Inaugural Husky Exchange Program a Success

The first ever Husky Exchange Program collected over 3,000 items from students moving out of the residence halls this spring. Donations included nonperishable food, various electronics, clothing, pool noodles (head protectors for the lofted beds!) and small appliances.

In addition to reducing over 2,000 pounds of waste from the landfill, more than 1,000 of these items have already been donated to local food pantries and charities. The remaining items will be donated or sold at a reduced cost to students moving into the residence halls in August. Any funds raised will be used to seed a student “green fund” that will be used to promote future student-led sustainability efforts on campus.

A special thanks to the more than 20 volunteers who made this possible.

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COVID-19 Town Hall on Thursday

Join us Thursday (May 27) from 7-8 p.m. for the COVID-19 Community Town Hall. The topic will be “Health and Well Being During the Pandemic and Beyond.”

Organized by the Health Research Institute at Michigan Tech, the 60-minute town hall broadcast can be heard live at 7 p.m. on radio stations 97.7 The Wolf (WOLV-FM) and 99.1 (WIKB-FM) and viewed through a Zoom webinar and Facebook Live. The town hall can also be viewed on ABC 10 Sunday (May 30) at 12 p.m.

Town hall moderators Steven Elmer and Kelly Kamm (HRI/KIP) will be joined by Dr. Zach DeYoung (family/sports medicine) of Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, Heather Grundy (pharmacy) of UP Health Systems-Portage, doctoral student Jeremy Bigalke of Montana State University, Dr. Jason Bombard (psychiatry) of Aspirus and doctoral student Isaac Wedig of MTU.

For more information and past broadcasts, visit the COVID-19 Town Hall Series website.

Staff Council Staff Service Awards

Staff Council is honoring staff members who have reached a five-year anniversary of service to the University. Please join us in celebrating the employees in your department who have reached a milestone.

A big thank-you for your service and commitment to Michigan Tech to the staff members who will be honored for reaching a five-year anniversary date this fiscal year.

The annual Staff Service Awards will look a little different again this year. Unfortunately, there will not be a luncheon, though we do hope to continue this tradition in the future. Employees being honored will receive their certificate and award in late June.

Please refer any questions regarding this event to Laurie Stark at 906-487-1081 or

Ellie Mackay Earns All-America Honorable Mention

Michigan Tech junior guard Ellie Mackay was named NCAA Division II All-America Honorable Mention by the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA). The teams are selected and voted on by WBCA member coaches of NCAA Division II.

The Honorable Mention adds to Mackay's already prolific list of accolades. She was an instrumental part of the Huskies' run to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship and subsequent appearance in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Tournament in Springfield, Missouri, this winter.

Read more on the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

In the News

NASA listed Michigan Tech’s Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab as a winner in the first phase of their Watts on the Moon Challenge — a technology design contest challenging U.S. innovators to imagine next-generation energy infrastructure on the Moon. The lab was awarded a $100,000 prize for their win.


Michigan Tech was mentioned in a DVIDS story covering the U.S. Army Automotive Research Center’s annual conference. MTU was listed among participating universities known for their M&S expertise.


Sarah Green (Chem) was quoted in a Mashable article providing a brief guide to spotting and avoiding op-eds attempting to rebut largely agreed upon climate science.

In Print

Professor emeritus Jack Jobst (HU) authored an article, titled “A Nazi in the Classroom: The Strange Case of Edward Sittler,” which appears in the May/June issue of Michigan History magazine.

The article is on pages 40-45 and describes Tech’s hiring of a Nazi professor in 1949. Edward Sittler’s employment ended when President Grover Dillman fired him. The resulting legal issues reached the State’s Supreme Court, and newspapers across the country covered the controversy.


Fill Out the COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring 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 for symptoms daily before coming to campus using the Daily Symptom Monitoring Form.


Campus Bookstore and University Images Closing for Inventory

The Campus Bookstore will be closed for inventory tomorrow (May 25) to Memorial Day (May 31).

University Images will be closed for inventory Thursday (May 27) to Memorial Day (May 31).

Both stores will resume normal summer hours June 1.

Today's Campus Events

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