and was also named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the WCHA All-Academic Team. He has skated in 59 games for the Black and Gold and holds a 3.86 GPA in exercise science.

It is the fourth year that the AHCA has awarded Krampade All-American Scholars. Due to the effects of COVID-19 on actual grades in the spring, the AHCA adopted revised criteria for this year's honorees. To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.75 GPA for the fall semester and participated in 40 percent of their school's games.

Read more on the official Michigan Tech Huskies website.


Alum Elected District Leader

Mufazzal Hossain, CEE MS alumnus, was voted the District Leader in Assembly District 38 Part B, making him the first Bangladeshi elected Democratic District Leader in the district and in Queens, New York.


UPEC's 'Let's Talk' Livestream Featuring MTU Professor

Join the next Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) “Let’s Talk” livestream interactive conversation on Thursday (July 23) at 7 p.m.

Chelsea Schelly (SS) of Michigan Technological University will discuss intentional communities — planned residential living communities designed to have a high degree of social cohesion and collaboration through shared technologies, economies, and activities of daily life. Several intentional communities are offered as examples of the diversity of forms they can take. We invite you to join us to find out how people can choose to live in different ways tied to their beliefs. How does this type of social organization fit in with our concerns about sustainability?

• Join via Facebook Live

• Join via Zoom 
Meeting ID: 839 9404 0441
Passcode: upec2020

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