Sproule's Hockey Book Lands on U.P. Notable Books List

A book on the history of local hockey, by a retired Michigan Tech professor, has been included on a list of Notable U.P. books.

The Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) announced the Second Annual U.P. Notable Books List this week. The list honors 10 books by U.P authors and about the U.P. Making the list, which doesn't rank books in any particular order, is "Houghton: Birthplace of Professional Hockey," by Professor Emeritus Bill Sproule (CEE).

UPPAA Publications Chair Mikel Classen (Sault Ste. Marie) initiated the effort as a response to the lack of representation of U.P. writers in other Michigan state literary circles.

Classen said, “Traditionally, recognition of Michigan books has been dominated by the university presses downstate and we would like to take this opportunity to highlight literature that focuses closer to home for us.”

To build this second annual list, UPPAA consulted with Upper Michigan booksellers, book reviewers, writers, and publishers to winnow down the notable books to a bare ten titles. You can find reviews of many of these books on the UP Book Review.

Classen said "These ten books have been deemed essential reading for every U.P. lover and we highly recommend you ask your local librarian or booksellers for them today." 

The U.P. Notable Books List will appear in the upcoming 5th volume of U.P. Reader, UPPAA’s own annual literary anthology featuring short stories, poetry and essays by its members. 

Copies of Sproule's book are available in local bookstores and online through the Michigan Tech Bookstore.

Network Software Upgrade Tonight

Tonight at midnight, Michigan Tech IT will upgrade software on the network switches across campus to address a software bug. This work should be complete by 6 a.m. on Thursday (Jan. 28).

As the upgrade moves from building to building, there will be downtime to phones, computers, Wi-Fi and building controls.

Each switch will only be impacted once for approximately 20 minutes. If you have any questions or concerns, we can help. Contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.

Fall PHF-REF Awards

Jennifer Becker (CEE), is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $49,997 infrastructure enhancement grant sponsored by the Portage Health Foundation-Research Excellence Fund.

The project is entitled, "Development of Advanced Quantitative Biotechnology Capabilities to Enhance Health Research at Michigan Tech."

Additionally, Carolyn Duncan (KIP), is the principal investigator on a project that has received an $11,725 research seed grant sponsored by the Portage Health Foundation-Research Excellence Fund. The project is entitled, "Understanding the relationship between Type II Diabetes, fall risk and physical activity in the Upper Peninsula, MI"

Applications Open for Visiting Professor Program

Funding is available through a grant from the State of Michigan King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Initiative to invite potential faculty and/or research collaborators to Michigan Tech’s campus or host them through Zoom.

University departments are invited to bring visiting scholars who provide underrepresented perspectives in their field of expertise to campus either in person or virtually. Applications should provide details on the accessibility of venue(s) for interactions between the scholar and Michigan Tech students.

Learn more about the Visiting Professor Program, including its purpose and the application process. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Audrey Mayer, assistant to the provost for Academic Equity and Inclusion.

ME-EM Graduate Seminar

The next virtual ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 28) via Zoom.

Ricardo Eiris (CEE) will present “Learning and Training for Tomorrow’s Industry 4.0 Construction Workforce.”

Eiris is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dept. of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

The next Dept. of Biological Sciences Graduate Seminar takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 28) via Zoom.

Amy Marcarelli (BioSci) will present "The yin and yang of aquatic N cycling."

Abstract: Despite the fundamental role of N fixation in the global N cycle, rates and ecological dynamics remain virtually unknown for the inland and coastal aquatic ecosystems (e.g., lakes, wetlands, rivers, estuaries) that connect terrestrial and marine biomes. 

This is due to the traditional paradigms that primary producers were limited by phosphorus availability, and that N fixation rates were low to nonexistent, and therefore not important, in these ecosystems.  For the past five years, Marcarelli's lab has worked to comprehensively study N fixation relative to denitrification in streams and rivers across ecoregions in the USA, applying biogeochemical and microbial approaches to challenge these paradigms.

