Janet Manniko Artwork Donated to Library

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is the recipient of a generous donation from Philip Johnson, the brother of the late Janet Johnson Manniko.

Manniko was a renowned local artist and an alum of Michigan Tech. She exclusively painted local scenery, often choosing to paint in the open air near her subjects. She especially enjoyed painting trees without their leaves as she loved to see their form.

Johnson has donated two large oil paintings titled “Calvary” and “Shadow Side of Brockway.” Both scenes are painted on textured wood surfaces, a technique that Manniko used quite often. These paintings are located near the southwest corner of the third floor of the library. In addition to the newly acquired paintings, the library also displays a trio of Manniko’s works depicting the shoreline of Five Mile Point along Lake Superior, donated by the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library.

Stop by the library to see the artwork!

Film Board and SASE Presenting 'Shang Chi'

This week, the Film Board, in conjunction with the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), presents "Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action and language.


  • Friday, Jan. 28 — 5:30 p.m.*, 8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 29 — 5:30 p.m.*, 8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.

* 5:30 p.m. showtimes will be shown with subtitles! 

Located on Michigan Tech's campus in Fisher 135.

Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend — and have a great day.

This Week's C-Cubed Luncheon Menu

Menu for Thursday (Jan. 27):

  • Beef Kofta Balls (Gluten Free)
  • Falafel (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Red Rice (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Sautéed Vegetables (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Tzatziki Sauce (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)
  • Tahini Sauce (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Dining Services presents this week's C-Cubed Luncheon being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 27) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (MUB 107). All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

The C-Cubed lunch buffet menus are created by executive chef Eric Karvonen and prepared by Karvonen and his culinary team. As the name suggests, the meals are meant to foster conversation, community and collegiality. Attendees may bring their lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Fruit-infused water, coffee, tea, cookies and fruit are available free to all attendees.

The buffet lunch is $12 per person. Cash, credit cards and gift cards are accepted. Gift cards can be purchased in the Memorial Union office, MUB 101. You can submit C-Cubed feedback using this Google form. To join the C-Cubed Google group and receive weekly menus, email business-support@mtu.edu.

PhD Defense: Oudumbar Rajput, ME-EM

Doctoral candidate Oudumbar Rajput (ME-EM) will defend their doctoral thesis at 6 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 27). This virtual defense will be held online only. Attendance is invited via Zoom.

Rajput's thesis is titled "Numerical Development of a Six-Stroke Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine."

Rajput is advised by Youngchul Ra.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series

The next speaker in the Biological Sciences Seminar Series will be Oliver N. Shipley, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico.

The seminar is tomorrow (Jan. 27) from 3-4 p.m. It  will be held virtually via Zoom.

Shipley's presentation is titled "There and back again: applications of compound-specific isotopes to study animal ecophysiology."

From the abstract:
Compound-specific approaches (CS-SIA) are a relatively recent but established tool for studying ecological processes. More recently, however, these techniques have shown great promise for studying aspects of animal ecophysiology, because they can be used to trace various biosynthesis pathways of individual compounds. This seminar will provide a general overview of CS-SIA, focusing on novel applications to study various aspects of animal ecophysiology. Specific examples will include the use of amino acid isotopes to study nitrogen balance in elasmobranch fishes across gestation and the fitness consequences of individual-level diet variation in northern lake trout. The potential application of Hydrogen amino acid isotopes will also be discussed. These study examples underscore the utility of molecular isotope approaches for studying ecophysiological processes in animals, further emphasizing the predictive power of non-lethal, intrinsic tracer techniques.

Rescheduled ME-EM Chair Candidate Presentations

The Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) would like to invite you to attend the seminars to be given by department chair candidate Mark Barkey.

Barkey is currently the department head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Alabama.

Tomorrow (Jan. 27) at 11:15 a.m., Barkey will give a seminar titled "Buckling of Thin-Walled Cones Subjected to External Pressure" in MEEM 406.

On Friday (Jan. 28) at 10 a.m., Barkey will give a seminar on "Administrative Philosophy and Goals" in MEEM 406.

The seminars will be given live. Instructions and access to the recordings will be made available at a later date.

Ellie Mackay Named Player of the Week

For the second time this season and fourth time in her esteemed Husky career, Ellie Mackay has been named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week.

Mackay totaled 46 points in a pair of games last week. She shot 6-for-13 and 12-for-12 from the free-throw line for 25 points against No. 12 ranked Grand Valley State on Jan. 20, then notched her first double-double of the season with 21 points and a career-high 10 rebounds on Jan. 22. Mackay went 8-for-13 from the floor, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range over 26 minutes, to help the Huskies defeat Davenport. 

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Women's Basketball Hosting Northwood, Traveling to NMU

Michigan Tech women's basketball hosts Northwood University at SDC Gymnasium tomorrow (Jan. 27) at 5:30 p.m., then travels to Marquette on Monday (Jan. 31) to play rival Northern Michigan.

Tech (11-5, 6-2 GLIAC) enters the week in second place in the GLIAC North Division, a half-game behind Ferris State (13-4, 7-2).

The Huskies lead the conference in points per game (73.2), shooting percentage (46.7%) and free-throw percentage (79.7%).

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Men's Basketball Back in Action Tomorrow

Michigan Tech men's basketball hosts Northwood University at SDC Gymnasium tomorrow (Jan. 27) at 7:30 p.m. The Huskies (11-5, 7-3 GLIAC) then travel to Marquette on Monday (Jan. 31) to play rival Northern Michigan.

