Leadership Update Going Forward, Picnic Moving Indoors

After being rescheduled due to expected rain last week, the University Update will go forward this week as planned. However, due to inclement weather forecast again for Friday (Sept. 16), we will forgo the outdoor Welcome Back Picnic on Walker Lawn and instead host a light lunch indoors following the update from University leadership.

The University Update will begin Friday at noon, and the light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Both events will take place in the Rozsa lobby.

Release time will be provided to those who attend.

Thank you again for your understanding as we navigate the fall weather.

Parade of Nations Is This Saturday

Parade of Nations is almost here. This Saturday (Sept. 17), floats, bands, dancers and marchers carrying banners and flags of more than 60 nations will leave Quincy Green in Hancock at 11 a.m., cross the lift bridge and move up Shelden Avenue in Houghton to the Dee Stadium.

At the Dee, international students from Michigan Tech and Finlandia University will be serving food of their countries. Food is takeout only this year.

The parade will feature a banner honoring Deb Mann, a longtime member of the Parade of Nations Committee, who died in a house explosion late last month.

“Deb Mann was a powerhouse,” said Machel Borsum, chair of this year’s Parade of Nations. “She served on our planning committee for years and contributed more than I can say. We miss her, and we mourn her.”

Parade marshal this year is International Neighbors, a local group that provides friendship and programs to help international newcomers adjust, explore and experience this area. International Neighbors provides many opportunities for conversational English and was recently active in helping get Houghton and Hancock designated as International Cities of Peace.

There will be prizes for the best floats this year. Float judges are:

  • Mayra Morgan, last year’s Parade of Nations chair
  • Aila Weber, Hancock Rotary member
  • Haley Makela, Finlandia University professor

For more information, visit the Parade of Nations website or email paradeofnations@mtu.edu.

CAMS Offering Statistical Consulting Service for Fall 2022

The Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics (CAMS) will continue the free statistical consulting service offered to the Michigan Tech research community. The purpose of this service is to foster collaborations between members of CAMS and researchers from other centers, departments and colleges at MTU.

The service will be available via Zoom

What we do:

  • Help with experimental design (including power analysis and sample size determination).
  • Help with data analysis with appropriate and clean data sets.
  • Provide guidance and suggest statistical methods for data analysis and visualization.
  • Provide guidance on appropriate statistical language for manuscripts.

We expect further collaborations to be established after the initial consultations, resulting in joint manuscripts, publications and/or grant collaborations.

Consulting will be offered from 4-5 p.m. on these dates:

  • September: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.
  • October: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.
  • November: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 29, 30.
  • December: 6, 7.

Retirement Party for Danise Jarvey

Please join the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) as we gather to celebrate the retirement of Academic Advisor Danise Jarvey on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in the MUB Alumni Lounge.

Jarvey has dedicated over 24 years to the University. Among the roles she has held are:

  • Director of academic services (MMET and the former School of Technology)
  • Senior engineering academic advisor (ME-EM)
  • Study abroad coordinator (COE)
  • Lab instructor/course assistant (COB/former School of Business and Economics)

Stop by the reception for cake and refreshments to celebrate!

RSVP to Pam Washuleski at pskuivan@mtu.edu or 7-2259.

We hope to see you there!

KISMA Invasive Species Cleanup at Prince's Point

Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled. The new date is Sunday (Sept. 28) from 1-3 p.m.

The Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) is hosting an invasive baby's breath removal Sunday (Sept. 18) from 1-3 p.m. at Prince's Point.

Baby's breath is invading our dunes and waterways. We are in need of volunteers to help remove it and stop the spread! This is a great volunteer opportunity — it's easy yet rewarding work. All are welcome and gloves will be provided.

This event will proceed rain or shine, but will be rescheduled if there is lightning. We hope to see you there!

Please contact Hannah Marlor at hlmarlor@mtu.edu or visit the KISMA website for more information.

New Funding

Vinh Nguyen (ME-EM/AIM) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $169,846 research and development co-op/joint agreement from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The project is titled "Development of a Robotic Testbed for Evaluation of High-Definition Maps for Autonomous Vehicles."

This is a potential 16-month project.

In the News

Radio Results Network picked up a Michigan Tech News story about notable statistics for the University’s fall incoming class.

University leaders from across campus were quoted in the story.


Guy Meadows (GLRC) was quoted by the Milwaukee Independent in a story about Concordia University’s $12 million seawall, which has adversely affected the neighboring shoreline.


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the 40th anniversary gala for Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, which was held on campus Sept. 9.


Request for Proposals: Research Excellence Fund

Proposals are being solicited for the Research Excellence Fund (REF) program, an internal award of the Vice President for Research Office.

Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 6, and must be submitted electronically per the program guidelines. This due date will be strictly enforced based on the timestamp marked on the University's email system. Early submission is encouraged.

Please note that the program has changed in a number of respects in recent years, so be sure to download the current documents and review the current guidance carefully. Those scholars, creators and researchers who started with Tech or moved into a new research role after Dec. 1, 2020, must be enrolled in the Responsible Conduct of Research course for new researchers taking place this fall.

For additional information, see the Research Excellence Fund webpage. Questions can be directed to REF-l@mtu.edu.


Staff Council Invites New Members

Staff Council invites and welcomes new members to its annual organizational meeting at noon on Thursday (Sept. 15) in Library 244. President Rick Koubek will be our guest speaker.

Created in 1991 as a service organization for the University, Staff Council is made up of staff members from all levels at Michigan Tech. It supports activities and resources that provide recognition for staff achievement and opportunities for professional development, and enhance the working environment and campus community.

Staff Council sponsors the Making a Difference Awards, Family Fun Day and the Staff Service Recognition Awards. Members also serve on search committees and help out with other special University initiatives and task forces that require staff representation, create and distribute the Employee Wall Calendar and engage in various other campus activities.

Today's Campus Events

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Annual Poster Sale

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Resume Review/Career Fair Prep.

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Cookie Decorating and Sorority Life Info Session

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