Engineering Fundamentals - Chair Candidates’ Seminars

The Department of Engineering Fundamentals is conducting an internal search for a new department chair.

The search committee invites the campus community to join us for the candidates’ seminars and give feedback through a survey. Each candidate will describe their vision and five-year plan for improving the Department of Engineering Fundamentals' First-Year Engineering Program and Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

Zoom links and recordings of all candidate seminars and links to feedback surveys will be located on the EF Chair Candidate site. The seminars, recordings, and surveys are limited to users with an MTU ISO login.

Seminar Schedule

University Senate to Meet Tomorrow

The University Senate will meet in regular session (Meeting #654) at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 17) via Zoom.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting.

Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

Review the agenda for Meeting #654.

Board of Trustees Meeting Feb. 26

The Board of Trustees will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, via Zoom Webinar. 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 of the Board of Trustees, by Friday (Feb. 19).

Mail Delivery to Campus

On-campus mail delivery will continue to be suspended through spring semester. We are working towards a return to normal operations and will be sending out an update via Tech Today when a plan is finalized.

The staff of Mail Services will pick up and sort the mail from the U.S. Postal Service daily. Designated individuals from each department/area will be able to drop off and pick up their mailbag daily during regular business hours (8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m.).

Shipping and bulk mail services are also available. Contact Rodney Thompson or call 7-3500 to inquire about special delivery exceptions. For additional details, please visit the Mail Services web page.

Check Your Email for the ACHF Emotional Well-being Survey

Faculty, staff and students: check your email today for the "Huskies, Share your Experience" message and respond to the ACHF Emotional Well-being Survey (it should take about 10-12 minutes to complete).

The Tech Forward Health and Quality of Life Initiative and The Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being are collaborating with the American College Health Foundation to survey all faculty, staff and students on our campus about the emotional well-being of our campus community.

As we navigate these unprecedented times, it’s pivotal to understand the impact on the well-being and resilience of our community. This survey focuses on the emotional well-being components of:

  • Your sense of meaning in life
  • Your sense of purpose in life
  • Your social support networks
  • Your approach to stress management
  • How you’ve been feeling lately
  • Stressors you may be facing
  • How inclusive you think our university is

Participation is voluntary and confidential. For taking the survey, you will be entered to win one of 20, $50 Amazon gift cards. For further questions or if you’d like to be more involved with well-being research and initiatives on our campus, please contact Dayna BrowningWhitney Boroski or Caryn Heldt.

Judges Needed for Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Pavlis Honors College invites University faculty and staff to serve as distinguished judges at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. If you are interested in judging this event, please fill out this very brief form.

Judging entails reviewing the posters and accompanying three-minute video presentations of up to five undergraduate researchers. 2021 Symposium judging will be virtual, asynchronous and at your convenience from Saturday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 24. We will match judges with a mixture of posters.

The students presenting represent a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored. We need help providing an exceptional learning experience for our participants, so consider helping us further the professional development of our undergraduate researchers.

Visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information. Feel free to share this opportunity with interested faculty, staff, industry partners or alumni.

Men's Basketball Hosts NMU Today

With just five games remaining in the GLIAC regular season, the Michigan Tech men's basketball team hosts rival Northern Michigan at 5:30 p.m. today (Feb. 16) in the SDC Gymnasium.

The game will be televised on Fox UP and can be heard on local radio 93.5 FM.

The Huskies (8-5) fell into a tie for first place in the tight North Division after a pair of road defeats last weekend at Davenport. Northern Michigan (6-7) is tied for fourth. Tech won the first meeting between the two 61-52 in Marquette on January 26. 

Battle of Top 20 Hockey Teams Today

The No. 18 Michigan Tech Hockey Team will host No. 20 Lake Superior State University today (Feb. 16) in Game one of a two-game WCHA series.

The puck drops at 2:07 p.m. today in the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The teams will also meet on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to wrap up the series.

 The Huskies are 14-5-1 overall and have won six in a row and 13 of their last 15 games.

The game can be heard on local radio on 93.5 FM and live streamed on Mix 93 WKMJ and Pasty.net.

Women's Basketball Takes on Northern Michigan Tonight

After notching 10 wins in a row for the first time since 2014-15, the No. 23 ranked Michigan Tech women's basketball team travels to Marquette to take on Northern Michigan Tuesday University today (Feb. 16). Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

The rivalry matchup will be broadcast on TV6/Fox UP and on the radio on 93.5 FM.