Tech enters the week in second place in the GLIAC North Division, behind undefeated Ferris State (13-3, 8-0). The Huskies are the conference's best defensive team, boasting 66.1 points against per game.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 906-487-2280 or email mtujobs@mtu.edu.

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

Office Assistant 6 (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #21290RP, Student Financial Services Center (UAW posting Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2022 — internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). Apply online.

Administrative Aide 7 (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #21176RPRP, Financial Services and Operations (UAW posting Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2022 — internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). Apply online.

Administrative Aide 7 (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #21323RP, Institutional Equity (UAW posting Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2022 — internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). 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.

New Funding

Brad King (ME-EM) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $477,975 research and development contract from the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory.

The project is titled "Auris nanosatellite development Phase B."

This is a potential 16-month project.

In the News

Simon Carn (GMES) was quoted by NASA's Earth Observatory in a story about the obliteration of a small, uninhabited South Pacific island known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apaipower by the Tonga volcanic eruption Jan. 15.


Face Coverings Required Indoors on Campus

While Michigan Tech is at Health and Safety Level Two, face coverings must be worn indoors. This applies to all students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. 

Michigan Tech strongly recommends that all employees and students make choices to protect themselves, such as getting vaccinated, wearing high-filtration face coverings, and practicing enhanced sanitation and physical distancing where possible — especially in light of the increased transmissibility of the COVID-19 omicron variant. 

Please be aware that if you are exposed to COVID-19, quarantine guidelines vary depending on vaccination status. 

In Level Two, students and employees are not required to monitor their symptoms daily prior to coming to campus. But, individuals should be mindful of their own symptoms. A useful monitoring tool is available from the CDC.


On-Demand COVID-19 Testing Available on Campus

Walk-in, on-demand COVID-19 testing is available to Michigan Tech students and employees during the spring 2022 semester.

Testing is available every week in the Rozsa Center basement Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no cost to be tested, and no appointment is needed. 

The consent form is now online and can be completed anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day of your visit.

More COVID-19 Testing Information for the Michigan Tech community is available on the MTU Flex website.


Minimum Supported Version of macOS Required by Feb. 28

On Feb. 28, Michigan Tech IT will remove all Mac computers from the network that are not running macOS Catalina (10.15.7) or higher. Apple is no longer supporting operating systems older than 10.15.7, making those computers vulnerable to security threats and posing a risk to our network.

If your Mac falls in this category, you will need to upgrade your operating system. If your computer is unable to meet the hardware requirements for the upgrade, our IT procurement staff can help you explore other options.

For more information, please review our KB article on the minimum supported version of macOS. If you have any questions, we can help. Contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1111.


Virtual Presentation: 'Stop Playing Diversity'

ADVANCE Partnership: Joining Forces is sponsoring a talk, "Stop Playing Diversity," by Monica Cox, a distinguished professor of engineering at Ohio State University and CEO of STEMinent LLC. The talk will be presented again from 9-10 a.m. tomorrow (Jan. 27). 

Cox will focus on how organizations can improve on their diversity growth paths, presenting perspectives on the individual and collective actions needed for academic environments to become authentically diverse.

Register for the presentation online. You can also find out more about Cross Institutional Chair Peer Mentoring Communities (CI-CPMC), including how to join, on the network's interest form.


VPR Research Series: Meet MTEC

Join us as we present our next session of the VPR Research Series featuring a virtual presentation by the MTEC SmartZone. This session will introduce the team at the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation to share more about the role of their organization in our local innovation ecosystem. The session will be held tomorrow (Jan. 27) from 11 a.m. to noon.

Join the session on Zoom using meeting ID 865 8878 1464 and passcode 0Rblp50Z.

Learn about the different programs that are available to support the development of ideas into actions and explore opportunities for our research community to collaborate with them.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation for attendees to ask questions and engage with the presenters to dig deeper into specific topics of interest.


'Generation Zoom' Presentation Moved to Zoom

Due to current circumstances, the Husky Innovation Week presentation "Generation Zoom and the State of Mind of Post-Pandemic Youth" by Cassy Tefft de Muñoz will now take place exclusively on Zoom.

The virtual presentation will still be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 27).

Register to attend on Zoom.


Nominations Open: GSG Merit Awards

Nominations for this year's Graduate Student Government (GSG) Merit Awards are now open. This is a time to celebrate all the hard work that graduate students, faculty and staff have put in over the last year.

GSG gives out four awards each year: Exceptional Staff Member, Exceptional Graduate Mentor, Exceptional Student Leader and Exceptional Student Scholar.

To see full information about the criteria for these awards, please visit our website. If you wish to nominate someone, please fill out and submit the nomination form. Nominations will close Feb. 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Please help us in recognizing some of the outstanding individuals on our campus by submitting a nomination today!

Today's Campus Events

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Innovation Week Presents: Husky Innovate Talk with Dr. Colin Brooks - Developing the Cross-I System for Inspecting Railgrade Crossings

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Project Implicit: A virtual presentation on Implicit Bias by Dr. Sylvia Perry

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A Walk to the Beach: Spring Involvement Fair 2022

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Submission and Formatting 101: Master the Dissertation, Thesis, and Report Process

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Career Fair Prep and Personal Introductions Virtual Session on Zoom



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Youth Indoor Rock Climbing Spring 2022 Session 1

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Middle School Volleyball Development League

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Monthly General Meeting _ Spring 2022

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Open Rock Climbing

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Pop Up Career Fair Prep - McNair Dining Hall

Career Services will be onsite at McNair Dining Hall to help with Career Fair Prep.


USG Weekly Meeting

This meeting includes weekly updates from all representatives, liaison positions, and committees. Official business carried out by USG is conducted throughout old and new...