This seminar will provide an overview of the diverse research and education activities that have comprised this project, and an updated synthesis of findings. Ultimately, her research is contributing a sophisticated understanding of the spatial and temporal complexity in N cycling rates, and insight into the habitat and landscape scale drivers that allow N fixation and denitrification to co-exist across aquatic landscapes.

Virtual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Advising

Applications are open for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF).

If you are or know of an undergraduate student with questions about applying to the SURF program, take a few minutes to watch our video and join us for a drop-in advising session.

Robert Handler, SURF program manager, will be available to answer questions from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday (Jan. 29) on Zoom.

Caderoth Named WCHA Rookie of the Week

Michigan Tech Hockey's Arvid Caderoth has been named the WCHA Rookie of the Week the league announced Tuesday.

Caderoth, a forward, led WCHA rookies with three points over the weekend. He scored his first collegiate goal Monday in a 4-1 win at Northern Michigan to tie the game at one and then assisted on Tech's fourth goal of the game.

Caderoth assisted on the game-winning goal by Eric Gotz in Saturday's 2-0 victory.

The Gothenburg, Sweden native also led WCHA rookies with a plus-3 rating, seven shots on goal, and five blocked shots over the weekend. He has a point in three straight games and in four of the last five contests, including an assist on the game-winning goal three times. In 12 games in his first season, Caderoth has a goal and four assists to rank fifth amongst WCHA newcomers.

The Huskies are 8-3-1 overall and have won seven straight games, dating back to December 13. Tech is ranked No. 18 this week and travels to No. 8 Bowling Green for a WCHA series in Ohio. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. both nights at the Slater Family Ice Arena.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Silviculture, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. Apply online.

Lecturer, Engineering Fundamentals. 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 an interview at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or mtujobs@mtu.edu.


Fill Out the COVID-19 Symptom Tracking Form Before Coming to Campus

If you are working on campus while the University is at Health Safety Level Three, remember that no one is permitted to come to campus with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Employees are required to monitor their symptoms daily before coming to campus. The Daily Symptom Tracking Form is a short form that will help you determine if you have COVID-19 symptoms.


Second Tech Forward Campus Update Today

The second Tech Forward campus update takes place at noon today (Jan. 27) Three Tech Forward leaders will present:  

  • Autonomous & Intelligent Systems
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Natural Resources, Water and Energy

To connect, please click on the Zoom webinar link.

Or Telephone:

        US: +1 301 715 8592  Webinar ID: 822 2015 0376

First Tech Forward Update Recording Now Available 

The first Tech Forward webinar is now available for viewing. Please click here to watch the recording.   Access Passcode: WF^Kcp0n

*Please note only MTU users can access the recording. If you can not access the recording please sign into your Michigan Tech Zoom account at: https://michigantech.zoom.us/


Registration for Graduate Research Colloquium Now Open

The Graduate Student Government announces that registration for this year's virtual Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) is now open. Due to the continuation of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually to avoid any community spread from taking place.

It is gearing up to be an exciting event, and we are excited to see what everyone has to present. The GRC will be held Thursday and Friday, April 1/2. The event is a great opportunity to work on your presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences. Students are free to give an oral presentation, a poster talk, or both. All talks will be scored by judges from the same field as the presenter, who will give valuable insight and feedback on how you to improve the presentation.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations ( 1st - $300, 2nd - $200, and 3rd - $100). Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday March 2, at 11:59 p.m. Don't wait, register today.

Poster presentations will take place in a pre-recorded video style. Video submission deadline is March 22, 2021. A short Q&A session will take place with judges between 4-6 p.m. on April 1st.

Oral presentation will be a 12 minute talk followed by Q&A session. The event will be capped off with a virtual GRC awards ceremony. All participants and judges are invited to attend.

The ceremony will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 2, following the close of GRC. Full information can be found on our website.

In Print

Angie Carter (Social Sciences) and co-author Andrea Basche (agronomy, University of Nebraska) published "Training future agriculture professionals in landowner–tenant conservation decision‐making" in Natural Sciences Education.

The paper analyzes collaborative conservation case studies; the research was funded by the North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

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