This marks the second GLIAC regular-season matchup between the two squads. Michigan Tech took the first 55-46 Jan.26 in Houghton.

Despite playing in a double-overtime game against Saginaw Valley State, Michigan Tech still boasts the seventh-best defense in NCAA Division II. The Huskies have held opponents to just 53.4 points per game, which tops Grand Valley State for the top position in the GLIAC.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions, call 487-2280 or email mtujobs@mtu.edu.  

For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Office Assistant 5, Residence Education and Housing Services. UAW internal and external posting 2/16/21 - 2/22/21. External applications will only be reviewed after internal applications. 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

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.

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 Sustainability Films and Discussion Thursday

The next films in the 2021(online) Sustainability Film & Facilitated Discussion Series are "Minimalism" (2016) and "Less is Now" (2021) featuring American authors, podcasters, filmmakers and public speakers, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who promote a minimalist lifestyle.

This month’s films are available on Netflix, so participants will watch the films on their own. (The Minimalism film can be accessed at no cost on Hoopla Digital using your library card.) It is not necessary to watch both films.

The facilitated discussion with Chelsea Schelly (SS), will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 18). Schelly's research Interests include intentional and sustainable communities, renewable energy technologies and policy, energy conservation and consumption practices.                      '

Download the Minimalists' free ebook "16 Rules for Living with Less." Register for the Sustainability Film & Facilitated Discussion Series here

The series is coordinated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach. Please direct any questions to Joan Chadde. Read the original Tech Today story.

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Virtual Screening 'The Bearded Lady Project'

Michigan Tech, in collaboration with Iowa State University, Western Michigan University and North Dakota State University, is hosting a film and panel discussion to enhance awareness of gender bias and continued lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

This virtual event will take place at 6 p.m. (EST) Thursday, Feb. 25. A screening of the film, “The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science," will be followed by a panel discussion. The short documentary film demonstrates the competencies and passions of female paleontologists and how this unfair, gendered stereotype can be easily diminished with the donning of a beard. How, with some well-placed facial hair, any female scientist can be perceived as equally rugged, tough and determined. RSVP and watch the trailer.

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Career Basics at the Campus Store

Spring 2021 Career Fair is right around the corner, are you ready? Stop by the Campus Store for all of your last minute items such as ties, tie clips, belts, socks, pantyhose, shoelaces, shoe polish, lint rollers, sewing kits, padfolios, resume paper, folders, planners and pens.

Land that internship, co-op or job by making sure you are perfectly polished.

Today's Campus Events

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Black History Month Exhibit

This event is to showcase the excellence of black accomplishments throughout history. This will be an art exhibit in the east reading room in the library.

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DENALI: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

Friday, Jan. 22 - Saturday, April 17. Art and music inspired by Alaska's wild places. This gallery exhibit features new musical compositions and works created in response to...

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UPTLC Spring 2021 Virtual Presentation

Tursday February 16, 2021 at 3:30 PM https://mtu.libcal.com/event/7499799

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Youth Indoor Rock Climbing Spring Session 2

Is your child literally climbing the walls this winter? Sign up now for the OAP Youth Indoor Rock Climbing Class and let them climb our wall! We try to meet each participant...

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Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons Spring Session 1

Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons are now being offered all spring. The first session is 5 weeks, January 19 - February 20. Options for participating 1 or 2 days a week. Our...

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UP and Moving - High Intensity Interval Training "HIIT"

Michigan Tech students in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology are offering an "UP and Moving" initiative for campus and community members. UP and Moving...

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Adult Huskies Swim Clinic Spring Session 2

Adult Huskies Swim Clinic provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness...

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Open Log Rolling

Looking for something new to stay active? Sign up now for the OAP Open Log Rolling and test your skills on the log! Instruction and materials provided. We will be in the...

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Call for Submission: The Art of Valuing Water

World Water Day Event Community Art Show - "The Art of Valuing Water" Call for Submission: Artwork should be submitted between February 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021 for...

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DENALI: Music and Art Inspired by Wilderness

What do you get when you set nine composers loose in Denali National Park? You get nine great pieces of music! Give this music to artists as inspiration and you get eighteen...