FY24 Capital Project Planning Form Due Next Friday

In mid-November, we began accepting capital project forms for the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) budget planning cycle. Thank you to all who have already submitted.

As a reminder, all proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year that exceed $50,000, and any single piece of equipment exceeding $50,000 that requires infrastructure upgrades, will require a Capital Project Planning Form and should be submitted to facilities@mtu.edu by the deadline — next Friday (Jan. 13) — in order to be considered for the upcoming fiscal year.

For additional information and instructions, or to complete the Capital Project Planning Form, visit the Facilities website.

Interim Provost to Hold Open Office Hours

Interim Provost Andrew Storer will continue to hold open office hours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Thursday throughout the spring semester.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to schedule an appointment by emailing Amie Ledgerwood at asledger@mtu.edu.

2022 Husky Health Checklists Due Monday

All benefits eligible employees: Don’t forget to complete your Husky Health Checklist with the activities you completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022, to earn up to $450.

Next Monday (Jan. 9) is the last day to submit your Husky Health Checklist for the reporting period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022, to receive your Husky Health payout incentive in early 2023.

Questions? Contact the Benefits Office at benefits@mtu.edu or 906-487-2517.

Mind Trekkers Alternative Spring Break: Detroit 2023

The Center for Educational Outreach is looking for passionate Michigan Tech students who want to make an impact on middle and high school youth through educational outreach and service by joining us for our 2023 Mind Trekkers Alternative Spring Break trip to Detroit.

Tentative dates are March 4-11, and all transportation, lodging, some meals and activities and a daily stipend are provided. Options include joining us for the entire week or a portion.

Students can request additional information by filling out our Learn More form.

ACSHF Forum with Destaney Sauls

Destaney Sauls, Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS) visiting instructor, will kick off the spring semester forums for applied cognitive science and human factors (ACSHF) with her presentation, "Tried and True: The Role of Perceived Loyalty in Friendship Functioning.”

Sauls' presentation will take place from 2-3 p.m. Monday (Jan. 9) in Meese 109 and via Zoom.

From the abstract:
Research concerning social relationships has often suggested that loyalty is an important feature of a wide variety of relationships — however, this research has also produced inconsistent results regarding the actual impact of loyalty. Generally speaking, much of the research concerning social relationships has focused on romantic relationships, rather than platonic. The current research utilizes the context of a platonic friendship to examine the possibility that perceived loyalty may be more impactful on a relationship than actual loyalty — essentially, how loyal someone is might matter, but what might matter more is how loyal their friend "thinks" they are.

Brett Thorne Named CCHA Defenseman of the Week

Michigan Tech junior Brett Thorne has been named the CCHA Defenseman of the Week. It is the second time that Thorne has received the honor this season.

Thorne led all CCHA blueliners with two points on a goal and an assist at the Great Lakes Invitational, earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Both of his points came in the Huskies' victory over then-No. 11 Michigan State in the GLI third-place game. His goal, which came on the power play, tied the score at 2-2 with just 1:13 left in regulation. He then assisted on Arvid Caderoth's overtime winner.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Women's Basketball Continuing Road Trip

Michigan Tech women's basketball has won five of their last six outings and remains on the road this week for two conference matches against Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State.

The Huskies will face the conference's top scorers, the Cardinals (7-6, 2-1), at 6 p.m. tonight (Jan. 5). They'll take on the Warriors (8-3, 1-2) on Saturday (Jan. 7) at 1 p.m.

Both games will be streamed on FloSports and broadcast on Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM in the Keweenaw.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Men's Basketball Traveling to Face Cardinals, Warriors

Michigan Tech men's basketball returns to play for the first time since Dec. 19 with road matchups at Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State.

Tech will take on the Cardinals at 8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 5), and will face the Warriors at 3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 7). Both games will be streamed on FloSports and broadcast on Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM in the Keweenaw.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

In the News

Briana Tucker (Enterprise) was quoted by UPWord in a feature story about her refillery business in Hancock: Refill U.P. 

Tucker co-owns the refillery with Travis Wakeham (BioSci).


The Daily Mining Gazette and ABC 10 mentioned Michigan Tech in stories related to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships, being held this week at the Tech Trails.

The Gazette’s story highlighted MTU Nordic skier Skylar Patten’s fourth-place finish in the men’s 10K freestyle interval start. ABC 10’s story discussed alternative cross country ski locations, since the Tech Trails are closed to recreational use during the championships.


The Daily Mining Gazette picked up a Michigan Tech Athletics press release about hockey’s Brett Thorne being named the CCHA Defenseman of the Week. 


Distractify mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the net worth of “The Curse of Oak Island” star Craig Tester, who earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from MTU.


Register Now for Adult Huskies Aquatics Programs

Registration is now open for spring 2023 Adult Huskies Aquatics. Two programs will be offered:

  • Adult Huskies Swim Training
    Provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness levels in a group setting. Each session is programmed with a warm-up and variations of a workout for the beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Participants will be provided coaching and guidance to meet their individual swimming goals!

  • Adult Huskies Swim Lessons
    Provides aquatic education for the beginner to intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the fundamental four strokes.

Program Dates and Cost:

  • Session 1 — Jan. 10 to Feb. 2 (registration closes tomorrow (Jan. 6) at 11:59 p.m.)
  • Session 2 — Feb. 7 to March 2 (registration closes Feb. 3 at 11:59 p.m.)
  • Session 3 — March 7 to April 6 (registration closes March 3 at 11:59 p.m., no class March 14 and 16)

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 5-5:50 p.m. at the SDC Pool. Cost is $100 per session. A discount is available for SDC members.

For more information, visit Michigan Tech Recreation's Adult Huskies Aquatics page.

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